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The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great
by John Freeman

The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great
Depression and it has been increased 16 times.
It's a well-established economic policy to help families.
- John Freeman

There can be a lot done if you are not so particular
about who gets credit for it.
- John Freeman

The pendulum is swinging back to the HD-DVD camp.
- John Freeman

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

 

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Therefore coercion of the non-invasive,
when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures,
not a minimum of ' invasion, but a minimum of pain.
- Benjamin Tucker

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

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I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

Racism is man's gravest threat to man -
the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The real minimum wage is zero.
- Thomas Sowell

Ohio is one of only two states that have a minimum
wage below the federal level of $5.15 an hour.
- Sherrod Brown

The minimum wage was due for an increase,
but it was important that we offset its cost to small businesses.
- J. D. Hayworth

Fans are really important for me.
And if they take pains to write me, it's the minimum that I answer myself.
- Daniel Radcliffe

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's
lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
- Quentin Crisp

A newspaper should be the maximum of information,
and the minimum of comment.
- Richard Cobden

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage.
In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
- Jon Corzine

Anyone who's tried to pay a heating bill,
fill a prescription, or simply buy groceries knows
all too well that the current minimum wage does not cut the mustard.
- Sherrod Brown

At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage
has become a poverty wage.
A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
- Bernie Sanders

When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose
one of the things that has to be in your mind when
you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum.
- Atom Egoyan

I went to Ohio University studying arts and history,
and playing football.
But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports.
I only did the minimum for school.
- Ed O'Neill

Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a
half just to pay for a full tank of gas.
That is simply shameful.
- Bill Pascrell

The current minimum wage simply is not supporting Ohio's working families.
- Sherrod Brown

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997.
The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.
- Russ Carnahan

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

The minimum we should hope for with any display technology
is that it should do no harm.
- Edward Tufte

Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark
proved that you could fight a war with high-
level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action.
- Joe Bob Briggs

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues,
the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars,
and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.
- Nolan Ryan

You get paid more at McDonald's than you do under the existing minimum wage.
- Norm Coleman

These vessels are out of sight, out of mind.
They are exempt from minimum-wage requirements,
from Coast Guard inspections, OSHA regulations and other safety laws.
- Steve Finley

The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years.
By year's end, 21 States across America will have a
minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage.
- Sherwood Boehlert

As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom,
with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it.
- Ronald Blythe

The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada,
because they found that the negotiations didn't give
them the minimum of their rights.
- Hassan Nasrallah

I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output,
regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well.
There must be 600 finished words-not almost right words.
- Arthur Hailey

The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans
working full time for minimum wage,
deserve a raise.
- Jim Clyburn

I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
- Jackie Kennedy

I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum
means to express the most complex ideas.
- Ben Nicholson

6.6 million people will benefit from a rise in the minimum wage.
- Russ Carnahan

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh,
at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
- Lenny Bruce

Well, I mean, Congress did originally set the formula for the state grants,
and they guaranteed every state a minimum formula.
So that was a congressional decision.
- Michael Chertoff

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art.
They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
- David Rockefeller

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job.
Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
- Barbara Mikulski

Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum
wage has not just arrived;
it is long overdue.
- Sherwood Boehlert

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity
with the minimum of means.
It is this which has led me to give my painting a character
of even greater bareness.
- Joan Miro

It is time this Congress listened to the American people
and minimum-wage workers,
and it is time that we act.
- Russ Carnahan

I don't let people use me.
That's why I like a small number of people in my life.
The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes,
so I just try to keep it at a minimum.
- Anita Baker

I have my own definition of minimalism,
which is that which is created with a minimum of means.
- La Monte Young

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

I was captain and should have set the example.
I would lift a minimum of weights.
Mine was natural physical strength.
I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
- Merlin Olsen

Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage -
and that's good news for Ohio.
- Sherrod Brown

Without going to what I think is my limit.
I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort,
and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.
- Alain Prost

National markets are held together by shared values
and confidence in certain minimum standards.
But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
- Kofi Annan

It is important that gang members are aware that if
they engage in aggravated assault,
maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will
receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years.
- Albert Wynn

You do show after show after show and get them done and on the air.
Television devours material.
We work a minimum of 12, 14 hours, and often 15,
18 hours a day.
- Parker Stevenson

Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind
to the incompetence and waste of Republicans -
who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers -
running Iraq reconstruction?
- Margaret Carlson

The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible
for industrial production to reach the levels which
the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum
German peacetime economy.
- James F. Byrnes

We have to make a determination of what the minimum
standards are for police,
fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities.
Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is.
- Warren Rudman

Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected
an increase in the minimum wage.
They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires,
but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income.
- Mark Dayton

I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of
dots to make a specific recognizable person.
You can make something that looks like a head,
with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much
information about who it is.
- Chuck Close

It is easy to talk about tax simplification,
and we all know it is very difficult to accomplish;
but for the last three Congresses,
I have offered a tax simplification bill that would
include a paid-for repeal of alternative minimum tax.
- Richard Neal

At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure
at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts:
the ability to grieve their loss privately and the
knowledge that their country is grateful for their
loved one's sacrifice and service.
- Dave Reichert

Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense
fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone
will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any
of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
- Bobby Scott

Let me announce this to the American people tonight
one of the best things about this debate,
as a Democrat from Massachusetts, I have proposed eliminating,
getting rid of the alternative minimum tax.
- Richard Neal

It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised
the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour.
Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust
the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power
of the minimum wage to record low levels.
- Jon Corzine

A market where chief executive officers make 262 times
that of the average worker and 821 times that of the
minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well.
And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class.
- Marcy Kaptur

We have an incredible national forest service,
and we have an incredible child outreach program that
the president has put together.
I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years.
If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft.
- Montel Williams

The first and continuing argument for the curtailment
of working hours and the raising of the minimum age
was that education was necessary in a democracy and
working children could not attend school.
- Grace Abbott

I do not support raising the minimum wage,
and the reason is as follows.
When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market.
That is the economic reality that seems,
at least so far, to be missing from this discussion.
- John Sununu

As far as YU faculty and students are concerned,
the love for Israel is very strong.
Probably about three thousand of our graduates have settled in Israel.
On average, every year 650 male and female students
study in Israel for a minimum of one year.
- Norman Lamm

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote.
Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this.
Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?
- Bill Pascrell

Working-class Americans have waited too long,
close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage.
This has been the second longest period without a pay
raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938.
- Bill Pascrell

They're very, uh, you know, I don't come from the suburbs and a jolly,
Disney type of lifestyle.
I come from something totally different.
And they're cool and bare minimum so it's not always a money issue for me.
- Shia LaBeouf


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