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
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Right on Daniel!

Doris Evans
Doris Evans
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Absolutely

E. Daniel Ayres
E. Daniel Ayres
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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
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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!

Heather Kelley
Heather Kelley

Noone can live on minimum wage! It's terrible!

Cocopeli Havins
Cocopeli Havins

I have always only known, poverty. I grew up in a one parent home, child support, w/ a working mother, had siblings around. We always just barley got by. I was thrown into "having to" receive SSI. I lived on SSI fr 10 years before I was told I was aloud to work while on it. All I was told though, was if I did work & made over the limit, my SSI would be penalized; so I hadn't even attempted to work until after I was cut off it.
I have now been working in my 1st job ever, since 10-16-12,...

I have always only known, poverty. I grew up in a one parent home, child support, w/ a working mother, had siblings around. We always just barley got by. I was thrown into "having to" receive SSI. I lived on SSI fr 10 years before I was told I was aloud to work while on it. All I was told though, was if I did work & made over the limit, my SSI would be penalized; so I hadn't even attempted to work until after I was cut off it.
I have now been working in my 1st job ever, since 10-16-12, through now. I AGREE 100% +!... I am homeless. Have been before. Can't get a 2 bedroom apartment working @ KFC. Life, as all the things are at present, will only be destroyed, for EVERYONE ON THE GLOBE, if we as a society, are let alone, to destroy ourselves.
We have come this far, to the wonders we have achieved, & now I the penancle of moving forward or ending all together.. eventually. I WISH & HOPE & PLEAD & PRAY... We so desperately need the global intervention that can only come from those higher than humanit.

Eulynda Mitchell
Eulynda Mitchell

The petition says it all.

Elizabeth Clarke-Cook
Elizabeth Clarke-Cook

Sad state of affairs.

Sheila Justus
Sheila Justus

I agree! Too much greed and waste in the corporates.

Ann Valentine
Ann Valentine

Voices in the wilderness; demand fairness in the workplace globally, democracy in the workplace everywhere, living wages for all! What are we willing to to give up to have what we want! We can give up our desire for excessive cheap imports that drive our overzealous consumerism, kills jobs here, fuels fast growth elsewhere and support trade imbalances and contributes to lower wages in the U.S....in nutshell our collective Greed (big and small) is an underlying factor that is killing wages.

Clifford Englerth
Clifford Englerth

This would be a mistake! You are suggesting that minimum wage should be more than $13 per hour. The simple fact that is missed on this idea is the fact that prices would go through the roof. So then the problem will only come back. I remember when my state of Illinois raised minimum wage and many businesses that employed minimum wage employees raised their price as soon as the law was signed but it didn't take effect for another 6 months. The fact is people need to live withing their means...

This would be a mistake! You are suggesting that minimum wage should be more than $13 per hour. The simple fact that is missed on this idea is the fact that prices would go through the roof. So then the problem will only come back. I remember when my state of Illinois raised minimum wage and many businesses that employed minimum wage employees raised their price as soon as the law was signed but it didn't take effect for another 6 months. The fact is people need to live withing their means and often times we as Americans fail to do that because we see someone else with more than we have and we become jealous and then feel that we should have those this as well. Property ownership is a great example as owning real estate was only intended for the wealthy yet many people think they have a right to own a home and they don't. This is the same thinking that caused the housing crisis.

Gaynelle Jasper
Gaynelle Jasper

The current Minimum Wage, is FAR from a Living Wage!

Buff Bagwell
Buff Bagwell

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