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Should Illinois raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour?

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  • onlylogical posted at 1:54 pm on Tue, Jan 21, 2014.

    onlylogical Posts: 19

    Instead of a minimum wage law, we should have a maximum wage law covering all politicians. If your position is elected, you can not earn more than 50% above the average wage in your district. This will help change Illinois from the broke state to one more in line with a working budget.

  • bigreddog posted at 8:46 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    bigreddog Posts: 299

    Why stop at $10 dollars, a living wage could mean $25 dollars a hour for someone. Our bozo legislators at the 3 ring big top in Springfield have come up with another touchy feely idea that only those morons can dream up. No education or no skills to offer a employer, no big deal your bleeding heart politicians want to make sure that you are rewarded anyway for your do nothing attitude. Let's raise the minimum wage on the backs of those greedy SOB employers, they can certainly afford it! How dare they ask you to contribute in some way to the company. It's enough that you have shown up for work and maybe on time, do you know how hard it is to get out of bed. I'm here now so pay me what I think I'm worth never mind that it is your company. If and when this company goes bankrupt because I'm over paid I'll just move on to my next employer (victim). The only way to climb the economic ladder is to get a education and acquire the skills that are necessary in todays work force. If your counting on the government to lift you out of poverty by passing laws (decrees) on companies you had better look around hard because it's not working. This law will only bring more misery and unemployment to this sorely mismanaged and dysfunctional state.

  • Northstreet posted at 12:26 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Northstreet Posts: 9

    Wages should be set by the market, not the government. Labor is a commodity in the equation for any business. When labor adds value, the business is more likely to succeed. Smart owners (both direct owners and share holders) will reward value with higher wages or benefits. If employees don't feel they are compensated for their effort they are free to seek other opportunities or start their own businesses. I find it amusing that Illinois, which has a stellar financial record, feels it should tell businesses how to conduct their operations. Of course we can all go down the path of Detroit by letting government as well as unions dictate what businesses must do.


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