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  •  Time Span IS Awful (3+ / 0-)
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    CaffeineInduced, Risen Tree, llywrch

    Okay, so, if all the states pass a law like this, workers will get $10.10 by 2017.  By that time how much will have been eaten away by inflation?  These baby step laws PMO!  Why can't we just do ONE decent thing RIGHT NOW????

    •  I totally agree ... (1+ / 0-)
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      While I appreciate what Connecticut has done, I still think it is far too little, far too late.  

      The State of California passed passed legislation last that will raise the state's minimum wage to $10 by 1/1/2016, while Connecticut's will just be going up to $9.60.

      An increase to $10.10 by 2016 doesn't even make up for the inflationary losses of the past ten years.

      San Francisco has a minimum wage of $10.74 right now, and it seems to be working just fine for them.  Mayor Ed Lee says the minimum wage may increase to as much as $15 per hour.

      The rest of the country needs to wake up to the needs of their lower-paid citizens.

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