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After outcry from right, Mitt Romney reverses stance on minimum wage
Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2012 | Zachary Roth

Posted on 03/07/2012 8:20:09 PM PST by EveningStar

It didn't get much notice amid the buildup to Super Tuesday. But after conservative outcry over his support for raising the minimum wage, Mitt Romney quietly reversed his position this week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: minimumwage; mittromney
When the minimum wage goes up, the cost of goods goes up, and the whole union pay scale goes up. So, what is gained?
1 posted on 03/07/2012 8:20:15 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

SOB with his finger in the air again. How anyone votes for this spineless weasel is beyond me.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 8:22:51 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: TheZMan

I know, what HASN’T he flipped on?


3 posted on 03/07/2012 8:24:43 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: EveningStar

Worse...when the minimum wage goes up, it prices out low skilled (and young, inexperienced labor), causing a rise in unemployment among their ranks. Their only advantage competing against more experienced workers is their willingness to accept lower wages. The minimum wage takes that weapon away from them, and more experienced (especially union) workers love the minimum wage, as it destroys their lower skilled competitors.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 8:26:18 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: EveningStar

The minimum wage is just another way of saying that jobs that pay less than the minimum wage are illegal. It’s no way to help the poor to eliminate the very entry-level jobs they need.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by arista
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To: EveningStar

Reversed himself again! Typical Gypsy, IMHO! The big question is, IF the flipper did get elected, how many of these reverses would he reverse AGAIN, and go right back to his Massachusetts RINO modus operandi?


6 posted on 03/07/2012 8:28:26 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: winner3000

You’re right. Remember when movie theaters had ushers? Remember when gas stations had attendants who served you?


7 posted on 03/07/2012 8:30:12 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: arista

The minimum wage forces employers to pay employees more than the work is worth. Low level entry jobs are the the casualty (minimum wage laws hurt poorer people).


8 posted on 03/07/2012 8:31:31 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: EveningStar

John (flip-flop) Kerry is that you?


9 posted on 03/07/2012 8:33:07 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: EveningStar

“So, what is gained? “

Jobs for illegals.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 8:35:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: doc1019

No... no, this guy’s never been to Vietnam.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 8:36:02 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: EveningStar

Romney will say anything to get elected, as will Obama.

Not inspiring.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 8:38:45 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will tell insurances companies to give you that for 'free' ")
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To: arista
The minimum wage is just another way of saying that jobs that pay less than the minimum wage are illegal. It’s no way to help the poor to eliminate the very entry-level jobs they need.

That's absolutely true in all respects. In addition, the minimum wage is simply a modern form of slavery since it sets an artificial price on the cost of labor. It's anti-liberty and in opposition to freedom because it makes it illegal for an employer and employee to negotiate a price. No wonder union goons support it. They're racketeers and the minimum wage is part of their extortion scam.

Abolish the minimum wage and then make Right to Work the law! Then watch America resume its rightful place as the supreme economic engine of the world.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 8:39:45 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: TheZMan

Gee, Kerry served in Vietnam? Who knew. LOL!


14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:40:07 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: EveningStar

To the headline: of course he does. The alleged man has no core.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 8:40:29 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: EveningStar

BTW, I am still hoping that the Grizzly jumps in and saves us. This time we must show her we really want it :)

Might need to clean out a few Doubting Thomases to convince her.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:35 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will tell insurances companies to give you that for 'free' ")
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To: EveningStar

Hi, I’m Mitt Romney, and I’m for whatever. No, wait, I meant I’m against whatever.

Whatever...


17 posted on 03/07/2012 8:43:56 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: winner3000

In many cases illegals take the unskilled labor jobs under the table...so the lower skilled legal worker that must be paid minimum wage is also competing with illegals as well as experienced workers.

Before minimum wage and a glut of illegal labor in this country it was possible (especially in construction) to go to work as an absolute unskilled, unexperienced worker and work up to supervisor or even own their own company. That bottom rung on the ladder job is very hard for a legal citizen to get now so working up from the bottom to a great job or building your own business has become all but impossible.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 8:44:12 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: TheZMan

I agree with you basically, but enough pressure COULD force him back toward at least the center, and maybe further right. Obummer, by contrast, just digs in his heels and strains even further left.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 8:48:12 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: EveningStar

Some “facts” about minimum wage:

A federal minimum wage was first set in 1938 at $0.25/hr

In 2009 the minimum wage was set at $7.25/hr.

Over the years, minimum wage has outpaced inflation!
What that means is if minimum wage was indexed to inflation,
in actuality it would have followed a lower rate. I guess
this Romney dude wants to screw the people at lower end of wage scale.

http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/anth484/minwage.jpg


20 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:35 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: entropy12

21 posted on 03/07/2012 8:59:21 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: chris37

That about sums it up, sadly!


22 posted on 03/07/2012 9:08:42 PM PST by KJC1
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To: EveningStar
Romney is nothing more than a stinking RINO!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:05 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: Tucker39
> IF the flipper did get elected, how many of these reverses would he reverse AGAIN, and go right back to his Massachusetts RINO modus operandi?

Any or ALL of them, you can bank on that!

24 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:03 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKdG-reGYZs


25 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:39 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: EveningStar

My God is this guy a train wreck.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 9:52:04 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: EveningStar
One possible reason for his lack of a spine was posted recently:

Human Beings Evolved From Two-Inch Worm

27 posted on 03/08/2012 6:26:09 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Tucker39
The big question is, IF the flipper did get elected, how many of these reverses would he reverse AGAIN, and go right back to his Massachusetts RINO modus operandi?

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Imho, every one of them.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 6:29:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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