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View Diary: Reid on $10.10 minimum wage: 'We didn't pick that number just to be fun' (84 comments)

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    at 22$ (which is what the min wage should be if it kept up with productivity and inflation) - or 15$ respectably which would boost a lot of people struggling to repay student loans, escape out of debt, and have a sliver of the "american" dream. Starting the conversation at 10.10 is a political loser because the republicans will and have said no to everything. It does no harm to start the negotiations in our favor and then move backwards a little. 10.10 is so low that Reid has little or no wiggle room at all to try and be reasonable. If they had proposed 15 - we would be talking about 12 or 13. But alas I don't have billions to have that message enacted.  

    “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

    by Tool on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 08:31:11 AM PDT

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