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On Jan. 1, the hourly minimum wage in Ohio will increase ten cents to $7.95 for non-tipped employees and five cents to $3.98 for tipped employees. Is that enough of an increase?

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concerned

Oct-11-13 11:04 PM

Well ladybug when you are paying $10 for a gallon of gas and $7.50 for a Big Mac or $4 for a loaf of bread. We will see how you like it then. Where do you think your increased retirement income that you will need to exist will come from then? The government can't keep paying you more, they can't pay their bills now, don't look to them to help you. I have said before and say again "Inflation is the poor man's biggest enemy." Inflation happens when the cost to produce a product increases, which is caused by increased cost of raw goods, taxes, government mandates and increased production cost which includes wages and benefits.

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Kozy62

Oct-11-13 10:00 PM

Interferring with free enterprise and infringing upon the Constitutional rights of any company or individual has absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Bush, ladybug. You should feel ashamed.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 7:50 PM

50 million drug plan

I didn't say I was against JA .I said it wasn't paid for.

You know if this doesn't go over your head Makes cuts to off set increased spending.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 7:45 PM

Kind of like to remind you Kozy all this job loss started during the Bush yrs.

Ok concerned you win we'll just keep going in the current direction.

You won't mind [aying for people to set home and take it easy at your exspense

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 7:34 PM

Concerned you don't know your a-- from a hole in the ground.

Everyday I go out and deal with increased costs .Whats your BS excuse for that ?

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 7:32 PM

Conerned that's a BS excuse,

Those companies are no longer here because they go to china and other countries.

Pay slave wades,no benfits, mire safety records,12 hr, day etc,

If you can work for wages under those conditions go for it.

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Kozy62

Oct-11-13 6:26 PM

There are still a few companies that take care of their employees, like Hobby Lobby...oh yes, they are going to court vrs. the current President. If we ever get back to hands off and away from a dictatorial government, you will see more caring companies.

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Mtlhed

Oct-11-13 6:26 PM

We could try to explain market forces and simple economics to all these liberals, but it won't do any good. They think with only feelings and emotions, so I won't waste my time. Let's just raise minimum wage to $100 per hour so that all the fast food workers will rejoice, and then we'll see what happens.

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GrantMingus

Oct-11-13 5:02 PM

There are an awful lot of people who like to talk about economics that seem to think emotion is a function found in economics.

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concerned

Oct-11-13 3:22 PM

"I also remember when there was a time of plentiful jobs and plentiful choices." Think a minute here Ladybug exactly why those jobs are no longer here. They are not here because companies could not afford to operate here. For many reasons, Government regulations,taxes, and yes the high cost of labor. Increased cost to produce a product only leads to higher prices, higher prices leads to decreased sales, which leads to loss of jobs. Call it greed or what ever you want. No matter how you count them there are only 100 pennies in a dollar. When expenses exceed profits things close down.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 2:24 PM

Yes Watchdog I remember.

I also remember when there was a time of plentiful jobs and plentiful choices .

I also remember when a company took care of it's good employees

Know it's all about money,greed .

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 2:20 PM

When will Ohio get it's const. under control .

Harsh words for a republican govenor

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 2:19 PM

And qucity ; Maybe if the house would have followed the const. and due process back in march of 2013 and appointed conferees to go over the Ryan plan and Senate plan we wouldn't be stuck in the mess we have again right now.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 2:16 PM

Maybe if we didn't have 2 wars to pay for which will rack up est. costs of 6 trillion before it's said and done.

Maybe if we didn't hand out tax cuts costing the treasury over $ 100 billion /yr without of setting spending.

Maybe a drug plan costing $ 50 billion/yr without off sets and just maybe if our government didn't have it's head stuck in it's a-- in 2007 2008 we wouldn't have gone into a recession

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WatchDog

Oct-11-13 2:08 PM

I remember when we used to work to live in America, today, we work to survive America. By the time Obama gets done, we will be working to survive Government. The new law of the land is the first step in that direction.

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qcityfan

Oct-11-13 2:08 PM

Free markets should determine the price of labor, not BIG government.

Beyond that, when will Ohio gets its constitution under control so that it cannot continue to be maniuplated by marxist interest groups. The idea that they gain control over free markets through manipulative tactics and the hi-jacking of our constitution shuold be deeply troubling.

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concerned

Oct-11-13 1:39 PM

dds1983 says " So concerned, that college kid working at the local McDonalds to put themselves through school should only make 25 cents a hour on your principles. Just more horse manure from the elite! " Did I say that? I don't think so. You are so blinded by the idea that the government is your savior that you can't even see you are being conditioned by the socialist agenda. The market should determine wages, not the government. Also I am hardly the elite. I was born into a very poor family and anything I have today I worked my backside off to get. And without any governmental financial assistance I might add.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 1:22 PM

I guess we can find away to pay people a livable wage and have them supporting the country

Or just keep heading in the downward direction and create more dependence on gov,

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 1:19 PM

I see they just had another fire in one of the slave labor shops in Banglidish

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WatchDog

Oct-11-13 1:18 PM

How about a mandatory cost of living raise?

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 1:17 PM

All the whining and crying the last time they raised the minimum wage.

How everyone was going out of buss, is BS

There all still here.

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rpmwwe

Oct-11-13 1:11 PM

If an employer pays his/her employees $0.25/hr. in a no minimum wage economy then that employer will probably find him/herself out of business real soon. The employer gets what he/she pays for.

On the other hand, overpaying non-skilled labor can be equally devastating. When the prices of the product climbs too high to cover the cost of mandatory wage increases, then sales will decrease and then somebody is going to be getting laid off.

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dds1983

Oct-11-13 12:46 PM

So concerned, that college kid working at the local McDonalds to put themselves through school should only make 25 cents a hour on your principles. Just more horse manure from the elite!

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 12:07 PM

Don't worry when idiots running this country gets done there won't be nothing left to fight over.

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ladybug

Oct-11-13 12:05 PM

What world are you living in concerned > ?

If everyone is to be equally paid.

Theres about 90 % of the population going in the wrong direction.

Especially that 50 million living in poverty.

Sounds more like communisn to me.The haves and the have nots.

Bigger boats for some ,more food stamps for the rest

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