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President Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Will Harm The Poor | FreedomWorks

Via freedomworks.org » Submitted On Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:32am by FreedomWorks Staff

In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed raising the federally mandated minimum wage to $9 per hour, a 24% increase over the current mandate.

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I have to disagree on at least one point, how it affects the poor, when the minimum wage goes up so does the price of goods and services so for the poor it is status quo while the middle class who gat no rise also have to pay the higher prices, so in effect rising the minimum wage is decreasing t

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1 year 9 months ago

Ok. What you said makes no sense. How it affects the poor is simple, prices of goods rises and the poor can't afford it cause it cost so damn high. Standard of living increases and if the poor is already poor, how the hell would they be able to buy anything.

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1 year 9 months ago

One of the biggest problems with leftist ideology is that they view the world as fixed and static. Case in point is their belief in the income gap myth. They believe that it is patently unfair for the rich to get richer, leaving the poor behind.

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1 year 9 months ago

In regards to the Middle Class, there is too many assumptions that the middle class is used and frankly, its been misused most of the time when discussing what fits within the middle class in America. Each country, each state, each county, city, etc.

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1 year 9 months ago

And when I mean wages, mean the average wage in which it distinguishes the poverty line.

1 year 9 months ago (Edited)

I can only hope that one day you will wake up Hyun Suh !

1 year 9 months ago

I have already. I don't understand your comment here. As a person who studied economic sociology and economic policies, you simply can't keep low prices while having a high minimum wage. Makes no sense.

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1 year 7 months ago (Edited)

Hyun suh I believe that is what I said!!
Btw: If you wish to go degree to degree, education wise, I will wager I win, so drop the crap about what you studied and learn to read!

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1 year 7 months ago

I already told you before that the middle class is not just classified as that. The middle class argument is something more complex than that. I already told you that if affect the poor more than the middle class.

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1 year 7 months ago

Leave us see if I can make this simple enough so even those "educated" can grasp it.

Joe, Tom and Bill all live in the same town.

Joe makes fifty dollars a week which is barely enough to meet his expanses.

Tom is doing better he makes a hundred dollars a week.

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1 year 7 months ago

Man, you really don't understand at all. See society right now and really see what is happening to the middle class. When I mean the middle class, I mean the middle class most people are talking which is the people making around 40,000 a year.

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First of all - what is the operational definition of "poor?" Poor according to whom? What was the number that actually pays taxes - maybe 51%!!!!! We work what 4 to 6 months for the government now just to pay our taxes!!

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In his book "Capitalism and Freedom" (1962) Milton Friedman (1912-2006) advocated minimizing the role of government in a free market as a means of creating political and social freedom.

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Childhood and Society

He also kept referring to a study on education, and I actually found the one he is referring to published back in 1950. This lets me know the Bureaucrats in our system give him his information. I know 'O' by himself is just dumb and stupid!

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Sen. Rand Paul on Fox Business' Cavuto to discuss the State of the Union - 2/13/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqaAYBQH7bE

1 year 9 months ago

Thanks Washington

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Thank you for posting this freedom works! It is GREAT to know there are still consistent conservatives!

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