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!

Irmgard Alderman
Irmgard Alderman

The only way to get an economy to propesper is to pay a living wage. When people have to work 3 jobs to just get by, they cannot support an economy. If the CEO's were smart enough they would realize that they would enrich themselves more if more people could participate in the economy, Duh!

Arvind Pathak
Arvind Pathak

Living wage , should be the minimum wage , it is a right n vitally needed not a largesse or a Favor done!

Richard Fells
Richard Fells

WE CAN DO BETTER & I KNOW THAT WE WILL DO BETTER & I NEED THINGS TO GET BETTER.

Calvin Williams
Calvin Williams

well rumors have it two things....#1- California responsible to a 1/4 of national debt each year!!
#2-and Texas is pondering receeding from the union? WTH....

Pamela Greene
Pamela Greene

NEED TO LIVE AND PAY BILLS. GIVE THEM A DECENT SALARY.

Ellen Streger
Ellen Streger

No one can survive at the poverty level.....

Kathy M Barrow
Kathy M Barrow

Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage!

Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson

EVERYONE NEEDS BE ABLE TO MAKE ENOUGH TO AT LEAST SUPPORT THEM SELVES AND THERE FAMILY.....AND ABOVE THE COST OF LIVING....PLEASE SIGN THIS.....

Kathryn Lane
Kathryn Lane

YA BABY

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