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Daniel M. Boody
Daniel M. Boody

We, the middle class and those living under substandard conditions, seem to be programmed mentally to only think increasing the minimum wage. I fully support a dramatic increase. But perhaps we should really put on the table a "maximum wage". Some day soon, I hope & pray we are strong enough to fight the control of the 2% and seek such legislation. I'm tired of settling for less that affects 98% of our population. Today, it may be "pie in the sky"

Sluggo Lee Carter
Sluggo Lee Carter
  • Daniel M. Boody

Brilliant point, well said! :)

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams
  • Daniel M. Boody

Right on Daniel!

Doris Evans
Doris Evans
  • Daniel M. Boody

Absolutely

E. Daniel Ayres
E. Daniel Ayres
  • Daniel M. Boody

State it as a wage ratio from the "top wage" in an incorporagted entity to the "bottom wage" paid by that employing entitity. How about 20:1 for non-profts and 50:1 for "for profit" corporations. Our tax structure should seriously penalize incomes over the 40:1 ratio and tax dividends at the same rate as ordinary income.

Diane Balsara
Diane Balsara
  • Daniel M. Boody

Most of our problems today seem to be that those who run the companies feel they are entitled to more and more and more compensation at the expense of the company itself. They are like vampires eating their own flesh. Henry Ford was once asked why he paid workers more than the other car companies? He answered so they can buy my cars! If you're not letting the money flow, then you're creating a downward sprial and eventually the 'trickle down' theory that does not work will start working...

Most of our problems today seem to be that those who run the companies feel they are entitled to more and more and more compensation at the expense of the company itself. They are like vampires eating their own flesh. Henry Ford was once asked why he paid workers more than the other car companies? He answered so they can buy my cars! If you're not letting the money flow, then you're creating a downward sprial and eventually the 'trickle down' theory that does not work will start working trickling up! Here is a great site to give an idea of what these high salaries equate to in loss of work force: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2012/ceo-pay-ratios/

Nick Billhimer
Nick Billhimer
  • Daniel M. Boody

We can't create a "maximum wage," unless you want all that socialism crap conservatives keep spouting to be true! We are a capitalistic society, and everyone must be able to do the best for themselves they can, greed aside. However, we CAN legislate a minimum wage insofar as the government has a responsibility to look after the welfare of its citizens and its nations economy. This must be our goal. Regular "cost of living" adjustments should be negotiated and implemented on a yearly basis....

We can't create a "maximum wage," unless you want all that socialism crap conservatives keep spouting to be true! We are a capitalistic society, and everyone must be able to do the best for themselves they can, greed aside. However, we CAN legislate a minimum wage insofar as the government has a responsibility to look after the welfare of its citizens and its nations economy. This must be our goal. Regular "cost of living" adjustments should be negotiated and implemented on a yearly basis. That's how unions do it, and it's time we remembered the United States is a union!

Amy Williamson
Amy Williamson
  • Daniel M. Boody

I strongly agree!.. Yes, the rich get richer & the poor stay poor!

Sharon Cotrell
Sharon Cotrell

Long Beach, CA voters voted 61% Yes that hotel workers working for Hotels with more tha100 workers be paid $13 per hour and get 5 days sick leave.

Jacqueline Mitchell
Jacqueline Mitchell

LETS JUST DO THIS.......EACH ONE OF US DO OUR PART TO MAKE THE CHANGE.............

Aubretia Edick
Aubretia Edick

If most employers (not all) can get away with paying the minumum wage, that is what they will pay, and YOU the taxpayer will help make up the difference so the employee and his/her family can barely survive and the employer can get rich off the sweat of the worker.

Mike Edell
Mike Edell

In order for the minimum wage to compete with the purchasing power of the 70's minimum of ~$2.10 per hour, today's minimum wage would need to be about $24.00 per hour now days.

Bob Baldock
Bob Baldock

Overdue and desperately needed. Please sign on, so you don't have to feel lousy about yourself.

Maria Martinez Parra
Maria Martinez Parra

That would be nice for those who make minimum wage, but only if prices don't go up.. Cuz if they do, then it will end up being the same as now..

Billie Lindo
Billie Lindo

I am happy to sign this petition...when one works their wages should support the family at a level above poverty...this is definately a step in the right direction.

Lila L. DS Andrade
Lila L. DS Andrade

This is just the right thing to do.

Sharon Conte
Sharon Conte

Ok imagine you have a family. Imagine that you once had a decent income, a house, a car. Now imagine that you can not get a job even close. You lost your house. You may have lost your family. You still have rent. You make 8 bucks an hour. Let's see. Doesn't that mean you live in a very small apartment or worse.

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