GOP candidates' remarks spur minimum wage debate

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    And last week, Connecticut GOPer Linda McMahon confessed to being unsure what the minimum wage rate is – after saying that she thinks that it should be reviewed and possibly lowered.

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    "I profess that minimum wage be eliminated and we operate on the laws of supply and demand just like we did before the depression."

    That statement was made by John Raese, the billionaire businessman who is running for Senate in West Virginia where the minimum wage is the federally mandated $7.25 per hour.

    GOP candidates target minimum wage peoplesworld
     
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    The minmum wage has nothing to do with the "middle class."
     
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    I think it's funny when posters who rage about jobs going overseas then rage about anyone daring to criticize the minimum wage.
     
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    Minimum wage above the rate any employer is wiling to pay for a persons work guarantees that person is out of a job.

    You want high crime and high unemployment, then trash the schools and raise the minimum wage into the stratosphere.

    Does not matter what the actual number is for the rate. What matters is if that rate is excessive for the skill sets of a large part of the population.

    Oregon has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. It also has one of the highest minimum wages. And we have pathetic schools as well.

    You can have low unemployment or high minimum wages. You can't have both.
     
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    I also don't know waht the min wage is anymore. And many states have their own.
    I do know that if you want to kill entry level jobs and punish minorities and teenagers then enacting the min wage is the way to go.
     
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    You'll all be at $25 a day, soon enough.
    Have fun. You are going to vote for it.
    How will a billionaire Nazi get into office ?
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    I repeat. murka needs a dictator.
    It's fully obvious you are too ignorant to be allowed to vote on anything.
     
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    Here's what you voted for, so far.
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    According to the Dems who supported the raising of the minimum wage, it would help to spur the economy, would not have a negative effect on total jobs and would be a bonus to the poor who are forced to live on wages from the minimum wage.

    Democrats! Is there anything they don't know?
     
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    "The problem with Democrats is not that they don't know anything; it's that so much of what they know is wrong." -Reagan.
     
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    Republicans feel if Americans would only work 60 hours a week for 51 cents an hour, like they do in China, it would "fix" the economy.

    So far, that's their ONLY plan.
     
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