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 Lee Carter
Sluggo Lee 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!

Maria Burton
Maria Burton

SIGN UP PLEASE:-)

Christine Kiefer
Christine Kiefer

the homeless, poor, and middle class can't afford a decent living because the repubs will not raise the minimum wage. this is america, rasie the minimum wage. america is the land of opportunity and we can do better. shelter and feed the homeless and the poor, save the middle class, and IMPEACH THE REPUBS so we don't have to see them NO MORE. MAKE THE MINIMUM WAGE A DECENT LIVING WAGE! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Mariola Swiatkowski
Mariola Swiatkowski

we need to help and give Americans fighting chance please sigh it!

Courtney Jones
Courtney Jones

more money!

Dominique Moore
Dominique Moore

I signed..did u?

Reggie S
Reggie S

If the goal is to reduce crime, stop the drug dealing, and say to our youth," Yes You Can". Join the page to raise minimum wage!

Dolores-Loly Gulino
Dolores-Loly Gulino

It truly hurts to see hard working people accept unreasonable wages, only because it is a job. Working with company owners who take advantage of their employees because they know they will accept a low wage, they have no other choice.

Edward Ted Fowler
Edward Ted Fowler

How about a new maximum wage for the wealthy?

Mary Phipps-Seward
Mary Phipps-Seward

Family owned and run businesses could pay family employees whatever is agreeable amongst themselves. But, when working out a business plan, you must take into account whether or not you can pay employees a LIVING wage. If not, postpone the dream! You should give your employees a reason to be as passionate about your dream as you are....whether that be in wages, perks, incentives........no incentive is no incentive!

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