Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Groups' push for $1.25 minimum wage increase falling on deaf ears in Albany - NY Daily News

   A coalition of union bosses and executive directors of not-for-profits advocating for the poor are among those in Albany this week clamoring for an increase in the minimum wage. They are all making far more than $7.25 but continue to insist raising the minimum to $8.50 will make life better for the little people.
    Lawmakers for the time being are resisti.ng the hike, but I still think there will be cave-in at some point.
Groups' push for $1.25 minimum wage increase falling on deaf ears in Albany - NY Daily News

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wondering. If minimum wage is increased and people start getting more in their paycheck and they are getting food stamps, the benefits no doubt would be cut back no doubt. And wouldn't other free $tuff be affected by putting them in a different bracket??

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

We need a ‘Minimum Wage’ hike now:

with a Democratic State Senate likely to assume a majority next year in Albany, NY. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently, “I want to hike the minimum wage for the little people now.” And once Albany gets back to work that should be very possible NOW!” We thank the Gov. for caring when not enough people have shown they do to date.

Ultimately Gov. Cuomo like any elected official will be judged by the actions he takes on behalf of working people in need today. They can no longer wait for salary relief and that has to put this issue on the front burner, not something that can be taken care of at a later date. We look to Gov. Cuomo to act now, or at the latest when the New Year begins this January 1st. and not any later.

Mike Flynn ‘Middle Class Mike’

Anonymous said...

Lets call it what it really is...a minimum wage for Patty Plate's district. No place else in the state has people earning minimum wage because it is too easy to decide not to work and let the government pay for your ride.

Anonymous said...

Are the not-for-profits that are asking the ones who Give bonuses to their higher ups? Or FREE Turkeys them?????????

Anonymous said...

Raising minimum wage is a good way to raise unemployment numbers.

Anonymous said...

"Raising minimum wage is a good way to raise unemployment numbers."

Sources?

Anonymous said...

Most minimum wage jobs are held by spoiled rotten brat kids that text at work all day and when they are not texting they are being rude to customers.

The rest are held in an industry that is one penny of over-head away from relocating to a banana republic.

Idi Amin Duda said...

Go ask any manager at one of the chain stores what they really need. I hear it every day from the wife. They hire ten people at the start of the week. They end up with two at the end. The rest didn't show up, were lazy, only came in one day, and just really didn't want to work. We don't need more money for these people. We need people who want to work and earn more money.

Anonymous said...

Raising the minimum wage will be push inflation even higher and push people on fixed incomes into poverty. This of course is the democrat plan, to make us all equal in our poverty

Idi Amin Duda said...

You miss the point. Some people are in poverty because they want to be or they are to lazy to get theirselfs out of it. They don't want to work and they love getting a free chunk of money from the state. I here every day about some of these people not wanting to work extra days because they may loose their free stuff. Like free health care that they use the hell out of. I have two insurance plans and still really worry about over using them. Most could care less how many times they go to the ER for the flu.

WE NEED A NEW CLASS OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK AND PAY THEIR WAY.

I know not where they are.

Anonymous said...

Nothing in life is free. If we do not change course away from fiscal irresponsibility, the Dollar will lose its' place as the worlds reserve currency, when the worldwide recession ends. Then our economy will collapse to levels that none of us can presently imagine. Other nations will not be willing to finance our debt. Hyper-inflation will make it impossible to survive on a fixed income. The government will be unable to increase benefits and inflation will make those benefits practically useless. Our military will be equally devastated.It will not be capable of defending countries beyond our borders without risking our ability to defend ourselves at home. Poverty and suffering will be far more widespread than during The Great Depression and if we survive as a nation it will be a couple of decades before we recover to a much lower standard of living than we have now.

The window of opportunity to preserve our standard of living and place in the world is quickly closing. We can change this fate, but not by increasing funding on programs we can not afford. We have to reduce spending and increase revenues. The Budget must balanced and the deficit reduced. It will be extremely painful, but it must be done.

Idi Amin Duda said...

Not without people working and working hard will it end.