Midtvejsvalg får middelklassens lave lønninger frem i lyset

I have no idea what this means, but it makes me happy.  Thank you Denmark for being awesome.

The story quotes Fair Wage Folks pillar Verbna…

” Verbena Lea hæfter sig ved, at en anden Californisk by, San José, for to år siden besluttede at hæve den lovfæstede mindsteløn med 2 Dollars, og siden er arbejdsløsheden faldet og nye virksomheder åbnet.”

Verbena, the gall! Did you just say that?

What I take away from the pictures is President Obama is a huge supporter of R and plans to voter fraud vote for Measure R this Tuesday at an undisclosed location.  Measure R supporters do not know what to think about this.

Kudos Sarah, Verbena, James, Don.  That was cool, I’ll be crossing my fingers with you for Eureka Tuesday.


Here is the magic of Google translate at work on this article…

Mid-term Elections get middle-class low wages to light

When Americans vote in the midterm elections Nov. 4, it is not only the senators and members of Repræssentanternes House are up for election.

Americans must also choose governors, judges, local repræssentanter for all sorts of committees and even legalization of Marijuana.
But California has a popular initiative received the minimum wage on the ballot. The economy is a hot topic in the election campaign over the US, but few places in the city of Eureka should voters actually vote for a higher minimum legal wage.
Inside a sensible economic development US economy is really good. When you look at the big picture, macro data, now it’s so good for the United States that the federal central bank has started to roll the artificial stimuli, because the US once again looks to be inside a sensible economic development, unemployment falls and businesses and their owners make money.
“Inequality is approaching the largest for 100 years, larger than the period after the Great Depression and probably also the time before. I think it is fitting that we ask ourselves whether this development is consistent with the values ​​we build our country. ”
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL BANK, JANET YELLEN. But the so-called ordinary American is the party somewhat tame.

The chairman of the central bank, Janet Yellen spoke recently at a conference on just inequality, and here she expressed concern over the steadily increasing gap between rich and poor. Not least through the latest year in which the United States has begun recovery from the financial crisis just right.
– Inequality is approaching the biggest in 100 years greater than the time after the Great Depression and probably also the time before. I think it is fitting that we ask ourselves whether this development is consistent with the values ​​we build our country, said Yellen.

Middle class missing progress
While the rich have become richer, the American middle class are not experienced an increase in living standards. And the lower part of the middle class – also known as the working poor , the working poor – still struggling hårere to life to make ends meet, not least because the prices of both food and rent increases, while wages do not move at the same pace.
In Eureka on the US west coast (“editor’s” note: THATS US!) electorate must vote on whether the city’s smallest legal hourly rate will become 12 Dollars. Approximately 72 pounds. State of California’s minimum wage is 9 dollars per hour.
– It is crucial for both the city and the region’s development, we have raised the minimum wage, “says Verbena Lea, which is part of the popular movement in Eureka, (highlights mine – duh!) which has trumped vote on the minimum wage through.
– It is proven that an increase in the minimum wage helps to strengthen the economy, create jobs and in general get families to make ends together. If we succeed, some 1,000 families in Eureka get a significantly better life, she says.
President Barack Obama stands for a crushing election defeat in midterm elections (move on, ignore that). Here he is at a voting place in Chicago. He himself, in a decree made sure that state employees receive a higher minimum wage. (Photo: © Scanpix Denmark)
Skeptical Republicans
While Democratic candidates for both the Senate and House Repræssentanternes across the country agree with this view, especially Republicans skeptical efekten of a higher minimum wage. The leaning especially up an independent report from the Congressional Budget Office showing that 900,000 Americans may have to be lifted out of poverty if the minimum wage is set up.
But it will also cost 500,000 jobs in the United States, is the conclusion.
– This report underlines what we already knew. Namely, that a higher minimum wage destroys and does not create jobs. And it should be our førstepriotritet, said the Republican leader of Repræssentanternes House when the report came ud.Han even with a decree made sure that state employees receive a higher minimum wage.

And then the fronts or pulled up to the midterm elections, the US economy and the government’s ability to tackle the financial crisis and its impact on ordinary American lives helps determine who gets the eftetragtede crossing.
Because even though Eureka is one of the only places where the minimum wage is dedicated to the vote, is precisely the debate on economy central job creation at this midterm election.
Obama’s decree
President Obama elected in February this year to issue a so-called presidential decree that dictates a higher minimum wage for employees in the state.

Two Chambers of Congress could not agree on a compromise, and Barack Obama, exercised its right to issue the kind of orders.

Thus, the minimum legal wage for state employees from 1 January 2015 10.10 Dollars, where today it is at 7.25 dollars. per hour. Representing an increase of 40%. But it applies only to the employees of the State.
Hardly a nationwide resolution
Private Employees and others who are not in the state will continue to be eligible to receive 7.25 dollars per hour, unless their state or city that maybe Eureka, choose to put the local minimum wage higher.
In California, the legal minimum of 9 dollars, but that is not enough, says the people behind the popular initiative in Eureka. Verbena Lea jointly by the fact that another Californian city of San José, two years ago decided to raise the legal minimum wage of 2 dollars, and since unemployment is falling and new businesses opened.
“The low-paid using the money they earn locally. If they can afford, they will go to the movies, drinking a beer at a cafe or take their children to an amusement park. “

VERBENA LEA
She argues that there is a quick access system context.
– The low-paid using the money they earn locally. If they can afford, they will go to the movies, drinking a beer at a cafe or take their children to an amusement park, says Verbena Lea, and thus uses the same arguments that many of the candidates for either governor items, Senate or Repræssentanternes House uses of.
But the debate on a higher minimum wage is unlikely to result in a nationwide decision to raise it to everyone.
Republicans and many employers believe that it will raise the cost of doing business and therefore cost jobs, while most Democrats are aligned with Verbena Lea.
If Eureka vote in favor of a higher minimum wage will apply to all workplaces with more than 25 employees and enter into force in early 2015.

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