Skip to comments.Obama calls for raising minimum wage to $9 an hour
Posted on 02/12/2013 9:07:11 PM PST by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation.
The proposal, which Obama made during his State of the Union address Tuesday, is sure to draw opposition from business groups and congressional Republicans who say higher rates increase costs and reduce employment.
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That will do wonders for the employment situation.
He knows it will never pass.
All it was about is showing that he cares for the little guy (while he is busy actually enslaving him).
This will bring us a lot closer to $5.00 a gallon gasoline and the $10.00 Happy Meal — not to mention more expensive motel rooms. Businesses that employ minimum wage workers will either shut down, or jack up their prices. Generally that means retail stores, gas stations, motels and restaurants.
Why not $25/hr or more? Wouldn’t it be great to have a president who has actually worked a real job in the real world?
Jumping the min wage to $9 per hr would be inflation on steroids
If $9/hour minimum is good, then $50/hour would be great! Right?
Why $9.00 an hour. If your into this minimum wage thing and you think it really matters go for $20.00 an hour.
Oh hell, just make it $38 an hour and make it equal to welfare payments and all the other crap.
No wait, that is tax free stuff. Never mind. They won’t work for $38 an hour if you give ‘em welfare better make it $45... that’ll fix it.
” Not since FDR has there been a president more at war with business than Zero. “
Obozo’s attitude is that we don’t need no stinkin private biznes...Communisim do be da peoples biznes.
Marxist/Leninist life for all, with an onion in every pot.
“President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation.”
This is the same federal government that has fraudulently manipulated CPI reporting to conclude there is no inflation, when in fact inflation is presently running at more than 10% per annum.
For discussion of how the federal government manipulates the CPI reporting see
This is insane.
Make the mimimum wage $100 per hour and overtime after 5 hours a day.
The stock market bears little relation to business. Large institutional traders are not necessarily on our side. Many large business are on the dole and get favors from government to limit their competition.
Wouldn't it be great if we had a president who wasn't a communist fool and servant of the devil?
Still not done putting Americans out of work.
I would love, love, LOVE for the GOP in the house to pass a $100/hour minimum wage bill. Then when the Senate and President oppose it, just run on that:
The Republicans wanted to give you a $100/hour minimum wage, but the Democrats said “No!”. The Democrats say they are for the working poor, but when the bill came to them, they turned you down.
Make the Democrats try to explain to the “low information voters” (i.e. stupid people) why they voted it down.
and all the happy little union elves dance their jig.
because they will demand raises if the lowest skilled workers get an increase.
“President Barack Obama once to Federally bar low skilled workers who cannot yet produce more than nine dollars an hour worth of labor from any employment whatsoever.”