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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office released a report earlier this month estimating the effects that raising the federal minimum wage might have. The report offered rich pickings to both sides in the debate.

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Ben Zipperer of the liberal Economic Policy Institute argued that the "main takeaway"from the report was that increasing the national wage floor from its current level of $7.25 to $15 by 2025 "would raise wages of up to 27.3 million low-wage workers, decrease income inequality, and reduce the number of families in poverty by 1.3 million," while simultaneously eliminating 1.3 million jobs.

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What the ---- do they know!

Comrade Snipberly

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-17 07:59 PM | Reply

Just think of the money we save as no longer need to tip ; )

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-17 11:32 PM | Reply

Just think of the money we save as no longer need to tip

Not a dime!
-BOAZ

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-17 11:46 PM | Reply

I would say this is a bad idea but if we are giving it until 2025.....maybe.

My biggest concern are low wage areas that won't support $15.

Many areas should already have it...Seattle approved it recently...there are plenty of areas on the West Coast, East coast...no big deal.

but Mississippi? It's too much...maybe by 2025.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-17 11:49 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY

In 2025, then it won't mean anything, same problem....

If a state wants to raise its min wage its free to do so. I don't see why the Federal Government should be involved.

Localize the affect, thus doing less damage to poorer areas/states.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-18 12:09 AM | Reply

I believe the minimum wage should be connected to the average rent in the area where the employee lives and works. Here in S. Florida rents are far outstripping employees' ability to pay on the low wages they earn.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-18 09:14 AM | Reply

"If a state wants to raise its min wage its free to do so. I don't see why the Federal Government should be involved."

States have traditionally ignored the needs of their poorest workers, especially in the South. When you hear some fool screaming about "states' rights" realize he is probably well off and want his slaves back.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-18 09:15 AM | Reply

-I believe the minimum wage should be connected to the average rent in the area where the employee lives and works.

That's the best argument I've seen to keep the fed govt from increasing the minimum wage that high.

what's the average rent in Mississippi?

what's the average rent in California?

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-18 09:24 AM | Reply

When you hear some fool screaming about "states' rights" realize he is probably well off and want his slaves back.

He probably loves dogs.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-18 09:30 AM | Reply

"When you hear some fool screaming about "states' rights" realize he is probably someone who understands how our government, and specifically our court system, is structured"

ft

don't get me wrong, danni. I always appreciate the attempt to turn a discussion about the minimum wage into a "RACIST!!" accusation.

I mean...it's so original and it...well...really works, too.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-18 09:34 AM | Reply

Raise the minimum wage to $15 for all jobs.

Why should waiters/waitresses be denied a living wage. Tippers aren't enough.

$15/HR minimum should also apply to self employed.

#11 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-18 09:46 PM | Reply

Seriously, if $15 an hour isn't good and would help, wouldn't $20 an hour he'll be even more and be better?

#12 | Posted by homerj at 2019-07-19 09:35 AM | Reply

States have traditionally ignored the needs of their poorest workers, especially in the South.

California ignores the needs of the poorest workers by allowing unfettered unskilled immigration into the country, this destroys the poor mans leverage to earn higher wages.

When you hear some fool screaming about "states' rights" realize he is probably well off and want his slaves back.

This is fascinating, and not really an argument but an accusation I have come to expect from those on the Left; their current ideas are destroying the country, and they are out of new ideas.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-19 09:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Seriously, if $15 an hour isn't good and would help, wouldn't $20 an hour he'll be even more and be better?

#12 | Posted by homerj

Because people that are far smarter than you have analyzed multiple data sets and found the benefit is greatest at around $15 an hour?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-19 11:04 AM | Reply

their current ideas are destroying the country, and they are out of new ideas.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Says the Trump supporter.

GFY.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-19 11:04 AM | Reply

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