Skip to comments.Activists say $13 minimum wage isn't enough
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 coalitions Adeline Bracey says the current minimum wage cannot stand.
I cant 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 aint no jive, this $8.25!
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Leaches should starve
Higher salary put them into a higher tax bracket and cut off their bennies!!!!
What is that supposed to mean?
They’ll take more time off.
The inmates (Liberals) are revolting
cellphone plans, cable bills, internet subscriptions, and cigarette taxes are sending them to the poor house!
Somebody should plant the seed that $20 isn’t enough.
Chicago should raise its minimum wage requirement to $30 per hour!
Come on, Rahm! Do it!
enough today is never enough tomorrow for these POSes...
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!
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..
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!
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.
yup. let um destory their pissholes...
Problem is, the infection spreads.
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!
“Somebody should plant the seed that $20 isnt 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.
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?
It should be $113.98 per hour.
That will solve this awful crisis.
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.
Right. It is $13 too much.
At your age, lady, perhaps you should have learned a skill.
She could go to India, learn programming and get an H1B Visa to work for Microsoft or Google...
So you raise minimum wage 100% and Social Security 2%. Seems like there’s likely going to be a problem brewing.
Seems the parasite class is going to have a rude awakening during the tribulation time.
$8.25 is better than $0 which is what many of Bracey's constituents will earn when this goes through.
The minimum wage is never enough! If it was, it would still be at 25 cents an hour as in 1938.
Don’t be mean, Gene
Give ‘em 15
I cant 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.......
Why not $50 or $75 or $100 per hour? Why not a $100,000 a year guaranteed salary? Well, Why not? Not enough, eh?
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".
The whole community is not thriving on $8.25... who could have guessed?
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.
“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.