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Sen. Brown to call for increase in minimum wage to $10.10 per hour at Boardman restaurant

Published: Sun, March 24, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

Sen. Brown to call for increase in minimum wage to $10.10 per hour at Boardman restaurant

Staff report


U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown plans to promote his legislation calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour Monday at the Yankee Kitchen restaurant on Market Street.

Phil and Eli Raptis, owners of the restaurant, and one of the restaurant’s servers, will join Brown to call for passage of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, according to Brown’s office.

The legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in three steps and provide the first minimum wage increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years.


1redeye1(5664 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

All this will do is cause the prices to go up to cover the owners costs. Then they will start laying people off and expect the few employees left to do more. That will be their way of saving money. Another bleeding heart liberal feel good idea

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2uselesseater(229 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

$10+ minimum wage... Here we go...

People need to be paid fairly no doubt.

However restaurants have lobbied for and continue to be exempt from minimum wage in some ways. Tipped help is making what? $2.65 an hour?

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3JoeFromHubbard(1807 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

It seems that this ultra liberal has no economic sense.

That's a redundant statement, isn't it?

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4Jerry(861 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Let's make it $101.00 per hour.

No....Wait! Let's make it $1010.00 per hour

My "plan" is obviously 100 times better than Senator Brown's "plan".

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5DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

A Showboat AND a clown! Why $10.00? Why not $20.00 ?

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6JoeFromHubbard(1807 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

I just get a big kick out of CEO bashers who would be the first to ask them for a job.

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7bumbob(146 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

The value of the minimum wage has done nothing but decline since the 70's. The people in here mocking the idea of raising it only re-enforce the fact that they know nothing about what a living wage should look like. And the idea that prices increasing with a minimum wage increase is laughable since it's the kind of oversimplification that even a 3rd grader could refute.

Raising the minimum wage has been long overdue for decades. Congrats to Sen. Brown and the Raptis brothers for proposing to do something on this issue. Mandel probably would have called for eliminating the minimum wage after sprinting out of an interview.

Americans deserve better than the current minimum wage laws.

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8uselesseater(229 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Just because greedy Wall Street whores, I mean CEO's rape and pillage, doesn't mean Main Street has to get revenge pay from every business in the State.

Minimum wage has been a failure of a program. Well intentioned but still a failure. Never understood why people didn't demand a maximum wage be instituted as well.

Wages with inflation and dollar devaluation factored in have plummeted. What a sole income male wage earner made in 1950-1960 now isn't being made with two full time workers in a household.

The problem even more than Wall Street is sound money. Money backed by nothing other than Hope and Change and minted from nothing of value is worthless. That's the problem.

If money was actually minted from precious metals, the value of what is in your pocket would actually increase. It would control mass fraud in the market and money supply. It would be limited by the physical supply of metals and be distributed to everyone, meaning rogue Wall Street types couldn't steal the valuables from the vault, nor could they do much to devalue the currency.

Doing so would be the biggest positive cost of living adjustment the average struggling income earner ever could see.

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