Minimum Wage-$10.00 an hour in 8 states

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Survival

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Oct 16, 2011
 
I really believe if Georgia's minimum wage was raised to $10.00 an hour it would motivate SOME folks to really look for a job and get off unemployment and welfare. Eight states including Washington, D.C. have upped their minimum wage to $10.00 an hour in an attempt to keep up with the cost of living. Would you be for or against that increase in minimum wage?
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Oct 16, 2011
 
$10.00 an hour is certianly not too much.thats $400.00 for a 40 hr. work week before taxes. thats hard to get by on these days.
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Oct 16, 2011
 
tar baby wrote:
$10.00 an hour is certianly not too much.thats $400.00 for a 40 hr. work week before taxes. thats hard to get by on these days.
Agreed, but it's a heck of a lot more than $7.25 an hour.
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Oct 16, 2011
 
You can't buy a Mercedes but it would HELP pay the light bill.:))
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Oct 16, 2011
 

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I believe the would be a good bit of lay offs or hour cuts if minium wage was increased dramatically.
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Oct 16, 2011
 
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Welfare Cheese Cat

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If you raised the minimum by 25 percent at one time thousands would instantly lose their jobs because employers could not afford it. The payroll taxes would increase at the same persentage it would be like 5 an hour hit to the employer. I would have to fire 40 percent of my workforce and would expect a hell of a lot more from the ones that got this huge raise at one time. It would increase unemployment by more than 10 percent. And after all that sorry asses would still be sorry asses on welfare.
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Welfare Cheese Cat wrote:
If you raised the minimum by 25 percent at one time thousands would instantly lose their jobs because employers could not afford it. The payroll taxes would increase at the same persentage it would be like 5 an hour hit to the employer. I would have to fire 40 percent of my workforce and would expect a hell of a lot more from the ones that got this huge raise at one time. It would increase unemployment by more than 10 percent. And after all that sorry asses would still be sorry asses on welfare.
Why could you not afford to pay decent wages for good workers, even taking into account the increase in payroll tax that you speak of? Don't know if you are a small established business, a new small business, have big business debt, large established business, or maybe a large business with a lot of debt? How much do YOU and higher ups get paid, assuming there are others higher up than you? Are there perks that you or higher ups get that could be cut back so your employees have a better reason to WANT to work for you, rather than just having a job for the sake of having a job? Do you think maybe that your employees may be more productive and thereby make YOUR business more profitable IF they are not burdened by the effects on their life which come from working a low paying job?
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Oct 16, 2011
 

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What is the cost of living index in those eight states? Apartment in washington dc starts at about two grand for a studio apartment. Wages go up cost of goods and services goes up, the owners are still going to make the same profit margin which equals buying power of the raise being the same.
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And the same people on welfare and unemployed now, would still be on welfare and unemployed then. A sorry ass person is gonna be that, regardless of wage amount.
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Oct 17, 2011
 
i would not be so quick to say that people on welfare are sorry ass'es. granted some are.at the cost of living today more and more are having to turn to food stamps and any thing else they can get to feed and care for their children and familys. what use to be middle class are now in the poverty level.unless you were born with that silver spoon never say you will not need help of some kind. you just dont ever know.some people feel bad enough already with haveing to take a handout with out people like some of you who down every body. especially the elderly.
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Oct 17, 2011
 
ziggy wrote:
And the same people on welfare and unemployed now, would still be on welfare and unemployed then. A sorry ass person is gonna be that, regardless of wage amount.
I agree. But there is also the possibility that if they are healthy along with hardworking folks and they don't go lacking in the basics that even the sorriest may change. But why should hardworking ethical employees be punished because of others' lack?
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#13
Oct 17, 2011
 
Raising the minimum wage is not the way to go. If this was the answer to the problem, why don't we just raise minimum wage to $25.00 and save the whole d@mn country. A minimum wage job is not considered to be a career job.
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Oct 17, 2011
 

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Are we also going to give a raise the pay of the ones who worked hard to go to college and have a degree? Im sorry but there are people who have worked hard to get an education and dont start out at a lot more than $10.00/hr. And instead of helping it is probally going to cause layoffs.
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#15
Oct 18, 2011
 
I don't make that much money less then 800 a month but I don't think that wages should be brought up soooooo high maybe .50 cents but not 3.00 sorry but cost of living is expensive In those other states like an apartment cost 1800 to rent
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#16
Feb 13, 2013
 
why Don't Obama just make the min. wage to $10.00 a hour
House & Senate make sure they get there raises every year.
Ronnie

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You can certainly tell by the posts who are the minimum wage candidates and base decisions on emotion and by who posts and employees the minimum wage candidates and has to make decisions based on logic and reason. If you have never created a job or had to budget for nothing more than cigarettes you will have no idea what I am talking about.
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ziggy wrote:
And the same people on welfare and unemployed now, would still be on welfare and unemployed then. A sorry ass person is gonna be that, regardless of wage amount.
EXACTLY!
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If a worker is worth a damn they are already making $10 a hour!
welfare is better

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Feb 18, 2013
 
I work 40hrs a week. Make way more than min wage. If I lost my job there is no way I am working for 7.25 a hr. There is not any benefit to making 1000 dollars a month. I would rather sit home on unenjoyment. And make over 400 a week.

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