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Iowa Senator Thinks $9 Minimum Wage is NOT Enough

Greg3105 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 2:42 PM
Let's make the minimum wage $1 million a year and we can all be rich!
Jerome41 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 2:56 PM
Wow, what an idiotic response. If you are serious discussing the issue fine, but you aren't. This about adjustment for inflation and taking in consideration productivity gains.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:09 PM
Productivity gains? Flipping a burger isn't terrible different today then it was when I did it for minimum wage as a teenager. That's also when I discovered that one doesn't have to stay at minimum wage for long if one exerts themselves a bit. My income at that same fast food place tripled in 3 years.
David1735 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:19 PM
If all you are qualified to do is minimum-wage labor, you'd better improve your job skills.

In an op-ed for USA Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) says that a $9 per hour minimum wage is not enough. He says, “While I was heartened to hear President Obama make the minimum wage a centerpiece of his State of the Union Address, I believe that his proposal of $9 per hour does not go far enough to ensure that working families can make ends meet.”

But might I ask you Mr. Harkin how the small business owners that employ these minimum wage workers will afford more than $9 an hour? What now small business owners aren’t suffering in...