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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 06:37 PM
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44. I used to be in the NEA
when I was a teacher. But I don't know of any union that would take on our shop, and I know I'm the only one who is pro-union there, so I don't see how it would do much good.
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  -The insane argument against raising the minimum wage BOSSHOG  Jan-11-07 12:48 PM   #0 
  - You're right  benddem   Jan-11-07 12:50 PM   #1 
  - Where's the money going to come from to raise the min wage?  Squatch   Jan-11-07 12:50 PM   #2 
  - Profits. n/t  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 12:58 PM   #8 
  - OK, so are shareholders of companies are going to allow  Squatch   Jan-11-07 01:02 PM   #9 
     - Where are you going with this?  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:03 PM   #12 
     - Can you answer my initial question?  Squatch   Jan-11-07 01:06 PM   #14 
     - I don't know what you are trying to trap me into saying  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:08 PM   #15 
     - If you can't answer the question, then that's alright.  Squatch   Jan-11-07 01:11 PM   #16 
        - I don't see the point in answering your inane questions. n/t  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:15 PM   #17 
           - If you can't engage in discussions, why come to DU?  Squatch   Jan-11-07 01:40 PM   #28 
              - If you can't explain your point, why come to DU? n/t  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:42 PM   #29 
     - The poster said "Profits." Didn't that answer the initial question?  beyurslf   Jan-13-07 12:03 PM   #69 
     - He's disputing that corps will cut profits.  donco6   Jan-11-07 01:15 PM   #18 
        - Yes, also an option. Bottom line, wage expense comes from operating income.  Justitia   Jan-11-07 01:18 PM   #20 
           - And if I'm not mistaken are  POAS   Jan-11-07 01:22 PM   #22 
           - And basic Economics  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:22 PM   #23 
           - Yup, as a double major of accounting & economics, I concur. Silly arguments abound. -eom  Justitia   Jan-11-07 01:28 PM   #26 
           - Not exactly  AJH032   Jan-13-07 12:28 AM   #58 
           - And where do you think operating income comes from?  Squatch   Jan-11-07 01:45 PM   #30 
              - Do you want to talk income stmts? Happy to do so! But, what is your original point?  Justitia   Jan-11-07 01:52 PM   #31 
              - And if you had passed Business 101 you would know  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 01:55 PM   #32 
                 - Well, there you have it.  Squatch   Jan-11-07 02:09 PM   #33 
                    - You're jumping to conclusions  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 02:16 PM   #34 
                    - Every company that I've ever worked for would rather  Squatch   Jan-11-07 02:17 PM   #35 
                       - Reduced staff -> reduced production  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 02:21 PM   #37 
                       - I submit: instead of reduced staff, "outsourced" staff.  Squatch   Jan-11-07 02:24 PM   #38 
                          - I guess that was your point all along  cosmik debris   Jan-11-07 02:41 PM   #39 
                          - Aren't many minimum wage jobs a bit hard to send overseas?  Bridget Burke   Jan-11-07 02:53 PM   #41 
                          - Thanks to the neo-liberal, neo-cons  ProudDad   Jan-12-07 11:37 PM   #52 
                       - Were you one of the employees laid off?  Bridget Burke   Jan-11-07 02:51 PM   #40 
                    - It's considered a "cost of doing business" - can I give you a real world example?  Justitia   Jan-11-07 02:18 PM   #36 
     - How many small businesses have shareholders & boards of directors?  Justitia   Jan-11-07 01:16 PM   #19 
     - The board of directors  pennylane100   Jan-11-07 01:23 PM   #24 
     - Exactly. Some are trying to conflate issues that are not related or relatable. -eom  Justitia   Jan-11-07 01:26 PM   #25 
     - Prices are typically set according to what the market will bear...  htuttle   Jan-13-07 09:31 AM   #66 
  - Ahhh, the greedy owners pocket?  napi21   Jan-11-07 01:03 PM   #11 
  - The same place it comes from to pay million dollar parachutes  pennylane100   Jan-11-07 01:19 PM   #21 
  - And I wonder which total $$$ amount is bigger?  dicksteele   Jan-11-07 03:23 PM   #42 
  - Thanks - very important point.  beaconess   Jan-13-07 08:35 AM   #63 
  - Raising minimum wage will raise gross wages paid by .05 percent, IIRC  1932   Jan-13-07 03:13 AM   #60 
  - It is absolutely going to come..  sendero   Jan-13-07 08:15 AM   #62 
  - Increased revenues, no Segway Polo League  krispos42   Jan-13-07 04:09 PM   #70 
  - Do you also have a problem with CEO's getting paid too much?  athena   Jan-14-07 12:01 AM   #75 
  - There needs to be a book published of all the insane arguments  bobbolink   Jan-11-07 12:51 PM   #3 
  - The National Urban League has put out a great report knocking down minimum wage myths  beaconess   Jan-13-07 08:50 AM   #64 
  - A good gauge for minimim wage should be  William769   Jan-11-07 12:51 PM   #4 
  - But, business customers will have more money with higher wages.  Deep13   Jan-11-07 12:52 PM   #5 
  - So EVERY American pays a couple pennies more so that working guys can eat  Atman   Jan-11-07 12:53 PM   #6 
  - funny  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-11-07 12:57 PM   #7 
  - Have you considered a union?  POAS   Jan-11-07 01:04 PM   #13 
     - I used to be in the NEA  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-11-07 06:37 PM   #44 
        - Too bad!  POAS   Jan-11-07 07:40 PM   #45 
        - Check out  ProudDad   Jan-12-07 11:41 PM   #53 
  - You'll notice that people who argue against raising the minimum  Sentinel Chicken   Jan-11-07 01:02 PM   #10 
  - Oh, my, NO! What would happen to their furs and yachts????  bobbolink   Jan-11-07 01:31 PM   #27 
  - I made $3 over minimum, and just lost my job.  SanCristobal   Jan-13-07 12:16 AM   #57 
     - Without more detail, a good response is impossible  krispos42   Jan-13-07 04:31 PM   #71 
        - No outsourcing, I worked services.  SanCristobal   Jan-14-07 12:24 AM   #76 
           - Yeah, race to the bottom  krispos42   Jan-14-07 01:38 AM   #77 
  - I heard it the other night  loyalsister   Jan-11-07 05:13 PM   #43 
  - Why would you not order from there again?  doc03   Jan-11-07 09:01 PM   #47 
     - I assume he was repeating what he had been told..  loyalsister   Jan-12-07 10:34 AM   #48 
     - Sounds like another business that doesn't merit patronizing  ProudDad   Jan-12-07 11:43 PM   #54 
  - For small businesses an increase in the minimum wage, if they are paying it  pampango   Jan-11-07 08:55 PM   #46 
  - Agreed  AJH032   Jan-13-07 12:31 AM   #59 
  - It\'s not an insane argument--it is at least partly true (but read on....  DuaneBidoux   Jan-12-07 12:39 PM   #49 
  - If that was true then the best jobs in America would be clerking at the corner gas station.  baldguy   Jan-12-07 01:11 PM   #50 
  - The corner gas station owner  ProudDad   Jan-12-07 11:45 PM   #55 
  - Fair Minimum?  Mikey929   Jan-12-07 01:57 PM   #51 
  - How about a better vision of society?  ProudDad   Jan-12-07 11:58 PM   #56 
     - Nice Dream  Mikey929   Jan-13-07 08:07 AM   #61 
        - Oh, right - let's just have Oligarchy - or better yet, slavery!  kenzee13   Jan-13-07 09:25 AM   #65 
        - Chill  Mikey929   Jan-13-07 09:36 AM   #67 
        - In the Bay Area, that's not unreasonable  krispos42   Jan-13-07 04:43 PM   #72 
        - It IS a nice dream and it's also easily possible  ProudDad   Jan-13-07 05:40 PM   #73 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-13-07 10:40 AM   #68 
  - When I started as an accountant back in the 1970's....  WCGreen   Jan-13-07 06:04 PM   #74 

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