‘How would the Left react’ if a Republican White House sent out this graphic?

http://twitter.com/#!/siftyboones/status/519929355208638464

ISIS can wait. What we need to deal with right now is raising the minimum wage:

In the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.

Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. While Republicans in Congress continue to block the President’s proposal, a number of state legislatures and governors, mayors and city councils, and business owners have answered the President’s call and raised wages for their residents and employees. Read a report on the progress that’s been made so far across the country.

Women especially are depending on that minimum wage hike:

Let's help millions of #WomenSucceed by raising the minimum wage to $10.10 → http://t.co/fMEhvXwRjy #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/e3W8ZgPWVp

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 8, 2014

Hmmm. Maybe the White House should think this through a little more:

@WhiteHouse That bag of groceries will cost 30% more and she'll still be struggling. Math.

— laurakfillault (@laurakfillault) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You know it would make that bag of groceries 30% more expensive…don't you?

— Angela (@Bear2theRight) October 8, 2014

@laurakfillault @instapundit @WhiteHouse Nope…she'll be out of a job.

— Brad Hope (@Brad_Hope) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse It will increase prices every where. This will not help

— Nevermint (@Nevermint) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's make millions of women unemployed by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's raise the cost of goods and services everywhere ensuring more poverty and reliance on welfare by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's drive more women from the labor force because that's the best way to make unemployment lower.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You realize those groceries will have been checked out at a kiosk and not by a cashier right? Dummies. #RaiseTheWage

— EEE (@EEElverhoy) October 8, 2014

While the White House is chewing on that food for thought, here’s something for the rest of us to ponder:

This picture, but with a Republican in the White House. https://t.co/OPgNOqbCKn How would the Left react?

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Good question!

@RBPundit "1)As if Rs care bout women! They think this hides their War on Women? 2) FT workers?! Look at unemp! & 3) what about young ppl??"

— Giles (@GilesMcK) October 8, 2014

@GilesMcK You forgot "Wow. Holding a grocery bag? How sexist!" 😉

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Bingo The Feminist Outrage Brigade would surely be all over this. But this is the Obama White House’s work, so … nothing to see here!

*crickets* – feminists reacting to this pic MT @WhiteHouse: Let's help millions of by raising the minimum wage → pic.twitter.com/3iCdQOu1h8

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 8, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/08/how-would-the-left-react-if-a-republican-white-house-sent-out-this-graphic/


Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour

The retailer is America’s biggest private employer. Its minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour this year, and $10 an hour in 2016.

Wal-Mart, America’s biggest private employer, is boosting wages for its workers.

The retailer said its minimum wage in U.S. stores will increase to $9 an hour in April, and rise to $10 an hour in 2016. Some department managers will see a pay raise to $13 an hour this summer and $15 next year. About 500,000 associates will get a raise from the change in the first half of this year, Wal-Mart said in a statement today.

CEO Doug McMillon alluded to worker dissatisfaction in a blog post announcing the changes today.

“We frequently get it right but sometimes we don’t,” he wrote. “When we don’t, we adjust.”

“In recent years we’ve had tough economic environments, a rapidly growing company, and fundamental shifts in how customers are shopping,” he continued. “We also made a few changes aimed at productivity and efficiency that undermined the feeling of ownership some of you have for your business. When we take a step back, it’s clear to me that one of our highest priorities must be to invest more in our people this year.”

Executives emphasized on a call today that the increase didn’t mean anything would be taken away from workers.

Wal-Mart’s decision, which compares to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, may influence other companies to boost their pay as well in order to remain competitive in a world where the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7%. A lower unemployment rate means workers may have more options — offering higher pay, better benefits and training opportunities is a good way to keep them. Wal-Mart said it had almost 1.4 million U.S. associates in its annual report last year; it’s reasonable to expect the company’s decision to have a ripple effect.

Americans from the retail and fast-food industries have been fighting for a higher minimum wage in recent years, with many pushing for a floor of $15 an hour. Workers have coordinated strikes, walkouts and pickets in cities across the country and politicians on both sides of the aisle have vowed to focus on the plight of low-income Americans.

Once the changes hit in April, Wal-Mart said it will pay an average full-time hourly wage of $13 an hour from $12.85 an hour, and an average part-time wage of $10 an hour from $9.48 an hour.

Executives on today’s call also said that the changes will offer more career opportunities for Wal-Mart employees and lead to better customer service, and eventually benefit shareholders as well. Wal-Mart stock was trading down by about 2.7% on Thursday morning following the announcement.

Wal-Mart shared this image on its website:

Wal-Mart / Via blog.walmart.com

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/walmart-raising-wages


‘Relocating now': Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

Rep. Nancy Pelosi called it a “vital step,” while most will at least agree it’s a really big step. Seattle’s city council voted unanimously today to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it by far the city with the highest minimum wage. Washington’s minimum wage currently stands at $9.32.

The first increase, to either $10 or $11 depending on the business, kicks in on April 1, 2015. By 2021, all businesses in Seattle will be required to pay at least $15 an hour.

While some foresee economic disaster, the rest are packing their bags and heading to Seattle to get rich.


http://twitter.com/#!/Goalie_trey14/status/473624993608118272


http://twitter.com/#!/MikeknaJ/status/473624269876785152

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/02/relocating-now-seattle-raises-minimum-wage-to-15-an-hour/


Nancy Pelosi: Raise minimum wage to $10.10, magically create 85,000 jobs

The above statement is absolutely true, which is why Rep. Nancy Pelosi went ahead and said it anyway:

If that would create 85,000 jobs, why not raise it even higher and create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Nancy Pelosi’s fantasy-land?

Comments and questions from a more realistic realm:

Business owner:We have to pay employees more? Quick! Hire more workers!
Are you stupid?
@NancyPelosi @askgeorge @USDOL— Sir Lurks-a-lot (@wrenchranch) January 15, 2014

Remember, in the twisted world of liberal economics, unemployment checks create jobs.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/15/obamacare-math-nancy-pelosi-claims-10-10-minimum-wage-would-create-85000-jobs-citizens-call-bs/