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 Carter
Sluggo 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
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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!

Sandee Delano
Sandee Delano

Amen! Employers have been slowly chipping away at benefits, getting rid of pensions so we are forced to play Wall Street Roulette with our retirement, and wages have been stagnant since the 70's for far too many industries. It has become really, really bad. It takes the equivalent of 3-4 people earning minimum wage to just to survive in here in VA. Employers keeping people under 32 hours so they can have more money to hoard. They do it because the CAN. WE HAVE ALLOWED IT BECAUSE OF...

Amen! Employers have been slowly chipping away at benefits, getting rid of pensions so we are forced to play Wall Street Roulette with our retirement, and wages have been stagnant since the 70's for far too many industries. It has become really, really bad. It takes the equivalent of 3-4 people earning minimum wage to just to survive in here in VA. Employers keeping people under 32 hours so they can have more money to hoard. They do it because the CAN. WE HAVE ALLOWED IT BECAUSE OF FEAR. Greed is a disease and the 2% have it bad. Time to speak up as a nation filled with humanity. IF NOT US, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? TAKE ACTION in as many ways as you can. Do not get me started on the hourly wage of food servers in this country-it is CRIMINAL.

Margaret Costa
Margaret Costa

Everyone needs to survive with dignity.

Carl Severance
Carl Severance

You can quibble over the amount, but the fact is that even full-time workers at the current minimum wage have little choice but to lead and EXTREMELY austere life.

Shirley Philoman
Shirley Philoman

We do need to make a living even if it is not as much as what Congress is living on.

Jimmy L Housley
Jimmy L Housley

Iam very much in favor of this but would like to know more about how it would impact the national debt! That our grand and great grand s will be paying for!!

German Santanilla
German Santanilla

Once this great country treated the working man with dignity. It's time to bring the greatness bak.

Janice Rucker
Janice Rucker

Would it ask to much of the CEO's to not get millions in bonsus and stock options and please give that money to the people at the bottom making less than minmin wage....it is tine to share!

Brandon McGuire
Brandon McGuire

: )

Jerome Irwin Sr.
Jerome Irwin Sr.

A living wage just think what you could do.

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