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OPINION: 17 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage
ABC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Posted on 03/25/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour.

When I was in junior high, my daddy had a heart attack. He was home for a while, the medical bills piled up, and we lost our family station wagon.

So my mother did what she had to do: She went to work answering the phones at Sears. The job paid only minimum wage, but it was enough to make sure we could keep our home.

No one should work full time and live in poverty. --snip--

When I think about the minimum wage, I think about my mom and what she did for us. And then I think about the 17 million kids whose moms or dads could do more for their families, if they just had a fighting chance. /barf

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: elizabethwarren; fauxahontas; fauxcahontas; massachusetts; minimumwage; socialist; warren
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Union Useful Idiots on parade...


2 posted on 03/25/2014 3:16:26 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cld51860

Cherokee Nation the movie.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 3:18:51 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why is she so stingy?? Does she hate hard-working poor people?? Any decent human knows that the minimum wage should be at least $50/hr!


4 posted on 03/25/2014 3:19:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So why did Warren vote for the Gang of 8 bill that will bring in 33 million permanent legal immigrants over the next decade and double the annual number of guest workers to 1.3 million while 21 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed?


5 posted on 03/25/2014 3:19:34 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Reminds me of my old junior high newspaper reporter days.
Kid logic.
6 posted on 03/25/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

President Featherhead building her platform.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 3:21:13 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“She went to work answering the phones at Sears. The job paid only minimum wage, but it was enough to make sure we could keep our home.

No one should work full time and live in poverty.”

This is....logic...?


8 posted on 03/25/2014 3:23:00 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
It's Marxism -- "From each according to his deeds, to each according to his needs."

You can work someplace doing menial labor, the state will give you food, housing, medical care, and cash in your pocket. It's the Liberal dream, because they believe in fairness.

9 posted on 03/25/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
Why is she so stingy?? Does she hate hard-working poor people?? Any decent human knows that the minimum wage should be at least $50/hr!

I remember when I was young and worked for minimum wage. It was tough earning so little. So I did the unthinkable. I worked hard, learned some skills and took increasingly tougher jobs and earned more. I became more valuable to my bosses, and asked for raises, which they gladly granted to me.

Gosh, now many decades later I learn I went about it the wrong way. I could have sat on my ass and waited for government to force employers to give me more. /s

10 posted on 03/25/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Paleface Lizzy: You are a proven liar. I don’t believe anything you say or write. You’d tell us you’re related to Jacques Cousteau if you thought flounders could vote.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 3:28:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I want a Pony


12 posted on 03/25/2014 3:28:24 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: blueunicorn6

Too funny.


13 posted on 03/25/2014 3:28:47 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

300 million reasons not too.

300 million people will pay more for everything, and millions will lose their jobs or how their hours reduced.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 3:29:35 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: cld51860

More words of idiocy from the Faux Indian of Massataxetts.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 3:29:39 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: ClearCase_guy
I just had this argument with a liberal. I told him that there shouldn't be a minimum wage. He replied that we needed one because without it, employers could take advantage of us. I pointed out that he already made three times the minimum wage and asked if he really thought that his wages would fall below the current minimum wage if it was done away with.

At that point, he said that he didn't want to talk about it any more. At which point I asked him if he believed in freedom. He said he did. So I asked him if I should be allowed to purchase any cell phone I wanted. Whether I wanted to pay $600 for the latest state-of-the-art model, or whether I wanted to buy a cheap $10 go phone, it should be my choice. I mean it's my money. I get what I pay for. I should be able to spend it as I please, right? He agreed. So I asked him, if it was OK for cell phones, then why was it not OK for labor? I mean if I need someone to work for me to provide some sort of service, I should be my choice whether I pay that person $600/hr or whether I pay them $10/hr. Right?

Come to find out, he didn't really believe in freedom after all.

16 posted on 03/25/2014 3:30:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FU you moron.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 3:30:30 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: El Cid

I’ll see your pony and raise you a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 3:31:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Let’s face it. The only people that “work full time and live in poverty” are IDIOTS! BLITHERING MORONS!

Hey Sen. Warren...less than 3% of the workforce earn minimum wage you brain dead embicile.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 3:32:35 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure


Secure how? Because their parents would be on government services, rather than the uncertainty of a job? ...and overlooking the greater mass who would have less security because their future is put on a credit card?


20 posted on 03/25/2014 3:33:26 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She’s stupid, she’s plain, and she’s a walking cliche. She’s everything I’ve come to expect from an up-and-coming female Dem politician.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: blueunicorn6

BWHAHAHAHAHA! How true


22 posted on 03/25/2014 3:37:03 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Pfft! Why ask for a minimum wage? The Progressives should be demanding a Basic Income Guarantee (B.I.G.)*! No one earns under or over $50,000. If you earn more, you have to give it over to the Government for the common good, of course.

* On Switzerland Generation Basic Income Referendum —“If unemployment goes up, that’s a great thing,” says Daniel Straub, the coordinator of the referendum effort and author of The Liberation of Switzerland. “Because we should see unemployment as freeing people up to pursue what creates meaning for them.” Adds Enno Schmidt, a painter and documentary film producer who’s campaigned for the idea since 2006: “It’s not societally very efficient if people are forced to do something that they don’t really want to do.”


23 posted on 03/25/2014 3:37:30 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To these lefty SEUI useful idiots,Someone who owns a business and makes a profit is somehow greedy, yet these same folks who demand a piece of the profit, without fully understanding what a PROFIT actually does for a company(expansion, marketing, etc), are NEVER called envious or covetous...


24 posted on 03/25/2014 3:38:32 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: blueunicorn6

Ahh, yesss. Good ol’ Lizzie “Dances With Moonbats” Warren. The last original, coherent idea she had was when she crapped her first diaper. Sheesh.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 3:38:39 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Zuse

She’s the fail safe for Hillary.

Earlier this year I noticed a whole bunch of comments online promoting her as a candidate for POTUS. When I asked the obvious question - what has she done to qualify - well of course I got no answers.

Just bizarre.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 3:38:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour.

What about the moms and dads whose wage will drop to zero because of your minimum wage?

27 posted on 03/25/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The labor union pass-around whore speaks!!!


28 posted on 03/25/2014 3:39:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That would be 17 million kids whose parents could be fired to make sure the business could survive a wage increase.

How about instead a 85% tax on all government wages above 30k in the name of fairness...for the children.

29 posted on 03/25/2014 3:39:52 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour
Why not make them a lot more secure at $20.20 an hour? /s
30 posted on 03/25/2014 3:40:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“No one should work full time and live in poverty.”

...for heavily modified definitions of poverty.

One of my friends just cannot understand the definition Americans use for poverty. He lived with his mother, a couple of Aunts, his cousins, in his grandfathers house, with the goats on the other side of the room to keep them from being eaten by the leopards. He never had shoes until he was 12. From his view, he wasn’t in poverty...he had goats, a family, and access to the river. He went to the local Catholic school in the mornings, where he learned to read and write in his native language and English.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There shouldn’t be a minimum wage, ever!


32 posted on 03/25/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
As mentioned in related threads, with the exception of the federal entities indicated in the Constitution's Clauses 16 & 17 of Section 8 of Article I as examples, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate so-called national minimum or overtime wages. Only the states have the 10th Amendment-protected power to address wage issues where intrastate labor is concerned.

So what Sen. Warren needs to do if she wants Congress to have the constitutional authority to regulate a national minimum wage is the following. Sen. Warren must uphold her oath to protect and defend the Constitution by leading Congress to propose a minimum wage amendement to the Constituiton to the states for ratification as required by the Constitution's Article V. And if the states choose to ratify Sen. Warren's amendment, then Congress will have the constitutional authority that it needs to address intrastate labor wages and Sen. Warren will be a hero.

Otherwise, all that corrupt federal lawmakers are doing concerning dangling the higher federal minimum wage carrot in citizens' faces is the following. They are wrongly taking advantage of low-information voters, citizens who have never been taught the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, by winning their votes with constitutionally indefensible promises of so-called higher federal minimum wage.

33 posted on 03/25/2014 3:46:13 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: blueunicorn6

” You’d tell us you’re related to Jacques Cousteau if you thought flounders could vote.”

Cousteau was a con man!

I used to dive with him in the 60s and 70s and he was the biggest poacher at Catalina!


34 posted on 03/25/2014 3:46:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: cld51860

Dumber than a rock.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 3:49:19 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: griswold3

* On Switzerland Generation Basic Income Referendum —“If unemployment goes up, that’s a great thing,” says Daniel Straub, the coordinator of the referendum effort and author of The Liberation of Switzerland. “Because we should see unemployment as freeing people up to pursue what creates meaning for them.” Adds Enno Schmidt, a painter and documentary film producer who’s campaigned for the idea since 2006: “It’s not societally very efficient if people are forced to do something that they don’t really want to do.”


I want to be able to eat and live indoors...so I want to do that which enables me to do so...so I do something someone else wants and is willing to give me some resources if I do it for them. I am free to not do it, I just don’t get the resources if I’m not helpful or useful.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 3:49:22 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
No one should work full time and live in poverty.”

Yes, they not only should, but must if it is merely and totally the result of indolence, indifference, irresponsibility and a sense of total entitlement.

On the other hand, Lizzie, no one should live in poverty, as a result of confiscatory policies, robbing a significant percentage of his wages income from a real job, in order to support people who have never held a job, who have never allowed themselves to be educated, and who live at a higher standard of living than those who have worked decades, eschewing instant gratification, investing years in education and training, and managing their lives such as to responsibly avoid large families they are incapable of supporting.

If there are rational counterargument to my expectations in this regard, Lizzie, I am open to hearing them.

I need to add the obvious : Charity imposed on free people under penalty of law, ceases to be charity. Some call it institutional "legal" theft by another name.

37 posted on 03/25/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Yes, 17 million—the number of children...”

There it is....its for the chiiiiiildren.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 4:03:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought the last minimum wage raise did all this? Gosh, I guess liberals are too stupid to understand that raising the minimum wage raises inflation and contributes to unemployment.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As I have often stated, “Socialism is greed.”

Socialists can bleed the wealth out of this country for quite a few years, as they have been doing so for a long time. But, eventually, the burden on productive citizens can not be born. Just how long that can continue is the only uncertainty. I would like some estimates grounded in real numbers. How long?


40 posted on 03/25/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What does “livable wage” mean?

I hear rats and their cohorts say it a lot. “Livable” for whom? A married college grad with 4 kids ? A never-married high school dropout with 3 kids? A teen working the drivethrough who lives with their parents? A single legislator with a gambling habit? All these people will likely have different opinion for what defines “liveable”.

San Francisco has a minimum wage of $10/hr(highest of any city in the nation). Business owners there also must pay another $1.23 to $1.85 an hour per employee for health-care coverage if they don’t offer health insurance. San Francisco is also the only city in the state that charges a payroll tax of 1.5 percent; it also mandates nine paid sick days annually per employee. And yet they have more panhandlers and homeless than anywhere I’ve recently visited in the US and has the highest rental rates in the country if you exclude Manhatten.

We don’t want to turn our country into Eurofrisco Nice place to visit, couldn’t ever afford to live there.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 4:19:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: lepton

I agree with you because I believe in trading value for value. A Society thrives on Earned Success and personal responsibility.
OTOH, Those who demand resources believe they can use force to receive their ‘rights’* (or basic needs of food, shelter, health care, education, job or just money) which leads to their freedom from want.

*BTW, A Right is the permission to pursue not a claim to another’s property or talents.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 4:24:41 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ms. Warren (who, IIRC, demonstrated that she has no conscience when she repeatedly lied about her race in order to obtain preferences)...

... now demonstrates that she neither has any qualms about disguising the higher teen and minority unemployment and lower GDP (meaning lower taxes collected) that inevitably follows higher min wages.

.

43 posted on 03/25/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: griswold3
No one earns under or over $50,000. If you earn more, you have to give it over to the Government for the common good, of course.

Well, we have at least one potential presidential candidate who has been very explicit about that concept.

“Many of you are well enough off that [President Bush's] tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” (Hillary grandstanding at a fund raising speech in San Francisco; SFGate.com 6/28/2004.)

"God bless the America we are trying to create."

“We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has to make those choices for people” (From the book “I’ve Always Been A Yankee Fan” by Thomas D. Kuiper, p 20 – Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hastert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan)

44 posted on 03/25/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Most aryan looking Indian I’ve ever seen ( and I’m not talking about punjabis)


45 posted on 03/25/2014 4:33:11 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sort of like the 46 million reasons the gubmint used to push Obamacare down our throats...


46 posted on 03/25/2014 4:37:21 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: El Cid
I want a Pony

I'm guessing you want a free pony. I hate to have to tell you this but you and I are not the reciepents of free ponies but we are providers of free ponies for others.

47 posted on 03/25/2014 4:50:44 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another greedy, rich woman who refuses to pay the workers a living wage. No one can live on $10 an hour. The minimum wage should be at least $50 an hour.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 5:01:46 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: kabar

If ten million illegal aliens here to work were sent home, 10 million Americans would have jobs without raising the minimum wage.
Send the children home with the parents, and our population growth will halt. Schools will no longer be crowded, and test scores won’t be pulled down by children whose parents didn’t finish middle school before coming here.


49 posted on 03/25/2014 5:01:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: ClearCase_guy

I know, right?


50 posted on 03/25/2014 5:02:05 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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