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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 02:46 PM

Elizabeth Warren - Senate HELP Committee - Minimum Wage



If income distribution and wage proportions held from 1960 the minimum wage would now stand at $33 an hour.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. I don't think it's about the economy or even money.

It's about a class war with the rich trying to be way above the working class.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. It's about a reinterpretation of Capitalism...

It used to be about improving the quality of life for the average citizen.

Now it's about concentrating the wealth in the hands of a select vanguard that considers the rest of us to be "worthless eaters".

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 03:44 PM

3. You may be right, but monetary disparity

establishes just that distinction.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 04:57 PM

4. Elizabeth Warren for 2016.

She would put the interests of ordinary people first.

SHE CAN DO THE MATH!!!!!

I'd like to see her go one-on-one with Larry Summers in a doing-complex-math-problems-and-word-problems-in-your-head contest. She would win any day.

We haven't had a president in the White House who could DO THE MATH all by himself since Bill Clinton. And Elizabeth Warren is even sharper than Clinton was when it comes to watching where the money goes.

I really, really, really, really, really want to persuade Elizabeth Warren to put her hat in the ring and run in 2016.

She is the only one who could win and whom we can trust.

She is the only one who is fearless when it comes to asking the tough, revealing questions.

ELIZABETH WARREN FOR PRESIDENT 2016.

Obama is good, but we need Elizabeth Warren for 2016.

Of course, Wall Street hates her, so she would have difficulty competing against their money. But if the 1% continues to treat America with the contempt that they have shown since maybe 1980 and that Romney showed in the 2012 campaign, she would win even without the financial upper hand.

That is because America is sick and tired of the class warfare fought by the 1%, the grabbing, the pushing, the shoving aside. If an ordinary person tries to achieve something, the 1% wants its due, and if they can't get it, they destroy that ordinary person. That's the way it works over and over. I have seen it so often. Can ordinary people reclaim what is taken from them in a court of law. Occasionally. But they have to have a lawyer who is really smart and willing to work for peanuts, a lawyer who loves justice and follows the law of righteousness as well as the law in the books. That is very hard to find.

And Obama is, unfortunately, I am realizing more and more, not that kind of lawyer.

Elizabeth Warren is that kind of lawyer.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 05:43 PM

5. I guess that might seem appealing to have a math wizard to fix the budget....

But frankly, I don't buy the crap from the Republicans that the budget is the #1 priority in America.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 12:52 AM

6. Ah, Senator Warren.....

Doing the work of her mentor, and our hero.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:31 PM

7. Democrats could make this a campaign issue in 2014.

Couldn't they?

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:42 PM

8. Sure, since Republicans talk like raising wages for working people is "COMMIE!!!!"

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 06:30 PM

9. I (think) I heard Elizabeth Warren say 1960 minimum wage would now be $23.00 an hour

When I listened to Elizabeth Warren speaking I heard her say the 1960 minimum wage adjusted for productivity would now be $23.00 an hour. Not $33.00 an hour.

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Response to Piedras (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 06:47 PM

10. Right, but if you factor in the increase in productivity and payments to CEOs/shareholders it does.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:04 PM

11. Ooops my bad, Elizabeth Warren said $22.00 an hour

I listened again. Elizabeth Warren said wages would now be $22.00 an hour. Dr. Debe is the one who said they would be $33.00 an hour. As best I heard he was using a different metric.

I remember working for $1.10 an hour plus tips in the mid-sixties. Gas was around 25 to 30 cents a gallon at the time.

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