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96 Percent of Dems Who Support
Minimum Wage Hike Don’t Pay Their Interns

Cybercast News Service, by Matt Vespa

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Posted By:mitzi, 1/27/2014 10:31:10 PM

Liberals are really pushing raising the minimum wage for 2014. Thirty states have put forward bills to increase it, and Democrats have made this issue part of their political strategy for this year. Yet, a new study from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has exposed the proponents of raising the minimum wage of their "hypocrisy." It seems that 96% of Democrats who support such measures don´t pay their interns. The abstract of the EPI study noted that "the same Members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages

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They may not get paid, but they have enough stories to tell to last them the rest of their lives. My cousin´s son was an intern during the Clinton administration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/27/2014 10:36:49 PM     (No. 9708289)

Yeah, seems to me that an internship is usually unpaid. The reward is in the contacts, networking, personal fulfillment, and experience. This is kind of a nothing accusation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/27/2014 10:38:12 PM     (No. 9708292)

Those living in the bubble have no inkling of how the rest of US live.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: my2sense, 1/28/2014 1:32:25 AM     (No. 9708373)

A better measure, besides the damming stats on how they (under)pay their female staff would be how they pay their household help, child-minders, gardeners, drivers, delivery people, and any employees in whatever personal business and investments they have.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/28/2014 5:50:05 AM     (No. 9708446)

If you´re a demonrat, the rule is to be as cheap as possible or let someone else pay, thus ensuring maximum income for yourself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/28/2014 8:49:19 AM     (No. 9708647)

and be honest here, the point of many of these internships is to reinforce the point that "it´s not what you know, it´s WHO you know". If you wish to excuse a rotten practice under the cover of "the reward is in the contacts", go for it. I thought we were better than that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/28/2014 1:27:33 PM     (No. 9709196)

But they do give them all the Kool Aid they can handle.

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