GOP: Minimum Wage too much - China pays $100/month

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    Alaska Republican Joe Miller, in an interview with ABC News and Politico, said that minimum wage rates should be left up the states. "There should not be" a federal rule regulating low pay, he said. "That is not within the scope of the powers that are given to the federal government."

    First Read - GOP candidates' remarks spur minimum wage debate

    This year, with the Republican Party moving sharply to the far-right, the debate has added a third contingent that wants to see the minimum wage shrink, if not be eliminated altogether.

    The Washington Monthly

    Republicans claim to be the party for working class whites, and in fact a new poll says as much today.

    But Tuesday the chairman of the Republican National Committee proved that he may not be as in touch with working class Americans as he would like you to think.

    In an interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, RNC Chairman Michael Steele refused to rule out repealing or lowering the minimum wage. When pressed, the chairman couldn't even cite the rate of pay for the lowest earning Americans

    Busted! RNC chair can’t name minimum wage, complains of ‘trap’ | Raw Story

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    Do Republicans want the US Middle Class to become "China"?
     
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    So 1 nut equals the whole party?

    Ok..

    So I guess all democrats think Republicans want you to die right?
     
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    WTF is wrong with letting the states determine minimum wages? Every state has it's own costs of living, sometimes wildly different, let them figure it out.

    Seems like a non issue.
     
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    I think many in Washington do not know what the minimum wage is. Their aides might but the politicos don't. Heck all of them are millionaires. A person making minimum wage and working 40 hours a week brings home less than $1000 a month. How much are you paying for rent or a on a mortage. How much for food and clothes. Would $1000 a month do very much for you? These are the questions that the politicos should be asking themselves before reducing the fed min wage. But some western states have higher minium wage laws than the feds.
     
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    Joe Miller
    Rand Paul
    Sharon Angle
    among others.

    So far that's three.

    Should we look up more? Maybe you should.
     
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    Well, instead of blatantly stating those names, mind backing it up?

    Either way.. I don't think there's no such thing as too much for minimum wage.

    But either way... It's up to the states. Some states have lower taxes so there's no need for more.
     
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    Newsvine - Joe Miller's Not Alone: Other GOP Candidates Leery of Minimum Wage, Too

    Joe Miller's Not Alone: Other GOP Candidates Leery of Minimum Wage, Too

    Alaska Republican Joe Miller's argument to Jon Karl that the federal government lacks the constitutional authority to impose a federal minimum wage was rejected by the Supreme Court back in 1941, and opposing it would put him in a distinct minority in Congress.

    [...]

    But among outsider Republican candidates, objection to the minimum wage is more common...

    Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican ophthalmologist in private practice and son of Libertarian Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul, agrees that Congress can mandate a minimum wage, but he questions whether they should.

    [...]

    In Connecticut, the former WWE CEO, Linda McMahon, who is running for Senate, was quoted last week by a Connecticut paper as saying that she thinks people have benefited from the minimum wage, but maybe it ought to be lower than $7.25.

    [...]

    The minimum wage is higher in both Connecticut ($8.25) and Alaska ($7.75) than it is at the federal level. In West Virginia, the wage is the federally mandated $7.25. But [John Raese] the Republican candidate there wants to get rid of the wage altogether.


    In Connecticut, the former WWE CEO, Linda McMahon, who is running for Senate, was quoted last week by a Connecticut paper as saying that she thinks people have benefited from the minimum wage, but maybe it ought to be lower than $7.25.

    Other GOP Candidates Leery of Minimum Wage - The Note
     
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    Not till they can get all they can out of the demoncrats.

    Hospice care, full nursing care, etc.

    Ohh I forgot only demoncrats own the elderly care industry living making their profit off of tax dollars for the most part.
     
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    As long as you are in favor or hurting black kids , keep pushing for ever higher minimum wage laws.

    The devastating effects of minimum wage laws ...Minimum wage hurts black youth | black, percent, minimum - Opinion - The Orange County Register
    Liberals love victims....minimum wage laws create more of them.
     
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