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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 06:14 PM

Obama on the minimum wage

I heard an excerpt on the radio and I believe he said "Anyone working full time should be making more a living wage". I paraphrased that but the part about "full time" has me confused. Is he suggesting a two tiered system, one pay rate for full time employees and a lower one for part timers?

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Response to Bay Boy (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 06:17 PM

1. no

he is pointing out that the minimum wage has not kept up with productivity for decades - minimum wage should be a living wage

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 07:22 PM

2. You didn't address my concern...

...I understand about him wanting to boost the minimum wage so that people can be on that and have a living wage. He made the comment about 'people working full time' and that made me wonder if he would be allowing a lower minimum wage for part time workers.

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 08:21 PM

4. the answer to your question is no

the minimum wage is for any amount of hours

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Response to Bay Boy (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 07:53 PM

3. In his STOTU address, Obama proposed to raise the MW to $9.00 an hour

 

This would apply to everyone earning the MW, both full time and part time workers.

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