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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 04:20 PM

 

Poll: GOP Couldnít Live On Minimum Wage, But Still Wonít Raise It - NBC

Poll: GOP couldnít live on minimum wage, but still wonít raise it
By David Ingram - NBC
7/23/14

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A vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the current federal minimum wage, but they still donít support raising it, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

The research, conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds 69% of Republicans say they donít think itís feasible for them to make a living off the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. And the feeling is bipartisan with 80% of Democrats and 74% of Independents sharing the same sentiment.

However, it does not appear to change the GOPís stance. According to the poll, just 37% of Republicans say they support a raise to the minimum wage; nearly 3 in 4 Democrats back a hike. Overall, more than half of the respondents, 54%, back President Obamaís proposal for a higher minimum wage.

Strong Democratic support for raising the minimum wage is not surprising. In April, Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but it failed, 54-42. The proposal needed 60 votes needed to move forward. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) was the only member of the GOP to break ranks and support the measure. Even if the Senate vote has succeeded, the future of any Democratic-proposed bill to raise the minimum wage had a dismal outlook. House Republican leaders have said they would not debate legislation unless it included job training programs.

Some 28 million American workers would have seen more money in their paychecks if Congress would approve an increase to the minimum wage, according to Sen. Tom Harkinís office Ė the lead sponsor of this yearís bill. Sen. Harkinís office also says the federal government would save $4.6 billion annually from people no longer relying on food stamps.

The poll findings comes after the launch of a new campaign, ďLive the Wage,Ē which challenges lawmakers to...

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More: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/poll-gop-couldnt-live-minimum-wage-still-wont-raise-it?google_editors_picks=true


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WillyT Jul 2014 OP
Blue Owl Jul 2014 #1
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #9
Cali_Democrat Jul 2014 #2
blkmusclmachine Jul 2014 #3
progressoid Jul 2014 #4
IronLionZion Jul 2014 #5
alp227 Jul 2014 #7
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #10
pscot Jul 2014 #6
FiveGoodMen Jul 2014 #8

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 04:21 PM

1. Stupid fucks

Incapable of anything resembling critical thinking...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:54 PM

9. Stupid fucks x1000. Stupid fucks made stupider or kept stupid by their fucking media.....and ours.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 04:22 PM

2. The GOP response to people earning minimum wage: Get a job!!!

 

Fucking idiots.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 04:24 PM

3. The GOP Wrecking Crew

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:11 PM

4. How do we get through that sort of idiocy?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:24 PM

5. A good portion of conservatives look down on minimum wage workers

as being of inferior class and intelligence. They often feel the same about people who work with their hands: factory workers, trade workers, laborers, etc.

The real reason they are against raising wages or benefits like health is because conservatives want to go back to having a lot of working poor who will take any shitty job for any shitty conditions and be expected to feel grateful to the wealthy fatcats getting rich off their cheap labor. They want servants to wait on them and know their place. They love the income disparity they see in developing countries.

In their economic view they think the pie is of a fixed size and if someone is gaining, then someone else must be losing. Just look at how many of them are so sure that they are paying for others to get food stamps and obamacare subsidies. They always feel someone is getting something they don't deserve.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 07:20 PM

7. Sadly, even a lot of laborers internalize this belief, thanks to unchecked pro-business propaganda

whether on Fox News, talk radio, the Internet, and even the "so called liberal media".

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:55 PM

10. They want Mexico. They want Thailand. They want to be Lords of the Masses.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:51 PM

6. Does this mean 31% of Republicans

and 20% of Democrats believe it's possible to live on $7.25 an hour?

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Response to pscot (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 07:24 PM

8. I think it means that they don't expect all of us to live.

And they don't much care.

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