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Mich Backers want voters to OK minimum wage of $9.50

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    According to the Department of Labor, Michigan has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the nation - don't expect that to get any better if this passes.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Feb. 10, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    Utter nonsense to contemplate such huge wage increases. Short-sighted people just don't understand that huge raises will hurt the very people they think they are helping. Many businesses will simply cut positions and also increase prices for their goods and services. Can you spell i-n-f-l-a-t-i-o-n? Many will simply fold and close their doors. To assume that the minimum wage is intended to offer a livable wage is folly. Minimum is better termed "training wage" or "entry level wage". Many business operators rely on high school students to fill many jobs. Ludicrous to pay them $2.00 more than is currently the case. Trust the free market thereby encouraging the cream of the unskilled work force to be motivated. Let them raise themselves to better positions rather than artificially forcing us employers to pay higher wages to people who simply are not productive.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 10, 2014 9:28 p.m.

    Why not thirty dollars an hour, and we'll all be off welfare?