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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

7.25 an hour is

$290.00 if you worked 40 hours per week. that's 15,080 a year if you worked 52 weeks. a lot of the times people who work in minimum wage jobs don't get paid sick time. so we'll have to deduct a few days here and there for that. plus you'll have to take taxes out of the 15g as well. so, i'd ask faux 'news' if any of THEM could live on 10 or 11,000 a year? what about earning that AND having children to feed? are they crazy? well, the answer is obvious

Fox News: cutting minimum wage ‘better for workers’

By Sahil Kapur
WASHINGTON -- As the recession continues to weigh heavily on the livelihoods of millions, the Fox News Channel on Monday suggested lowering the minimum wage, suggesting it could be "better for workers."

"The minimum wage is kind of like a sacred cow in Washington, with many, many lawmakers thinking it's a win-win for low-skilled workers," said Fox anchor Juliet Huddy. "But what if those good intentions backfired?"

"One school of thought says lowering the minimum wage will actually create more jobs," she continued, without mentioning any counterargument.

Laws enacted by Congress following the Democratic takeover in 2007 have increased the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour as of this July. Prior to that, the minimum wage hadn't been raised since 1997.

Inviting Fox News correspondent James Rosen to discuss the issue, Huddy first asked him: "Why don't we often hear about lowering the minimum wage?"...............

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stray said...

I don't know if they could live on it, but I'd like to see them try. "The REAL Real World" starring Fox News Big Heads. And let's have it mc'd by Barbara Ehrenreich.

a rose is a rose said...

oh, i'd LOVE to see them try to live on it. i'd love to hear them say they were spewing untruths and then declare they USED to be soul-less, but now are not