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CA Dem Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls For $26 Minimum Wage
Fox Nation ^ | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk

California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state — a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland.

Lee and Harris appeared Friday on CNN’s “Crossfire,” hosted by former Obama advisor Van Jones and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The panel discussed the proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.

“Let me ask you this question, you’re a good advocate for this,” Gingrich asked Lee. “The mayor of Seattle is proposing that the minimum wage ought to go up to $15 an hour.”

Watch the video!!!!

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/05/03/ca-dem-congresswoman-barbara-lee-calls-26-minimum-wage

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: barbaralee; employment; gingrich; minimumwage; newt; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/05/03/ca-dem-congresswoman-barbara-lee-calls-26-minimum-wage

Newt is laughing at her


2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:44:19 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

That will be $35 for your Big Mac combo, please.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:46:14 AM PDT by rey
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To: rey

I should run for office and propose $100 minimum wage.

Slam-dunk strategy.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: Hojczyk

If $26/hr makes sense to this idiot, why not $500/hr. Clearly, in her mind, the cost of labor has absolutely no impact on unemployment rates or prices, so...hell...go big, or go home...$1000/hr it is!


5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Hojczyk

55% unemployment


6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:49:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Hojczyk

If I were her Republican opponent, I would do her one better and claim the minimum wage should be raised to $50/hour - so then all workers could be in the 1%.

Even idiot leftists would understand the joke.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: econjack

The original post is satire, right?

Right?


8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:50:37 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Hojczyk

If it doesn’t affect the economy, why not 1000 an hour?


9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:50:43 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Hojczyk

$12,203,055,503,595,283,854,383,872,384,293,483,238,404,020 an hour or you are a racist.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hojczyk

How stingy is she not to agree to $52?


11 posted on 05/03/2014 11:52:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hojczyk

 

Lets make it $1 Hundred Zillion Billion an hour!!

12 posted on 05/03/2014 11:52:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Hojczyk

Why stop at $26.00?

Once you uncouple the wage paid from the value of the work performed there is no reason to limit the wage.

Just boost it to $70,000 so everyone can work one hour and go home for the year.

Just think of the money the government would save on welfare!


13 posted on 05/03/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Hojczyk

For some bizzarre reason I just flashed back to the old Eddie Murphy comedy/fantasy routine when he was talking about him and his buddies getting drunk and jokingly voting for Jessie Jackson, then sobering up the next day to the horror that he’d won.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Hojczyk
The system is filled with trillions in monopoly money anyway...why not?

(what fools we have running the joint...only they're not the fools...we are)

15 posted on 05/03/2014 11:56:54 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Hojczyk

What private sector business experience does Blah Blah Lee have?


16 posted on 05/03/2014 12:02:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Hojczyk

Dems want milk to cost $30! A movie ticket is already $10...


17 posted on 05/03/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RckyRaCoCo

In Europe, they are promoting a basic wage for everyone, whether they work or not.
What do you think the incentive will be for working or staying in school?
It would be the downfall of modern society. Productivity would be dismal or none existent.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: Hojczyk

Barbara “Commie” Lee


19 posted on 05/03/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Hojczyk

$26 bucks LOL LOL LOL LOL!! And with the 30 gabillion illegals flooding the country, that will do WONDERS for job prospects wont it?? “Hmmmm....let’s see...I can pay this illegal $5 an hour under the table or pay this citizen $26 an hour.. Gee, what a hard decision!”


20 posted on 05/03/2014 12:11:05 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: econjack

Exactly and it proves yet again how out of touch with reality the freakin’ Rats and RINOs are. Just absolute uneducated naive morons. Oh sure they got their college degrees, but as we have seen time and time again, especially in the case of Sheila Jackson Lee, what they learned in school went in one ear and out the other whereas today, they have the intellect and experience of 3 year olds. “Mommy, why can’t we pay people $3000 gabillion dollars an hour?” SAME exact kind of mentality!


21 posted on 05/03/2014 12:16:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Hojczyk
simple another RAT not smart enough to understand the business model of a lemonade stand...
22 posted on 05/03/2014 12:18:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: americanbychoice3

And Gov. gets to pick the winners and losers...what could possibly go wrong with that scenario? /s


23 posted on 05/03/2014 12:19:03 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Hojczyk
WHAT'S BLACK, HAS 86 LEGS, HALF A BRAIN AND A COLLECTIVE I.Q. OF 47?...

THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS!!!

24 posted on 05/03/2014 12:21:57 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: Hojczyk

$3000/hour or nothing!


25 posted on 05/03/2014 12:25:00 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Hojczyk

Yes, of course. How about $100 per hour? And $1 per hour for you and the other democrat idiots in congress.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: econjack

She claims to have owned a business that employed 300 people, and that she paid a “living wage”, whatever that is for California. I call BS.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Hojczyk

...are these the same people who refuse to pay their interns working for their campaigns?


28 posted on 05/03/2014 12:28:35 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Hojczyk

Not $25, but $26? Is this like how Obama claimed there were 7.1 million sign ups instead of just $7 million? Like its more legitimate?


29 posted on 05/03/2014 12:33:30 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

If they raise the minimum wage to even 15..they will need to raise other people’s wages also..who will do a tough job for 15 when they can get 15 doing something simple.


30 posted on 05/03/2014 12:50:58 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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Tell her I’ll settle dfor $52/hr and not a dime less.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Hojczyk
California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state

With the fed creating money out of thin air, sooner or later, that won't seem so crazy.

32 posted on 05/03/2014 12:51:41 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state

What a cheapskate elitist turd! I can't live on that.

33 posted on 05/03/2014 1:02:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: rey
--That will be $35 for your Big Mac combo, please.--

That's for the 'veggie' Big Mac. If you want it with meat, it'll be $48.

34 posted on 05/03/2014 1:15:17 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldexpat

Of course it will drive up wages and thusly, prices of everything. What they are doing is destructive and EVERYBODY with an ounce of brains knows it. Where are the economists shouting “THIS IS NUTS!!” ?


35 posted on 05/03/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: PGR88

She probably won’t have a Republican opponent. In CA, the top two primary voters go on the Nov. ballot, regardless of party. And given her district, it will probably be another Democrat, though maybe a sane one.


36 posted on 05/03/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hojczyk

She must be on crack.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 1:54:28 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: wayoverthehill

I frequently hear libs claiming to have owned a business where they paid a ‘living wage’. But they are never current business owners and they never want to talk about their business experience in depth. Nor do they ever want to discuss why they no longer own their supposedly successful business.


38 posted on 05/03/2014 1:54:30 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: econjack
$1000/hr...heck...how about $1 million/hr...everyone can be a millionaire...

Of course that will make inflation go through the roof, but it will make the dollar as worthless as Obama. We don't need a minimum wage, but incentive to get Americans back to work such as lower taxes.

39 posted on 05/03/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: VitacoreVision
I should run for office and propose $100 minimum wage.

$150 sez I.

Can we say "bidding war for votes'.....
40 posted on 05/03/2014 2:04:52 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Hojczyk

The answer is TEXAS!!!


41 posted on 05/03/2014 2:12:00 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: RedMonqey

She said she ran small business with 300 employes
...I can not find anything on the net


42 posted on 05/03/2014 2:12:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: americanbychoice3
In Europe, they don't have a military to fund. They rely in the USA military, so the money they would have invested in the military/industrial complex goes into social programs instead.

Obama is well on the way towards destroying our military/industrial complex too, so why not $26/hour? Let the Russians and the Chinese defend both Europe and the USA now!

-PJ

43 posted on 05/03/2014 2:21:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Right, in the sense that she’s always considered herself a communist, and been a member of several communist groups. However, she’s too stupid to appreciate the irony that no communist regime, all of which she has supported, ever paid its proletarians very much, certainly not $26 an hour.

With her IQ, I say let the commies have her.


44 posted on 05/03/2014 2:33:55 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Hojczyk

$26/hour = $52K/year based on 2000 hours [40 hours x 50 weeks].

Me thinks that would drive the cost of a Big Mac up to $12 ...


45 posted on 05/03/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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“California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state — a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland”

Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Think again, Andy.


46 posted on 05/03/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT by lowbridge
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barbara, why so cheap at $26 an hour?


47 posted on 05/03/2014 6:33:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“In Europe, they don’t have a military to fund. They rely in the USA military, so the money they would have invested in the military/industrial complex goes into social programs instead.”

I don’t know how many libs I stated that fact to and they look at me like a deer in headlights, then most of them will say we don’t need much military here or in Europe.


48 posted on 05/04/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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Even my daughter’s boyfriend, not a conservative by any terms, understands that the department he works in at Sears (L.A.) has a budget and if the minimum wage increases it means less hours for him and/or layoffs.


49 posted on 05/04/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Hojczyk

Liberalism IS a mental disorder after all.


50 posted on 05/04/2014 7:55:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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