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HonestChieffan
06-08-2012, 06:38 AM
Insanity. Jesse jr is a total moonbat

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/231663-left-pushes-10-minimum-wage-but-leadership-balks

The House Democrats pushing for a steep hike in the minimum wage could face an unlikely foe: their own leadership.

Behind Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.), almost two dozen liberal Democrats endorsed legislation this week to raise the federal minimum wage immediately from $7.25 to $10 per hour, the first such increase in three years.

The lawmakers think they’ve found a winning issue in an election cycle that’s featured the rise of the Occupy movement, criticism of Mitt Romney’s path to wealth and a class-centered fight over the Bush-era tax rates.

But no Democratic leaders have endorsed the measure, and the silence coming from their offices this week has highlighted the potential political difficulty in raising the minimum wage — a move that’s anathema to the powerful business lobby — amid sluggish economic times.

Concerns about the economy have increased since last Friday, when a jobs report showed an anemic May during which only 69,000 jobs were added. A higher minimum wage could discourage employers from creating more jobs and that, in turn, could hurt President Obama in the election.

Jackson said Thursday that he’s been in discussion with some Democratic leaders — including Reps. George Miller (Calif.), head of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus — “many of whom are crafting and thinking about the idea of a minimum wage strategy.”

Iz Zat Chew
06-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Rather than to raise minimum wage, which I feel will only lead to more inflation, the gov should do as they want to do anyway - control prices of goods on the shelf. Limit profits of large corporations and feed the rest of the money into the collective for our new communist country.

Guru
06-08-2012, 08:02 AM
raise the minimum wage again? JFC

alnorth
06-08-2012, 08:13 AM
Just did some quick math. Going from $7.25 to $10 after just 3 years is about a 11.3% raise, annualized. That is a lot higher than inflation.

If we want a more reasonable 3.5% wage inflation rate (still might be generous), thats more like 9.35 years, call it 10. These guys are 7 years early, at least.

Deberg_1990
06-08-2012, 08:34 AM
raise the minimum wage again? JFC

Yes because laborers sacking groceries, cleaning bathrooms and flipping burgers should always be paid top dollar.

qabbaan
06-08-2012, 08:39 AM
The Democrats are going to dredge up all these election year only issues like the minimum wage, gay marriage, the homeless, school lunches, etc. These are useful for harvesting votes before they are locked away until the next election cycle.

FD
06-08-2012, 08:40 AM
Raising the minimum wage right now is the definition of stupid.

qabbaan
06-08-2012, 08:41 AM
Raising the minimum wage right now is the definition of stupid.

Not if you want to raise unemployment!

KC native
06-08-2012, 09:14 AM
This has a snowball's chance in hell. No one you can justify that jump especially since inflation has been pretty nonexistent in the last 3 years.

cosmo20002
06-08-2012, 09:36 AM
The Democrats are going to dredge up all these election year only issues like the minimum wage, gay marriage, the homeless, school lunches, etc. These are useful for harvesting votes before they are locked away until the next election cycle.

I don't see how any of these are particularly useful election year issues for the Dems. The homeless? That issue is going to gain a lot of votes? Gay marriage has always been an issue to avoid as it riles up the R base who isn't all that thrilled with their nominee. No point in giving them something to get excited about.

Fairplay
06-08-2012, 09:40 AM
Democrats won't be able to pass it.

It will be used as tool to show class struggle. Dem's are for poor working class folks.

Repub's favor the rich.

vailpass
06-08-2012, 10:18 AM
The Democrats are going to dredge up all these election year only issues like the minimum wage, gay marriage, the homeless, school lunches, etc. These are useful for harvesting votes before they are locked away until the next election cycle.

Bingo.

La literatura
06-08-2012, 09:54 PM
The Democrats are going to dredge up all these election year only issues like the minimum wage, gay marriage, the homeless, school lunches, etc. These are useful for harvesting votes before they are locked away until the next election cycle.

Probably. I also look forward to the every four year "Lets start remembering aborted children" campaign.

Taco John
06-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Why not raise the minimum to $20 bucks and mandate full employment? If government wage and employment mandates are the answer, then why all this pussy-footing around?

mikey23545
06-08-2012, 10:11 PM
I don't see how any of these are particularly useful election year issues for the Dems. The homeless? That issue is going to gain a lot of votes? Gay marriage has always been an issue to avoid as it riles up the R base who isn't all that thrilled with their nominee. No point in giving them something to get excited about.

Yep, the Dems should concentrate on their core - dead voters and the illegal immigrant vote.

mikey23545
06-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Probably. I also look forward to the every four year "Lets start remembering aborted children" campaign.

Ah, I almost forgot part of the Dem core - school children who have never worked a day in their lives.

La literatura
06-08-2012, 10:15 PM
Ah, I almost forgot part of the Dem core - school children who have never worked a day in their lives.

PBJ

alnorth
06-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Why not raise the minimum to $20 bucks and mandate full employment? If government wage and employment mandates are the answer, then why all this pussy-footing around?

You do have to admit that it would be kinda cool to use a $100 bill to buy a couple Big Macs.

|Zach|
06-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Yea that is a nutty minimum wage.