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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:57 PM Jun 2016

Dem Platform Committee Votes Down $15 Min Wage Amendment [View all]


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I agree with this position
12 (21%)
Smells of third way waste
39 (70%)
I do not agree
5 (9%)
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I'm completely against a $15 national minimum wage taught_me_patience Jun 2016 #1
your words are so very very wrong SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #3
So why stop at 15 then? Lets make it 50? Travis_0004 Jun 2016 #5
lol SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #8
Everyone who works full time should earn a Hortensis Jun 2016 #44
On the contrary, businesses will move to "poor" areas where suddenly people will have some money. rgbecker Jun 2016 #51
Poor areas tend to have bad services, including Hortensis Jun 2016 #66
Living wage CaptainSensible Jun 2016 #80
I'm not confused, Cap'n, just not "official." Hortensis Jun 2016 #81
$15 hr min wage rejected BY DNC Plat Comm CaptainSensible Jun 2016 #77
The areas where it is "too high" Red Mountain Jun 2016 #16
wow - great observation - many thanks SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #21
This is about a year old. CrispyQ Jun 2016 #76
I agree with Hillary. A raise is needed, but $15 is too high for some areas. CrowCityDem Jun 2016 #2
that idea is shit SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #4
Seriously underpaying is cruel, I agree. But Hortensis Jun 2016 #36
The Rubicon where Min Wage, Living Wage and Meet Basic Needs Wage CaptainSensible Jun 2016 #82
Interesting post. I'm not speaking technically, Hortensis Jun 2016 #85
"Too High" What the Fuck is that supposed to mean? rgbecker Jun 2016 #10
many many thanks SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #19
Far too many conservative ideologues on this site. JRLeft Jun 2016 #48
No force compells anyone to stay who does not wish to. nt Maru Kitteh Jun 2016 #64
Yes it does. OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #71
I don't know, but Skinner seems a decent man Maru Kitteh Jun 2016 #74
If you think people making $7.75 an hour OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #75
Assistance CaptainSensible Jun 2016 #84
Poverty loves company Red Mountain Jun 2016 #18
It can't lead to anything good to reject $15. Ken Burch Jun 2016 #25
I watched Hillary say in a debate she was for $15 and there were no caveats. Are you suggesting floriduck Jun 2016 #49
She said she would sign it if passed, but still preferred her plan. CrowCityDem Jun 2016 #54
In inflation-adjusted terms, in 1968, the minimum wage was $11.05. David__77 Jun 2016 #6
$12/hr should be fed minimum with high COL areas higher. JaneyVee Jun 2016 #7
why? SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #14
These are minimum wages. JaneyVee Jun 2016 #37
That would be $27400/ year. That's near the poverty level, no matter where you live. floriduck Jun 2016 #52
I disagree with this position, and would have voted that way, had you provided such an option. stone space Jun 2016 #9
ok - just for you SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #11
Thanks. (nt) stone space Jun 2016 #12
When you say you disagree, in which way do you disagree? and with WHICH position? Ken Burch Jun 2016 #29
What is currently the 3rd option. See my vote. (nt) stone space Jun 2016 #57
Thanks. n/t. Ken Burch Jun 2016 #58
I agree with other who say that $15.00 is too high for some parts of the US OKNancy Jun 2016 #13
sounds cruel to me SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #15
Minimum wage is MINIMUM... it's not supposed to be OKNancy Jun 2016 #22
Riiiiiight bonemachine Jun 2016 #24
+1000 rgbecker Jun 2016 #28
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #30
no thanks dear OKNancy Jun 2016 #33
lol SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #35
With the way our economy has been changed since 1981 Ken Burch Jun 2016 #31
I live on $1158 a month SSDI Kaleva Jun 2016 #34
sounds like a harsh existence - I am so very sorry - also SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #41
I didn't consider it harsh. I looked at it as a challenge. Kaleva Jun 2016 #56
I make 10/hr i work for a non-profit buthave no children or dependents DLCWIdem Jun 2016 #50
Well, I know where Im retiring....if I ever get to. JaneyVee Jun 2016 #38
my sister lives in the west village OKNancy Jun 2016 #43
The top tier rate for journeyman level craftsmanship is $20 an hr? NWCorona Jun 2016 #39
I just took a long road trip. Pizzeria Uno is already setting up ordering tablets on every table. Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #17
It's going to happen anyway Red Mountain Jun 2016 #20
Exactly NWCorona Jun 2016 #40
What? OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #70
no we can't - no we can't - no we can't SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #25
If a job can't pay $15/hr it probably isn't worth doing. rgbecker Jun 2016 #27
Business owners are continually weighing the pros and cons of things like automation. Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #32
And those business won't have the same appeal as they once had. NWCorona Jun 2016 #42
I do philosslayer Jun 2016 #67
Only conservatives can be happy about this. Ken Burch Jun 2016 #23
12.00 is nearly a 4 $ increase is it not? nt fun n serious Jun 2016 #45
If the initial proposal is to raise it to $12, it will probably be cut to $10 or $9 dollars Ken Burch Jun 2016 #55
$15.00 is not possible fun n serious Jun 2016 #46
Negotiating yourself down is not OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #72
Why do we always have to adopt a half loaf approach from jump? NWCorona Jun 2016 #47
Are you suggesting that anyone who doesn't agree is "third way waste"? still_one Jun 2016 #53
disagree,have an alternative viewpoint = third way waste dont ya know. nt msongs Jun 2016 #60
I notice that too. Andy823 Jun 2016 #62
Yes it does. At the minimum it is a overt attempt at a push poll. "When did you stop still_one Jun 2016 #63
Like so many Dem positions ... GeorgeGist Jun 2016 #59
Giving up things in advance is pragmatic... TCJ70 Jun 2016 #65
Dem Platform Committee to Working Poor RobertEarl Jun 2016 #61
Gotta read beyond the headlines folks. $15 minimum wage was already in the Democratic Platform Fla Dem Jun 2016 #68
I do not agree with their decision (nt) bigwillq Jun 2016 #69
The comfort of the rich relies on an abundant supply of the poor. Voltaire Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #73
Crisp, clean advocacy issues melt into a pocket full of mumbles. Bidness as usual. Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #78
platform includes: “raise and index the minimum wage.” Bill USA Jun 2016 #79
This thread should be deleted Andy823 Jun 2016 #83
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