Pryor: I think Obama’s minimum-wage hike is “too much, too fast”

posted at 12:41 pm on February 7, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Oh, boy. In his campaign to keep his seat this fall, Sen. Mark Pryor — a.k.a., Vulnerable Senate Democrat Number One — has naturally been putting all the distance between himself and ObamaCare that he possibly can. Arkansas went for Mitt Romney by a whopping 24 points, and according to a January Gallup poll, the average approval rating there for Obama throughout 2013 was a meager 35 percent.

But trying to redirect voters’ attention away from his pro-ObamaCare vote isn’t going to be nearly enough to convince Arkansans’ that he deserves another shot — and it sounds like Pryor is semi-bucking Democrats’ settled-upon economic populism strategery, the centerpiece of which is their proposed minimum-wage hike. His similarly vulnerable Democratic colleagues have so far declined to take their Obama self-differentiation quite that far, but oh, he’s going there, via Bloomberg:

Senator Mark Pryor, whose home state of Arkansas is headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., says he will oppose raising the minimum wage.

“I know $10.10 still isn’t a whole lot of money, but I think it’s too much, too fast,” Pryor, who is seeking a third Senate term, said in an interview at the Capitol. “I’m not supportive of that.”

The National Retail Federation and the National Restaurant Association are among groups lobbying against the measure that have contributed to Pryor’s re-election bid. Arkansas also is among four states — Georgia, Minnesota and Wyoming are the others — that have set minimum wages below the federal level. …

That puts Pryor, 51, in the awkward spot of being off-message with his party. He’s the only Senate Democrat so far to say he’ll oppose the wage increase, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring up in early March.

Which could be pretty risky, seeing as how a minimum-wage hike is an at least a vaguely popular idea with most Americans. As recently as the end of December, Pryor was tentatively supporting an Arkansas ballot initiative that would take the state’s rate from $6.25 to $8.50 over three years, but perhaps the chance to demonstrate his independence from Obama on such a big issue by deeming it “too much, too fast” is too valuable to miss. The first Rasmussen poll of the race out this week confirms what other polls have been suggesting: His campaign is in serious trouble.

Congressman Tom Cotton holds a five-point lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Arkansas.

A new statewide survey of Likely Arkansas Voters finds Cotton with 45% support to Pryor’s 40%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, and 10% are undecided.


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“… **Minnesota** and Wyoming are the others — that have set minimum wages below the federal level. …”

wow … populism fail in 10000 lakes land
[!]

/and, bishop?

ABreitbart on February 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

awwwww yeaaaah …

ABreitbart on February 7, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I think Obama’s any minimum-wage hike is “too much, too fast period

Fixed it.

Pryor: missing the point.

db on February 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Arkansas also is among four states — Georgia, Minnesota and Wyoming are the others — that have set minimum wages below the federal level.

Our insane governor would like to raise it but he lost his pen.

Ok Dayton didn’t actually lose it, he hid it under the bed with the rest of his bugout bag in case Al Queda comes looking for him again.

Bishop on February 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I won’t know which way to Think on this until HotAir
puts up another CNN POLL…

..An open Register yesterday followed by 8 Billion
Worthless as F*ck CNN polls today….Hmmm

ToddPA on February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Suck it Pryor. He is your standard bearer. How’s that 0bamacare vote workin’ out for you now?

cozmo on February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Obama’s whole PRESIDENCY has been too much too fast.

That’s the whole reason George Soros installed him. Hilldebeast wouldn’t have been radical ENOUGH for Soros to see his life’s dream of a collapsed, 3rd rate United States turned Socialist Dictatorship before he dies.

To do that he had to find a puppet who had his own natural antagonism towards the United States (and we’ve seen Obama has no regard whatsoever for this country, it’s exceptionalism, or it’s founding).

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Too much? No such thing.
$50 an hour min wage would put everyone in the 6 figure salary range and totally solve poverty and income inequality.
Everyone will be rich and we will finally have utopia!
Come on libtards – who’s with me?!?!?!

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Ok Dayton didn’t actually lose it, he hid it under the bed with the rest of his bugout bag in case Al Queda comes looking for him again.

Bishop on February 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

And by Al Qaeda you mean the Lizard People, right?

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

ABreitbart on February 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Only for the QOTD.

docflash on February 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Of course, what the idiot Dems (but I repeat myself) don’t ever seem to get is this should not be a federal issue at all.
$10 / hour is a pretty dam good for a lot of the country, but it’s nothing for living in DC, NY, Boston, LA, San Fran, and other high cost big cities. Any minimum wage (and there really shouldn’t be any at all) should be handled at the state or local level.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Pryor: missing the point.

db on February 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

No just aiming at another point- retaining that fat do-nothing job in the US Senate. It’s funny how politicians principles change in dramatic ways when it looks like they might lose elective office.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Too much? No such thing.
$50 an hour min wage would put everyone in the 6 figure salary range and totally solve poverty and income inequality.
Everyone will be rich and we will finally have utopia!
Come on libtards – who’s with me?!?!?!

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

And everyone would be able to afford their $12,000 Obamacare deductable!

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

dem math:

40hr/week @ $7.25/hour = $15,080
29hr/week @ $10.10/hour = $15,230

Now get out there and find your happiness with the extra $150 to spend on all that free time.

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

+1 danman

cmsinaz on February 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Pryor, Hagan, Landrieu–they are all toast.

Among the first political casualties of OCare, but hardly the last.

November is shaping up to be an extremely bloody affair.

Art Vandelay on February 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

The Bush Tax Cut recovery, which raised both employment levels (from 62.0% in September 2003 to 63.4% in December 2006) and revenues (FY 2007 revenues were up a whopping 44% larger than FY 2003 revenues!) came to a sudden end when Democrats took control of both houses Congress on January 3, 2007.

What did Democrats do?

On January 5, 2007, just two days into the new Democrat majority, Democrats introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage three times in three years. That bill was eventually passed as a rider to troop funding (the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007), and the minimum wage was raised three times in three years, from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour (a more than 40% increase in 3 years).

Each time that the Democrat majority raised the minimum wage, employment dropped.

The Democrat majority raised the minimum wage:

1) Up $0.70 to $5.85 per hour on 2007-07-24,
2) up $0.70 to $6.55 per hour on 2008-07-24,
3) up $0.70 to $7.25 per hour on 2009-07-24.

… and the Employment-Population ratio dropped to:

62.9% in July 2007,
62.2% in July 2008,
59.3% in July 2009,

and has been BELOW 59.0% for 53 consecutive months (nearly FOUR AND HALF YEARS) September 2009 – January 2014!

(And of course, Obama and many Democrats want to foolishly raise the minimum wage AGAIN now, to $10.10/hr!)

ITguy on February 7, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Ok Dayton didn’t actually lose it, he hid it under the bed with the rest of his bugout bag in case Al Queda comes looking for him again.

Bishop on February 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

And by Al Qaeda you mean the Lizard People, right?

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Here in PA they take the form of people dressed in Black
with no Zippers, and a body odor you get a whiff of a mile
away..oh wait, that’s the Amish….Sorry.

ToddPA on February 7, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Senator Pryor is about to become a pryor senator.

MinnesotaSlinger on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Obama’s whole PRESIDENCY has been too much too fast.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Let me help you out a little bit.

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Tell Senator “I’m running for re-election” Pryor what you think on Facebook and other social media, and emails, etc.

…..IF you’re lucky enough to live in Arkansas.

And you might remind him that your donation status hinges on him representing YOUR values.

Politicians llllllllllllllllllllllllllove to hear from we serfs.

PappyD61 on February 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I love to tell my lib friends that I agree the minimum wage should be raised. In fact, I tell them with no hint of teasing, it should be fifty dollars an hour. They know instinctively that something is wrong with that reasoning, but they can’t quite figure out what.

Laura Castellano on February 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Senator Prior. Nice one MinnesotaSlinger.

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Laura Castellano on February 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM

My 14 year-old came home from school the other day when this trash broke about minimum wage and her statement was, “[t]hat’s just dumb. If you raise the minimum wage, all other wages should rise with them, as will all costs, and they are back where they were. Maybe they should get some skills to get a better job.”

At 14!!!

Daddy is proud!

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

“I know $10.10 still isn’t a whole lot of money

So, ignoring what the employer has to pay out on top of that, $10.10/hr is nearly $20K a year for a full time employee working a 40 hour week. Are we really saying that low or no-skill jobs (the ones where you would expect minimum wage) are really worth $20K a year?

No Senator, $10.10/hour is way too much money for somebody whose job is to dump frozen potato products into a basket, punch a button to lower the basket, punch the button again to raise the basket when a timer goes off, and dump the potatoes into a big bin and cover them with salt.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Now get out there and find your happiness with the extra $150 to spend on all that free time.

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

You forgot – minus $10,000 a year for 0scare premiums and deductibles.
Now where did that extra $150 go?

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Senator Pryor is about to become a pryor senator.

MinnesotaSlinger on February 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

LIKE!

ITguy on February 7, 2014 at 1:17 PM

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

She sure as he11 didn’t get that from a public school…..

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

If you raise the minimum wage, all other wages should rise with them, as will all costs, and they are back where they were. Maybe they should get some skills to get a better job.”

At 14!!!

Daddy is proud!

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

You should be proud! And that’s the thing that most gets me fired up when some whiner talks about how he/she can’t live on minimum wage……. YOU AREN’T SUPPOSED TO! You’re supposed to use that kind of a job as a starting point for a better job when you have some skills and/or experience.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM

So, ignoring what the employer has to pay out on top of that, $10.10/hr is nearly $20K a year for a full time employee working a 40 hour week. Are we really saying that low or no-skill jobs (the ones where you would expect minimum wage) are really worth $20K a year?

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

No, because thanks to 0bumblscare, NONE of those people will get 40 hours a week. Eventually, they will all be cut to 29 hours a week or less.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Daddy is proud!

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Daddy has good reason.

Laura Castellano on February 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Actually, we are blessed in NW Florida to have some pretty conservative schools, and my county in particular is very conservative. The public schools here are, for today’s times, very conservative. She has one teacher who she tells me is an outspoken liberal, but by and large that is the exception rather than the rule. Common Core, however…

HOWEVER, the Missus does say I may be a little harsh in my political posturing around the kids…

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

From the jobs report thread:

But then again I’m old.
USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 12:45 PM

At 14!!!
Daddy is proud!
USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

OK – now wait a minute here – you can’t be THAT old if you have a 14 year old. My youngest is 21.
You said sub school in ’86. I finished college and got commissioned in ’83.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32.
Even the most liberal states have not set minimum wages at the proposed $10.10/hr.

Proponents of class warfare need to be called out for this BS. If they truly feel that it is an assault on the poor to have a minimum wage less than $10.10, then they are insulting the governors and legislatures of all 50 states by telling them that they hate the poor.

Why can’t New York, CA, DC, Washington, and Oregon pass laws setting their minimum wages at $10.10? The rest of the country can watch the experiment and adjust accordingly. It is also telling that the $10.10 wage is not a political reality a the state level, but dems think it is at the federal level. Anyone who would vote for this should e ridiculed for not getting a higher minimum wage in their own states.

Liberals love Federal rules because it does not allow conservative states to demonstrate the failure of these policies. Making every state do the same thing is like coducting scientific studies with no control group. Absolute idiocy.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Pensacola area?
Much like here in Colorado Springs – LOTS of military so the schools tend to be a bit less libtardish.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Exactly!

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Liberals love Federal rules because it does not allow conservative states to demonstrate the failure of these policies. Making every state do the same thing is like coducting scientific studies with no control group. Absolute idiocy.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

It wouldn’t surprise me if there isn’t a movement soon to set MINIMUM tax thresholds for states. Actually Obama HAS made noises about that.

The reason why California, New York, and Illinois are dying is because people can take their money and their skills elsewhere, and states like Texas and Florida are rich with opportunity and have low taxes.

And since it’s about TAXES we know how Chief “justice” Roberts will rule on the subject…

Force Wyoming to charge it’s residents the same state tax rate that New York has, and it ceases to be an attraction for New Yorkers.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 1:31 PM

“… **Minnesota** and Wyoming are the others — that have set minimum wages below the federal level. …”
wow … populism fail in 10000 lakes land
[!]
/and, bishop?
ABreitbart on February 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Interesting that Senator Franken (hah, auto spell put in Frankenstein initially) supports doing something at the federal level that his own state’s legislature has failed to buy into.

Is a populist position really populist if not one single state currently has a minimum wage set above $9.32?

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

No, because thanks to 0bumblscare, NONE of those people will get 40 hours a week. Eventually, they will all be cut to 29 hours a week or less.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

True but the rationale still holds. There is no way that making fries at a fast food outlet is worth $10.10/hour.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

The Federal Minimum wage should be a statistic, not a policy.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

You idiots in Washington need to realize that if you leave the market alone, it will take care of itself. There is no need to set a minimum wage at all. Raising the minimum wage during this economic disaster, will only do more harm. Haven’t you liberals put enough people out of work?

F_This on February 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

First job I had was 5.15 an hour, I worked hard, showed up on time then after 6 months got a raise to 5.50. Worked hard showed up and after 6 more months got a raise to 6.00. Worked hard, showed up then got another raise, etc. etc. Before I left I made 10.00 an hour as a single guy with no kids, I earned my way to a decent living for a 21 year old, if I was short wasn’t anybody’s fault but mine for being stupid with my money. I also had valuable work experience. Whatever happened to earning your keep, bettering oneself, and grinding it out to success?

LeeBelieu on February 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM

True but the rationale still holds. There is no way that making fries at a fast food outlet is worth $10.10/hour.
Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Except in Williston, ND and any other city with a labor market that dictates a higher wage.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Too little…Too late. Pryor should have started listening to his constituency a long time ago rather than blindly following Obama and Reid down the garden path.

TomCoats on February 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM

New Orleans too, after Katrina I think I remember a friend who was there saying they were hiring workers at fast food chains for 12 bucks an hour.

LeeBelieu on February 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

One other point. In terms of pay, $10.10/hour falls somewhere between an E-1 and and E-2 on the military charts (less than two years, not including BAH and the rest of that stuff). And for that, they do a lot more work than the low and no skill jobs that are apt to be minimum wage jobs on the civilian side.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

…HOWEVER, the Missus does say I may be a little harsh in my political posturing around the kids…

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Well, keep it up USNCVN. How else will our kids learn? They certainly aren’t getting it in the public schools. My kids range in age from 30 to 16. They know their parents are conservative and they know what conservative principles are. They know why I refuse to watch any of the major networks and if I had my way, I’d pull the plug on cable TV (their dad likes sports too much for that to happen but I’m working on it)! I won’t even watch the Olympics on TV because it is on NBC and I flat out refuse to watch that Nothing-But-Communists, piece of crap network.

texasmagnolia on February 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Work is hard.

And unfair.

And racist.

Good thing we got OCare. With that and the unlimited wage utopia should be just around the corner.

Art Vandelay on February 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Next week, he will support open carry…the following, he will be pro-life…end of month, taxes will be a radical idea…mid-March, everyone on Food Stamps will have to pee test…

How is that Obamacare working out for you Mark-sist?

hillsoftx on February 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

New Orleans too, after Katrina I think I remember a friend who was there saying they were hiring workers at fast food chains for 12 bucks an hour.

LeeBelieu on February 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I was living there during that period. Yes, they were giving out hiring bonuses because so much of the population where they drew workers from had temporarily or permanantely relocated. The sad part is that even with that, many of those positions went unfilled because of lack of interest on the part of the potential recruits.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Pensacola area?
Much like here in Colorado Springs – LOTS of military so the schools tend to be a bit less libtardish.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dead on. We live just outside Pensacola in the ‘burbs. Next county over (Santa Rosa) which is where most of the military reside. As an aside, I spent some of my formative years in Colorado Springs, and was back there last spring with my son. Love the place.

As to age, it’s subjective. Thirty years ago I would have considered myself old. Now, sixty is still young. But I waited until my thirties to have my kids. Now I’m wondering how wise that was, as all of my former navy friends have kids in college and my youngest is in 1st grade.

USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Is a populist position really populist if not one single state currently has a minimum wage set above $9.32?

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Maryland and DC are working as a team to up their minimum wage. Montgomery County for example raises the hourly rate far above the current state and federal minimum of $7.25. It increases the wage in steps to $8.40 in October 2014, $9.55 in 2015, $10.75 in 2016 and $11.50 in 2017.

I say they are working as a team because Prince Georges County and DC are looking to do much the same deal so that there isn’t “competition” for the same class of workers.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM

True but the rationale still holds. There is no way that making fries at a fast food outlet is worth $10.10/hour.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I wasn’t disagreeing with that – absolutely true.
He11 I fried burgers at McD’s at the age of 16 for about $2 and hour – that should NOT be anyone’s “support a family” job.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Maryland and DC are working as a team to up their minimum wage. Montgomery County for example raises the hourly rate far above the current state and federal minimum of $7.25. It increases the wage in steps to $8.40 in October 2014, $9.55 in 2015, $10.75 in 2016 and $11.50 in 2017.
I say they are working as a team because Prince Georges County and DC are looking to do much the same deal so that there isn’t “competition” for the same class of workers.
Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM

So Senate Dems want to instantaneously bump the federal wage up to a level that liberal strongholds would only attempt to do over a several year period? Makes sense. Let’s let DC and Maryland play this out and then see if others should follow suit. If it turns out to be a bad decision, it will not hurt the rest of us.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Whatever happened to earning your keep, bettering oneself, and grinding it out to success?

LeeBelieu on February 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM

these new commenters sure are racist, what is this, 1950?

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM

As an aside, I spent some of my formative years in Colorado Springs, and was back there last spring with my son. Love the place.
USNCVN on February 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM

So do I – which is why I stayed. Counting from my first day here with the Air Force, I’ve been here for 35 years straight.

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

How about trying to distance yourself from the last several years of voting records and the glorious statements about Mr. Obama- Mark?

Let’s see how that works out. This fight hasn’t even started yet.

Marcus Traianus on February 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32.
Even the most liberal states have not set minimum wages at the proposed $10.10/hr.

Proponents of class warfare need to be called out for this BS. If they truly feel that it is an assault on the poor to have a minimum wage less than $10.10, then they are insulting the governors and legislatures of all 50 states by telling them that they hate the poor.

Why can’t New York, CA, DC, Washington, and Oregon pass laws setting their minimum wages at $10.10? The rest of the country can watch the experiment and adjust accordingly. It is also telling that the $10.10 wage is not a political reality a the state level, but dems think it is at the federal level. Anyone who would vote for this should e ridiculed for not getting a higher minimum wage in their own states.

Liberals love Federal rules because it does not allow conservative states to demonstrate the failure of these policies. Making every state do the same thing is like coducting scientific studies with no control group. Absolute idiocy.

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

They’re already doing this!

San Francisco now has a minimum wage of $10.74/hr. This has caused a lot of small businesses in SF to close down the business. Same thing in Santa Monica, CA. Their min. wage is about $10.50/hr.

I know a lot of people will say that’s just stupid Californicators voting in a bunch of commies. To some extent, that’s true. But believe it or not there are a lot of conservatives (like myself) who have to, or choose to, live in the state.

But, to your point, it doesn’t really matter whether “scientific studies” are done at the federal, state, county or city level. Once those entities have decided they have enough low-info voters in their pocket, things get continually get worse.

Please see Detroit, MI, et. al. for perfect examples.

ZeusGoose on February 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

ZeusGoose on February 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I like the new guys

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 3:18 PM

ZeusGoose on February 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I truly feel for you having to put up with the policies of a liberal state. I really hope that the residents of your state wake up before your cuties become the next Detroit, which would surely force you to leave.

I wasn’t referring to looking at minimum wage increases in terms of scientific studies. I was making a general observation that instituting federal wide mandates is the equivalent of conducting any scientific experiment without a control group. It may not have been a great comparison in terms of the minimum wage as we have more than enough anecdotal examples of the failure of raising the minimum wage. Alas, even with all the examples we still get politicians pushing for a nationwide increase despite any evidence of actual economic benefit.

On another note, what happens if states (like the 4 mentioned in the article) do not adopt the federal minimum? Can the Feds force businesses to pay higher wages than the state requires?

airupthere on February 7, 2014 at 3:33 PM

dem math:

40hr/week @ $7.25/hour = $15,080
29hr/week @ $10.10/hour = $15,230

Now get out there and find your happiness with the extra $150 to spend on all that free time.

DanMan on February 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Math is hard though and the dimwits (which appears to be greater than 50% of the voting public) will never catch on.

glidingone on February 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I also waited to have children in my 30′s and it was the best decision of my life. Both of my girls have a great work ethic and are die-hard conservatives. Youngest is now in college and is constantly hearing the class warfare rants of her peers. Both girls will thankfully come out of college debt free due to scholarships for good grades and having parents able to pay for the remainder of their schooling.

quitspendingmymoney on February 7, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Mark, Mark, Mark…silly senator, it’s over. Too little, too late.

boojo on February 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM