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Minnesota lawmakers OK raising minimum wage to $9.50 an hour
Reuters ^ | April 10, 2014 | BY DAVID BAILEY

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:10:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure raising the state's minimum wage from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest.

The measure to bump the hourly wage to $9.50, one of dozens of wage proposals debated by lawmakers around the country this year, passed the Democrat-controlled House by a vote of 71-60. The Democrat-run Senate approved the measure on Wednesday.

It now goes to Democratic Governor Mark Dayton, who supports the bill.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: economics; failure; smallbusiness; socialism
Cheap bastards. Why not $39.50 per hour?
1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:10:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sad thing is, there is not one single person in Minnesota who will see the correlation between this huge rise in the minimum wage and the huge rise in unemployment.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:13:37 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In a related measure.....Minnesota will now Be Renamed: The State of Detroit


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:14:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: erkelly

As I recall, there aren’t many minimum-wage jobs in Minnesota compared to most places, and haven’t been for quite a while.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:18:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

I don’t know if Minnesota’s raising of the state minimum wage was the right thing to do at this time, but Minnesota has the 10th Amendment-protected power to do so.

On the other hand, with the exception of the federal entities indicated 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 the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate intrastate wages.

The reason that there is a so-called national minimum wage is the following imo. Corrupt federal politicians exercise constitutionally nonexistent federal government power to hike national minimum wage to win votes from low-information voters who don’t understand that the feds don’t have the constitutional authority to legislatively address such issues.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:43 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So. More workers will lose their jobs and maybe wind up on the dole. Just what we need. /s


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Please Minnesotans, don’t come to WI. We enjoy our Governor and Republican legislature very much.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They are such mean-spirited pikers. Why not make it $100/hour? This is wholly unfair.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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Democratic Governor Mark Dayton is a cheapskate. I can’t live on $9.50.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: erkelly

Not true. I will.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: erkelly

> Sad thing is, there is not one single person in Minnesota who will see the correlation between this huge rise in the minimum wage and the huge rise in unemployment.

And higher prices.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: erkelly

Come on now. There ARE some conservatives here. Not many, but we’re here.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would hate to be a small business owner having to find the money for payroll.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 5:55:12 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: MeshugeMikey

Isn’t there Governor that Muslim guy? Took the oath on a Koran or something...

I remember when I first was aware the people voted for a Muslim as Govenor.....would have never thought in America.....’Stealth Jihad” is working.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 5:59:11 PM PDT by caww
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Keith Ellison “U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, serving since 2007”

Mr Salam Alikum..who took his oath using the koran.

Im surprised he hasnt morphed into a Mohammad Ackmed Ellison by now


16 posted on 04/10/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: jjotto
As I recall, there aren’t many minimum-wage jobs in Minnesota compared to most places, and haven’t been for quite a while.
Well, if they raise the “minimum wage” (the real minimum wage being zero, if you don’t have a job) enough, they will have plenty of “minimum wage” jobs in Minnesota.

17 posted on 04/11/2014 3:50:20 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait until “they” decide that if any State decides to raise minimum wage, any other State has to “honor” it and offer the same to someone who moves in to the State from a State with a higher minimum wage...


18 posted on 04/11/2014 4:31:06 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Yep. More people dependent means more Dim voters.

The REAL minimum wage is $0 and can’t be changed.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 4:35:06 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The incremental raise to $9.50 will provide the extra money needed to buy Obamacare.

The cry for increasing wages is to develop wage inflaton to cover the increased cost of Obamacare


20 posted on 04/11/2014 4:41:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Employee compensation has never been a lower percentage of profits as it is in the US today. Corporations are sitting on over 1 trillion dollars cash. Those who are employed have never worked harder. Those statistics from CBS news this morning.

Instead of raising wages, what does corporate America want? Lower taxes (which we supported them on) and to continue the invasion of the US with cheap labor and to import crap from third world cesspools and use the savings to raise profits.

Why should average US citizens support the Chamber of Commerce and globalists on this one? I'm all for a higher minimum wage and laws that US citizens must be hired when they're qualified and competent employees. Perhaps all that is needed is laws that stop the invasion of the US and no more permission for unnecessary foreign labor. Add to that tariffs on goods from companies where workers are treated like slaves.

If something isn't done, the US is near the breaking point.

21 posted on 04/11/2014 4:53:56 AM PDT by grania
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