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Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike
Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2014 7:11 PM EST | Charles Babington

Posted on 02/13/2014 5:50:54 PM PST by Olog-hai

House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said her party will push a “discharge petition” when Congress returns from its recess on Feb. 24. If Democrats can persuade roughly two dozen Republicans to sign the petition, it would force GOP leaders to allow a House vote on the wage issue.

Most Republican lawmakers oppose a higher minimum wage. They say it prompts employers to cut down on hiring, a claim Democrats dispute. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: democrats; freeagent; incomeinequality; joblock; liberalagenda; minimumwage

1 posted on 02/13/2014 5:50:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Boehner has effectively given the gavel back to Pelosi.

He’s looking to cash in. Hence, amnesty.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 5:51:54 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Olog-hai

The filthy Dims are desperate for ANYTHING that will get them another vote....consequences be damned.

Power-mad commie fools.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 5:56:31 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Olog-hai; All

Here is an idea, Republicans introduce a minimum wage of $12.50, coupled with a DOUBLE TAX CREDIT for small businesses AND a complete repeal of Obamacare.

Workers support it the higher minimum wage, employers would support the tax credit (better than a tax deduction), and the American people would support the repeal of Obamacare.

Suck it, Pelosi.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 5:57:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

The purpose of the minimum wage is to enable the big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex to eliminate competition from small businesses.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Olog-hai

The commie ‘RATS are thinking ahead and working for all the foreign nationals they are about to give amnesty to. The former illegal aliens are going to just love the ‘RAT party to death.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Makes sense to me. I’d dangle payroll and income tax cuts out there too.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have come to believe the hike is to induce general wage inflation to pay for Obamacare


8 posted on 02/13/2014 6:02:32 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Olog-hai

Alinsky tactics will be in full monty by the DemonRATs. The only thing raising the minimum wage benefits are the union hierarchy. Everyone else will have their wage increase gobbled up by inflation and lost jobs through automation.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 6:04:14 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: bert
Something like 3% of workers earn minimum wage, and most of those jobs will be eliminated with an increase in the minimum wage.

That's the other purpose of the minimum wage... to ensure that people whose labor isn't worth minimum wage can't find jobs.

10 posted on 02/13/2014 6:05:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I thought this thread was about raising the minimum wage. For hitting Bonehead about amnesty, go here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3122734/posts


11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:06:46 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

The pubbies ought to just advocate for $50 and hour...!!


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:07:41 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not gonna happen, Demostupids.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:08:54 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not force all our bosses to give us all a raise?


14 posted on 02/13/2014 6:12:25 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Olog-hai; All

With the exception of the federal entities listed in the Constitution’s Clauses 16 & 17 of Section 8 of Article I, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate a vote-winning national minimum wage, such power uniquely under control of the individual states where intrastate labor is concerned.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:15:35 PM PST by Amendment10
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16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:10 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Olog-hai
You know, as much as I abhor the "race" card, maybe this is a case in which the GOP should play it! They could say something like:

"Democrats, who claim to care about the poor and minorities, prove over and over again that what they really want to do is to hold them down.

You know who this law helps? It is NOT the poor, who are disproportionately minorities. This law helps the unemployed suburban kids whose affluent parents sent them to college in hopes that the money they spent would lead to their kids getting good jobs. Several years ago, the answer might have been "yes they can", but not that we're in the Obama economy, they realize it's "no they can't".

So of course these limousine liberals want to raise the minimum wage now. They're hoping to get their unemployed live-at-home college educted brats out of the house, even if it means that they go work for decent money at a place like Walmart.

They know this means less jobs for the poor, and less jobs for many minorities. They know that when you increase the minimum wage, then employers will start getting many more applications from those who have led a life of privilege, and that those who come from families who have already won life's lottery will be the ones who are most likely hired.

And they don't care. They don't care that they are hurting the poor, and hurting minorities. They just want to get these unemployed lazy brats out of their affluent suburban homes, so that they can throw a cocktail party without being embarrassed when their guests see they laying around on the couch and playing video games".
17 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:03 PM PST by zencycler
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To: All

I’d be the first to stand up and cast a vote against this foolishness.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 6:43:28 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

After they are done with limp boner all that will be left is the 12.50 min wage. cept he will have cried and felt bad and it’ll be 22.50...

bad idea.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 6:52:17 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Olog-hai

The enemies of America don’t need to spend billions of dollars updating their militaries anymore. All they have to do is sit back and watch as we implode all over ourselves as we spend ourselves into oblivion and allow our elitist governing class to take control over our lives and destroy our freedoms. It’s been only 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down and we won the Cold War? Really? We are becoming the very same socialist utopian state we spent decades trying to defeat. I guess what goes around comes around and payback is a b***h. Thank you lefty Democrats and wimpy Republicans for ruining the greatest nation on earth. The enemies of freedom give you both an enormous thank you very much.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 7:42:30 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai
Increase of minimum wage will immediately bring such a high increase in cost of goods and services that Social Security beneficiaries who are barely hanging on will be greatly impoverished by such a move.

Increase in minimum wages will only enrich those governmental programs that take a big slice out of the inflated incomes.

But in the end, nobody wins. Barely employable utter ignoramuses will be overjoyed in the raising of the wage floor only briefly, until they find out that very quickly that the cost of living has adjusted itself to absorb their increase so that they are no better off.

21 posted on 02/13/2014 9:45:13 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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