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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:27 AM

Let's do the math! 40 hours a week at $7.25 an hour is $267.81 a week after payroll taxes. n/t

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Reply Let's do the math! 40 hours a week at $7.25 an hour is $267.81 a week after payroll taxes. n/t (Original post)
nature-lover Feb 2021 OP
Elessar Zappa Feb 2021 #1
nature-lover Feb 2021 #3
Elessar Zappa Feb 2021 #4
Demsrule86 Feb 2021 #16
Autumn Feb 2021 #2
nature-lover Feb 2021 #7
Bettie Feb 2021 #19
MLAA Feb 2021 #5
Elessar Zappa Feb 2021 #11
LiberalArkie Feb 2021 #21
spooky3 Feb 2021 #22
Demsrule86 Feb 2021 #17
Ohiogal Feb 2021 #6
spooky3 Feb 2021 #8
nature-lover Feb 2021 #9
Kaleva Feb 2021 #10
Elessar Zappa Feb 2021 #12
Kaleva Feb 2021 #13
Elessar Zappa Feb 2021 #15
frazzled Feb 2021 #18
nature-lover Feb 2021 #14
aikoaiko Feb 2021 #20

Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:30 AM

1. So with a minimum of $15/hr

they would take home $535.62. And Repubs call that unjust enrichment?

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:33 AM

3. Many minimum wage workers do not get a full 40 hour schedule.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:34 AM

4. Yup.

A lot get 30 hours or less.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:47 AM

16. Most a are deliberately kept below full time status which needs to be addressed in any bill.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:31 AM

2. Not enough to rent a one bedroom apartment in my area.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:40 AM

7. Not in mine either.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:10 AM

19. Not even enough to rent one in

small-town Iowa.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:36 AM

5. Exactly...raise the rate to $15 now.

I recently looked at minimum wages by state and was surprised by the variance. There were also a few surprises in a couple states.




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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:00 AM

11. Surprised that Arkansas minimum wage is $10/hr while Virginia is $7.25/hr.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:41 AM

21. That's the 2020 rate. It is $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2021.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:51 AM

17. Everyone on our side wants to raise the minimum wage...even Manchin and Sinema would raise

it in stages...but we can't do it in reconciliation and we can't slow down the rescue package so it will not happen until we get more Senators and unless we hold the House in 22. That is reality. It doesn't make me happy, but part of governing is getting what you can and not wasting time on what is not possible at this moment.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:37 AM

6. Yet repubs complain

About so many people on food stamps and Medicaid....

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:49 AM

8. Dems need to emphasize that taxpayers are subsidizing companies

Who pay their workers so little—through food stamps, Medicaid, etc. Do you want your taxes to help execs earn million $ salaries?

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:52 AM

9. Exactly. The 2020 Fed. Poverty level was $12,760 for one person.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:58 AM

10. Not all states have such a low minimum wage.

It's $9.65 an hour in Michigan.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:03 AM

12. 21 states still have $7.25 or lower as a minimum wage.

Although in regards to the states that are lower than $7.25, the fed standard overrides state law.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:07 AM

13. My error and thank you for correcting me. I should have double checked before posting.

I will edit my post.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:39 AM

15. No prob.

I think it is true that most businesses pay over $7.25/hr although the amount they pay is still generally not enough.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:05 AM

18. And still ...

The number of workers paid at or below the federal minimum wage in the US is 2.1%, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2019. Still too high a number, but just to put things in perspective. States, cities, and employers are generally ahead of the federal minimum wage level. Boosting the minimum wage is a necessity, as it will push the lowest states upwards. (My state already has a $15 minimum wage law that was enacted and being phased in. We are currently at $12, and it will hit $15 in a few more years.)

In 2018, 81.9 million workers age 16 and older in the United States were paid at hourly rates, representing 58.5 percent of all wage and salary workers. Among those paid by the hour, 434,000 workers earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 1.3 million had wages below the federal minimum. Together, these 1.7 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum made up 2.1 percent of all hourly paid workers.

The percentage of hourly paid workers earning the prevailing federal minimum wage or less edged down from 2.3 percent in 2017 to 2.1 percent in 2018. This remains well below the percentage of 13.4 recorded in 1979, when data were first collected on a regular basis.

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2018/pdf/home.pdf


More at the link about the demographics of those workers earning at or below federal minimum wage.


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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:17 AM

14. According to Nat. Conference of State Legislatures, 29 states and D.C. pay above the Fed. minimum.

Here in TX it is $7.25.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:15 AM

20. I wonder if a two tier min wage would help the cause


For example if you are under 18 and claimed as a dependent, then a lower but reasonable rate.

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