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Activists say $13 minimum wage isn't enough
WLS am ^ | 7-9-2014 | Bill Cameron

Posted on 07/09/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

(CHICAGO) The activists who are agitating for a $15 minimum wage are rejecting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $13 an hour proposal.

The Raise Chicago Coalition organized by the Service Employees Union says $13 is a good start, but they still want $15.

In any case, the coalition’s Adeline Bracey says the current minimum wage cannot stand.

“I can’t survive on $8.25,” Bracey said. “My community cannot thrive on $8.25! We are barely alive on $8.25. And in the words of the rapper, this ain’t no jive, this $8.25!”

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Rahm is the man. But in a bad way
1 posted on 07/09/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Leaches should starve


2 posted on 07/09/2014 1:16:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Citizen Zed; GeronL

Higher salary put them into a higher tax bracket and cut off their bennies!!!!


3 posted on 07/09/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Citizen Zed
“My community cannot thrive on $8.25!

What is that supposed to mean?

4 posted on 07/09/2014 1:17:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: a fool in paradise

They’ll take more time off.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 1:18:02 PM PDT by steve8714 (Islam is militant. Atheism is militant. Where is my Catholic Church?)
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To: Citizen Zed

The inmates (Liberals) are revolting


6 posted on 07/09/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: GeronL

cellphone plans, cable bills, internet subscriptions, and cigarette taxes are sending them to the poor house!


7 posted on 07/09/2014 1:19:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Citizen Zed

Somebody should plant the seed that $20 isn’t enough.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Chicago should raise its minimum wage requirement to $30 per hour!

Come on, Rahm! Do it!


9 posted on 07/09/2014 1:22:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Citizen Zed

enough today is never enough tomorrow for these POSes...


10 posted on 07/09/2014 1:22:35 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I don’t understand - if they are too stupid to understand how wages relate to value added and to price inflation, then why are they only asking for $15/hr? Why not ask for $100/hr - then everyone would be making $200,000/year without overtime!

Stupid and unambitious - no wonder minimum wage is so important to them!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: a fool in paradise

don’t forget high end luxury car and SUV payments along with the payments on the credit card for the bling installed on said cars..

The min wage is a starting point. NOT a lifetime wage. If you cant get off the min wage after a year you need to look in the mirror NOT at the man writing your check.

I started out at min wage at 16.. and never again..


12 posted on 07/09/2014 1:23:34 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s all well and good to encourage libs to be libs when their policies can’t affect us.

I REALLY REALLY wish we could return to a more federalist model where everything was done at the state level.

Then we could really egg the bass turds on!


13 posted on 07/09/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Citizen Zed

It isn’t about survival at all. It’s about driving business out of business, and or depending upon the type of business out of the country. It’s about preventing entrepreneurs from starting up business, from starting up manufacturing in this country. It’s about the Socialist-Democrats, Cloward Piven strategy to sink the United States of America under the waves. They intend to kill this country by every means available to them. They have been working on this a long, long, long time.

Raise the minimum wage so high, and instill so many regulations nobody can afford to produce anything. That and all the other crap they are pulling is by design to change our great country from USA to RIP.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 1:25:42 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: rockinqsranch

bump


15 posted on 07/09/2014 1:26:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MrB

yup. let um destory their pissholes...

Problem is, the infection spreads.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 1:28:20 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: MrB

and then there is the Bible:

“International Standard Version
I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, “One day’s ration of wheat for a day’s wage, or three day’s ration of barley for a day’s wage! But don’t damage the olive oil or the wine!”

coming closer- one days ration of wheat -FOR WORKING
THE WHOLE day-

I know- .... we will just cut the ration of wheat!

sarc


17 posted on 07/09/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: cripplecreek

“Somebody should plant the seed that $20 isn’t enough.”

The way we ended up with Social Security is FDR was afraid that a politician who was pushing a living wage paid by the government to everybody would knock him out with a primary. The idea had huge traction in the ‘30’s. (I want to say it was Long out of Louisiana.) So, in comparison Social Security looked downright conservative. Plus, they only started Social Security at 65. Stats at the time said they’d pay out darned little of it. They had no idea that people would regularly live into their ‘80’s. FDR probably thought he was being clever. Comparing FDR with today’s Democrat is like comparing John McCain to Saul Alinsky. Alinsky makes McCain look very conservative. But he isn’t really conservative. He’s a statist as was FDR, just not to the degree of today’s Democrats.

So, tongue in cheek you’re saying $20 should be the number. It appears that in a very few years even that time’s conservatives will think so too.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 1:30:02 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: GeronL

There’s an over-rated deli in Ann Arbor MI that boasts it pays $15 a hour plus healthcare. Average sandwich is $18. Lemonade $8. So how many hours would an employee have to work to pay for lunch five days a week?


19 posted on 07/09/2014 1:30:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Citizen Zed

It should be $113.98 per hour.
That will solve this awful crisis.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 1:32:42 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: massgopguy

Zingermans. Its one of the pilgrimage sites where “He” (Obama) walked and there is nothing altruistic about his desire for a $15 minimum wage. The owner knows it will put a lot of his competition out of business.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Right. It is $13 too much.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 1:38:32 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Citizen Zed
“I can’t survive on $8.25,” Bracey said.

At your age, lady, perhaps you should have learned a skill.

23 posted on 07/09/2014 1:41:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

She could go to India, learn programming and get an H1B Visa to work for Microsoft or Google...


24 posted on 07/09/2014 1:42:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

So you raise minimum wage 100% and Social Security 2%. Seems like there’s likely going to be a problem brewing.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 1:44:45 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: mj1234

Seems the parasite class is going to have a rude awakening during the tribulation time.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 1:46:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Citizen Zed
“I can’t survive on $8.25,” Bracey said. “My community cannot thrive on $8.25! We are barely alive on $8.25.

$8.25 is better than $0 which is what many of Bracey's constituents will earn when this goes through.

27 posted on 07/09/2014 1:52:15 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Citizen Zed
Those who do not remember their history are condemned to repeat it.

28 posted on 07/09/2014 1:54:07 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Citizen Zed

The minimum wage is never enough! If it was, it would still be at 25 cents an hour as in 1938.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: GeronL

Don’t be mean, Gene
Give ‘em 15


30 posted on 07/09/2014 1:58:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

lol


31 posted on 07/09/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

“I can’t survive on $8.25,” Bracey said.

No you are kidding... Of course not you idiot. It is a beginning wage, a part time wage, a starter wage for people with no education or work experience. You want to make more get more education, learn a trade, develop a skill.
When I came back to America getting out of the Air Force as a certified Law Enforcement Specialist I was able to get a job at a County Prison for $2.65 an hour. I worked 60 hour a week for over a year to make it. Proved myself and moved up in the ranks and made higher wages. That lead to a better job and even higher wages. Sorta how life works.......


32 posted on 07/09/2014 2:17:39 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Why not $50 or $75 or $100 per hour? Why not a $100,000 a year guaranteed salary? Well, Why not? Not enough, eh?


33 posted on 07/09/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: GeronL
“My community cannot thrive on $8.25!

What is that supposed to mean?

Never you mind what it means, it rhymes, that makes it important......and true!

Ala, "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit".

34 posted on 07/09/2014 10:28:35 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: Graybeard58

The whole community is not thriving on $8.25... who could have guessed?


35 posted on 07/09/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cableguymn
I started out at min wage at 16.. and never again..

I don't even know if we had a "minimum wage" when I was 16 (1961) but I made 50¢ an hour, working on a farm. Then I enlisted at 18 and made even less.

36 posted on 07/09/2014 10:33:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Higher salary put them into a higher tax bracket and cut off their bennies!!!!”

Yep, it will be great seeing all the exploding heads if this comes to pass.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:20 AM PDT by DAC21
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