July 24, 2006
Time to Adjust the Minimum Wage

That’s the title of a blog post over at The Hill Blog where congress critters and lobbyists blog.

By N.Y. GOP Rep. John Sweeney on Politics

I think that after ten years time it is time to make an adjustment. I’m confident that we can get a bill that can raise the minimum wage and protect small businesses and farms from added burdens.

This is a GOP Rep., but this vacuous post easily could have come from the fingers of a Dem.

How can you tell small businesses and farmers who pay less than minimum wage they have to pay each employee more money per hour and not call that an added burden? Duh!

Disclosure: I do believe the minimum wage should be raised and I used to own a small business. Raising the minimum wage wouldn’t have been a burden on my business because I paid more than minimum wage already. Many businesses nearby did not.

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Posted by SPIIDERWEB™ at July 24, 2006 10:35 AM
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In NY state, our min. wage is higher than the current federal min. So for businesses here, raising the federal wage will help create a level playing field.

Sweeney's call to pass a wage hike is laughable since he walked out of the room when congress had this bill come up a few weeks ago.

He gets headlines claiming he supports something which he actually walked out on at vote counting time.

It is pretty sad how easily the Media is fooled.

Posted by: Lisa on July 24, 2006 11:30 AM

The MSM is nothing more than stenoraphers. They rarely question anything they're told.

Posted by: on July 24, 2006 12:36 PM

Because they just raise the prices, and pass the "burden" on to us.

It is called (ssshhhhhh) Capitalism at work.

Duh.

I'm a medium size business owner.

Posted by: farang on July 26, 2006 2:11 AM
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