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A MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL

Filed at 12:53 pm under by dcobranchi

Let’s set Congressional salaries at 10x the federal minimum wage, annualized to 2080 hours. Right now, that’d require a pay cut from $174k to $150k/yr. If they raise the minimum wage to $10.10/hr, they’d get a hike to $210k/yr. I’d gladly make that trade.

2 Responses to “A MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL”


Comment by
COD
April 18th, 2014
at 2:34 pm

I think the minimum hourly wage may be the wrong way to go. I’m more and more intrigued by the idea of a national monthly income. Everybody gets it , regardless of income. Then you do away with a lot of the safety net programs because the income is the safety net.


Comment by
Daryl Peter Cobranchi
April 18th, 2014
at 4:33 pm

That could work, too. Why not both?

A national guaranteed income would help immensely in times of recession. We’d have to set the income at a level above starvation, though. I’m not sure the Teabaggers would go for that.

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