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Bachmann says she'd consider minimum wage changes

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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The Minnesota congresswoman told supporters at a packed sandwich shop that the corporate income tax needs to be reduced because companies are moving to other countries to save money. She was later asked by a reporter whether changes to the minimum wage should also be considered to balance the cost of labor here and overseas.



"I'm not married to anything. I'm not saying that's where I'm going to go," she said.


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Not married to anything? I'm sure by that she means that she'd increase the minimum wage right? LOL (of course, she would lower or eliminate it)

This woman is insane. Stupidly, she said this in sub shop...and calling it a subway when it was "Angies subs." I wonder how many minimum wage employees spit on her sub? I hope all of them.
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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...it doesnt matter what lil miz bubble head (daughter of bozo the clown) says... she only does what her husband tells her to do and he's a fruitcake...



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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I try so hard to like Bachmann, but when she gives "non-answers" like that, well, she doesn't deserve Tea Party support.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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I think she means..I have not been told by my husband what to say on that topic.


Peace



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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One thing I notice about discussion in the media in western “democracies” not just in the US, about monerty reform, fiscal reform, economic reform etc, is that it’s characterised by taking something away from those least equipped to fend for themselves financially while those at the top and those with money, power, influence, talent, knowledge and skill must always be given something.

Such discussions are also characterised by using the welfare word, or another word that means the same thing, when discussing people least equipped to fend for themselves financially, but they use an alternative word when discussing those who are skilled in financial survival and prosperity.

One word that this banned or un-discussible in the media is the word, or phrase, corporate welfare. I notice it’s also rarely if ever used here on ATS.

I wonder why?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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I try so hard to like Bachmann, but when she gives "non-answers" like that, well, she doesn't deserve Tea Party support.


It's the "non-answers" that bother you? (and by the way...she means lowering minimum wage)

How about her being complete nut job? Does that bother you?

She's advocating cutting the pay of the poorest among us. That is insane.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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Originally posted by David9176
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I try so hard to like Bachmann, but when she gives "non-answers" like that, well, she doesn't deserve Tea Party support.


It's the "non-answers" that bother you? (and by the way...she means lowering minimum wage)

How about her being complete nut job? Does that bother you?

She's advocating cutting the pay of the poorest among us. That is insane.





Nut job is in the eye of the beholder.


There is a specific argument for the minimum wage. Small businesses who are forced to pay a set amount are limited to what they can do, due to government intervention. When businesses are forced to raise the minimum wage, they ultimately have to raise their prices or fire people to support the new increases.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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Small businesses who are forced to pay a set amount are limited to what they can do, due to government intervention. When businesses are forced to raise the minimum wage, they ultimately have to raise their prices or fire people to support the new increases.


Minimum wage: If I could pay you less, I would.

WAGES ARE A LOSS TO PROFITS...again...that's all some care about. It's not really about just being successful and paying their workers as much as possible, it's all about greed and hording all they can.

Not only will those who make minimum wage make less...this will also drive down the wages of damned near everyone else as the minimum wage buffer will be eliminated.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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I have always made between $10 and $20 an hour in most jobs. I do not think that I have ever worked minimum wage jobs. But one thing I notice when the legislatures raise the minimum wage I actually get a pay cut. Now when you make $20 an hour it is hardly noticeable, as you have enough to pay rent and food costs. The thing that happens though is prices steadily go up as a result of the wage increase. I personally think there is an serious flaw in Capitalism as it practiced. That is the companies continually want to maintain their profits even when wages increase, so they pass the burden onto the consumer. Raising wages is a novel idea for a short term fix, but we need a system overhaul to address disparity and cost of living in this country. I look at wage increases as a patch that works for about a year or so, and then inflation offsets any standard of living achieved as the result of the increase.

What the solution is to the larger problem, in my opinion, boils down to greed. I really feel for the small business owners when they raise minimum wage, but the medium to large businesses I think are so focused on profits, they could care less about adding to the quality of life in our nation.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by David9176
Not married to anything? I'm sure by that she means that she'd increase the minimum wage right? LOL (of course, she would lower or eliminate it)

This woman is insane. Stupidly, she said this in sub shop...and calling it a subway when it was "Angies subs." I wonder how many minimum wage employees spit on her sub? I hope all of them.
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I would love to hear her ideas on how Angie is going to outsource those subs. If I have to wait for my order to get here from another country I might as well just make my own sub at home. Does she even understand any of the things she was talking about?

Just think though. If we lower the corporate tax rate and minimum wage, you would only have to work like 240 hours a week to qualify as poor and there would still be a huge tax revenue deficit. Guess we need to make weeks longer. I want to name one of the new days though.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:55 AM
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Bachmann is clueless how to run a country like obama and other GOPs in the field



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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Just think though. If we lower the corporate tax rate and minimum wage, you would only have to work like 240 hours a week to qualify as poor and there would still be a huge tax revenue deficit. Guess we need to make weeks longer. I want to name one of the new days though.


Correct. Minimum wage is nearly at the borderline for being able to qualify for food stamps, even if working a full 40 hours a week 12 months a year. It varies from state to state, but it's close in most regards.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Sigh...another case of "I've got mine, so too bad. If only you were as hard working and smart as me, and moral, too, you could be just like me." From where do these people earn their degrees...Screw U?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
That is the companies continually want to maintain their profits even when wages increase, so they pass the burden onto the consumer.


How do you guys use this line with a straight face ever?
Let them pass the price along to the consumer. I do not need to consume the things you make. If the price goes up, I stop buying. You are telling us that we should all chip in so the price of something YOU want stays low for you.

That is called socialism for loss.

Most of you guys are for that kind of socialism. Capitalism in my pocket, socialism in yours. Got it.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Sigh...another case of "I've got mine, so too bad. If only you were as hard working and smart as me, and moral, too, you could be just like me." From where do these people earn their degrees...Screw U?


Her family has taken a ton of money from taxpayers...and this whackjob has the nerve to state this garbage?

She's absolutely crazy believing t his nonsense.

CRAZY.

Only a completely ignorant boob, or crazy person themselves, would ever consider having her for President.

I'd rather have Palin...hell...I'd rather have Hoover or Palin. Cripes!



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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I wonder how many minimum wage employees spit on her sub? I hope all of them.


Spit on her sub because she misspoke, David?

Pretty childish, no? That's something Jesse Jackson would (and did ) do.:shk:



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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reply to post by beezzer
I try so hard to like Bachmann, but when she gives "non-answers" like that, well, she doesn't deserve Tea Party support.


It's the "non-answers" that bother you? (and by the way...she means lowering minimum wage)

How about her being complete nut job? Does that bother you?

She's advocating cutting the pay of the poorest among us. That is insane.


That's insane? Weren't you the one recently advocating a National Sales Tax for consumers that buy goods not made in America?


I propose a National Sales Tax on any product not American made. Is it a tariff...yes. But theoritically, it's not a tax on corporations...it is a tax on ourselves.... a fine for not protecting our own economy.


I notice you said tax ourselves, not corps. Wonderful.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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Minimum wage: If I could pay you less, I would.

WAGES ARE A LOSS TO PROFITS...again...that's all some care about. It's not really about just being successful and paying their workers as much as possible, it's all about greed and hording all they can.

Not only will those who make minimum wage make less...this will also drive down the wages of damned near everyone else as the minimum wage buffer will be eliminated.


You are a definite socialist, David. What fantasy world do you live in, where employers are " paying their workers as much as possible"?

You're the reason employers flee the country to get cheaper labor.

And your support for minimum wage is crazy. Why not just make it $30/hr or so, if you're such a Robbin' Hood? What's the point of paying someone $7 - $8 an hour?

I'll tell you why. Because it allows you to condemn those who look at it as the stupid idea it is, and promotes your class warfare, working man's hero image you want to project.

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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I don't make minimum wage....in fact...i'm a bit higher than minimum wage...and even then it's still quite difficult.

If you are willing to call me a socialist.....

Then you can call anyone on Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, Wic programs, etc.

CALL THEM ALL SOCIALISTS.

Go ahead.

Go to your lo cal unemployment line and tell them what you really think abou them michigas.

I've proposed this to a few members on ATS...but they didn't even have the balls to respond.

DO YOU?

Back up your beliefs.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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reply to post by mishigas


I don't make minimum wage....in fact...i'm a bit higher than minimum wage...and even then it's still quite difficult.

If you are willing to call me a socialist.....

Then you can call anyone on Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, Wic programs, etc.

CALL THEM ALL SOCIALISTS.

Go ahead.

Go to your lo cal unemployment line and tell them what you really think abou them michigas.

I've proposed this to a few members on ATS...but they didn't even have the balls to respond.

DO YOU?

Back up your beliefs.


Please, David, don't play these kid games of "CALL THEM ALL SOCIALISTS" with me. You're just trying to deflect the attention away from yourself and avoid answering the questions posed to you.

If you really want me to answer those silly questions, start a new thread and I'll be more than happy to debate you. But don't try to hide behind them in this one.

Oh, and btw, I'm super impressed that you make more than minimum wage.



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