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State, Federal Chamber Leaders Support Wage Increase

February 8, 2013

State and federal chamber of commerce leaders are supporting an increase in New York’s minimum wage, and they’re not alone....

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Feb-08-13 5:52 AM

'Raising the minimum wage will not slow New York's recovery, officials state. ' Of course those officials would be Andrew and Barry, our state govenor and our federal president. What Roosevelt did not work and actually increased the number of unemployed. The real wage increases were supported by World War II.

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Feb-08-13 5:54 AM


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Feb-08-13 7:38 AM

Government once again telling us what to do. Wage incease on top of Obama care, on top of higher taxes, on top of higher poperty taxes....until its the straw that breaks the camels back. The real driving force behind inflation has been taxflaion. All other prices fluctuate ...CPI ..PPI go up and down....while taxes always go up. Take away tax on energy and communication and watch prices go down across the board. Only reason to raise minimum wage to justify high government union wages an benifits.

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Feb-08-13 7:39 AM

I totally disagree with this article. How does raising the minimum wage help this economy? In my opinion, some of the smaller businesses will layoff employees due to the increased expense. And as I have stated many times before, minimum wage jobs were and are not meant to be "head of household" jobs. The skill levels required for these type jobs do not make these jobs high paying, and they should not be.

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Feb-08-13 9:18 AM

I agree Madman. On top of that, raising the min wage will cause the prices of goods to go increase.

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Feb-08-13 10:48 AM

I suspect that much of the income of min. wage earners is spent in businesses that employ a high no. of min. wage earners (gas, groceries, fast food) with the exception of rent and utilities. As the business owner's expenses for wages increase, he must either decrease his own profits (which may be modest if it's a small business), decrease expenses (cut jobs or cut hours) and/or increases prices. My theory is that any increase in min. wage is rarely seen by the worker in the final outcome as hours are cut, the job is lost or his increased pay is absorbed by higher prices.

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Feb-09-13 5:22 AM

Madman is right. As I see it, the only ones gaining are the grocery chains. Getting more people on food stamps and throwing pennies at min. wage workers make the rich grocery store chain owners happy. If they move out of NYState like everyone else there will be civil disruption. Government dependency, on the level we have it in NYState, is unsustainable. It is only a matter of time.

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Feb-09-13 6:49 AM

raising it wont help. Look at you're pay stubs and compare to weeks ago, they now take out $37, MORE in social security from my pay than they use to . all raising it will do is they will tax ya more and more

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Feb-09-13 8:14 AM

This article is proof how out of touch politicians are with the citizenry, is any wonder our state is in such financial bankruptcy and New York laws are some of the most anti American/freedom policies in the world.

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Feb-09-13 9:49 AM

This administration of do gooders will not stop the giveaways until there are no in putters left. All in the name of votes. The balance is already top heavy and the worker bees can't produce enough any longer. That's the reason we have to borrow from china to make this dis functional country run. We're broke you stupid sons a guns. Stop. Do nothing. Look. Regroup. Stop all totally unnecessary spending. Work on making every able bodied person productive and profitable. That's the ingredients for success. That will make us great again. Sad part it will never happen. This is the reason the people refuse to have our gun rights compromised

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Feb-09-13 10:03 AM

Setting at cvs last night in the chair next to the register I witnessed at least 10 people pick up multiple prescriptions. Copayment 1 friggin dollar. One handsome gentleman didn't have his dollar and the cashier replied. No problem don't worry about it. Mrs scallywag anxiously swaggers to the loud obnoxious cashier that will be 86.00 dollars.that was our copayment for antibiotics. We enquired as if our insurance paid any of it? Apparently we had not met our deduct able yet. That afternoon I sent a check for the company insurance plan. Lol. The lid is going to blow off this society. I'm thinking I was a lovely shade of purple exiting the store. Before I left I was quite parched. A bottle of water 1.77

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Feb-10-13 9:51 AM

monkey you meen there going to drop the price of water? Until they fix the bottom feeders nothing will change. This state is becoming a ghost town and fast.

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Feb-10-13 10:02 AM

90% of our income is generated from surrounding states. If we depended on New York state we would have been out of business years ago. Pennsylvania is about 80% and use to be 100%. This is a beautiful area area with much to offer if you can survive the economy. Living on the state line is great if you use it to your advantage. Having a friend visit yesterday from the Letchworth area those folks are facing the same issues with the non-desirable people moving in and feeding off our taxes. Very interesting conversation, and this young gal was only 28 years old.

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Feb-10-13 10:07 AM

The same people who constantly whine about "bottom feeders" on welfare then oppose raising the minimum wage so that people who do want to work can't afford to do so.

Maybe if "the gub'ment" just made every person who ever applied for welfare benefits just disappear, you'd be happy ... until some your friends and relatives turned up missing.

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Feb-10-13 8:39 PM

Nope wouldn't bother me a bit. Don't run in those circles. I don't know one bottom feeder personally. I try to hang with people I have things in common with. I'll give anyone a hand up that wants one. Linda I've read ur posts for quite some time and let's just say your not the sharpest box with a pencil. They raise minimum and all prices jump. There minimum wage dollar is actually worth less. Happens every single time. It is only a vote gainer

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