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Take it to the bank: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to raise minimum wage to $22 per hour
The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 03/18/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT by jazusamo

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, suggested raising the minimum wage to $22 per hour is only logical if you look at the numbers.

“If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour,” the senator said, at a recent Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage.”

The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Ms. Warren wondered, in a YouTube video of the hearing posted by her staff: “What happened to the other $14.75?”

She answered her own question: “It sure didn’t go to the worker.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democrat; elizabethwarren; massachusetts; minimumwage; socialist; warren
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Only in Warren's illogical socialist mind is $22 an hour a logical minimum wage.
1 posted on 03/18/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Shoot me now.


2 posted on 03/18/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo

That’s big Wampum .


3 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jazusamo

if $12 is good, why not $1200? Wouldn’t that be a hunert times better???


4 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: jazusamo

Elizabeth Warren: a blond haired, blue eyed woman, hired as an Indian at Harvard, who made her millions in the 90s flipping houses and made her name in the 00s as a regulator suing “predatory lenders”, who ran for office in 2012 on a platform of hating Wall Street bankers all while taking millions in campaign dollars from Wall Street bankers is now lecturing us on how to fix the economy?


5 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: trisham

Thank you. My sentiments exactly.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:27 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: jazusamo

Has she gone off the reservation???


7 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: jazusamo

Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee ‘princess’...lol...I wonder what she’d think if she knew many of her Cherokee ancestors were slave owners and FILTHY rich. IF she were actually part Cherokee, she’d know that.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:43 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: trisham

“Shoot me now.”

Out of my way, I got in line first....


9 posted on 03/18/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: jazusamo

“...raising the minimum wage to $22 per hour is only logical ....”

Tells you something about Warren’s warped logic right there....


10 posted on 03/18/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: jazusamo
$22 per hour minimum will force massive "end of business" notices from employers ...
11 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:38 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: jazusamo

Then everyone whose skills don’t merit $22/hr instantly become unemployable.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: jazusamo

This brainless member of the Fuggawi Tribe should really shoot for $220/hr. Hey, let’s go for it now. Using her Native Indian thinking, then gasoline should be around $25 a gallon, right?


13 posted on 03/18/2013 10:14:53 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: jazusamo

Quick, stop her. Trade her some beads.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 10:14:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: AuntB

LOL! Oy.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo

What is stopping Massachusetts from raising the minimum wage themselves?


16 posted on 03/18/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Then everyone whose skills don’t merit $22/hr instantly become unemployable.

Not if you sue the employer for not hiring you . . . then, with the $2,000,000 settlement, you can stay at home all day, watch Jerry Springer, then Maury, and then Dr. Phil. See . . . all is not lost.

17 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:19 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: jazusamo; mhking

Just d-mn!


18 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jazusamo

$7.50/hour is bad, $9.00/hour is better - than $50/hour would be great!

Then 100% of the people would all be above-average!

That’s how her mind works.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: TurboZamboni

Heap big Wampum. Squaw needum heap big wampum, go to Washington and talk with great black father. Many moons go by, she come back with heap big wampum for people.

Like when Reverent Ike said that if you sent fifty dollars to his ministry, the Lord would give you the lottery number.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:38 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: poobear

It’s no wonder that I have to wear a night guard to keep from grinding my teeth to dust.


21 posted on 03/18/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bmwcyle

LOL! I’d give her some beads of sweat cuz I’d bet she’s never seen any.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 10:18:17 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
22 an hour a logical minimum wage..

Taxes of that are about 15 bucks.

i.e. Government money laundering.

23 posted on 03/18/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: jazusamo

One of my friends swears that Obama said during the SOU speech that we were going to keep raising the minimum wage until it because the average wage in the country. Kind of impossible to ever quit raising it, if that is your logic.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 10:19:06 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
What is stopping Massachusetts from raising the minimum wage themselves?

Oh, Massachusetts IS America. What their reps want is what's best for every State. Arrogance much?
25 posted on 03/18/2013 10:20:32 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: jazusamo

Should read: Warren wants to raise unemployment to 35%.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 10:20:33 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: jazusamo
In 1960 the minimum wage was $1.00 / hour. If you count the official figures on our continual currency devaluation (i.e. inflation) that would be $7.65 now. So she is saying that productivity of the minimum wage worker has tripled in 50 years? Can a burger flipper flip three times as many burgers? Can a cashier ring up three times as many groceries? Can a government drone stare at your three times as vacantly when you ask him a question? And that doesn't even cover the fact that productivity means you are spending more on equipment. Nope, the worker should get all of the profit from the business owner's investment.
27 posted on 03/18/2013 10:20:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: jazusamo

I dare her to take her congressional salary, start a business, pay her unskilled employees that wage, and keep the doors open for the length of her term of office.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 10:21:22 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: trisham

LMBO!!


29 posted on 03/18/2013 10:21:58 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: jazusamo

I’ll bite.

Go ahead and raise minimum wage but only if a flat tax is implemented with no exceptions.

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, pays the same percentage of their income.

Even those on public assistance.


30 posted on 03/18/2013 10:22:25 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: llevrok

“Taxes of that are about 15 bucks.

i.e. Government money laundering. “

Bingo!~


31 posted on 03/18/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Hope she doesn’t go on the warpath over this.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: jazusamo

Uhhhh, Liz - it wages rise proportionally to production then you haven’t increased productivity. It takes a Harvard grad to miss something that obvious.


33 posted on 03/18/2013 10:23:27 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: jazusamo

Okay then; let’s raise the minimum wage to $22/hr and set a maximum of $22/hr for all elected or appointed public officials — with no overtime permitted. Fair trade-off?


34 posted on 03/18/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
Has she gone off the reservation???

She's a liberal. They're all so completely self-centered that they only care about buying votes to win themselves one more term. They will turn America into the Titanic in the process, but that's immaterial as long as they don't have to find real jobs.

35 posted on 03/18/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: jazusamo
This witch is callous and unfeeling. Americans are horribly overworked relative to their competitors overseas. Many in Europe are permitted over 5 weeks paid vacations. It should be so here too. American workers deserve no less time for themselves than Europeans.

And when that becomes a reality, there's no way any American could conceivably take 5 weeks vacation on their current salaries. American was built on the middle class. There's no reason that every working American shouldn't be making a middle-class income. Since we know that libdems consider rich to be those who earn $250,000 per year, a fair compromise would be to mandate a federal minimum salary of $100,000 - middle way between impoverished and rich. Then they would be able to afford their living expenses and their 5 weeks of vacations.

And a Beemer. Everybody needs one.

And a house in the suburbs.

And a high end cell phone

And broadband internet.

And a 80 inch flat screen

36 posted on 03/18/2013 10:25:12 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: KarlInOhio

Yep...A good many minimum wage workers in fast food joints can’t even make change thanks to our public education system, they have registers that do it for them.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 10:25:18 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Paine in the Neck

A lot of people cannot command $22/hour in a competitive labor market, but a lot of work that pays considerably less will still be done for $22. Just less of it. Public bathrooms will be dirtier, lines will be longer at cash registers and no one will understand why. Business hours will be reduced.

Lawns will be less well maintained, amusement parks will close, second hand thrift shops will be staffed only by their owners, if they stay in business at all.

The net effect will to lower everyone’s standard of living and aggregate U.S. productivity. Unemployment will sky rocket.

When this occurs, it will be called “bad luck”.


38 posted on 03/18/2013 10:25:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Resettozero

Robert Reicccche has wanted a 20 dollar minimum wage for DECADES.

The political class hates small business because they can’t control small business. Force all to mega corporations and then they only have to deal with a few limited, controlable, and easily dominated funding sources. shutting out all others.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 10:26:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jazusamo

40 posted on 03/18/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: longtermmemmory

You nailed that.


41 posted on 03/18/2013 10:28:29 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Not true if she is talking about value added per hour of labor rather than value added per dollar of labor. In any case, it’s pointless, meaningless, she doesn’t use numbers to enlighten, only as rhetorical device to increase the size and scope of government.


42 posted on 03/18/2013 10:29:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

during the crash, many of the purged employees were actually dead weight do nothings who were useless to business.


43 posted on 03/18/2013 10:30:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jazusamo

22, WHAT, can we please get common sense back to this country?

Hell this party can;t even call them what they are, no theyr;e not liberals, or progressives, they;re socialists and communists


44 posted on 03/18/2013 10:30:31 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cowboy Bob
What is stopping Massachusetts from raising the minimum wage themselves?

The fences to keep companies in the state aren't built yet.

45 posted on 03/18/2013 10:30:34 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jazusamo
Maybe they could raise the minimum wage in Cyprus and use that extra money to cover the countries default to the EU. Wouldn't that be a sweet way to solve the problem?

Sorry, it hurts my head to try and think like a liberal. My logical brain keep getting in the way.

46 posted on 03/18/2013 10:31:20 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: jazusamo
What does Satan say about all this?


47 posted on 03/18/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jazusamo

I call Miss Wigwam’s $22/hour and raise the proposal to $750/hour. If, according to this socialist idiot’s economic worldview, there are no consequences to raising the minimum wage other than benefitting the workers, why not be stingy?

When the unemployment rate goes to 99%, she’ll blame it on greed rather than her commie economics.

She’s just too stupid to know that she’s putting the very people out of work who only qualify for relatively low/minimum wage jobs.


48 posted on 03/18/2013 10:34:47 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You, of course, are right again. And I am not down on all the human beings residing in Massachusetts. Just their elected officials. All of them. Every last one.

But I’ll swap you Lynnsy Graham for Elizabeth Warren any day. I think she’d be fun as a South Carolina Senator. Lynnsy ain’t.


49 posted on 03/18/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: jazusamo

If the minimum wage is $22 an hour ... how much would it be per hour to NOT work? Half the population cares more about this number than minimum wage.


50 posted on 03/18/2013 10:40:43 AM PDT by dartuser (My firearm is not illegal ... its undocumented.)
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