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the bill increases minimum wage and whenever congress gets a raise the minimum wage also goes up the same percent.

 

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109th CONGRESS

 

2d Session

 

S. 2725

 

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to ensure that increases in the Federal minimum wage keep pace with any pay adjustments for Members of Congress.

 

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

 

May 4, 2006

 

Mrs. CLINTON (for herself, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. HARKIN, and Mr. OBAMA) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

A BILL

 

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to ensure that increases in the Federal minimum wage keep pace with any pay adjustments for Members of Congress.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

 

This Act may be cited as the `Standing with Minimum Wage Earners Act of 2006'.

 

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

 

(a) In General- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

 

`(1)(A) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than--

 

`(i) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Standing with Minimum Wage Earners Act of 2006;

 

`(ii) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day, adjusted for that year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

`(iii) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day, adjusted each year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

`(B) the wage provided for under clauses (ii) and (iii) of subparagraph (A) shall be automatically increased for the year involved by a percentage equal to the percentage by which the annual rate of pay for Members of Congress increased for such year as provided for pursuant to the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31).'.

 

(b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

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^_^ )-->QUOTE( ^_^ @ May 10 2006, 4:22 PM) 1142970[/snapback]

 

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

 

(a) In General- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

 

`(1)(A) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than--

 

`(i) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Standing with Minimum Wage Earners Act of 2006;

 

`(ii) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day, adjusted for that year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

`(iii) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day, adjusted each year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

 

If that goes through I'll have to sell my house and move in with my grandma...

 

Raising minimum wage does not help people at or near it.

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QUOTE( ^_^ @ May 10 2006' date=' 4:22 PM) [snapback']1142970[/snapback]

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

 

(a) In General- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

 

`(1)(A) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than--

 

`(i) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Standing with Minimum Wage Earners Act of 2006;

 

`(ii) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day, adjusted for that year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

`(iii) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day, adjusted each year as provided for in subparagraph (B); and

 

 

If that goes through I'll have to sell my house and move in with my grandma...

 

Raising minimum wage does not help people at or near it.

By what logic have you come to that conclusion with? A little more money in the bank for those at the minimum wage is a lot more helpful. Its almost entirely impossible to live on minimum wage nowadays.

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By what logic have you come to that conclusion with? A little more money in the bank for those at the minimum wage is a lot more helpful. Its almost entirely impossible to live on minimum wage nowadays.

 

 

Not logic. Experience. Minimum wage increases will always be passed to the consumer. When I was at minimum wage when it went up, I ended up with less money than before the bump after a 6 month or so adjustment period. It was even worse when I was just above the new wage.

 

I can barely afford to live now. Minimum wage goes up and my expenses will go up and my salary won't, resulting in me not being able to pay my bills. That means I'll probably have to sell my house for not even enough to pay off the mortgage, if I can even legally sell it (leaky roof I can't afford to fix).

 

It will always be impossible to live on minimum wage. Simple as that. Raising minimum wage will not result in more money in the bank for anyone but those union workers who make some formula based on minimum wage. It's one of those things that sounds good, but hurts a lot more than it helps.

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Its awesome in theoretical form.

 

 

Each year Congress votes itself raises lining their pockets with more money, doing as little work as they can get away with all the while we have never get any real financial windfall.

 

 

Its really genius.

 

 

It shouldnt pass, but neither should Congress be allowed to vote themselves a raise every year.

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just politicking - congress shouldn't be given free raise to give themselves raise while ignoring the general public

 

a raise in the federal min wage is probably overdue (even though most states have their threshold above the fed min)

 

the problem is tying something as important as the federal min wage to something as arbitrary as congressional raises

 

also the drastic spike in min wage would not be heatlhy for the economy

 

good politics to point out both the min wage concerns and concerns about congress lining their own pockets

 

horrible policy though

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