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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 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
  • 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!

James O'Sullivan
James O'Sullivan

We the middle class are the ones who fight the wars, organize labor, and vote for the better of our fellow Americans and no just for ourself.

Garry Lambrev
Garry Lambrev

The US corporate government subsidizes the ultra-rich with bailouts, subsidies and huge cash infusions into the bank-controlled Federal Reserve. We've got to make it represent our needs too; otherwise we loses what's left of our democracy. If the so-called Democrats in Washington won't represent us, we're going to have to represent ourselves by active involvement as citizens.

Denise Yocco
Denise Yocco

I am a small business owner and at this time we would be unable to provide a wage of $13.36 per hour to our employees...we would have to either let some employees go...or reduce the hours worked. We can only hope that we could not only meet that wage, but also provide health care. We view that expectation as a n honor.

Gordon Teti
Gordon Teti

Decent standard of living is a human rights issue!

C.j. Albert
C.j. Albert

ABSOLUTELY! *This has been a long time comin! This is the reason why Obama supports open borders..to drive down wages & keep people in poverty. The current system is a business man's dream come true & a real nightmare for the working poor. *If the system stays the way it is: The need for social programs [welfare, food stamps, housing, wic, fuel assistance, ect] will always be great. Let's get this country BACK to it's former greatness & pay a Living Wage!

Mikey Myles
Mikey Myles

It's almost like modern day slavery hard work for pennies it is about time some improvements are made yes they do need to make a living wage not minimum wage minimal wage doesn't even support what a teenager needs for the summer, being a found a director of a youth program for summer jobs the 8 dollars an hour is not even enough to keep transportation & lunches for the week.

Betty Garman Robinson
Betty Garman Robinson

A living wage is key but so is some way to tackle the ever increasing company policies which work people part time.

Sidney Pires
Sidney Pires

The problem of raising minimum wage, is that all other things goes up too, Food, Rent, Gas, etc. We will be at the bottom of the ramp again. So corporate greed is killing us.

Laura Elkins
Laura Elkins

join me please!

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