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Can America “Minimum Wage” Itself To Prosperity?

ddoright Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 11:44 AM
The uber-Rich and their lackeys (the RNC), are assuring their own destruction. Page 30 Paul Ryan's proposed budget for FY2014 explains it clearly. "If that parent’s income rises from $10,000 to $40,000..." they have an effective tax rate of 80%. $40,000 a year is $20 an hour. So why would anyone want to enter the job market and work for NOTHING. Abolish the so called "Free Trade" agreements. This would allow the free market to work, driving up the demand for American workers. The net cost would be about the same whether the money comes from taxes (welfare) - taxes, or wages. However the worker individuals would have an incentive to vote Republican - who's only goal is to cut taxes.

What happens when the U.S. Secretary of Labor visits a church in Charlotte? If an incident earlier this month is any indication, faulty political promises and destructive economic policies continue to spread.

It took place on April 3rd. Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris made an appearance at a Baptist Church in North Carolina’s largest city, along with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. He was visiting to promote President Obama’s proposal of elevating the federal minimum wage requirement from the current $7.25 to $9.00 an hour.

Harris and Foxx gathered in a large room within a Baptist church building. They sat...