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  •  I see no need to require separate action (2+ / 0-)
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    Let's find some reasonable rate - which nowadays should be enough not to qualify for foodstamps or being qualified as in poverty.  For now let's say 10/hour.   At current pay for Congress of 174,000.year and assuming 2,000 hr/year on minimum wage (which is actually more than most gegt) that would be a ration of 174/20 or 8.7/1.

    Any time Congress raises its pay it raises the minimum wage automatically to maintain the ratio.

    I am not fixed on 10/hour, which I think is still too low, but used it to give a sense of how the numbers would work.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:24:37 AM PST

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    •  Why not have the gov't guarantee jobs at $12/hr.? (1+ / 0-)
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      Give everyone who wants a job a useful government job at no less than $12/hour with benefits (continue to adjust for inflation). That will end the problems of a minimum wage and give everyone a chance to not work at businesses that rip them off.

      The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

      by freelunch on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:01:46 PM PST

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