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  •  It is amazing how us all being paid around (1+ / 0-)
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    minimum wage - while paying taxes to hire those making 3, 4 and 5 times our yearly income - have those hirees finding fault with us getting paid a little more.

    You'd think they'd have some common sense to know that if we got paid more - they could get paid more.

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    by laserhaas on Fri May 25, 2012 at 10:29:04 AM PDT

    •  They never point out that those (1+ / 0-)
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      wages are going to spent in their neighborhoods,
      creating demand, making employers more money.

      You will have those funds distributed differently than
      would have been when one person was doing the
      purchasing with them.

      The shortsidedness of greed never ceases to amaze me.

      Today's problems are yesterday's solutions. Don Beck

      by Sherri in TX on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:50:08 AM PDT

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      •  I don't agree with you (0+ / 0-)

        that it's shortsighted.  They know exactly what they're doing.  If the people are kept on a hardscrabble existence then they don't have the time, energy or resources to make a fuss and get the bootheel off of their necks.

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