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    Donald Trump supports raising federal minimum wage to $10

    Donald Trump supports raising federal minimum wage to $10


    “You need to help people, and I know it’s not very Republican to say, but you need to help people,” Donald Trump said. “I would say $10, but with the understanding that somebody like me is going to bring back ... more >

    By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    In an interview Tuesday evening, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he supports raising the minimum wage by more than one-third.


    The real-estate tycoon, who has frequently deviated from historic Republican orthodoxy on economic matters, said on Fox News Channel that he would increase the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $10.


    Mr. Trump said on the “O’Reilly Factor” that he would “raise it somewhat” and that while he’d prefer states to do so themselves, many weren’t doing it.


    “You need to help people, and I know it’s not very Republican to say, but you need to help people,” he said. “I would say $10, but with the understanding that somebody like me is going to bring back jobs, I don’t want people to be in that $10 category for very long.”


    During the Democratic-primary campaign, Sen. Bernard Sanders called for a $15 federal minimum wage.

    Eventual nominee Hillary Clinton came around to that view, though she at first said it should “only” be raised to $12 nationally while adding that she supported efforts by states and cities to make it higher where appropriate to local situations.


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    I support increasing the minimum wage but I don't think we can jump it from $7.25 to $10 in one motion, it would need to be raised over a period of time. Right now in Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, one of the highest income areas of the country, Panera Bread, a very nice company, and a very good employer is struggling to meet pay increases to $11.00 from $10. So if in this market, a nice company like Panera can't pay $11 even to keep good employees they really want to pay a raise to in order to keep them, imagine what employers are dealing with that aren't big companies like Panera, that aren't in high income high sales areas like Northern Virginia, they're small shops and stores in small rural communities with much lower incomes and lower sales and prices. I'm glad to see Trump support an increase in the minimum wage, but a hop to $10 would be a negotiating number. We do not want businesses and small industries to close or have to lay off workers in the name of helping them.

    We need to support higher wages but we need to proceed slowly and carefully on too large of an increase in minimum wage at this time. There is no doubt that in this soft weak drained economy, it will cost jobs not create them and for someone who is earning $7.25, they'd rather have that job than lose it because their employer can't afford the new minimum wage.

    Also, there are manufacturers, many in small communities that pay less than $10 an hour, but they provide health insurance, 401K and retirement benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and often other non-wage benefits that are very important to the employee. We don't want to risk those jobs. These are jobs with upward mobility, over-time, promotions and raises that come with tenure and experience.

    All of these things need to be taken into consideration. We want to keep and create jobs not lose them.
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    Eliminate some of the burdensome regulations and increasing costs of doing business, including licensing, permits, etc. and the thought of pay increases may be more palatable and feasible to many employers.

    With the government increasing costs associated with utilities and energy, it is a tremendous burden to small business.

    Automation will replace large numbers of workers so business will avoid pay increases. Employers will eliminate jobs.

    I think it would be wonderful to offer more pay. It is difficult to live on minimum wage.

    Easy to tell employers what to do when you are not the employer and don't know the slim margins that the employer may face each month.

    Many minimum wage jobs were considered entry level jobs but have become primary sources of income for those who might have worked in a job no longer available or more difficult to find in America. Manufacturing and other employers have left us so a minimum wage job may be the only opportunity to have an income. Many employers are pressured to offer higher wages for jobs that cannot provide a living for all concerned. Add in benefits and the employer is drowning in costs.
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    Anyone who has shopped at a Trader Joe’s knows how cheerful and helpful its employees are. The average crew member there earns $13.20 an hour, with frequent opportunities for raises.

    2/26/15

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    http://www.alipac.us/f19/walmart-giv...m-wage-317711/

    2/19/15

    The company said it would pay even its lowest-level workers at least $9 an hour starting this spring, comfortably above the $7.25 federal minimum wage, and push that to $10 in 2016.

    The company also said it would strengthen a “department manager” role, giving it a minimum wage of $13 per hour this year and $15 next.
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    GeorgiaPeach wrote:

    Many minimum wage jobs were considered entry level jobs but have become primary sources of income for those who might have worked in a job no longer available or more difficult to find in America. Manufacturing and other employers have left us so a minimum wage job may be the only opportunity to have an income. Many employers are pressured to offer higher wages for jobs that cannot provide a living for all concerned. Add in benefits and the employer is drowning in costs.
    Exactly. There's a procedure we have to follow to raise wages in the United States. Raising minimum at some point on some level is something I support. I thought minimum wages should have been adjusted annually or every 2 years for COLA so they would keep pace with cost of living and occur gradually so employers and pricing could adjust accordingly. That may still be the way to do it. To me that is the best way to do it. When COLA is high it's because inflation is higher and prices and sales are high and good. When COLA is low it's because things aren't going so well, economy in decline or adjustment recession and inflation is lower so prices and and sales are low and not so good. A COLA keeps it relevant to the status of the economy so this may be something Trump should consider as an alternative to a big minimum wage increase.

    Back to the total point which is we have to stop this massive immigration flooding the labor supply and depressing wages. This will help push wages up naturally as well as create millions of jobs for Americans who need them. We have to fix our bad trade deals so our producers and providers aren't competing with slave labor in other countries. To draw them back we need a great business environment and wages in line with the economy, they'll come back but lets don't hamper them before they get here. Most of these jobs are the good jobs, manufacturing jobs with lots of benefits, 40 hour plus work weeks, opportunities for advancement and promotions in big companies, lots of reasons we want these jobs back home operating the way they used to here in the US. This will increase employment dramatically and with the stop to illegal immigration and halt or moratorium on all new immigration we'll put Americans back to work at record pace at great wages and benefits naturally in due course through regular business hiring competition. To raise wages, these are the most important steps, much more important than raising the minimum wage beyond the COLA increases which Congress should pass immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    Anyone who has shopped at a Trader Joe’s knows how cheerful and helpful its employees are. The average crew member there earns $13.20 an hour, with frequent opportunities for raises.

    2/26/15

    http://www.alipac.us/f19/walmart-giv...m-wage-317711/
    Good pay does inspire employees. Being able to screen and hire cheerful employees at minimum wage is also possible. A good work environment where people are kind and respectful is inspiring, too.

    Being a small business employer we will increase prices and reduce labor. No jobs if no employer.
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