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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: MINIMUM WAGE, law, laws, congress, economy, ethics, news, obama, politics, usa, government )

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Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.

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AniMae C. (480)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:40 am
You have added your voice to Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!
6 supporters. 2,500 needed

Rachael Moore (55)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:56 am
Signed ~ Thank you Cal.

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 4:15 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cal.

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 4:44 am
Sorry, I don't sign anything less than $15 an hour...

Natasha Salgado (672)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:03 am
Done-thx Cal

Cynthia not well (340)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:15 am

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 6:22 am

Mary T. (339)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 6:45 am
Thank you Cal - signed, noted & shared

Nicole W. (649)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 7:45 am
You have added your voice to Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:30 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:39 pm
You have added your voice to Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!

Micky R. (30)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:47 pm
Noted & signed. Ty

Carole K. (198)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:57 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Cal!

A F. (131)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:37 pm
done thanks

Lois Jordan (61)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:55 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cal.

. (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 4:21 pm

Vicky P. (476)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 9:25 pm
noted, signed

Ondine J. (131)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 10:18 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 1:39 am
Every one deserves a decent income and should not have to struggle.

Ana R (201)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 2:09 am
Thank you, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 5:49 am
signed & noted

Dimitris Dallis (45)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 10:03 am
After Ben's comment, I feel ashamed that I signed :)

Tim P (47)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 12:50 pm
I have a petition relating to this one. It needs a million signatures at least.

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Fran away F. (118)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 5:10 pm
You have added your voice to Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage! ~ It's long overdue! Thanks, Cal.

Janis K. (129)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 5:32 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Anne K. (135)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 5:37 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 9:17 pm
Signed and noted.

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 10:46 pm
Thanks Cal.

Donna T. (0)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 7:20 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:06 am

Alan` Lambert (91)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:45 am
Signed and noted

James Maynard (81)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 2:01 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks!

Jen A. (4)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 4:26 pm
Signed. I see this for 2 things: if you work hard you should be able to support yourself with the money you earn doing that hard work, and also the economy can raise since people wouldn't need government help-they could do things themselves instead. Minimum wage is long overdue in a rapidly evolving world.

Scott haakon (4)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:57 pm
Nope. Unfortunately well meaning folks do not get it. The jobs are not worth more and raising the wage would have very counter productive effects long term on the poor. If one is poor the first id to find out why the person is not making enough money. Not to hand them more money for jobs that will be obsolete in the future.

Shirley S. (180)
Friday April 11, 2014, 12:14 am
Noted & signed

jan b. (5)
Friday April 11, 2014, 2:22 pm
Com -mon Scott.....Those MENIAL jobs are very necessary to keep our society successfully running . and the people doing them are not supposed to be getting slave-wages either. I'm SICK of helping corporations pay their help because the help has to apply for govt assistance and I am part of the we-the people GOVT. .
Today, those menial jobs .... are today being held by adults with families or seniors or college grads they are the under-employed millions of people today.


Leanne B. (45)
Friday April 11, 2014, 3:33 pm

Trent B. (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:35 am
I'd rather not, but not out of some fiscally conservative principle against raising the minimum wage. Fiscal conservatives who oppose raising the minimum wage as a general principle are delusional because they think any slight increase in costs for a business will automatically cause them to kill jobs and cripple the economy when in fact gradual wage increases will keep the economy from becoming stagnant. The dollar depreciates even without a higher minimum wage, and if you're paying people the same as you were years ago when the dollar had a higher value, you're just going to slow your economy to a crawl because the people have less buying power. Wage raises help keep buying power steady. Means more money flowing through the economy and more jobs.

But at the same time, a drastic increase in minimum wage to a "living wage" would be an awful idea. Increasing the minimum wage would most likely be neutral as long as it's done in a conservative and intelligent manner, like raising it 50 cents a year for 3 years up to 8.75 and then tying to directly to inflation. Businesses can adapt to that sort of gradual change.. If there was a petition to raise it in that manner, yeah, I'd sign. But if we go from 7.25 right to 10.10, then that IS job-killing silliness, and it'll raise prices, so you're pretty much defeating the purpose of raising the minimum wage.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (43)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:27 am
Signed. Thanks.

Emma S. (238)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:02 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.

Nils Anders Lunde (614)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 2:59 am

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:44 am
noted and signed

Linda Kemp (0)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:48 am

Reggie Thomas (5)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 10:00 am
Know you know GOP won't vote to Raise the Minimum Wage! (O_O)

Theresa Robinson (79)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:47 pm
noted & signed

Angelus Silesius (66)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 8:08 am
The federal poverty level should be $35 k and under for a single and $60-65k per year for a family of 3. Credit usage is not always being abused but being used as a supplement between the gap posed by dominant wages and that of a realistic living wage. If someone makes 25 k per year and has $10k in revolving credit, they can artificially bolster their spending to replicate that of the topmost part of the TRUE poverty level. Average one bedroom rents in New England are around $1000 per month.According to economists, 1 week income should equal one month housing cost. With this formula, the individual should earn $52k per year to be considered economically healthy. 90% of all retail and hospitality workers do not earn anywhere near this. Think of all the Walmart,Target,Home Depot,Lowes,Kohls,Holiday Inn,Best Western, etc. employees who make nowhere near this...These are the people who are earning LESS so the rest can earn MORE

Jane H. (139)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 9:49 am
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