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
  • 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
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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!

Ceraya Danielle Hancock

If minimum wage goes up, so does the cost of living.

Joyce Christie-Taylor
Joyce Christie-Taylor

Hypocrisy and double standards have got to go! "Liberty and justice for all..." Increase the minimum wage and thereby open up that "elusive" access channel" to a better way of life! Stop victimizing the "poor" and blaming them!

Christine Cooreman
Christine Cooreman

If you consider every human being deserves to live in dignity...no need for "high" political thinking or complicated economic theories...

Bobby Reynolds-Anderson

"of course" we needs this!

Larry Cates
Larry Cates

Until the American Employee Free Choice is enacted this is a worthwhile effort. A Rising Tide Lifts All. If the income equality in our Country is not corrected, Our Country will continue to decline as an economic power. Henry Ford understood this principle.

Ivan Hutchcroft
Ivan Hutchcroft

The past infrequent increases have invariably shown that raising the minimum wage stimulates the economy and has virtually no impact on company profits and national inflation.

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien

DONE!

Jeanita Miller
Jeanita Miller

This is a long time in the making! I mean it would be about time!

Joanne Babic
Joanne Babic

$13.36 is barely enough for one person to 'live' on. A living wage would be closer to $25.00 an hour and you still couldn't raise a family on that. But something needs to be done and $13.36 is a start.

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