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"

William Carter
William 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!

Giorgio Raul
Giorgio Raul

ognuno di noi vorrebbe questo , un minimo di sussistenza per chi e' maltrattato dal governo e dai sindacati di categoria.Come ad esempio una colf o una collaboratrice domestica.senza diritti di replica.La pensione orrenda, ma nessuno favella tutto tace the anni.

Dawn Lacroix
Dawn Lacroix

Totally agree with Mr. Daniel Boody!

Joy Ament-Debor
Joy Ament-Debor

Help make this become a reality

Stephanie Houston
Stephanie Houston

would be nice to work the hours that I do and know come payday that I can remain living in my home -& not working one pay check away from being homeless!

Gregg Jungers
Gregg Jungers

How about a tiered wage system that pays according to the employers annual profits. This wage could have no limit. Like in the case of Walmart, the starting minimum wage would be about $50 an hour. In the mom and pop shops the wage may still be so low as to allow assistance from food stamps etc.

Paul Schuh
Paul Schuh

In this day and age of unfettered Corporate Executive compensation that benefits only the top 2%, this is only fair and justifiable for the Other 98%. Sign the petition!

John Morrell
John Morrell

We need to rebuild this Country by paying a LIVING MINIMUM WAGE! But we must address the issue of educating everyone, so that they may progress to higher positions within their chosen profession, thus making room for someone to fill their vacant position. EDUCATION IS THE KEY!

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams

Decent wage will provide a decent quality of life.

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