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HuffPo: Workers 'Really Deserve' a $21.72 Minimum Wage
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Posted on 02/15/2013 9:00:03 PM PST by chessplayer

According to a new study by the George Soros-funded Center for Economic Policy and Research, minimum wage should be $21.72 an hour to keep up with the increase of worker productivity.

Highlighting that study, The Huffington Post bemoaned President Barack Obama’s call for a higher minimum wage as a “far cry from what workers really deserve,” in a Feb. 13 blog post.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; minimumwage; wages
Things aren't bad enough, now. The left really does want another Great Depression.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 9:00:11 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yes they do, look what they got from the last one. They almost brought socialism here then, they would probably be able to get a lot more next/this time.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 9:04:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You’re right.
Why wait for a crisis to exploit when you can manufacture them.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 9:06:48 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Hey look we made another crisis, now you need to let us fix it while you pay for it.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 9:07:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Awesome, they should label it “The Chinese Employment Act”.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 9:09:25 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: chessplayer

I think 50 dollars an hour would be right. Watch their skin crawl when gas is 39 dollars a gallon and Mcnuggets are ramped up to 24 dollars.

Liberals are the dumbest folks ever, courtesy of our public education system.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 9:10:53 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: GeronL

This is actually a tax hike on the poor

By raising the minimum wage to that amount many more people would pay income tax. However since the cost of goods woiuld simply inflate to cover the cost of the extra money in the system it would just mean that most people paid taxes.

It would also inflate away the value of the USD dollars held by governments out side the US


7 posted on 02/15/2013 9:11:06 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Fai Mao

I was saying they should make it $100 an hour and everyone will be in the top tax bracket.

:p


8 posted on 02/15/2013 9:12:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer
Obama’s call for a higher minimum wage as a “far cry from what workers really deserve

I deserve to be a gazillionaire, alas, I'm still striving to be a hundredaire.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 9:12:51 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: chessplayer
Why not raise it to a minimum of a million dollars a year? That way we would all be millionaires and nobody would be poor!

< /occupynomics>

10 posted on 02/15/2013 9:14:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: chessplayer

The lover of lies.

Ariana refused to share the proceeds of the sale or offer any wage to her site creators.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 9:14:24 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: chessplayer

Huffington Post doesn’t plan to pay its bloggers.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13508_3-9785908-19.html


12 posted on 02/15/2013 9:17:01 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: eyedigress

I think 50 dollars an hour would be right. Watch their skin crawl when gas is 39 dollars a gallon and Mcnuggets are ramped up to 24 dollars.


But to solve that they would demand the govt. enforce price controls on businesses. Result? They couldn’t afford to stay in business and have to fire their employees and close their doors.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 9:17:14 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well, you understand it.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 9:20:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: NoLibZone

“Ariana refused to share the proceeds of the sale or offer any wage to her site creators.”

I wonder how THAT sits with them. They probably think they are getting screwed over by Republicans/s;)


15 posted on 02/15/2013 9:25:08 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: chessplayer
"HuffPo: Workers 'Really Deserve' a $21.72 Minimum Wage"


16 posted on 02/15/2013 9:26:06 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: chessplayer

17 posted on 02/15/2013 9:33:06 PM PST by nralife
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To: chessplayer

too many get that or more for free, why would they bust their ass working for it? libtards.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 9:39:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chessplayer

Good idea.

Forcing companies to pay that will mean no employer will hire illegal aliens.
It will put 11 million Americans back to work.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 9:48:41 PM PST by oldbill
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To: chessplayer

Why doesn’t little Georgie Soros the Pervert pitch in the difference for everyone making minimum wage? Little Rich Georgie has more money than anyone else on the planet.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 9:49:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: chessplayer
When is Mexico going to raise it's minimum wage?

Every time the US raises the minimum wage, more citizens lose their jobs, and more Illegals are employed.

They should name it the "Illegal Alien Employment Act of 2013"

21 posted on 02/15/2013 10:21:37 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: chessplayer

This is the same Huffington Post where contributing writers were not paid and took umbrage when its former owner, Ms. Huffington, sold it for, oh, what was it ?$325M?


22 posted on 02/15/2013 10:55:11 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

They would really lay out there entire agenda, if they had any truth in them:

at the same time, set a maximum wage of $30, not including politicians, and other “essential elites”.

Then set the income tax at 95% and no deductions, and out of that the government provides you with free room & board & clothes; free education, and a guaranteed job; and free health & dental care; and an all-important set of papers.

Shoot anyone who won’t work or disagrees, after sending all the counter-revolutionary & dissident teachers, professors, and scientists to reeducation camps in rural Alaska, after confiscating all private property, and nationalizing all businesses.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 1:24:56 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: chessplayer

Raise the minimum to $21.72 and 75% of the college degree carrying burger flippers in the country will be looking for new jobs.


24 posted on 02/16/2013 2:41:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: chessplayer

Why be so cheap? I can’t live with dignity on $22 an hour! Doesn’t the Huff and Puff Post care about me?


25 posted on 02/16/2013 2:47:22 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: GeronL

The minimum wage must be $1,000 an hour. That way everyone will be in the top 1% and we can tax the hell out of them. No one will be poor. Then we can begin to reduce the deficit.

The first and last paragraph of my new shortbook, “Economics for Occupy Dummies.”


26 posted on 02/16/2013 3:14:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oops. I didn’t see your post until after I posted my $26. Sorry, wasn’t trying to be Joe Biden.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 3:17:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

exactly, and they will love $200 loaves of bread


28 posted on 02/16/2013 3:17:55 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Arrgh. I’ve got $$ on the brain. That should be #26, of course.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 3:18:15 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: chessplayer

This is getting pushed partially as a payback to unions, whose wage rate is often tied to a multiple of minimum wage.


30 posted on 02/16/2013 3:18:47 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Joe 6-pack

‘Why not raise it to a minimum of a million dollars a year? That way we would all be millionaires and nobody would be poor!’

MUY BUENO Senor Pack....que buena idea..es por los ninos, depues de todo’


31 posted on 02/16/2013 3:58:14 AM PST by jimsin
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To: chessplayer

Sure, sounds good, Lefties! Go ahead and raise the minimum wage to $21.00 and let’s see what happens. I think we should do it in California first.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 4:43:10 AM PST by dinodino
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To: FreedomPoster

Partially? Fully.

And I love that picture of the ladder without rungs. It explains precisely what is going on here.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 4:45:02 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: chessplayer

I am sure Mrs. Huffing-ton can afford a $20.00 Big Mac and a $10.00 soda for lunch but I can’t. Or does she think the cost of a high minimum wage will not have to be passed on to the customer.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 5:19:34 AM PST by TonyM
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To: chessplayer

How much does the Huffington Post pay its employee?


35 posted on 02/16/2013 5:47:39 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: chessplayer

A minimum wage of $21.72 is completely insane!

Nobody in their right mind would ever go to college again. Why go $20,000+ in debt and battle through sleepless nights to master hard subjects just so that you can make the same wage as a pot smoking high school dropout?!

If you reward a lack of education, creativity, and productivity then the result is a country on par with the worst that the undeveloped world has to offer.


36 posted on 02/16/2013 7:23:13 AM PST by Wanderer99
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