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What do you think of the proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour?

  1. I agree.
  2. I’m opposed.
  3. I don’t believe the government should set a minimum wage at all.
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linda53

Feb-21-13 3:40 PM

Just think of the 98% Romney was going to do away with..fire police, teachers, unions and anything middle class. raise the minimum wages and get our country going forward again.

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Sarcastic1

Feb-21-13 11:55 AM

Holy cow, Lightswitch! I was just trying to say that $9 an hour goes a lot further in Mississippi than it does in New York or L.A., and you want to bring up racial issues from the 60's? You need to find a better way to make your point. Maybe your lightswitch was in the off position when you posted that comment.

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lightswitch

Feb-20-13 4:42 PM

Funny they said the same thing about Mississippi and the Feds in the 60's. The Fed paid no attention. I hope you don't set your standards by MIssissippi, but maybe you do?

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Sarcastic1

Feb-20-13 8:42 AM

That last line should have said "should be state issues."

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Sarcastic1

Feb-20-13 8:39 AM

I don't have a problem raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour as long as states that are already higher than that reduce their minimum wage to the new national minimum. Of course, that would cost votes and this "raise" is just another attempt to buy votes in the first place. $9 an hour in New York or L.A. is a little different than $9 an hour in Mississipi. The Feds need to keep their noses out of things that should stste issues.

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lightswitch

Feb-19-13 10:25 PM

Janet the light is on. Now take off your sleeping mask!

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lightswitch

Feb-19-13 10:24 PM

Janet 99 small business is NOT a job engine. Bloomberg October 2012. Please back up your opposite statement/feeling with a source and a date.

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djraal

Feb-19-13 6:58 PM

if they get rid of the illegal aliens in this country that will automatically raise standard of living for all legal US workers. get rid of the illegal crooks that are cluttering up my country

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janet99

Feb-18-13 10:11 PM

Switch's bulb burned out again..must be a short..Small business's aren't job creators ?? WHAT ?? Switch were do u get your "facts" ?? You are as bad as bama spewing clap trap nonsense..Small business's (less than 500) account for more than HALF of all private sector employment..The SBA reports that small biz (less than 500)has created 2/3 of ALL new net jobs over the last 15 years...Finally Switch states, and I faithfully quote this classic line..."If there the pie is larger there there is more to go around. (economics 101)" (???) Well, Switch, That's way over my head...I guess that about sums up you and your buddy bama's theory of economics! I'm impressed Switch!!

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lightswitch

Feb-18-13 6:36 PM

Just like mantra "some people just shouldn't own houses>" May be some people shouldn't own small businesses? Tell us how the GOP helped small business during their 8 year run. They did not close borders, they did not want E-verification of social security numbers, they cut SBA loans. The so called job creator we all were hearing the small business was is actually not. It may create some but none like big business. The benefit that comes from the small business it usually has more of a vested interest in the community where it depends on it geographical community to garner its sales from its goods and services. Many of those customers are the same people making that minimum wage. Also I saw they businesses in this area as I stated increase sales, services, and profits each time minimum wage was increased. If there the pie is larger there there is more to go around. (economics 101) And trickle down economics as we can clearly see, does not work. Take a good look around.

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PastorJames

Feb-18-13 5:47 AM

Do it and ignore HATERS such as Tea Party members and other wailing babies.

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janet99

Feb-17-13 11:21 PM

Increasing the min wage is to further enforce the permanent underclass welfare mentality to keep the current anti US Constitution (obama) regime in power for the future..Keep giving em free stuff = keep getting their vote = means staying in power. The increase is nothing but vote buying and is as reprehensible as affirmative action.

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janet99

Feb-17-13 11:08 PM

Between the hits small business will take with the new utter nightmare called obamacare, increased regulation under obama, increased taxes under obama, and now pay more in wages?...Goodbye small business owners... Less see "president" Santa Clause goona give us more, more, more, plus free housing, free obama care, free education, free food stamps, welfare, free obamaphones. Wonder who going to pay for it?? PLUS 11-20 million NEW (illegal)obama voters with instant amnesty..? Who gonna be paying for them? Try a new bulb Switch..yours has gone very very dim. What clueless garbage.

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lightswitch

Feb-16-13 1:25 PM

Each and every time the minimum wage has increased small businesses to big businesses have balked at the increase. However whenever it has gone up small businesses and big businesses have experienced INCREASED sales and INCREASED profits. Wow sounds like supply and demand economics. Makes sense more money in the pipeline can be sprinkled around the businesses for goods and services. From manufacturers, to wholesale distributors, to retail distributors.

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