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148588 tn?1465778809

Minimum Wage Boost Blocked in Senate

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/in-plain-sight/minimum-wage-boost-blocked-senate-n93641

"A Democratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was met with overwhelming Republican opposition in the Senate today, where it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move past a key procedural hurdle......."



Wasn't it Henry Ford who figured out about 100 years ago, that if you pay workers a livable wage they buy your products and the economy gets 'stimulated'? What's  up that our Senators are too dumb to understand this ?
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Because it was show that is would end up costing 500,000 jobs. Do you really want to pay $3 for a burger at Burger King? A family meal at a fast food place costing $30?

Also it doesn't mean that people making $11 would get a raise, all that means is that more $ will be coming out of our pockets so more people will go into poverty. Which means more food stamps which means higher taxes.

I have no problem paying someone for what they are worth but does a high school kid working part time need to make $10.10 an hour for flipping burgers? When I worked at McDonalds I started off at min wage and worked hard to get raises.
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Also I would like to know why this bill is being voted on while many other bills passed by the House was never brought to the floor of the senate for a vote?
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1310633 tn?1430224091
All that was on the table was raising FEDERAL CONTRACT jobs minimum wage to $10.10.

Has nothing to do with products being built and our economy being "stimulated".

Don't the democrats who post this drivel understand that, or even read the articles that they post?

When was the last time a government contract employee built ANYTHING that found it's way onto a shelf from which you could buy?

The gov't doesn't produce ANYTHING, except debt and leeches. Get that through your head.
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206807 tn?1331936184
Who Controls the Senate?
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649848 tn?1534633700
Last I heard, the Senate is controlled by Democrats... ummm, dare we point out that some democrats didn't agree with the bill either?

With a democratically controlled Senate, "overwhelming Republican opposition" has no bearing...
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206807 tn?1331936184
Exactly!
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148588 tn?1465778809
"Democratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was met with overwhelming* Republican opposition in the Senate *today, where it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move past a key procedural hurdle."

" Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the *only Republican* who voted in favor of letting a debate on the measure proceed; it failed by a margin of 54-42."









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This increase is going to cost jobs.
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148588 tn?1465778809
Since it's not going to happen the cost is going to be a decline in *real* income as the inflation built into our economic system makes it harder for workers (the real job creators in our country) to spend. But hey, stifle the recovery and try to make our President look bad regardless of the cost.
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206807 tn?1331936184
This is where the whole thing is confusing/deceiving,
*today, where it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move past a key procedural hurdle."

This was not a vote on the Floor for the Minimum Wage Bill but to Bi-Pass Procedure. I looked but couldn’t find the Committee it needed to pass in order to go to the floor. Actually, I found very little information at all. So, which Committee is it, who sits on the committee, how many votes did the committee need for it to go to the floor (not the Senate to bi-pass the committee), and is it dead now that the Senate tried to bi-pass procedure and failed?
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148588 tn?1465778809
".....a procedural hurdle required to open debate......"

http://www.inquisitr.com/1232850/minimum-wage-bill-dies-in-senate-obama-and-reid-react/

Not bypass procedure. Start a conversation.



“If Americans are searching for an answer, why they would refuse to raise the minimum wage, they should look no further than the Republicans’ billionaire benefactors — I repeat, billionaire benefactors, the Koch brothers.”

-Sen. Reid


"......63 percent of people polled recently expressed support for raising the minimum wage......"

Lets hope those 63% let their Senators know their feelings come November.
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Yes Harry Reid what a guy to take quotes from. The man who will NOT bring bills to the floor for a vote.

Yes the cost of 500,000 jobs is something to look at. But I guess Dems don't care about those people? Only want to make Obama look good right?
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you know as well as everyone that it now takes sixty votes to get ANYTHING passed in the senate and there are not sixty democratic senators.  So how then do democrats control the senate and can therefore get everything they want?  Frankly, maybe Harry Reid should have changed the rules to allow that cause we all know too that repubs are still set on the goal to not allow this democratic president any victories.  Through that agenda they are hurting the American people who also want a raise in the minimum wage, including a majority of republicans.
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WHY WILL HARRY REID NOT ALLOW ANY REPUBLICAN BILLS COME TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE? WHY? BILL AFTER BILL GETS PASSED IN THE HOUSE YET THE SENATE IS NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO VOTE FOR IT.

Control of the Senate means majority. This has nothing to do about Obama, this has to do with JOBS. How can you justify putting 500,000 out of work so other people can make more money? How can you justify putting more people in poverty due to higher prices of goods?
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Companies like walmart who pay a minimum wage are recieving government subsidys imo.

Don't YOU understand that if the government pays for a salary, fully or indirectly then they are subsidized by the government thus making the company profit from socialistic concepts?
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And as far as that threat of inflation if you raise the min wage?

http://truth-out.org/news/item/14050-minimum-wage-hikes-do-not-cause-inflation
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How do you know what Walmart pays? And without Walmart how many more people are unemployed depending on only the government to live?

I LOVE BIASED SITES THAT CLAIM THEY ARE "TRUTHFUL".
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Went right over your head did it? Why am I not surprised. Nevermind.
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I understand what dribble you wrote, but the willful ignorance you show deems anything you write irrelevant.
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649848 tn?1534633700
Stop the insults  and don't get personal...
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2/12/14 3:26 PM EST
President Barack Obama on Wednesday formally signed an executive order raising the pay for employees of federal contract workers, but his attention was on a push for Congress to do the same for all Americans.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/miniumum-wage-executive-order-barack-obama-103450.html#ixzz30VFISCI6

The push that was blocked in this article , is the push for everyone else, he already used executive privilege for federal employees.
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And Reid wont bring jobs bills to the floor vance?

Your concern about jobs is appreciated. Please write your elected officials in the Republican party and tell them to stop blocking jobs bills. Thank you.

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148588 tn?1465778809
Ouch.
Facts.
Head hurts.
Stop confusing us.
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Reid is not bringing not just jobs bills but any bills republicans want a vote on to the floor.

And the jobs bills you refer to are junk. All it was, was a way to spend $. Had nothing to do with actual jobs. Look at state by state job growth and look at who the governor of the states are. FL, TX, Wisconsin, LA...REPUBLICANS with conservative principles.

Guess what the ECONOMY IS IN A RECESSION AGAIN. But some how I know you will blame Bush and the republicans.

Yes desrt facts hurt when you actually take time to find the truth, but the left have a willful ignorance on the truth and facts.
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