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Mediaite Columnist Destroys Obama On Minimum Wage, Racist History Behind Law


During last night’s State of the Union, President Obama proposed something many people will undoubtedly find appealing: a federally mandated $9.00 minimum wage. It’s intuitive to believe that government can simply force wages up, increasing low-skilled workers’ income, all without any unintended consequences. But the reality is that, no matter how well-intended minimum wage laws may be, they largely act as short-sighted means to benefiting some at the expense of low-skilled labor.


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Too little, too late

I propose a $900 an hour minimal wage, retroactive to 2001.

Prove my plan is worse than O'Bama's. Can't do it.

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The worst thing we can do is pay a livable wage to those that...

....do 90% of the work for 1% of the wealth, while paying outrageous sums for incompetency.

If the self-proclaimed elite were truly qualified to earn as much as they do then why is it the only answer they ever come up with is to take more wealth from the working poor?

Sorry, but I have to go to work and watch the students, administrators and faculty lie, cheat and steal their way to better jobs. If they could hit the toilet more than half the time, while sitting on it, I would be impressed and might believe some of their arguments stating why they deserve more and the working poor deserve less ( and less ).


Maybe he should have said $90.00 an hour, just to keep up with Bernanke's inflation rate.

Just fix the prices so

Just fix the prices so inflation doesn't exist, have the FED pay the businesses in printed money, and anyone who says our money isn't worth anything- BAM! Drone strikes to the face.

End The Fed!
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Let's just have a 20$ minimum wage and make it illegal to fire people or raise prices. That'll solve everything.

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Minimum wages

destroy small, grass root businesses, and favours the Big Boys...just as intended.

Not Exactly As Intended

Many people think it will help poor people--they are mistaken. They aren't trying to destroy anyone.

True, northern state (and probably California) congress members like raising the minimum wage, because they have very few jobs that pay that little anyway, so it helps their manufacturing businesses by making it harder for southern businesses to compete. Of course, there are so few of these businesses left, anymore...

It's especially crazy to have a federal minimum wage when the cost of living varies so much geographically.

Meanwhile, when was the last time you saw a full-service gas station?

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Raising the wages realy don't help unless you are a 16 yr. old

living with parents and you don't contribute anything to them.
Every time they increase wages, everything else goes up too, so you really aren't getting ahead.