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Malloy (CT) proposes $10.10 hourly minimum wage
WFSB ^

Posted on 02/04/2014 3:42:44 PM PST by matt04

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

The Democrat said the increase would make Connecticut's wage the highest in the country.

Connecticut's minimum wage increased from $8.25 to $8.70 on Jan. 1. A second increase to $9 is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

Malloy, who has yet to announce his re-election plans, said an even higher wage is needed to "tackle the growing income inequality" that's hurting the middle class.

"Part of tackling that critically important challenge is making sure that we recognize that a good and decent wage is good for workers and good for business," said Malloy at a news conference in Bridgeport. "For too long, the minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living. As studies have shown, the workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase brought home 46 percent of their household's total wage and salary income in 2011. When workers earn more money, businesses will have more customers. This modest boost will help those earning the least to make ends meet."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: hartfird; malloy; minimumwage
When workers earn more money, businesses will have more customers. This modest boost will help those earning the least to make ends meet. When workers earn more money, businesses will have more customers. This modest boost will help those earning the least to make ends meet.

Huh?

1 posted on 02/04/2014 3:42:45 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
No question about it Malloy really wants a job in the Obama admin.
2 posted on 02/04/2014 3:42:53 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

P2 proposes a $50/hr minimum wage.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 3:44:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

does this mean Malloy will start paying his interns?


4 posted on 02/04/2014 3:46:54 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: matt04

Labor costs go up....so do the prices of the goods manufactured....Duh.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 3:47:18 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

But, but businesses will have more customers! More Customers! /malloy


6 posted on 02/04/2014 3:49:07 PM PST by matt04
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Of course not. They work for government some eeeevil business.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 3:49:49 PM PST by matt04
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To: Paladin2
See? I knew you were a reactionary!

Let's raise the minimum wage to $500 and make every worker a millionaire! Hey! Why stop there? Let's raise the wage of everyone to $500/hour whether they work or not!

8 posted on 02/04/2014 3:51:36 PM PST by stormhill
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To: matt04

Cheap SOB. Why not $50 / hr. Now, there’s a real “living wage” and he won’t have to mess with it again for two or three years. Oh, and make them work for it too. There’s a novel idea!!!


9 posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:01 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: matt04

If you own a business, and they arbitrarily raise the price of labor on you, you have three options. Cut employees and do more with less (maybe through automation), increase prices or accept a lower profit, and therefore a return on your investment. Probably some combination of the three occurs. So, overall, you have fewer low skilled workers employed, paying higher prices for things in an environment with fewer opportunities due to reduced return on investment. This is a recipe for a thriving economy?


10 posted on 02/04/2014 3:54:38 PM PST by fhayek
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To: matt04

Well that cheap Democrat. They should raise the rate to $30 per hour!


11 posted on 02/04/2014 3:56:08 PM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: matt04

Malloy, he’s running again. He suddenly found a surplus in the State budget. We all get $55 bucks (of our money) back.

Hah, this is his buying the rest of the vote.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 3:56:26 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: matt04

“”For too long, the minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living.”

And why do you think that is, you moron? Minimum wage increases causes the cost of living to go up and minimum wage workers find themselves in the same position they were before the minimum wage increase. The cost of living does not freeze in place waiting for the minimum wage workers to catch up.

Why not try to repeal the laws of physics while you’re at it.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 4:03:20 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: matt04

No wonder this state is going to hell.

14 posted on 02/04/2014 4:05:03 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: matt04

One question: How is the cost of living in CT?..Betcha it’s much higher than in areas without a higher “minimum wage”.

Liberals are so ignorant of economic principles.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 4:07:46 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: matt04
I can't live on that, Gov. Malloy, you selfish elitist.
Make it $50.50 and I'll think about it.
16 posted on 02/04/2014 4:19:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: fhayek

17 posted on 02/04/2014 4:22:49 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: matt04

Why is Connecticut even a state? It’s no bigger than most counties in the U.S. Did Franklin lose a bet?


18 posted on 02/04/2014 4:27:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Why is Connecticut even a state? It’s no bigger than most counties in the U.S. Did Franklin lose a bet?

Connecticut is smallish in physical area, but is ranked a respectable 29th in population, despite lack of growth due to decades of Weicker/Rowland/Rell/Malloy misadministration.

Connecticut was once much bigger, with substantial chunks of non-contiguous land including Cleveland and Chicago.

Besides that, Massachusetts clearly stole a chunk off of the top border.
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19 posted on 02/04/2014 4:40:46 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: matt04; All
When workers earn more money, businesses will have more customers.

Although the states have the 10A-protected power to regulate minimum wage, Gov. Malloy seems oblivious to the following. The state Democratic ploy to win votes by raising minimum wage is going to be a drop in the bucket versus higher healthcare costs for many people as a consequence of the federal Democratic ploy to win votes with constitutionally indefensible federal Obamacare.

20 posted on 02/04/2014 4:45:05 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: matt04
$10.10 x 29 hr x 50 weeks = $14,645.

It's going to be difficult to cover the obligatory Connecticut middle-class Mercedes lease payments, insurance and gasoline on that, never mind taxes, Social Security and the mandatory Obamacare premium. And the minimum wage worker still needs a place to live - if it not possible to live in his car in the McDonalds parking lot.

Yeah, $50.50 sounds like a better idea!


21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:01:35 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Paladin2
"P2 proposes a $50/hr minimum wage."

Don't be so cheap - we should ALL make $200/hour.
Or maybe 1 million dollars/year salary.

22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:12:16 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: matt04

Petty thinkers.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 5:16:30 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: KosmicKitty

I don’t recall him making it official yet.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 5:28:22 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
Why not $20/hr. or $50/hr. or $100/hr? After all, the worker needs the money, right? So, what's his employer to do, Gov? I would: 1) cut staff and 2) automate my business as much as possible. Automation would pay for itself in a very short order when the cost of labor is artificially raised by a stupid politician.
25 posted on 02/04/2014 5:45:16 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Psalm 73
"1 million dollars/year salary."

I'm totally down wid dat for at least the next two years.

(inflation could easily drive that number higher after that).

26 posted on 02/04/2014 6:05:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

Governor Malloy apparently realizes that the average minimum wage worked will have his hours cut from 36 hours per week to 27 hours per week because of Obamacare.

36*$7.35 = $264.60
27*$10.10 = $272.70

In short, the proposed rise in the minimum wage is a post facto attempt to provide those with no or minimum skills the same weekly wage for less work.

But the Dumbocrats do not realize that the $8.10 weekly increase will not purchase any policy under Obamacare.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 6:23:49 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: matt04

He’s giving everyone $55. That make it official.

If it were just illegal aliens and welfare queens - it would be an off election year :-)


28 posted on 02/04/2014 6:34:10 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

He must be getting desperate that he won’t be able to steal another election.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 8:24:27 PM PST by matt04
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