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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!

Grace L Deamaral
Grace L Deamaral

this world needs a better wage..living on the wages some do is just awful...people starve due to they don't make enough to eat..so sad this country.

Sharon Conte
Sharon Conte

Imagine how many people supported by the government actually taking the time to get a job. As it stands, it is not worth getting up, taking the bus or driving for anything less.

Paula Phipps
Paula Phipps

I always liked the quote reminding us "To live simply, so that others can simply live." This important legislation could help others "to simply live."

Linda K. Hermano
Linda K. Hermano

we all need to be able to afford the basics and then maybe so many people won't need to apply for food or financial benefits from state and government budgets.

Shawn Cox
Shawn Cox

lets get it done we don't get opportunities like this very often.

George Wiegand Sr.
George Wiegand Sr.

Many SC wage indexes are BELOW the National Wage Rate Factors Yet Most Medical & other necessities out of (Empty) Pocket for many average folks , just a tad above Mississippi which has been at Bottom on much of national Statistics for as far as I can remember! Sad & Irionic!

Carol Zamperini Shrum
Carol Zamperini Shrum

Well as the taxes r sure to go up for the people that make 250,000 and up. Where is the money for the increase of wage to come from. ?.

Alison Ktona
Alison Ktona

If Obama raises the Minimum Wage people will make more money for you to take its a win win

Andreas P.
Andreas P.

Done.

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