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Sat Feb 22, 2014, 11:33 PM

Check in if you think Min Wage will be raised this year OR if we will see this issue disappear in 6

months.


Now granted my wife and I are lucky to make above Min Wage. I make about $3.00 more an hour while my wife makes about $1.75 more. But even with that a raise would make things a little easier for us.

I don't want to get my hopes up. My wife is so frustrated with politics she thinks in 6 months no one will be talking about it AND it is a whole lot of noise for nothing.

Yeah, I will say my wife and I aren't going to even hope for this to happen. Are we too pessimistic? Can it actually happen? Not so much for us but those who actually are making Min wage. Yes, my wife and I would benefit but all in all it would be nice to see the right thing actually be done without the rich or politicians or lobbyists getting this done so they get something.

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Reply Check in if you think Min Wage will be raised this year OR if we will see this issue disappear in 6 (Original post)
diabeticman Feb 2014 OP
gopiscrap Feb 2014 #1
MannyGoldstein Feb 2014 #2
woo me with science Feb 2014 #4
MannyGoldstein Feb 2014 #5
putitinD Feb 2014 #3
proudretiredvet Feb 2014 #6
tritsofme Feb 2014 #7

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2014, 11:34 PM

1. I see it being raised!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2014, 11:52 PM

2. If it doesn't, then

 

there's another great reason to put Elizabeth Warren or another fightin' Liberal in the White House. They'll make it happen!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:01 AM

4. +100000 She also opposed Obama's corporatist trade nominee

and is opposing "fast-tracking" of the TPP.

Study: Obama's Trade Deal Would Mean a PAY CUT for 90% of U.S. Workers
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023661805

We need non-corporate Democrats who are CONSISTENT in caring about income inequality.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:03 AM

5. Only FOUR senators opposed that rich Wall Street banker negotiating

 

the secret treaty that will... um... *help save the 99%*... yeah, that's the ticket...

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2014, 11:56 PM

3. Its gonna happen, and soon. The Gap already announced that it will pay all its workers $9 this year

and $10 after next year. Look for their sales to skyrocket. That is such good publicity for the Gap. And a lot of their profits will come from their employees whom all the sudden have extra money to spend. I think I might buy a few shares of their stock.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:45 AM

6. I believe it will be.

 

And it should be.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:52 AM

7. This House will never vote on a clean minimum wage increase.

If they perceive it to be in their political interest, they may vote on a marginal increase with plenty of poison pills attached for PR purposes, knowing the bill would die in the Senate.

Take that to the bank.

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