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By God, these people really don't get it.....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Yawn, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    And so, after hiking the min. wage to $7.25 an hour, we hear this from the Supreme Defender of the Poor, Teddy Kennedy:

    "Passing this wage hike represents a small but necessary step to help lift America's working poor out of the ditches of poverty and onto the road toward economic prosperity."

    Sweet Mother of God, can this son of a bitch multiply? Who makes a living wage off $7.25 any more than $5? Oh wait. He said "on the road toward economic prosperity." Oh there's the sign dear. Economic Prosperty, 220 miles. Hint: Teddy, 50-70 cents an hour amounts to about $30 a week, about what you paid for your last bar tab.

    Give 'em hell, Teddy.

    Meanwhile, this from the AFL-CIO CEO, John Sweeney:

    "Minimum wage workers in this country have waited far too long for a raise. It's shameful that they must now wait even longer because of the Senate's insistence on business tax giveaways."

    Hey asswipe, those guys you pad the pockets of find it easy to vote themselves raises. Find out how that works.

    And the media actually lets people get away with saying this shit.
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I live in one of the least expensive communities in the country, and the living wage for a family of four is $11.25/hour.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    If 50-70 cents an hour isn't really all that much, then why are business owners bitching that an increase in minimum wage will put them out of business?
  4. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Freelance, like ol' Teddy said, these voters in his hip pocket are "on the road" to economic prosperity.

    Most of your media, especially the TV idiots, will report the Senate's action as great economic news. Most of those numb-nuts can't even balance a checkbook, and they're in debt to their eyeballs because they've overbought their house, overbought cars, ran out spastically to dump a grand on Valentine's Day gifts like they forgot the two grand of Christmas debt on their Master Card. Mindless.
  5. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Because they're fucking greedy....and pathological liars.
  6. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    No, wait....they're going broke because they're living beyond their means and wanting to get by on cheap labor.

    Just like your newspaper business, eh?
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Unless my math is wrong, going to $7.25 an hour from $5 an hour is an increase of $2.25 an hour - not 50-75 cents. Even if the minimum wage right now is $5 and change, its still roughly a a $2 increase, meaning an increase of $80-$90 a week (pre-tax... 40 hour week times the increase) or an increase of over $4000 a year (weekly increase times 52).
  8. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Buck, I was talking about the people who don't want to pay those raises, not the workers.
  9. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    It's not going to go up that much immediately. The legislation would raise the minimum wage in three steps. It would go to $5.85 an hour upon taking effect 60 days after the president signs it into law, then to $6.55 an hour a year later, and to $7.25 an hour a year after that.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So then JRC employees WILL get a raise this year...
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Oh and this clip just shows that maybe indeed Bush is out of touch:

    "The Senate has taken a step toward helping maintain a strong and dynamic labor market and promoting continued economic growth," Bush said

    STRONG and DYNAMIC? He hasn't made $7.50 an hour since he was mowing lawns.....
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Ah, so now he's agreeing with the party the people voted into congress two months ago, he's out of touch?

    From who, Karl Rove and Darth Vader?
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