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Minimum Wage Infographics
Twitter ^ | 12/5/13 | Caleb How

Posted on 12/05/2013 12:09:31 PM PST by absentee

Obama tweets:

Here's how to improve our economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs: #RaiseTheWage. http://t.co/NLM2t9NyhS pic.twitter.com/UDTcTSaqZJ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 4, 2013

Fixed version 1:

FIFY. MT @BarackObama Here's how to improve our economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs: #RaiseTheWage. pic.twitter.com/Zjq91SFMJs— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 5, 2013

Version 2:

Another Obama infographic on the minimum wage. pic.twitter.com/Xb76AxVKYz— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 5, 2013

Version 3:

The third and final (probably) Obama infographic on fixing the economy. #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/grIgO0eEmp— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 5, 2013



TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: economy; minimumwage; obama; photoshop
Doh'bama strikes again. (retweets welcome)
1 posted on 12/05/2013 12:09:32 PM PST by absentee
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To: absentee

Why doesn’t some progressive icon like George Soros or Bill Gates start a fast food franchise and pay the counter help $15 bucks an hour with gold plated benefits.

Wouldn’t all the Dems flock there for a $10 burger?

Show us stupid conservatives how easy it would be.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 12:13:00 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: absentee

Moron.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 12:15:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nascarnation

Amen, amen. Someone needs to tweet that to 0’Tweeter.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 12:18:40 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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What is he really trying to do? We all know it will kill jobs.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 12:19:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: nascarnation

Indeed, especially in lieu of all the stupid “Feel good” “nonprofits” they establish.

Change your nonprofit objectives to min. wage subsidization, medical bills for the pre existing conditioners, food and housing subsidies.

Also, convince all the “Lil Darlins” in your families to give up their jobs and admissions in the name of “diversity”


6 posted on 12/05/2013 12:22:30 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,")
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To: absentee

How does raising the minimum wage raise the GDP? They aren’t producing more and in fact will probably produce less.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 12:23:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: absentee
The very concept of the minimum wage is nothing more than slavery. Setting a floor price on anything is totally contrary to liberty. Let the marketplace rule without the artifice of a minimum in any sphere.

America was doing just fine before the evil Frances Perkins, pictured below with the Marxist FDR, started pushing this communist notion.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 12:24:29 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: absentee

Any action to raise the minimum wage would be extremely inflationary and hurt those in all income brackets.

Instead, our focus should be to reduce taxes on the producer and investment class to give them the opportunity to spend more and improve the economy.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 12:30:42 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: absentee

100K 1Ups. Now that right there is funny.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 12:34:40 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: absentee; Bob Ireland

Back in my younger liberal days, I was a big supporter of the minimum wage. One day, my conservative dad asked me, “why do you want to increase the minimum wage?” I replied that I wanted people to have a higher standard of living.

So, my dad said that we should raise the minimum wage to $50.00/hour; then, everyone would be rich. Horrified, I said they cannot do that because people would lose their jobs. My dad said, “now you understand why states that have the highest minimum wage also have the highest unemployment rates.”

Not to mention that minimum wage increases also lead to higher prices. And that in an economy where people’s personal income is shrinking, the value of the dollar is shrinking to record lows, we have record unemployment/underemployment, along with already rising prices.

Finally, this is just another sad attempt by Obama to distract people from his failure with Obamacare and his failed economic policies.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 12:43:45 PM PST by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: nascarnation

I think they tried something like that called “Current TV”


12 posted on 12/05/2013 12:50:57 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: re_nortex; ColdOne; absentee

“What is he really trying to do? We all know it will kill jobs.”

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The following link is to an old FR thread, about an even older conservative booklet called “The Revolution Was”, written in 1938 about FDR and the New Deal. It is ALL happening again - amazingly, chillingly so. Only worse. (Last two paragraphs are the crux.)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts

An Excerpt:

Worse outwitted were those who kept trying to make sense of the New Deal from the point of view of all that was implicit in the American scheme, charging it therefore with contradiction, fallacy, economic ignorance, and general incompetence to govern.

But it could not be so embarrassed and all that line was wasted, because, in the first place, it never intended to make that kind of sense, and secondly, it took off from nothing that was implicit in the American scheme. It took off from a revolutionary base.

The design was European. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technic it made perfect sense. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. For what it meant to do it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake......

Having passed this crisis, the New Deal went on from one problem to another, taking them in the proper order, according to revolutionary technic; and if the handling of one was inconsistent with the handling of another, even to the point of nullity, that was blunder in reverse.

The effect was to keep people excited about one thing at a time, and divided, while steadily through all the uproar of outrage and confusion a certain end, held constantly in view, was pursued by main intention.

The end held constantly in view was power.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 12:51:59 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Thank you for that info. So depressing.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 1:04:05 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: nascarnation
'Why doesn’t some progressive icon like George Soros or Bill Gates start a fast food franchise and pay the counter help $15 bucks an hour with gold plated benefits.'

Hah. Almost, some other 'evil' capitalist provide that at.

Nice benefits for just starting work.

15 posted on 12/05/2013 1:08:39 PM PST by Theoria (Obama lied. My health care died.)
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To: absentee
You're not going to get Dems to punch a clock without increasing the min wage. Getting them to work is another story.

Problem is, we pay on the clock, rather than on the amount of product made.

When I was a kid, I had jobs where I got paid by the piece, not by the clock. I learned to make the time count. Many years later, as a salaried technological innovator, I did the same.

No new product = no job, whether 30 or 80 hours a week spent in the lab.

Revise the minimum wage standards to be based on worth, not work, esp for those not interested in the welfare of the employer.

On any job, if you only make back what you earn, you are an unprofitable employee. With GE, if I did not make back five times what I was being paid in salary and benefits, I needed to be looking for another employer.

Do entry hourly laborers get the idea?

"See-saw, Margery Daw,
Jack shall have a new master.
Jack shall have but a penny a day,
Because he can't work any faster."

Somebody is going to have to start thinking about this

16 posted on 12/05/2013 1:14:59 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: absentee

Here’s what will happen if he increases minimum wages: We will NEVER eat out again at a fast-food type place. We will buy groceries at the places that put out cardboard cases, and you bag it yourself. We will cut back on our (currently very minimal) shopping for non-food items, due to prices increases to cover the retailers’ new wage expenses. Just yesterday, the newspaper and MSM outlets were touting around here, a 2.5% increase, starting in January, for our natural gas costs, similar for water. The food prices have risen substantially the past several years. And so on... (preaching to the choir of FReepers, I know). Raising the minimum wage will put many more millions out of work. Think what that will do to the tax rolls and welfare rolls. It could be, mixed with 0bamacare fallout, the straw that breaks the camel’s back to sink the economy beyond the current state of sputtering along.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 1:37:31 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Theoria

let’s see how long the ‘nice benies’ last after OBozoCare goes all in. Gonna be a lot of 29 hour temps servin’ up those double-doubles.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 1:52:52 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: driftdiver

In effect raising the wage will have a domino effect that will just make the cost of everything go up and put them the minimum wage earners right back where they started. Those of us that work non-level—entry jobs will be hit the hardest because our wages won’t go up. It will make many businesses have to close their doors. Personally I think it’s intentional by 0 to destroy the middle class and decimate our economy for those that he answers to. I used to think it was all coming from his former liberal background and activist training but am now of the opinion that he is following orders given to him by someone with powerful connections who is strategically placed and and is coordinating these “attacks” to destroy the U.S.’s power and influence.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 1:59:32 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: harpu

The evil knows exactly what he is doing.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PST by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings (FL-20))
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To: absentee
Posted to a lib on FB today who quickly STFU
An increase from Il min wage of 8.25 to 15 would increase wages from 206k to 375k (using 5ftand15pt employees) that is that is 168,750 in wages alone, now tack on an additional 20k for increased taxes and WC insurance and that is 189k in additional cost. They are not simply going to eat that cost, they are going to reduce staff and increase prices!
21 posted on 12/05/2013 2:05:36 PM PST by eyrish69 (Yellowstone Wolves - Smoke a Pack a Day!!!)
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To: absentee

If some is good, why not make the minimum wage $50/hr? Wouldn’t that “create” even more wealth and jobs than a puny $10/hr?


22 posted on 12/05/2013 2:18:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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