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Poll to FReep: The Big Question: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?
Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | Tuesday, 7/24/2012 | Joy Cardin

Posted on 07/24/2012 6:00:44 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, unchanged for the past three years. Do you think it should be raised?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Wisconsin; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: joycardin; minimumwage; poll; wisconsinpublicradio
The poll is a short ways down, in the middle of this page.

Currently:

Yes(68 Responses)67%

No(31 Responses)31%

Not sure(2 Responses)2%

Total: 101 respondents

1 posted on 07/24/2012 6:01:03 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

if it gets raised, more people will lose their jobs, it should be abolished until thee depression is over


2 posted on 07/24/2012 6:04:05 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hunton Peck

My answer wasn’t listed: Abolish the minimum wage.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: yldstrk

And, then, more people will be dependent on the government. Cowherd-Piven. I’m surprised that Zero doesn’t want to raise it to $25 an hour.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Buddy Sorrell (No more Zero anymore!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Given the economy’s course in the last three years, the Minimum Wage should be lowered.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Hunton Peck

No is now ahead.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Hunton Peck

only if you think unemployment particularly for young blacks is too low!


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Hunton Peck

FreeEEeeped:

The tide is turning...

Yes(78 Responses)
50%

No(77 Responses)
49%

Not sure(2 Responses)

Keep it going!!

1%
Tot


8 posted on 07/24/2012 6:18:43 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Have I mentioned lately that FReepers rock?
9 posted on 07/24/2012 6:20:58 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: fwdude
My answer wasn’t listed: Abolish the minimum wage.

There are not enough superlatives that I can use to indicate how totally I'm in complete, unalterable, decisive agreement with you on this. The minimum wage (and labor unions for that matter) are impediments to the machinery of the free market. In particular, the minimum wage is an anti-liberty artifice that sets a false bottom on the cost of services. Both the employer and employee are constrained from agreeing on a price. Simply put, the minimum wage is a latter-day form of slavery.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Hunton Peck

That Public Radio station will get more votes than they have listeners.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 6:25:42 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Hunton Peck

62% No
37% Yes

But only 243 votes so it doesn’t take much to move the results in either direction.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 6:43:51 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Even a person who can’t say no can answer this one correctly. Hell no. No brainer.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yes(94 Responses)
35%
No(174 Responses)
64%
Not sure(2 Responses)
1%
Total: 270 respondents


14 posted on 07/24/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Hunton Peck
Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

Sure - do it right now. And make it effective immediately.

Call it 'The Obama Un-Affordable Entry Level Employee Act'.

That's probably the single best way to raise the unemployment rate in the short time left before the election.

Especially among black yoots.

/s


15 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Hunton Peck; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ..
Thanks to Hunton Peck for the post and ping!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

16 posted on 07/24/2012 7:05:11 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Hunton Peck

No 68%


17 posted on 07/24/2012 7:06:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Hunton Peck

Yes
(104 Responses)
30%
No
(245 Responses)
70%
Not sure
(2 Responses)
1%
Total: 351 respondents

Voted at 10:20pm EST


18 posted on 07/24/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Hunton Peck

I still want to know who these “don’t know/not sure/don’t have a brain” idiots who vote in these polls are. This isn’t a push poll, so why should such numbskulls answer at all?


19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:22:21 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Do you think it should be raised?

Sure, if you want the unemployment rate to go higher.

5.56mm

20 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:51 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Hunton Peck

Yes
(107 Responses)
28%
No
(272 Responses)
71%
Not sure
(2 Responses)
1%
Total: 381 respondents.

...and, holy cow, I took a look at their prior polls and results - way-left wins big every time. I hate public radio


21 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:36 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: fwdude

Back when 1-900 numbers were introduced, a Twin Cities TV station regularly had polls that required viewers to call their 900 # to vote at, I think 50 cents a pop. There would always be a few not sure/no opinion votes.

In other words, people actually paid money to tell the world they had no clue.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: Tigercap

Minimum wage in WA state is $9.04. In Seattle the retail stores have trouble finding people to work for less $13.00/hour.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Hunton Peck

When Nancy took over the House one of her first actions was to raise the minimum wage. The unemployment rate began rising that month.

It was just the beginning. :)

Lower it...


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:37:55 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Hunton Peck

Of course not. A minimum wage hike won’t help.

We do need far more competition between businesses for both customers and employees. The way to accomplish that is to abolish uses of government regulations against potential competition (i.e., against new, small businesses). Encourage more business starts and more competition between businesses. Get off the local fake environmentalism and animal worship attacks against new, small business starts. Eliminate the local, yocal, commie zoning ordinances against small manufacturing starts in rural areas.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:07 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop

Hell no!

Unless of course you want to pay $8.00 for an Ice cream cone or a donut and coffee.

What are they thinking?


26 posted on 07/24/2012 8:06:23 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: fwdude; Hunton Peck

“...Abolish the minimum wage.”

You are absolutely correct...the minimum wage impoverishes many...

“Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, unchanged for the past three years. Do you think it should be raised?

Yes(131 Responses)
27%
No(351 Responses)
72%
Not sure(4 Responses)
1%
Total: 486 respondents


27 posted on 07/24/2012 8:59:34 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yes (137 Responses) 26%
No (383 Responses) 73%
Not sure (4 Responses) 1%
Total: 524 respondents


28 posted on 07/24/2012 10:19:20 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Hunton Peck
It shouldn't be raised. It should be razed.
29 posted on 07/25/2012 12:21:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: re_nortex; fwdude
Would you like another "AMEN!!", fwdude?

AMEN!!

30 posted on 07/25/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome; Hunton Peck

Yes! Now that 0zer0 has nearly destroyed small business in our country, let’s just finish the job. Make it $15/hour!
(207 Responses)
32%

No. Employees should be paid what they are worth to the hiring company, not some arbitrary minimum that is decided by an ignorant, socialistic government.
(434 Responses)
67%

I’m too stupid to figure out how to answer this question, but I did bother to answer it anyway. Somebody help me please!
(5 Responses)
1%

Total: 646 respondents


31 posted on 07/25/2012 8:34:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Lol!

Well, it’s funny because it’s true...


32 posted on 07/25/2012 8:42:27 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: Hunton Peck

[smiles] Glad I made you LOL!


33 posted on 07/25/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome; Hunton Peck

Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, unchanged for the past three years. Do you think it should be raised?

Yes(224 Responses) 33%
No(452 Responses) 66%
Not sure(5 Responses) 1%

Total: 681 respondents


34 posted on 07/25/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Good to see this is still holding up.


35 posted on 07/25/2012 3:23:42 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Pretty good results for a Whiny Puerile Radio poll.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 3:35:23 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...

Wisconsin minimum wage poll ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


37 posted on 07/26/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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