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"Many teenagers that come in should be paying the employer because of broken dishes or whatever occurs during that period of time. But you know what? After six months, that teenager is going to be a fabulous employee and is going to go on a trajectory where he's going to be making so much money, we'll be borrowing money from him." —Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, explaining why teenagers should pay employers for the privilege of working instead of receiving minimum wage.
"Literally, if we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level." —Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage and advocating the elimination of the minimum wage altogether..
"If we allow businesses to be prosperous and accrue capital, they’ll be giving their employees more than they can even begin to imagine. But when we continue to tie cement blocks on businesses (like the minimum wage) and constrain them, they can actually do less than their employees."—Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage and explaining why it actually keeps wages and benefits lower.
"I was wondering, if most employers are already doing this anyway, isn’t minimum wage really just superfluous? Why do we even have one?" —Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage, and advocating the elimination of the minimum wage altogether.
"If raising the minimum wage to $7.00 an hour is a good idea, that why dont we just raise it to $20.00 an hour, that must be even better." —Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage.
Originally posted by spinalremain
What the hell is this lady talking about?
This is what happens if you all vote far right.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
She's starting to sound like Sarah Palin! More moronic talk by incompetent politicians, same ole, same ole.
If businesses could hire people at $2.00 an hour they would!
What a novel idea, than all our greedy corporate elite will bring back manufacturing back to the states! Than our hourly rate will be competitive with China's, the poverty level will skyrocket, crime will escalate, more than half the U.S. will be on food stamps, and the average life span in the U.S. will be around 35 years old because they won't be able to afford to see a doctor.
Gee, Michelle you have my vote!
Originally posted by James1982
We have proof time and time again, that if you give corporations and big business more money, they just want MORE MONEY. It's completely ridiculous to think that the more money they make, the more they will share with their employers. It doesn't work that way. Companies don't give a crap about their employees, they want slaves that cost them as little as possible. If you get rid of minimum wage, you will have companies paying people $3 an hour.
Oh yeah, richest, most prosperous country in the world. Where the republicans and conservatives want people to be slaves that do nothing but work (for 80 hours a week, can't afford a place to live, food to eat, not to mention medical care) from productive ages of 16-35, then promptly DIE as to not be a drain on society. All while the super rich keep getting richer, and keep saying "IF YOU GIVE ME MORE MONEY IT WILL HELP OUT EVERYBODY" When we know for a fact that's NOT how it works.
Whoever came up with this economic model where allowing the rich to get richer at the cost of your average person's quality of life, in the sick twisted hope that they will pay their workers more should be shot. And anyone that believes in that crap is too mentally lacking to be of any use to the world.edit on 14-8-2011 by James1982 because: (no reason given)