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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:10 PM

 

You got to be kidding me

The price of gas doubles over the last two years and we hear nothing from congress.

The price of milk doubles in two years we hear nothing from congress.

The average rent doubles over the last 5 years crickets.

All public utilities raise prices 50% over the last two years nothing from your government.

Medicine and insurance double over the last 5 years nobody says a word.

RAISE THE MINImUN WAGE 15% OVER 5 YEARS AND THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END.


It is long past time that we tax the rich why should a dock worker pay a higher % then our boy Mitt Romney ,Wake up America its time you listened to whaTS GOING ON.

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Reply You got to be kidding me (Original post)
coljam Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
obxhead Feb 2013 #10
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #12
obxhead Feb 2013 #13
Scuba Feb 2013 #2
WillyT Feb 2013 #3
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #4
timdog44 Feb 2013 #5
zbdent Feb 2013 #6
The Wizard Feb 2013 #7
Historic NY Feb 2013 #8
obxhead Feb 2013 #11
Downwinder Feb 2013 #9
toby jo Feb 2013 #15
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #14
tiredtoo Feb 2013 #16
0_0 Feb 2013 #17
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #18
dballance Feb 2013 #19

Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. Time to double the minimum wage. Period. (nt)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:57 PM

10. Triple it

Raise it by $1 an hour every 6 months until it's up to $20.50 an hour (where it should be based on inflation) then chain it to inflation so it automatically goes up.

I remember when they screamed "the sky is falling" when they raised it from $4.25 to $4.85. Cheeseburgers were going to cost $20 if they did it.

Guess what, now I can still go buy a damn cheeseburger for a buck, just like I could 20 years ago.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:36 PM

12. I'd much refer a double PLUS universal healthcare and retirement benefits.

Over a simple triple.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:35 AM

13. Pony!

I want the single payer as well as the triple!

I'll settle for double, single payer, and no more tax refunds for $Billion+/yr corps, and a massive infrastructure overhaul of the entire US.



HA!

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:54 PM

2. Great post. Welcome to DU.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:13 PM

3. HUGE K & R !!! - Welcome !!!






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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. Excellent!

Welcome to DU, coljam!

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:33 PM

5. I would dare

any of the congressmen/women to come home and live on the minimum wage. Even if it was $9/hour. I would dare them to attempt to live on $25/hour. Buy a house. Buy a car. Send two children to school. Enjoy a movie. Join a bowling league or enroll in an exercise club. Out of touch, I say.

End unearned income for tax purposes. End a cap on social security tax. People who "earn", and I use that term loosely, the biggest share of the money should pay the biggest share of the taxes. Or at the very least the fair share of the taxes. And I won't even go into the corporate taxes, or should I say non taxes.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:54 PM

6. Oddly enough, it coincides with the recapture of the U.S. House by Republicans ...

But the "liberally-biased media" can't make that connection ...

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:57 PM

7. People making minimum wage

don't have an army of lobbyists bribing legislators, nor do they have Cayman Islands accounts to launder bribe money. .

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:11 PM

8. Perhaps it time to chain congress salaries to the economy...

they work for us.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:59 PM

11. I think it's time Congress works for minimum wage.

At an hourly rate, not a salary rate.

We would all be making $30 an hour within 6 months.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:14 PM

9. One hour of labor at minimum wage

in 1960 would get you five gallons of gas.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:33 PM

15. Yeah, and that's when our economy was still expanding under Eisenhower with his 90% tax rates.

 

That godless commie liberal leftie.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:21 PM

14. BUTBUTBUT THAT WILL CUT THEIR PROFITS!!!

CEO pay matters the fucking MOSTEST.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:04 PM

16. much like the invasion of IRAQ

this country has been brain washed into believing we cannot afford SS, Medicare,Medicaid and so on. We can afford whatever we want, it is up to us to make our priorities the topic of discussion. NATION WIDE and in the main stream media.

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Response to coljam (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:39 PM

17. Agreed

I think everyone who opposes a minimum wage increase should try working for the minimum wage. I do, and if I didn't get help from my family, I would not be able to have a roof over my head while attending college.

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Response to 0_0 (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:58 PM

18. Thanks for adding this real life perspective 0_0. Welcome to DU.

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Response to 0_0 (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:02 PM

19. Welcome to DU and Hang in There

I well remember working 2 jobs, so I could get enough hours, in college. Perspective employers will take into account the fact you worked and were able to graduate when get there.

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