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Fox News’ Neil Cavuto: Workers should be grateful for whatever jobs they can find

On Wednesday afternoon’s edition of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” host Neil Cavuto said that U.S. workers are spoiled and greedy because they want a higher minimum wage. He pointed to his own first job making two dollars an hour as an example of a job that Americans should be…

More than 1.5 million workers living in U.S. make less than minimum wage

The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone (via Moyers & Company) This week marked the four-year anniversary of the last time Congress increased the minimum wage — from $5.15 in 2007 to $7.25 in 2009. Groups demonstrated across the country, demanding increases at both the state and federal level. President…

Equal pay: Raising minimum wage will help women – and the economy

Copyright ImageClick to View Jennifer Diagostino, executive director of the Coalition for Economic Justice, CWA Local 1122 vice president, John Mudie, center, and president, Jim Wagner, right, participate in a rally in Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 25, to call for a raise in the state’s minimum wage. Op-ed contributors…  …

Romney: No need to raise the minimum wage

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was against raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. The Republican presidential candidate had previously said that he supported automatic increases in the federal minimum wage based on inflation. “A lot of conservatives led by the Wall…

Florida bill would slash minimum wage for tipped workers

A Florida Senate committee has followed the advice of a restaurant association and passed a bill that would cut the minimum wage for tipped workers by more than half. The bill, SB 2106, would slash the current Florida tipped minimum wage of of $4.65 an hour to the federal standard…

Washington to be first state to top $9 minimum wage

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Washington will be the first state to require a minimum wage of more than $9 an hour when it joins seven other states on Sunday in automatically adjusting salaries to keep up with inflation. More than a million low-wage U.S. workers will see their hourly pay go…

Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘Good workers’ don’t make minimum wage

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Sunday defended voting against raising the minimum wage by suggesting that only bad workers earned minimum wage. “Bottom line: when you’re a good worker you don’t stay at minimum wage for long,” he said. “Trust me on that. It’s not universal, but trust me as…

Minimum Fail

Why, if you’re looking at the current state of the economy, might you think that teenage employment, heavily focused in the retail and restaurant sectors, was down this summer? You’d probably think that it had something to do with the economic recession, coupled with the insanely high gas costs and…

Legislating Is For Stupids

On Fox News Sunday, John McCain just said that he would veto any bill which didn’t include “a straight up-or-down vote on the issues” (in reference to the one time he voted to raise the minimum wage – it was a part of a war-funding bill). It seems incredibly damaging…

The Plural Of Anecdote Is Conservatism

Patterico’s Pontifications notices that unemployment rates for those ages 16-24 have risen much faster than those for other age groups, and that said rise probably has a lot to do with that age group entering the market for summer work. For that bit of correctitude, the author gets a cookie.…

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