Skip to comments.Schumer, Gillibrand push for $9.80 federal minimum wage
Posted on 07/29/2012 4:05:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
ALBANY -- New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand support an increase to the federal minimum wage, while a similar proposal is stalled in Albany.
The Democrats support an increase in the federal minimum wage to $9.80 an hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25.
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Hell why not make it $100 an hour so we can all be rich? /s
Why not just make it $50/hr? Then everyone would be pulling down a cool $100 grand a year each, and everyone would be solidly middle class. Poverty would be eliminated in the stroke of a pen!
I see your hundred and raise you a billion gazillion cagillion!
$100/hour sounds good.
Of course in the era of Baraqqi/Bernanke/Geithner minibucks, a hamburger will cost $100.
So, they don’t think that anyone who can’t produce at least $9.80 worth of goods and services has a right to a job.
I’ll have to load up my truck with a trillion dollars so I can buy a loaf of bread.
Instant job loss. Employers will do with eight employees when they really needed 12.
Getting re-elected on the backs of those they’re pretending to help ...
Bump. I’ve read articles in the past documenting how low wage jobs are lost when the minimum is raised.
There is no Constitutional authorization for these people to be monkeying around with this.
Get rid of them...their stupidity grows greater everyday.
Timing people, timing.
Got any questions?
Did you ever notice how everything the Democrats do raises the costs to businesses?
If you go to Wash DC, at least the section near the WH and Capitol, all the working peeps are guys in $1000 dollar suits and women in $400 dresses and skirts.
So it’s very easy to understand they’d have little concept of what minimum wage help even looks like or can accomplish.
No doubt they’ll say that “we” want to give workers a raise. How very easy it must be to spend other people’s money.
Interesting that they couldn’t find any takers in Albany - so they try to dump this crap on the entire country.
If Obama’s son had $17...
“No doubt theyll say that we have to give workers a raise in order to offset the burden of paying for their obamacare.” - There, fixed it.
Every dollar an hour they raise minimum wage, more jobs will be lost.
Obama and his fellow travelers don’t miss a trick do they.
What do they plan on doing when there are no more jobs?
How do you measure success, when you’ve already destroyed every job in the U. S.?
Do you then start projecting?
“Well, this would have cost 100,000 jobs, but there weren’t 100,000 people working.”
“We do deserve the credit though! We tried very hard to kill off more jobs. We’re hoping voters will remember this on election day.”
“I see your hundred and raise you a billion gazillion cagillion!”
We all see your attempt at absurdity, your point would be much more effective if you used much more realistic numbers like “one hundred and eleventy billion”
Small comfort, indeed, when George McGovern tried to run a B&B in CT, and was flummoxed by all the regs, and realized why normal Americans wouldn't vote for him.
They need jobs, not a raise, so if he can get the federal minimum wage jacked up a couple more bucks that'll make it worth just that much more to employers to take the risk of hiring illegals for $4.50 an hour. They can then lay off their Americans to collect unemployment.
Never forget, Chuckey is a sociopath. He never does anything because he feels pity for them. He is the sort who gets his pound of flesh first.
Gillibrand is simply stupid.
Commie lib ‘RATS giving away other people’s money again. There must be some elections coming up. Stuff it Charlie!
Heck, why be such tightwads? Why not $50.00 or $100 an hour? There’s a “living wage” for you.
Black youth unemployment isn’t high enough to suit them?
Spellcheck put the apostrophe in there. grrr
That's a fur jump.
According to BLS, June unemployment among “Black or African-American” teens was 39.3%. Schumer and Gillibrand don’t think it’s high enough, and want it to go even higher?
That is entirely uncalled for!
Well that seems fair. $20 an hour even fairer. You are only living when you have money left over after you pay your bills. ..Cell phone, cable ...
Is that Tobey Maguire as Keanu Reeves on SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy?
We will soon be hearing about a “maximum wage” from these Marxsts. Perhaps as soon as the DNC.
These idiots will never fix anything
How about $25,000 per hour?
A postal working today makes a base wage of say $14.00 over minimum wage, or about $21 per hour(a figure which is too low, but just for example purposes).
Next, a hike in the minimum wage of $1.50 takes place. That means the new base wage for the postal or government worker's next paycheck and pension accruals just rose from $21 per hour, to $22.50.
Get it now?
Just a crass political move on the part of Chuck U.
He knows it isn’t going anywhere, that’s what makes it so easy to promote and it provides a talking point to encourage the votes of his constituency.
Is he going to be putting it up for a vote in the Senate?
Come quick, there’s a vote on the house floor.
I learned something new today. Many thanks!
But, I think you picked the wrong guy to try and reason with. “38 years with the USPS”
Secondly, the chart you looked at is from 2008, and you used a number applicable to only a handful of part time flexible mail handlers. Not even sure they have that position anymore.
March 2011 saw a level 5 carrier ~ on the average making about $50,000 to $53,000 dependingon service time, and on top of that he gets life insurance and aforesaid medical insurance, and that kicks him up to $66,000 without any difficulty.
There are also supervisors and other employees who make more.
The effective hourly rate for that carrier would be about $33.00 per hour, but if you want to compute it out discounting for days off (which you don't get paid for on minimum wage jobs), he's up to well over $35.00 per hour.
Cost to the company is more like $50.00 per hour ~ all things considered ~ roof over head, safe vehicles to drive on the job (for carriers), air conditioning in summer (for clerks) and heat in the winter.
USPS is not currently hiring very many people of course, so starting wage isn't even in the picture there.
Minimum wage doesn't have built in pay raises. it just is.
BTW, worked at USPS headquarters for 4 decades and not once did I hear anyone ever advance the idea that postal pay should be pegged to minimum wage. After all, it's nearly 100% unionized. Currently they are still at the beginning of a 5 year agreement so their pay for the next few years is FIXED. It has no financial or time linkage of any kind to minimum wage.
Why not do it just in NY?
Her biggest complaint is how supervisors or managers try to make things a living hell for many workers. Her suggestion was that they want them(hourly workers) to quit.
Why not $50? Don’t tempt them. Keep in mind that the reason they want to raise it to that level is that the going wage in NY is already higher than that level so that it won’t affect their State. Their strategy is to fix it so that other States won’t be able to compete against NY for those jobs because those employers will need to pay as much in other States as they do in NY.