Employment

NPR's Scott Simon Asks Wrong Guy to Trash Minimum Wage Hike

Jul
02

One of the more unbelievable interviews I've ever heard on NPR -- at least on the Scott Simon show. Scotty keeps trying to get Congressman Adam Smith to agree that the recent minimum wage hike in Seattle is bad for working people (a conclusion you'd expect from Scotty) -- but Smith just won't have anything to do with it. Instead Smith brings up comparisons with income from earlier periods as well as what corporate management currently is getting. Incredible.
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Is Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Doing More Harm Than Good?
July 1, 20177:52 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

A study suggests the most recent minimum wage hike in Seattle may be doing harm. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., about the impact of Seattle's push for $15/hour.

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Rich Man's War on Working People's Benefits

May
28

They're trying to raise the minimum wage in New York. Of course 'Americans for Prosperity', funded by billionaire David Koch, is against this because 'any minimum wage increase would increase unemployment, especially amongst the young'.

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/041412-minimum-wage-folly

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Retirement Plan USA: Low Pay, Long Hours, Drop Dead

Mar
11

It's amazing how detached from reality "financial advice" in the MSM can be. Here's an example of a headline:

"Eliminate fears about pension cuts by saving early and often"

You get the same rubbish from Market Place on the weekend.

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What the Mayor can do for the 'Forgotton Middle Class'

May
19

It's nice to hear Mayor Daley's concerned about the 'forgotten middle class'.

Maybe the next time WalMart wants to move in, he'll go after them on improving their wages and conditions so they don't have an advantage over established businesses in Chicago that treat their employees better. The 'forgotten middle class' doesn't need a race to the bottom when it comes to bread-and-butter issues.

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