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Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval(CT raises min. wage to $10.10)
The Hartford Courant ^

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by matt04

The state's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes.

The Senate passed the measure by 21 to 14, with all Republicans and one Democrat — Sen. Joan Hartley of Waterbury — voting no. One senator was absent.

The House vote was 87 to 54, and all 87 supporters were Democrats. Four House Democrats, including Representatives John Hampton of Simsbury and Joe Diminico of Manchester, joined with Republicans against the measure.

The bill would boost the wage from the current rate of $8.70 per hour to $10.10 in a series of steps over three years.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intends to sign the bill Thursday at 6 p.m. at Café Beauregard, the New Britain restaurant where President Barack Obama ate lunch with Malloy and other New England governors three weeks ago before delivering a speech on hiking the wage.

"Increasing the minimum wage is not just good for workers, it's also good for business," Malloy said after the vote. "This modest increase will give working families a boost, and it will contribute to our economy by getting just a little more money into the pockets of people who will spend it in their communities.''

In a sign of the importance of the measure to the White House and the Democratic Party, Obama released a statement soon after the vote in Hartford that called upon Congress to do the same as Connecticut lawmakers.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Connecticut; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: economy; malloy; minimumwage; obama
How long until the LIVs are shocked to see people laid off and hours cut as a result of this bill? Malloy is delusional to think this will somehow help people. All it will do is raise prices and destroy jobs.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Obama says jump and Malloy says how high. There is no question in my mind that Malloy intends to try to get a post in the Obama admin. He has done everything Obama wants.

Obama visits CT, demands Gun Control. CT passes Gun Control.
Obama visits CT, demands minimum wage hike. CT passes minimum wage hike.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

“CT” is now short for “CommunisT.”


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:45:56 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: matt04

Automation will reduce the number of workers needed, and reduce the food choices.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: matt04

Liberals actually believe that wealth can be legislated into existence. Their economic ignorance and hostility to productive capitalism is the prime reason America in general and the Northeast in particular is declining as an economic power.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by allendale
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To: matt04

It’s not meant to “help” anyone except to the unemployment line and onto the dole so that they can be good little RAT voters for millenia...


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: matt04

minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017

It will give the Dems time to Delay Delay Delay ,Obamacare Syndrome


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:50:30 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: fwdude

Interesting map of how each representative/senator voted.

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-map-of-minimum-wage-votes-20140326,0,518624.htmlstory

Luckily, mine were in the no column.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

This makes blue states even less competitive. Good for the red states.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:52:04 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: matt04
The House vote was 87 to 54, and all 87 supporters were Democrats.

That's because democrats have no problem spending everyone elses money.
If a democrat had to pay for any of this themselves, they'd be screaming bloody murder right now.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:53:42 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: matt04

Close down businesses. Destroy jobs. These (most) of the local (useful) idiots don’t get it and never will. But their masters in the “regime “ get it. It is part of the continuing destruction of America.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:54:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: matt04

Fascists, pure and simple.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 7:54:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Vaquero

Obama came to CT recently to give a speech to raise the minimum wage. No doubt the Dems were told to vote yes to make Dear Leader look good.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Cheapskates!! Why not make it $50.00 per hour and then all could vacation at the Cape or ski in the mountains? $10.00 is slave wages. Hell, make it $100.00!


14 posted on 03/27/2014 7:58:48 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: molson209

Hmmm. When people start to get laid off and stores close, watch them delay it in 2105 for political reasons, such as the 2016 elections.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:01:05 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

The most ignorant in America is the communists. CT is over loaded in its government. Communists never learn that forcing employers to increase wages forces smaller hours, layoffs, and price increases. Which one do they prefer? Watch communists minds at work.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:01:42 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SZonian

It’s not meant to “help” anyone ...

Yes it is, all unionized workers benefit. What we need is a freeper in the know to post the impact on unions CT will suffer from.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:04:25 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: 9422WMR
Automation will reduce the number of workers needed

It would be a good investment. No obomacare costs, no unions, no minimum wage crap, no pregnancy leaves or sick days, no vacation pay, no retirement package, no SS or medicaid payments, etc.
Today, a business would be crazy not to use the technology now available to them. The technology available now is awesome. The local WalMart has an automatic check out machine for people who don't want to bother with delays. Fast food would move twice as fast. Ticket sellers would be yesterdays news.

Because of the vote buying politicians, I can see a world where no one wants to hire a politically purchased human. It would be 100% understandable, and no honest person could blame them for it.

In the past I would have been against mass automation, but today the thieving politicians are leaving people with no other choice.

18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: matt04

This will leave a mark ($10.10 X 2080 hr = $21K).

Illustrative individual mandate penalties for a single individual with no dependents:
• In 2014, those with income above the filing threshold ($10,000 in 2013) but at or
below $19,500 will pay the $95 flat amount, those with income above $19,500
and below the cap at the national average premium for bronze-level coverage will
pay 1% of applicable income;
• In 2015, those with income above the filing threshold ($10,000 in 2013) but at or
below $26,250 will pay the $325 flat amount, and those with income above
$26,250 and below the cap at the national average premium for bronze-level
coverage will pay 2% of applicable income;
• In 2016, those with income above the filing threshold ($10,000 in 2013) but at or
below $37,800 will pay the $695 flat amount, and those with income above
$37,800 and below the cap at the national average premium for bronze-level
coverage will pay 2.5% of applicable income.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: concerned about politics
Already started:


20 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:17 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Levi’s, Toys ‘R’ Us Slash Jobs
Two big names are laying off hundreds after poor sales

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2014/03/26/levis-toys-r-us-slashing-hundreds-of-jobs/


21 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: matt04
How long until the LIVs are shocked to see people laid off and hours cut as a result of this bill?

Never.....................

22 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: WinMod70

Hahahahahahah. *catches breath* Hahahahahahahahah.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 8:15:11 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

First of all, the government does not have the right to set a minimum or maximum wage.
End of discussion.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:47 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: matt04

Union wages are tied to the minimum wage and that is who this bill is meant to “help.” The poor and young people who will lose jobs and see hours cut are simply collateral damage in the statists’ war for power.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: matt04

In corporate America, it used to be to give consideration to those that have families over those that were single, in the possibility of a promotion.

Now, with higher minimum wage standards being shoved down America’s throat, I suggest firing all the college kids not involved in career paths, versus all of those that are in business administration and any of the engineering disciplines.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:39 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Good point. A large union employer, Shaw’s Supermarkets, closed all there stores in the state a while back. Many were bought by non-union chains and reopened.

I would imagine most other unionized workers make over $10.10/hr anyway (i.e. Electric Boat, BDL airport workers, etc.) so they will see little to no benefit from this.

This was partially done to help unions, maybe not in CT, but around the country, and to please Dear Leader so he can considered Malloy a candidate for some DC post.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:55 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Nothing quite like liberal logic.

“The job you DON’T have would pay at least $10.10/hr.”


28 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:53 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: matt04

If I were a state where most residents lived less than 30 min. drive from another state, I don’t think I’d to that.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matt04

Good. Perhaps this’ll give people a sample of what’ll happen if it passes nationally.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 9:40:05 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: matt04

How many people are going to continue to fall for this election-year ruse and blight on the economy and productivity? Nothing focuses on demagoguery quite like the minimum wage which spins well but which any Econ 101 flunky knows forces lower employment, higher costs, and higher prices.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 9:49:09 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: matt04
Malloy: "This modest increase will give working families a boost, and it will contribute to our economy by getting just a little more money into the pockets of people who will spend it in their communities."

Malloy is ignorant. If you are dependent on $10.10 an hour to support a family, you are NOT going to have any extra money to spend in the economy. However, you might lose your job because your employer can no longer afford to keep as many employees.

32 posted on 03/27/2014 9:51:15 AM PDT by kidd
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To: matt04

“I hope members of Congress, governors, state legislators and business leaders across our country will follow Connecticut’s lead to help ensure that no American who works fulltime has to raise a family in poverty and that every American who works hard has the chance to get ahead,’’ Obama said.

That he can say that with a straight face after all he’s done to ensure Americans remain in poverty strongly suggests a sociopathic personality.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: matt04

Someone’s got to pay for it, and the minimum wage earners will pay dearly for it.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 9:51:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: matt04

The Heritage foundation released a good article on how raising the min wage helps unions. The jist is that unions suposedly have skilled labor, albiet overpriced. When unskilled labor becomes overpriced most employers will opt for overpriced skilled labor instead.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2007/02/union-members-not-minimum-wage-earners-benefit-when-the-minimum-wage-rises

Then there are also unions whos contracts state that a raise in the minimum wage must also raise the union wage.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324048904578318541000422454


35 posted on 03/27/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: matt04

Excellent. That means we’ll be getting some businesses moving to the South


36 posted on 03/27/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: kidd

Malloy is Obama on the state level, with Dem controlled House and Senate.

If you ever hear his speak, he sounds just like Obama with his “uh, well, uh, we, uh must pass thus, uh bill to, uh...”


37 posted on 03/27/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Malloy isn’t very popular in Connecticut.

He is running dead even in the polls with an assumed GOP challenger. The people who don’t like Malloy, REALLY don’t like him, so the conservatives in Connecticut are really fired up. Non-conservatives are apathetic about Malloy.

I think this bill is more of an election-year ploy. Obama polls better than Malloy here in Connecticut. They ARE trying to cash in on voter support for Obama


38 posted on 03/27/2014 10:37:21 AM PDT by kidd
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