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IL Gov. Pat Quinn to seek minimum-wage hike to $10 an hour

 
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IL Gov. Pat Quinn to seek minimum-wage hike to $10 an hour
Gov. Pat Quinn to seek minimum-wage hike to $10 an hour

Are our wallets about to gain weight?

Sneed has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn plans to propose an increase in the state minimum wage in Wednesday’s State of the State address, which would raise it to at least $10 an hour over the next four years.

◆ Translation: The state’s current minimum wage of $8.25 will increase if Quinn has his way.

“The governor feels very strongly that nobody should work 40 hours a week and live in poverty,” said a Sneed source familiar with Quinn’s proposal, which is similar to a bill introduced in 2011 by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford.

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88% of Illinois independent business owners say "no" to minimum wage hike

"A recent study by the NFIB Research Foundation showed if Illinois raised the minimum wage to $10.65 and tied it to the CPI it would wipe out 21,000 jobs and reduce the state's economic output by roughly $4.5 million," Maisch said. "Sixty-seven percent of the jobs lost would be from the small-business sector.

"Small-business owners don't need politicians telling them how to run their businesses," she said. "If they really want to help the economy, legislators will simply get out of the way and let small-business owners run their own shops . Artificial wage hikes that may not reflect the current marketplace do little except cause employers to cut hours and jobs."

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Will the last business to leave Illinois please turn out the lights?
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Not only will this break the back of many small businesses, it will raise the price of goods substantially.
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Not only will this break the back of many small businesses, it will raise the price of goods substantially.
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Shoot straight Johnny

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Not only will this break the back of many small businesses, it will raise the price of goods substantially.
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So what's the solution? People need an adequate minimum to live on.
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A lot of businesses are already struggling to make ends meet. This means more layoffs and even some closures. Add in all the cost increases to make up for the higher cost of labor and IL will continue to sink into the shit abyss.


The solution? Let free market be free.
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Not only will this break the back of many small businesses, it will raise the price of goods substantially.
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So what's the solution? People need an adequate minimum to live on.
 Quoting: Shoot straight Johnny


The "people" can starve for all I care. Fucking parasites. Don't want to work for $4 an hour? THEN I GUESS YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT.

Fucking commies.
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It SOUNDS good, never works kids. The prices just go up and your 10 bucks an hour becomes like 5. And the cycle goes on.
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My one employee is on contract. Pay for performance + per diem. More small business owners need to try this. My guy earns WAY more than min wage to work a counter sales job but he is paid what he's worth and no more. It's the only fair way to do it in my business (jewelry).

Plus, he pays his own taxes so it's easier for me.

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I commend his efforts.
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In Alberta, you can't find anybody willing to work for less than $15/hr.
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Pat Quinn is a fucking idiot. $100B in unfunded pension obligations and a third world city of crime and THIS is what he focuses on? It's like Ocommie running around shucking and jiving for gun control when the economy is imploding. The 67% state income tax in Illinois last year did more to hurt working people than any min wage increase can off-set. This POS is just another dumbocrat talking out of both sides of his mouth while running the state into the ground.

I'm sorry, but wages are pegged pretty much based on skill and talent. Do you want fries with that is not a skill or talent and pay is set accordingly. We used to have a solid manufacturing sector that enabled low-talent types to earn a decent living because it was repetitive drone like work that paid relatively well. Thanks to unions, that is over. There really is no way for unskilled, untalented types to earn a decent living anymore.

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