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Poll: GOP Couldn't Live On Minimum Wage, But Still Won't Raise It


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Most Republicans Say They Couldn't Live Off Minimum Wage, But... (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2014 OP
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #1
geardaddy Jul 2014 #2
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #5
d_r Jul 2014 #7
nomorenomore08 Jul 2014 #23
haele Jul 2014 #12
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2014 #19
n2doc Jul 2014 #3
Amonester Jul 2014 #4
n2doc Jul 2014 #6
Amonester Jul 2014 #8
progressoid Jul 2014 #10
3catwoman3 Jul 2014 #14
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #9
LW1977 Jul 2014 #11
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #13
pansypoo53219 Jul 2014 #16
Initech Jul 2014 #17
MADem Jul 2014 #18
nomorenomore08 Jul 2014 #24
MADem Jul 2014 #25
Cooperstown Jul 2014 #20
Cha Jul 2014 #21
Baja K Jul 2014 #22
liberalmuse Jul 2014 #26
merrily Jul 2014 #27
Bucky Jul 2014 #28

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:25 PM

1. Not surprised, but

what's with the 5% of Democrats who could not live on it, but still don't support raising it????

The Republicans, I can excuse because they are asses.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:27 PM

2. I think you mean 25% of Dems

I'm guessing DINOs don't support a living wage hike.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:35 PM

5. Well, there is that.....

but what I see is 80% who think that they could not live on minimum wage, and only 75% who want to increase it. That leaves 5% who are making no sense at all.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:47 PM

7. because they don't think

that *they* will ever make minimum wage and don't really care about how other people make it

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Response to d_r (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:12 PM

23. Goes to show, conservatives are assholes. Conservative Dems included.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:00 PM

12. Minimum wage is supposed to be for part-time and teens, donchaknow?

Sort of like interning, or maybe as some sort of allowance - basically compensation for unskilled, non-critical chore or project that you couldn't find a friend to volunteer to do and figured you would need to pay your kids an allowance if you wanted it done.

No one is supposed to live off a minimum wage.

That's what Liebritarians and Republicants say all the time. No responsible person who needs to pay rent or support a family works for minimum wage in their world...

Or if that's the only job they could find, it's just bad luck and only temporary until they get their act together, or until some rich guy gets enough of a tax break he can afford to hire them (and just them - not those other lazy moochers who are driving wages down because they're lying about their qualifications) at the wages they deserve to be paid.

Did I forget the ?

This country has a serious economic problem coming up, and it's not just based on wages or wealth, it's based on how the resources our citizens as a whole are used to the greatest economy. We sacrifice and waste so much of the potential of the average person in the pursuit of the Almighty dollar...

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:56 PM

15. You forgot my favorite one

which seems to be the most often used these days. Minimum wage earners are all those people who can't pass a drug test to get a "real" job.

On talk radio in this area, it has gone from "half the applicants can't pass a drug test" to "we get no applicants who can pass a drug test". I am not saying that there may be a lot of people who could not pass, but 100% is not in the realm of possibility. They are just upping the meme.

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Response to haele (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:47 PM

19. When it comes right down to it, it seems that Republicans and Libertarians consider the Almighty

Dollar just about the most important thing there is. It doesn't matter who you hurt to make your fortune, if you're rich, they respect you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:28 PM

3. Oh thank goodness, Bach-shit-crazy-man is off the front page!

DU is saved!

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Response to n2doc (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:32 PM

4. Well... turtleman & orangeman aren't much better...

if you asked me

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Response to Amonester (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:42 PM

6. But they are smaller! n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:48 PM

8. Yes, but much more "destructive"

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Response to n2doc (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:21 PM

10. Oh god, I need to clean my glasses.

I misread your post as, "but they are smarter!"

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Response to progressoid (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:42 PM

14. They probably are smarter than Shelley...

...but that is the proverbial low bar, for sure.

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Response to Amonester (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:51 PM

9. I don't know, I was having nightmares

of that giant face with those crazy eyes chasing me.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:38 PM

11. Well they're rich and they have their's

I guess.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:00 PM

13. Glenn Frey sums up the attitude

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:01 PM

16. republikans think they are safe. and so do too many democrats.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:29 PM

17. The GOP's entire economic policy can be boiled down to six words:

"I've got mine, so fuck you. "

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:50 PM

18. I think anyone could "live off" minimum wage, but it would be an existence, not a life.

And if you have family? Fuggedaboutit!

You'd need roommates, and plenty of them, to make the rent and utilities--so privacy? Fuggedaboutit!

You'd need to become skilled at using public transportation (a problem if you live in a rural area) or get good at pedaling a bike, because it's too costly to manage a car note on that wage...so car ownership? Fuggedaboutit!

You'd need to get very good at hitting the food pantries and grocery basket places run by charities and communities, because paying full price for decent food in the supermarket? Fuggedaboutit!

I'm betting the Big Talking 31% of Republicans who claim they could live off of minimum wage are talking out their asses, asses that would shrink exponentially the longer they stayed on minimum wage, owing to the pedalling and stair climbing and sneaker driving they'd have to do when their Lexus or BMW or other luxury ride was taken away from them.

Of course, if they're living off their ill-gotten INVESTMENTS, they probably don't need the lousy minimum wage, anyway!!! Mendacious cretins!

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Response to MADem (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:14 PM

24. "Mendacious cretins" is a wonderful phrase. And wonderfully accurate too.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:51 PM

25. Please, I beg you--take it and use it OFTEN to describe those so-and-so's! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:49 PM

20. Republicans and logic: incompatible

 

They sort of think it's the "Christian" thing to do to make some people suffer, but not Republicans, themselves. They would not want to live on minimum wage, but don't want to lift wages for others that have to do that.

What is the word for that? Oh yes, the word that describes all Republicans everywhere: hypocrites.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:41 PM

21. Right rwinger masochistic voters.. listen to your what your master boenher tells you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:30 PM

22. DieHard racism

Don't we think that if the minimum wage hike was just for Anglos, more Repugs would support it?

It's apparent that the Repugs didn't support such a hike because a) it's a Dimocrat (evil) agenda thing, and b) it will help too many of "the wrong people".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:05 PM

26. So basically...

63% of Republicans lack empathy and only care about, "ME, ME, ME". I've thought as much for many years, and survey after survey has confirmed that most Republicans are inhumane assholes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:46 PM

27. Did anyone think Republicans would raise it?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:33 AM

28. I'm more surprised that 31% of Republicans think maybe they could get by @ minimum wage.

Maybe they assume they could just live off the trust fund until they got a better job.

Of course I'm assuming that 31% of Republicans aren't already living off the minimum wage.

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