Best Quotes About Minimum

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

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason. -Archibald Cox

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

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

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

Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents. -Frederick Scott Oliver

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

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 want minimum information given with maximum politeness. -Jackie Kennedy

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

Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think. -Adolf Eichmann

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

For since the fabric of the universe is most perfect and the work of a most wise Creator, nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear. -Leonhard Euler

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory and waste the taxpayers' money. -Bobby Scott

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

Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages. -Matt Gonzalez

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

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation. -Robert Teeter

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands of Ohio families are going deeper and deeper in debt just trying to pay their heating bills, fill prescriptions, and buy groceries. The current minimum wage is simply not enough. -Sherrod Brown

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

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

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

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

Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness. -Morgan Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

The concept of minimum wage is crazy, if you really stop to think about it. If $8 an hour seems right, why not $20 an hour? If it's coming by order of the government, why stop at any level? Why not just say everyone should get what Gates gets? -Malcolm Wallop

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The real minimum wage is zero. -Thomas Sowell

The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public. -Vito Fossella

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

Today, the Federal minimum wage purchases less than it has at any point in the last 50 years. Let me repeat: The Federal minimum wage purchases less than it has at any point in the last 50 years. -Alcee Hastings

Among other things, the Real ID Act sets minimum security criteria that states would have to meet to have their driver's licenses accepted as identification to board a commercial flight or enter federal facilities. -Elton Gallegly

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

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

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

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

I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating. -Curtis Sittenfeld

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

We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums. -Dianne Feinstein

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. -Barack Obama

I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum. -Tim Vine

The minimum wage is the black teenage unemployment act. It is the guaranteed way of holding the poor, the minorities and the disenfranchised out of the mainstream is if you price their original services too high. -Arthur Laffer

At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services. -Erik Qualman

Like most writers, I write about what has happened to me as that involves the minimum amount of research. -Steven Moffat

In an open adoption agreement, you agree to a minimum number of visits – a floor, not a ceiling. It's enforceable. -Dan Savage

I do meet-and-greets at every show and meet a minimum of 20-35 fans at each. -Bret Michaels

Presumptuous for me to say, but at least – at a minimum – I've been able to influence the direction of the Democratic Party on foreign policy. And I've been relatively – presumptuous to say – relatively successful legislatively in the Senate, being able to win a lot of Republican friends, and being able to cross the aisle. -Joe Biden

I thought I was answering a question that I had heard that was about increasing the minimum wage – would I consider that. So let me just go on record and say this: I am not for decreasing the minimum wage. I did not say that and that is not something I would consider. -Linda McMahon

The minimum wage now in our country, I think we've set that, so there are a lot of people have benefited from it in our country, but I think we ought to review how much it ought to be, and whether or not we ought to have increases in the minimum wage. -Linda McMahon

Taxes on capital, taxes on labor, inflation, bureaucratic regulation, minimum wage laws, are all – to different degrees – unnecessary slices of the wedge that stand between an individual's effort and reward for that effort. -Jack Kemp

When I turned 15, I left school having failed to make the minimum grade. With little direction I enlisted at the local culinary school. Here the academic demands were less rigorous. -Rene Redzepi

What you learn in school is the opposite of what happens in the real world. In school, you're always worried about minimums. You have to reach 20 pages or you have to have so many slides or whatever. Then you get out in the real world and you think, 'I have to have a minimum of 20 pages and 50 slides.' -Guy Kawasaki

When we talk about the minimum wage, we have to ask ourselves what it is that we owe both our workers and employers. I think clearly we owe them fairness. -Dalton McGuinty

Never, ever invest money that you will need prior to three to five years – minimum. -Suze Orman

Those carrying a credit card balance should scale back to making the minimum payment each month so they have more money to put into savings. -Suze Orman

If the only way you can build an emergency fund is to pay the minimum due on your credit card, that is what you need to do. -Suze Orman

Public appearances are a headache. I hold mine down to a minimum. -Jack Nicklaus

The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do – get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make – I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't think there's a date minimum or maximum. I don't get the whole 'All right, you've got to wait three days to call after the date.' If I got a number from a girl, I'd call that night. There's no science to it for me. You just do what it is that you feel like doing. -Channing Tatum

Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours. -Ai Weiwei

At a minimum, in explaining evolutionary pathways through time, the constraints imposed by history rise to equal prominence with the immediate advantages of adaptation. -Stephen Jay Gould

Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. -Aretha Franklin

Now the main areas of higher education that still enjoy considerable financial support from government are subjects like engineering and science and the research ringfence which is the basic minimum to protect Britain's scientific competitiveness. -Vince Cable

Over the last 10 years a huge amount has been achieved in getting people into work. Measures such as the New Deal, tax credits, the minimum wage and improved childcare have brought about record numbers of people in work, a number that is still rising despite the global economic slowdown. -Lucy Powell

Good generalship is a realization that… you've got to try and figure out how to accomplish your mission with a minimum loss of human life. -Norman Schwarzkopf

The state of Alaska has a minimum wage which is higher than the federal level because our state leaders have made that determination. -Joe Miller

Ruminants are a perfectly normal thing to possess when you live in upstate New York. It's just moving scenery. It's kind of like the equivalent of Great Danes. It's the way you keep your grass mowed. It's the way you keep your weed-whacking to a minimum. -Vera Farmiga

I know how to create and make people feel something. Honestly, if I didn't do this, I would just have some minimum-wage job in New Mexico, and I would go out on the weekends and make just enough money to pay my insurance and pay for a couple beers, and that would be it. -Freddie Prinze, Jr.

No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

I eat excellent bread, clean meat, good crisp veggies, organic fruits and nice wine and cheese. It is one of the things I am truly grateful for. I'm not kidding. You can't ask a single mother of three working two jobs for minimum wage to eat that way. I am lucky. -Rachael Taylor

Radical thought has inspired many of the great political and social reform movements in American history, from ending slavery to establishing the minimum wage. -Carl Bernstein

The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box. -Christine Pelosi

Raising the minimum wage, as President Obama proposed in his State of the Union address, tends to be more popular with the general public than with economists. -Christina Romer

Most arguments for instituting or raising a minimum wage are based on fairness and redistribution. Even if workers are getting a competitive wage, many of us are deeply disturbed that some hard-working families still have very little. -Christina Romer

I think three-to-five years ahead minimum. I have a short-term plan, a five-year plan and a decade plan. -Steve Garvey

The minimum wage is something that F.D.R. put in place a long time ago during the Great Depression. I don't think it worked then. It didn't solve any problems then and it hasn't solved any problems in 50 years. -John Raese

The minimum wage is not something that you want to stay on as a permanent basis. For example, if you have a minimum wage job, you don't stay there 20 or 30 years. You don't put your children through college working on minimum wage. -John Raese

When I was a student at Princeton University, I was working part time in a grocery store. I saw an ad for teachers of a prep course. I don't remember what it paid, but it was easily double or triple the minimum wage. -John Katzman

I seem to spend a minimum of eight hours a day in transit of some sort or another… that's eight hours of your life gone. People always ask if I suffer from jet lag, but it's kinda become really normal for me… Although the jet lag does become a factor and you're pretty much always tired. -Skrillex

The value of the minimum wage shouldn't be eroded, and it has been. -Robert J. Garagiola

I was making almost minimum wage on 'The Young and the Restless.' But it was my first job, so I accepted my first quote. I had a great time on it, and it obviously led me to better things. -Eva Longoria

Younger women tend to be busier, wearing more layers and more make-up. I don't know if it's because older women are more confident, or just that we don't care any more. But that pared-down approach is the same with the sentences I write; I take out adjectives and adverbs and keep the description to a minimum. -Tracy Chevalier

I am intrigued with the shapes people choose as their symbols to create a language. There is within all forms a basic structure, an indication of the entire object with a minimum of lines that becomes a symbol. This is common to all languages, all people, all times. -Keith Haring

What is the source of power of musicians who are financially browbeaten, most of whom work for minimum wage or less? Musicians who cannot even afford to buy tickets to operas or concerts in which they themselves perform? -Itay Talgam

I'd like to give zero out capital gains tax and zero out the dividends tax, zero out alternative minimum tax, and zero out the death tax. -Michele Bachmann

Literally, if we took away the minimum wage – if conceivably it was gone – we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level. -Michele Bachmann

Comedy club audiences pay up to $25 per person and another fistful of cash to cover a two-drink minimum, so when they don't like something, they let you know – with silence. -Chris Hardwick

I don't leave my house – I don't care if it's raining or scorching hot out – without a face cream with a minimum of SPF 15, if not more. -Tiffany Dupont

'Restoring' is a very arrogant concept. If you're taking a house from 1812, do you restore it to how it looked the day after it was built, or restore it to the way it looked in 1828, or the way it looked in 1872? Do the minimum to stop it from falling apart, and then get away. -Bronson Pinchot

We need to evolve a uniform law which does not leave room for any confusion and states that the minimum marriageable age for women is 18 years and that for men is 21 years. But the demand for this should come from within the community. -Girija Vyas

On balance, I am a supporter of the minimum wage going up. We've got to be very careful what we wish for because some employers – and there could be a lot of them – will be scared away from hiring new people or creating incremental hours for part-time people as a result of that wage going up. -Howard Schultz

You get a painting idea, and you go do that. You get a cinema idea, and you go in to do that. The difference is, even though the paintings might take some time to make, with cinema you are booked for a year and a half, minimum. -David Lynch

Many unions have contracts with employers that are based on a multiple of the prevailing minimum wage. If the minimum wage goes up, union salaries go up by a similar percentage. -Neal Boortz

Many companies today are reducing hours of full-time people to get under the minimum so they don't have to pay health care costs. I just shake my head because that's not going to build long-term value and trust with your people. -Howard Schultz

Obama's gonna play Santa Claus with the minimum wage. He's got no successes to brag about. He cannot talk about a robust job market. In fact, the very fact he's talking about the minimum wage is evidence there is no robust job market. -Rush Limbaugh

I always accepted the libertarian position of minimum regulation in the sale and use of firearms because I placed guns under the beneficial rubric of minimal restrictions on individuals. -Michael Shermer

It's not my style to either wear minimum clothes, to strip, or to even be comfortable with a sex-symbol label. I just want to do good work instead of sporting such meaningless tags. Sex sells, but to a small extent, not always. And this is what filmmakers have to accept. -Katrina Kaif

Everyone's favorite breakfast dish can be prepared in a moment's time with just a few ingredients and minimum effort. -Marcus Samuelsson

If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets. -Bessie Coleman

Good generalship is the realisation that you've got to figure out how to accomplish your mission with the minimum loss of human life. -Norman Schwarzkopf

It's very difficult for designers today. How can someone produce so many shows? Now the minimum is four a year. -Carine Roitfeld

Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff. -Alan Greenspan

Someday I hope Americans will not believe that anyone had to spend his or her days fighting for limited government because everyone they know wants maximum freedom and minimum statism. -Grover Norquist

I like to believe that science is becoming mainstream. It should have never been something that sort of geeky people do and no one else thinks about. Whether or not, it will always be what geeky people do. It should, as a minimum, be what everybody thinks about because science is all around us. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I thought I was gonna be in the minimum-wage working world all my life. -Henry Rollins

No evidence compels the conclusion that the minimum required intake of any vitamin comes close to the optimum intake that sustains good health. -Linus Pauling

I think family, friends and a sense of community give you greater happiness than money. But, of course, one has to have a minimum on which to live. The joy I get from sitting around and having a laugh is immeasurable – much greater than anything that I have ever bought. -Sanjeev Bhaskar

If you fail to pay your minimums for any debt on time, your credit score will take a major hit and you run the risk of seeing the interest rate on all of your cards go up. An easy way to remind yourself to pay, is to sign up to receive your statements via e-mail. -Alexa Von Tobel

Plays are a pretty big commitment. It takes a minimum of three months out of your life, really. And if you have family or kids, then at least during the rehearsal period for five or six weeks, you kind of say goodbye to everybody. -Philip Baker Hall

Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality. -Nelson Mandela

As we move beyond Women's History Month, I am committed to advancing legislation to raise the minimum wage and ensure women are paid equally for equal work. -Colleen Hanabusa

Those of us in the Congress must confront and overcome Republican intransigence to increasing the minimum wage, extending unemployment insurance and protecting food stamps. -Charles B. Rangel

Being a father can 'unreason' your worldview, or at least make it very flexible, and that can create all sorts of fun and insights. It's sad that children's open-eyed wonder and sense of play begin to fade as they approach adolescence. One grand function of fathering is to keep the fading to a minimum. -Clyde Edgerton

That is how our marriage is working so well. My secret of happiness is keeping my contact to the minimum. -Cyrus Broacha

Reparations – not just aid – should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and – together with other criminal states – for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires. -Noam Chomsky

I just think it's so outrageous that fifteen years is the kind of minimum amount of time that any wrongfully convicted person spends in prison. -Amy J. Berg

I do like my sugar at night, but I try to keep it to a minimum. -Art Alexakis

I have continuously said that, at the very minimum, the Bush tax cuts for income under $250,000 should be extended. -Brad Schneider

I try to keep the more uninteresting stuff to a minimum, unless I'm really broke. -Lesley Manville

Whether it's raising the minimum wage, fixing our broken immigration system or supporting an economic climate that gives our businesses that chance to succeed, I hope to continue to fight these important battles on behalf of my constituents. -Joe Kennedy III

We've gone from a world in which Starbucks set a cutting-edge standard for mass-market design to a world in which Starbucks establishes the bare minimum. If your establishment can't come up with an original look, customers expect at least some sleek wood fixtures, nicely upholstered chairs, and faux-Murano glass pendant lights. -Virginia Postrel

Full-time workers earning the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 only earn about $14,500 a year in wages – below the poverty line for a family of two. That's unacceptable. -Tom Perez

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will benefit about 28 million workers across the country. And it will help businesses, too – raising the wage will put more money in people's pockets, which they will pump back into the economy by spending it on goods and services in their communities. -Tom Perez

When we talk about the kind of folks whose lives will be made better by raising the minimum wage, we're not talking about a couple teenagers earning extra spending money to supplement their allowance. We're talking about providers and breadwinners. Working Americans with bills to pay and mouths to feed. -Tom Perez

Raising the minimum wage isn't just pro-worker; it's pro-economic growth. -Tom Perez

The typical minimum wage earner is a provider and a breadwinner – most likely a woman – responsible for paying bills, running a household and raising children. -Tom Perez

President Obama believes that income inequality is one of the most pressing matters facing the nation. If we are going to be a country that provides ladders of opportunity and believes in a thriving middle class, then we have to raise the minimum wage. -Tom Perez

President Obama has made a minimum wage increase a focal point of his economic agenda. -Tom Perez

I believe the Palestinians have never indicated a willingness to meet our minimum requirements, which are recognition of Israel's permanence and legitimacy as a Jewish state and end of claims and end of conflict. -Michael Oren

When I recently spent a night at a homeless shelter, I was dismayed that members of the middle class had moved in and that earning above the minimum wage did not protect adults from having to share a room with dozens of others. -Jackie Speier

Working 40 hours a week used to mean a minimum standard of living and a foothold on the first rung of the economic ladder to the middle class. -Jackie Speier

I think a girl always needs a cardigan, and I tend to go for the sparkles. I have a minimum of 50 embellished cardigans. I'm not a believer in less is more; I'm sort of a believer in more is necessary. -L'Wren Scott

The way China is looking to boost consumer spending is astounding. They are going to boost the minimum wage by 13 percent a year every year for five years… I don't know if people realize how dramatic that is. -William Fung

Plain and simple, Congress must act to meet the needs of our constituents. We can do that by strengthening families, increasing the minimum wage, and ensuring equal pay for equal work. -Paul Tonko

Shouldn't everybody join hands to give the basic minimum – food, education and health – to the entire population? -Charan Das Mahant

I believe that it is girls' human rights to go to school to be educated, minimum, until they are 18. -Guler Sabanci

I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches. -Aretha Franklin

A minimum precaution: keep your anti-malware protections up to date, and install security updates for all your software as soon as they arrive. -Barton Gellman

My mom worked at McDonald's, and she decided she wanted to make more money, so she got into the management program at McDonald's. And that's how you move up the chain. It's not by demanding that minimum wage is raised; it's by actually acquiring the skills. That's the way that people get ahead in life. -Raul Labrador

I think it's terribly important to watch TV. I think there's a sort of minimum number of hours of TV a day you ought to watch, and unless you watch three or four hours of TV a day, you're just closing your eyes to some of the most important sort of stream of consciousness that's going on! -J. G. Ballard

I don't want to put words in Geithner's mouth, but I think he is generally against the revolving door of government officials taking jobs with companies that they have overseen or in roles that involve lobbying. At minimum, I'm pretty sure he felt that way about himself. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

I use my Bionic flat iron and hair dryer, all shampoo and conditioners are sulfate free, and keep the blow-drys to a minimum. If I can go two to three or even four days without washing my hair, I'll just go for it. I know, sounds gross, but otherwise, I'd be frying my hair. -Edy Ganem

The only thing I didn't like as a kid was I was required to do a minimum of 3 hours of schoolwork every day, and there was a tutor on set. -Jonathan Ke Quan

Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors. -Alex Berenson

For the minimum-wager with Caligulan needs, the glory days are soon over. -Glen Duncan

The only way to grow the economy in a way that benefits the bottom 90 percent is to change the structure of the economy. At the least, this requires stronger unions and a higher minimum wage. -Robert Reich

There is a great deal of busywork to a writer's life, as to a professor's life, a great deal of work that matters only in that, if you don't do it, your desk becomes very full of papers. So, there is a lot of letter answering and a certain amount of speaking, though I try to keep that at a minimum. -John Updike

Improving the outlook for U.S workers isn't about creating millions of minimum-wage jobs. It is about creating sustainable, skilled employment that allows Americans to earn a fair wage with benefits that allows them to pay for housing and food on the table and sustain a middle-class lifestyle. -James P. Hoffa

Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do, but it's a popular thing to do as well. -Nancy Pelosi

Going to a movie is a two-hour experience; at $7.50 for a ticket, you are valuing your time at far less than the minimum wage. If you don't understand the film, don't leave. If you understand it all too well and hate it, get out of your seat and walk up the aisle. You will feel empowered. -Gene Siskel

When I start a book, I write a minimum of five pages every day, except weekends. If I'm going on a ski trip, I take my computer with me, get up at six, do my five pages, and then go skiing. -Elizabeth George

I know in the past Republicans have agreed to minimum-wage increases that there's built-in protections for small and midsize businesses. -Marco Rubio

How can anyone live off of minimum wage? -Tom Douglas

My wife and I decided to try and kick start our kitchens to a $15 minimum wage for cooks. I've probably had to go through and raise every menu price now by 50 cents because it took away my profit. I just underestimated what it was going to cost. -Tom Douglas

I would not waste time, as Senator Gillibrand does, on things such as dictating a national minimum driving age and sponsoring a 'National Day of Play.' I'd help New Yorkers understand that we get less in value from Washington than what we send there in taxes. -Wendy Long

Expressive speech, with modulation in pitch and volume, and a minimum of noticeable pauses, boosts credibility and enhances the impression of intelligence. -Leonard Mlodinow

There should be a minimum on the air pressure but not a maximum. Every game, they're taking air out of the footballs I'm throwing, and I think that's a disadvantage for the way that I like them prepped. -Aaron Rodgers

Whenever I've had to tamper with history for plot purposes, I make sure to mention that in my author's note, and I try to keep such tampering to a bare minimum. I also attempt to keep my characters true to their historical counterparts. This is not always possible, of course. -Sharon Kay Penman

I was always on set, I was always working, so my study was down to the bare minimum required. So I am one of the few who didn't study 'Lord of the Flies.' -Eliza Taylor

There are very few people at the decision-making table to argue for minimum-wage workers. Very few people. -Elizabeth Warren

Raising the minimum wage means we have workers paying more in to support the Social Security system. -Elizabeth Warren

In the 1960s, a minimum wage job would keep a family of three afloat. -Elizabeth Warren

Hedge funds are not especially liquid. Many are 'gated' – meaning there are only small windows when you can withdraw your money. They typically have a high minimum investment and often require investors keep their money in the fund for at least one year. -Barry Ritholtz

Free market economists frequently see minimum wage legislation as mere political intervention. However, there are decent economic theories which show that, under certain circumstances, minimum wages can be beneficial, as it makes workers more productive. -Ha-Joon Chang

There are three kinds of people in this world: 1) People who make lists, 2) People who don't make lists, and 3) People who carve tiny Nativity scenes out of pecan hulls. I'm sorry, there isn't really a third category; it's just that a workable list needs a minimum of three items, I feel. -Mary Roach

A people numerically large may attain to ways of thought and enterprise that no political censure can reduce to a minimum; but under narrower conditions, it may easily come about that the whole people will fall asleep. -Bjornstjerne Bjornson

One decision I made in writing 'Henry and Clara' was that I would keep Lincoln's appearances and any dialogue by him to an absolute minimum, because I think readers don't quite believe it when novelists have Lincoln walking around and saying things. They just know they're in the presence of stage machinery. -Thomas Mallon

If you are different, or you have minimum possibilities, you can still succeed. I am living proof of that. -Zlatan Ibrahimovic

We have to raise the minimum wage. -Martin O'Malley

The answers to feeding hungry children is not fewer dollars to feed hungry children, it's to do more. It is to raise the minimum wage. It is to increase, not dismantle, the earned income tax credit. It is to make college more affordable for more middle class families, not more expensive. These are the things that grow our middle class. -Martin O'Malley

When coffee prices fall below production costs, farmers are often forced off their land, and they lose their homes, everything. With fair trade, farmers get a fair price for their harvest with a guaranteed minimum, so they can invest in their crops. -Nell Newman

At the bare minimum, you need to be in your position for a year before you ask for a raise or title change. -Sophia Amoruso

Throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s, federal mandatory minimum laws were implemented that forced judges to deliver sentences far lengthier than they would have if allowed to use their own discretion. The result has been decades of damage, particularly to young people. -Rand Paul

Mandatory minimum sentencing has disproportionately affected blacks, Hispanics and others who often don't have the financial means to fight back. -Rand Paul

When I started in the business, the minimum wage was $1.25. I've seen an enormous number of wage increases. Basically, it applies evenly to everyone in the business. -Fred DeLuca

If I were in charge of the government, I would index the minimum wage to inflation, so that way, everybody knows what they can count on. -Fred DeLuca

The minimum wage in Denmark is about twice that of the United States, and people who are totally out of the labor market or unable to care for themselves have a basic income guarantee of about $100 per day. -Bernie Sanders

The minimum I need is six months to allow for dithering, procrastination and the research. The research times varies from book to book; some are faster because they're based off resources I have at my disposal. -Lauren Willig

I just find that people can waste a lot of time in meetings, so I try to restrict meetings to the minimum that they need to be. But I have lots of time in my day where I am available to have informal conversations, where I grab someone to talk, and people can just walk up to my desk and talk to me. -Dave Goldberg

I think what we're going to hear is that we didn't meet the basic, minimum standards required for a facility such as the one we had in Benghazi. And the request for more security personnel went unheeded, unanswered, and consequently, you know, you have the death of four Americans. -Jason Chaffetz

For restaurants that have a minimum gratuity charge on large groups, the IRS will now count those tips as regular wages rather than traditional tips that we are all familiar with when we dine out. Ask any server, and they will tell you that this will directly affect their day-to-day lifestyle. -Kevin McCarthy

Groupon's model: Getting the group discount rate first, finding the group second. The daily deal goes out and, if a minimum number of people sign up, they can all share in the group rate. Vendor gets customers, customers get a discount, Groupon gets a cut. -Rachel Sklar

You'll get the biggest bang for each buck by paying off the highest interest rate debt in your portfolio first, while making minimum payments on the remainder. It's called the avalanche method, and it gets you out of debt cheapest and fastest. -Jean Chatzky

Garnishments tend to happen when people hide from their debts and stop making even minimum payments. Eventually, creditors sell the debt to a collection agency. -Jean Chatzky

You can refi your car loan just like you can refi your mortgage. It's even easier and less expensive. There's no appraisal process, and fees are minimal for a new car title. A couple of caveats: Most lenders require that the car be less than five years old and have a minimum loan balance of $7,500. -Jean Chatzky

Statistical studies are all over the lot about the pluses and minuses of raising the minimum wage. -Edmund Phelps

Raising the minimum wage seems to all economists to, at the very least, fail to 'raise' employment, and we'd all like to see better inclusion of low-skilled workers into good-paying jobs. -Edmund Phelps

I know people like myself where we've got resorts, or we're in the hospitality business, and we just can't make money because you're paying someone minimum $42 per hour or something on a Sunday. -Gerry Harvey

I take a lean-startup approach: creating agile, interdisciplinary teams that get the minimum viable product to market as soon as possible. It's my job to be entrepreneur-in-residence, an internal change agent. -Todd Park

In order that punishment should not be an act of violence perpetrated by one or many upon a private citizen, it is essential that it should be public, speedy, necessary, the minimum possible in the given circumstances, proportionate to the crime, and determined by the law. -Cesare Beccaria

We took the position we wanted our people to be better than minimum wage, so we're going to pay better than minimum wage, and we still do that. -Kenneth Langone

Home Depot has never hired one human being for minimum wage, not one. We have always paid a premium over minimum wage. -Kenneth Langone

Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done. -Barack Obama

I did some research on cryonics and cryogenics, but I kept it to a minimum because I didn't want the science part of the novel to overshadow the fiction. Being medically accurate wasn't my main goal. -John Corey Whaley

The most insidious thing about trickle-down economics is not the claim that if the rich get richer, everyone is better off. It is the claim made by those who oppose any increase in the minimum wage that if the poor get richer, that will be bad for the economy. This is nonsense. -Nick Hanauer

The person earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 isn't going out to eat at restaurants. They're not taking piano lessons. They're not going to the gym or the yoga studio. They're not sending mom flowers on Mother's day. What good is this person in the economy? If you raise it to $15 an hour, they're doing all of those things. -Nick Hanauer

During Seattle's successful campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage, our opponents would sometimes roll their eyes and snort, 'If $15 is so good, why not $50?' It was a straw man argument: Nobody was proposing a $50 minimum wage; it would have been too high, and we said so. -Nick Hanauer

I think most new writers are better off going with traditional publishers who will actually, at a minimum, edit your work, package it well, and market it for you. -Ellen Datlow

Character is the starting point from which we go on. When I say a man has character, I mean that when you go to that man and say, 'What are the facts in this case?' he will tell you the truth, justly, truly, and wisely as he knows, with the minimum of exhibitionism and the maximum of devotion to the common cause. -Douglas Southall Freeman

I was a huge rereader, so I've read all the Chronicles of Narnia, at minimum, 13 times each. In reading that series, I realized that someone had written those books, and that was that person's job. And I thought, 'That is the job for me. That is the job I'm going to have when I grow up.' -Lisa Papademetriou

Lawmakers zealously guard their prerogatives, and as much as some might oppose a minimum-wage increase, they will not want to see the issue taken out of their hands. -Eric Schneiderman

High mandated minimum wages will throw people out of work and onto the welfare rolls in cases where unemployment benefits exist. When it comes to welfare payments, they obey the laws of economics, too. Indeed, if something – like unemployment – is subsidized, more of it will be produced. -Steve Hanke

The most important lesson to take away from allowing the minimum wage and unemployment benefit data to talk is that abstract notions of what is right, good and just should be examined from a concrete, operational point of view. A dose of reality is most edifying. -Steve Hanke

A minimum wage leads to higher levels of unemployment. -Steve Hanke

Out of all my friends, I believe I'm the only kid whose dad made us work to cut rebars; we laid bricks in construction sites and did other real work every summer for minimum wage. Our dad said that it's important in the future that when we tell people to dig a hole, that you personally know how long it will take to dig that hole. -Eric Trump

One day I said to my dad, 'Are you disappointed that I'm working a minimum-wage job and I didn't go to college?' I'll never forget his response. He said, 'It's not about how much money you make or what your job is, but it's more about your character. For that, I'm proud of you.' -Josh Dun

In seeking comfort, we generally find a quiet corner in life where there is a minimum of conflict, and then we are afraid to step out of that seclusion. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

I have finally decided to write my book on the spiritual life. I mean to put down as simply as possible the sort of ascetical or mystical teaching that I have been living and preaching so long. I call it 'Le Milieu Divin,' but I am being careful to include nothing esoteric and the minimum of explicit philosophy. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Standing athwart ineffective, feel-good legislation shouting, 'Stop!' is seen as a betrayal of those struggling to get their footing on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Yet raising the minimum wage hacks the lowest rungs off the ladder altogether. But economic logic doesn't wash with liberals who are intent on inflaming class warfare. -Angela McGlowan

I do not support a federal minimum wage. I think every state has a different economy, a different cost of living. I don't believe that's the role of the federal government. -Joni Ernst

I don't know of a single economist who disagrees that when you raise the minimum wage, you kill jobs for the poor. -Newt Gingrich

If the opponents of an increase in the minimum wage were correct, then every time you fly to Seattle, you've got to bring a bagged lunch because there shouldn't be any restaurants because they should have all have gone out of business as a result of raising the minimum wage. -Tom Perez

There's this notion out there – and it's a categorically false notion – that the only business model in the service industry is the minimum-wage business model. I say phooey to that. You go to a Costco store, and you see people there who've been working there for years and years. They're making $15, $20 an hour, plus health benefits. -Tom Perez

I would be open to a proposal that would have some minimum tax level for everyone. -Tim Kaine

I am quite uncomfortable using legislation to peg the minimum wage. -Grace Poe

Obviously, the Philippines or any regional state can never match Chinese defense spending, but we will have to develop minimum deterrence capabilities that allow us to resist and inflict sufficient retaliation if China continues to undermine Philippine territorial integrity. -Miriam Defensor-Santiago

By raising the minimum wage in California, 700,000 people are going to lose their jobs. There are a lot of opportunities for companies to prosper in Florida and compete here, and that's what I'm going after. -Rick Scott

Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America this country works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. She understands that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. -Bernie Sanders

While Donald Trump believes in huge tax breaks for billionaires, he believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25. What an outrage! -Bernie Sanders

Why not add benefits for making healthy food choices, provide a transition bonus for getting off food stamps, or increase job training opportunities and income – raising minimum wage? -Donna Brazile

It takes so long for the folks who are earning minimum wage to finally see a little bit of a rise… that it takes a little nudge, I think, from government. -J. B. Pritzker

My priorities are a fair trade policy in this country, increasing the minimum wage, going after the drug companies for the way that they charge and their whole pricing structure that have put absolutely amazing drugs out of reach for so many Americans. -Sherrod Brown

The people who support Mr. Curbelo's campaign are people who oppose Medicare and Social Security, want to reform it to take it away from our seniors, and oppose a minimum wage. -Joe Garcia

On the campaign, I've had the privilege of advocating for important issues that affect all women, like demanding equal pay for equal work, pushing to raise our minimum wage, and promoting the idea of paid family leave. -Ann Callis

In 'Dublinesque', Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas inverts the terms of Joyce's 'Ulysses' and tells the story of a man who, after living a hyperkinetic life like those of Odysseus and Leopold Bloom, resolves to never leave his room again and to reduce his mental activity to a minimum. -Alvaro Enrigue

Practically all animals which move fast in a homogeneous medium have found means of giving their body a streamlined shape, thereby reducing friction to a minimum. -Konrad Lorenz

The UCI have to make the decision to put in rules into women's cycling that they have in men's cycling: you know, like a minimum budget to run a women's team and that sort of thing so that it becomes more professional. -Lizzie Armitstead

You can't expect a woman who's holding down a part-time job to train for the biggest race in the world. She has to have a minimum wage, and I think it's something that is pretty crazy that we don't have that. -Lizzie Armitstead

It is no small thing for an American to be able to go into a fast-food restaurant and to buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke for a price equal to less than an hour of labor at the minimum wage – indeed, in the long sweep of history, this represents a remarkable achievement. -Michael Pollan

The problem of the minimum dwelling is that of establishing the elementary minimum of space, air, light, and heat required by man in order that he be able to fully develop his life functions without experiencing limitations due to his dwelling, i.e. a minimum modus vivendi in place of a modus non moriendi. -Walter Gropius

Education standards need to be set at the state level. High standards are an important way to ensure that the education system we are funding is actually working and producing, at a minimum, what we would expect it to. -Doug Ducey

My bare minimum for going out is lipstick and curled eyelashes. -Riley Keough

I believe in $15 as a minimum wage. -Andrew Cuomo

If you go from $7 to $15 in a very short period of time, potentially that could have a negative effect on some economies because that is a very big jump. And you're saying to businesses that employ a large number of minimum wage workers, your payroll is basically going to double. That could have a negative impact. It would have to be studied. -Andrew Cuomo

When you talk about mandatory minimums, it created a lot of unfairness in our sentencing. -Asa Hutchinson

When America's early pioneers first turned their eyes toward the West, they did not demand that somebody take care of them if they got ill or got old. They did not demand maximum pay for minimum work, and even pay for no work at all. -Paul Harvey

We focus sometimes too much on the minimum wage, and we should be talking about living wages and middle class wages and pensions and benefits and the kind of thing that people in the industrial Midwest talk about all the time. -Tim Ryan

Capital available for individuals to start and expand businesses would increase with regulatory and strategic tax reforms, like reducing marginal rates, repealing the alternative minimum tax, and making the U.S. the most welcoming place for employers to relocate and create jobs. -Elaine Chao

Raising the minimum wage represents a substantial financial burden for employers, particularly start-ups, early stage companies, and family-owned businesses. In response, business owners would be forced to either lay off workers or raise prices to offset the rise in labor costs. -Fabrizio Moreira

In the early 2009, a campaign plan developed by Petraeus and General McChrystal to defeat the Taliban, they required a minimum force of 40,000. President Obama rejected that recommendation and provided 25 percent less. He also decided he would pull the force out in 12 to 15 months. -Jack Keane

The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses, and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. -Steve Blank

I have this exercise that I propose to everybody: Hug a tree and complain for a minimum 15 minutes. Be yourself, and do something that you really feel deeply. -Marina Abramovic

I have no issue with raising minimum wage, but then the customer can't say to us, 'Why are you raising your prices?' -Tilman J. Fertitta

Long-term sustaining growth is a minimum expectation for us. -Steve Easterbrook

The only area that I would agree with minimum wage is in immigration reform, the guest worker program. -Ron Johnson

I'd be 100 percent supportive of a minimum wage – kind of industry specific, maybe regionally specific – for guest workers, so that we're not creating incentives for employers to bring in immigrants to lower the price of labor. -Ron Johnson

In the general economy, you get government involved in making market decisions – first of all, they're going to get it wrong. For a minimum wage, you will actually reduce the number of jobs available. -Ron Johnson

What Trump means for us is that we've won the first battle. At a minimum, he's a necessary course correction from the excesses of the social justice Left. At most, he's the saviour of the First and Second Amendments, protector of the Supreme Court, and champion of the little guy. In other words, just what America needed. -Milo Yiannopoulos

If you're going to nap, make sure you have a proper chunk of time blocked out. I'm not one of these guys that does the 15-20 minute nap. I don't play those games. I'm, like, an hour minimum. I'm not gonna lay down unless I know I have at least an hour. -J. J. Watt

One of the most effective tools in Brazil's efforts to eradicate slavery is a register compiled by the government that lists individuals and businesses found using slave labor. Those on the 'dirty list,' as the register is known, are fined and remain on it for a minimum of two years during which they cannot access public funds. -Wagner Moura

It is Trump who plays with the tax code to pay no taxes; it is Trump whose Trump-brand products are made overseas by cheap labor; it is Trump who hires undocumented workers from Poland to work on his projects, then refuses to pay them minimum wages. -Bob Beckel

High-quality health care is not available to millions of Americans who don't have health insurance, or whose substandard plans provide minimum coverage. That's why the Affordable Care Act is so important. It provides quality health insurance to both the uninsured and underinsured. -Bob Beckel

The minimum I run each day is 2 1/2 miles. I'll get to the weekend, and sometimes I'll run 10 miles. I've gotten up to 16 miles on the weekend. Running keeps me locked in. -Ray Allen

I want to create an economy where minimum wage is a very brief stepping stone to higher-paying jobs so people can realize their dreams. -Thom Tillis

Barack Obama and Kay Hagan think that the minimum wage needs to be the same in the mountains of North Carolina and in the city of Boston – it makes no sense to me. -Thom Tillis

What I want to do is create jobs that make the minimum wage irrelevant. -Thom Tillis

Instead of focusing on this sort of defeatist mentality where we've gotta up the minimum wage, why don't we focus on creating better-paying jobs? -Thom Tillis

I have serious concerns with the discussion around minimum wage because it drives up costs, and it could harm jobs. -Thom Tillis

One of the biggest disagreements between Sen. Hagan and I – I don't believe we should be building an economy that's founded on making ends meet on minimum wage. It's impossible; it's a stepping stone. -Thom Tillis

I worked on minimum wage; I didn't go to college out of school. I worked multiple jobs, and it's probably not something Sen. Hagan's not had to worry about because we grew up in very different life circumstances. -Thom Tillis

The best way to lift people out of poverty and boost wages is to grow our GDP faster. While Trump is open to raising the minimum wage, the best approach is to grow faster. -Peter Navarro

Let me just go on record and say this: I am not for decreasing the minimum wage. -Linda McMahon

For food service industry and retail, I'm for the minimum wage being increased to at least $12. Not for manufacturing. Software and robotics are going to revolutionize manufacturing in the next 10 years. In the meantime, we have to compete with overseas manufacturing. -Mark Cuban

If people are worried, if they're fearful, if they feel a sense of grievance or that they're not being treated properly or that they're not being paid fairly, what you're going to have is you're going to have people doing the minimum amount of work necessary to not get fired, and not a peppercorn more. -Daniel H. Pink

The minimum wage can play a vital role in lifting hard-working families above the poverty line. -Adam Cohen

Being unemployed – or working at minimum wage – is rough in the best of circumstances. -Adam Cohen

The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. 'Free trade' is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use lawsuits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages. -Paul Craig Roberts

Social Security, which transformed life for the elderly in this country, was 'socialist.' The concept of the 'minimum wage' was seen as a radical intrusion into the marketplace and was described as 'socialist.' -Bernie Sanders

For many young people, the minimum wage is a stepping stone to higher employment levels. -Bruce Rauner

When I was young, I had minimum wage jobs as a busboy, flipping burgers and parking cars. -Bruce Rauner

Incremental increases in the minimum wage won't address the underlying skills and investment gaps in Illinois. -Bruce Rauner

Illinois will only get economically healthy if we stop focusing on growing minimum wages and start focusing on growing everyone's wages. -Bruce Rauner

I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage back to the national minimum wage. -Bruce Rauner

I think we've got to be competitive here in Illinois. It's critical we're competitive. We're hurting our economy by having the minimum wage above the national. We've got to move back to the national. -Bruce Rauner

I have said, on a number of occasions, that we could have a lower minimum wage or no minimum wage. -Bruce Rauner

When I was young, my dad, a veteran who attended college on the GI Bill, lost his job at age 55 when the company he worked for was sold. My entire family pitched in – my mom took in sewing, and I got a minimum wage job after school. -Tammy Duckworth

The minimum wage should be a living wage. -Jon Ossoff

Increasing minimum wage doesn't build a stronger economy. -Karen Handel

On my first day in office as President Quavo, I'd move my whole family into the White House. Second, I'd pull all the troops back. Third, I'd raise the minimum wage to a good, nice amount so people get paid. -Quavo

People used to respect royalty to an insane extent that doesn't exist nowadays. These people never shouted. They never moved, really. Their effort was minimum. They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm. -Sofia Boutella

When I was a little girl, I thought when I had an opportunity to go into space, I thought I would at a minimum be working on Mars or another large planet because we were doing all of these incredible things. -Mae Jemison

Even if we raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, it's still hard to prosper on that wage. -Greg Gianforte

I'm more concerned about maximum wages, not minimum wages. -Greg Gianforte

I wrote a script – a script about a guy working on the automobile assembly line; I never could get money for that. I did a pilot about minimum wage workers for HBO that didn't get picked up; they thought it was depressing, even though it was a comedy. -Richard Linklater

Those who claim that they need cash because they are unable to pay labourers are those who are not paying minimum wages. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

I have the mindset of a mid-level guy or a minimum guy. My path here wasn't expected: my path wasn't that I was going to the NBA and making $16 million a year. So I identify more with those guys, and I want to be a voice for them. I want to help them elevate their status in the league. That's my goal. -Draymond Green

I'm against having a Fed. It's socialism in its worst form. But until the Fed is gotten rid of, the only economic variable the poor have to counteract the injustices of the Fed is the minimum wage law. -Max Keiser

By tying minimum wage to money supply, the poor's income would rise and fall with the rise and fall in money supply. -Max Keiser

Minimum wage law is the 'People's Fed.' Tie minimum wage to money supply. If there is pushback against this idea, then shut down the Fed and its ability to distort the economy, penalizing labor, or make the Fed's distortions available to all businesses and all workers. -Max Keiser

When you work extra, you should be paid extra. That's what the Fair Labor Standards Act said. And I've met so many people who are working 60-70 hours a week, and they are effectively working 20 hours for free because they are making a little bit above the minimum wage, because the 2004 regulation enables employers to do that. That's not fair. -Tom Perez

If the price of a burger goes up 5 cents, and the minimum wage that you have received is going up from $7.25 to $15 an hour – and there have been a number of studies that document just how much the price of a burger might go up if you increase the minimum wage. You match the costs, and the benefits far outweigh the costs. -Tom Perez

When I travel around the country and talk about the need to raise the minimum wage or expand access to paid leave, I often talk about the need for us to reject false choices. -Tom Perez

Misclassification means workers are denied not just minimum wage and overtime but other social safety net protections like workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. -Tom Perez

To reward work, to grow the middle class and strengthen the economy, to give millions of Americans the respect they deserve… It's time to raise the minimum wage. -Tom Perez

We need to see the FLSA and the minimum wage as part of a larger struggle to cut poverty and to address the challenge of income inequality. -Tom Perez

I'm not sure there's another way to help move more people out of poverty than to raise the minimum wage. -John Hickenlooper

Get a minimum viable product out there, test it out, see how customers respond. -Shira Goodman

I'm not for laws. We need a minimum of laws. -Nigel Farage

We'd certainly have paid leave already by now, we'd have equal pay, we'd have a living minimum wage – a lot of things would change having that diversity of opinion in Washington. We certainly wouldn't be debating whether women should have access to birth control. -Kirsten Gillibrand

I love computer programmers. They have a very beautiful definition of complexity as 'the capacity to transmit the maximum information with the minimum data'. -Bjarke Ingels

America has historically met the challenges to its national security with decisive actions that defeated or, at a minimum, contained the threat. -Pete Hoekstra

Donald Trump has shown no interest in working toward increasing the minimum wage, no interest in doing anything but immigrant baiting, no interest in doing anything but filling the swamp with a band of billionaires who are simply trying to help the wealthy. -Tom Perez

If Donald Trump wants to raise the minimum wage to $15, yes, I will work with Donald Trump. -Tom Perez

The rationale for eliminating the alternative minimum tax is that such a backup system should not be necessary if the tax code is fundamentally fair and eliminates all the loopholes that made it possible for high-income taxpayers to escape taxation in the first place. -James B. Stewart

Steve Jobs didn't seek solace among minimum wage workers. He sought it from highly educated men and women who understood and shared his focus on growth, technology, and company-building. -Michael Gerber

I was such a lazy teenager: I didn't read or play the piano beyond the bare minimum. -Stephen Hough

I walk in hotel halls late at night while listening to audiobooks if I haven't yet achieved a minimum of 12,000 steps that day. -Shari Redstone

The rise of franchising, contracting, and other similar employment practices has made it harder to enforce worker protections like minimum wages, overtime pay, and the right to unionize. -Jan Schakowsky

I've been very outspoken that the minimum wage needs to rise. -Brad Schneider

Cutting tax credits for education and training will result in more Americans working at minimum-wage jobs while U.S. companies go begging for the higher-paid skilled workers they need. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

I am a very simple cook, I just do the minimum amount. I'm mostly a vegetarian, so I just steam a lot of vegetables. -Carol Kane

The American people are much more practical than Republican lawmakers on equal pay, on the minimum wage, on same-sex marriage, and on basic civil rights. -Luis Gutierrez

I try to be mindful of snacking, but salty chips sometimes sneak in. I tend to avoid sugars – luckily, I am more of a 'salty tooth' – but I try to keep my sugar intake to a minimum and find some healthy alternatives when a craving hits. -Tamara Taylor

Chronic insecurity will not be overcome by minimum wage laws, tax credits, means-tested benefits, or workfare. -Guy Standing

Businesses operating in fragile or conflict-affected environments bear a responsibility to, at the very minimum, do no harm and avoid fuelling conflict or reinforcing fragility. -Peter Maurer

When minimum living wages, bargaining for fair wages, pensions, and job security are denied in too many countries, it is not rocket science to understand the drivers of inequality. -Sharan Burrow

In terms of emerging economies, we absolutely believe that the prescription is social protection and a minimum wage on which people can live. -Sharan Burrow

Disproportionate corporate power over governments is giving license to the greed that denies workers even minimum living wages. It is also seemingly a license to allow the sheer brutality of treatment of working people at the base of the supply chains. -Sharan Burrow

Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated – it's time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work. -Sharan Burrow

The transgender community has always been a part of Hawaiian society, where people who don't conform to the binary system of man/woman, masculine/feminine are accepted or, at minimum, tolerated. -Janet Mock

Despite broad public support, raising the minimum wage is always difficult owing to the disproportionate influence that wealthy firms and donors have in Congress. -Angus Deaton

I always soak in a bath with Epsom salts for a minimum of 20 minutes to absorb the magnesium once I get home. -Mirai Nagasu

No one seriously believes that cutting the minimum wage is good for workers. -Jason Kander

To improve the standard of living for working folks, we have to raise the minimum wage and empower workers to fight for their interests in an economic and political system that's stacked against them. -Jason Kander

We adapt to technological progress by raising our minimum standards of living and working to stay above this rising threshold. -Joe Lonsdale

I'm more convinced than when I accepted this job that we can create a viable Ford Motor Co. that makes cars and trucks that people really do prefer. And we can make them using minimum resources and minimum time and be competitive with our competition. -Alan Mulally

When I was a student, I was working at the technology call center, where students call in if they can't get their email to work or something. A minimum-wage kind of job. -Alan Schaaf

Instead of raising the minimum wage, let's lower taxes for the working poor. -Kathy Szeliga

I can tell you what people on minimum wage want: They want a career. They don't want a minimum wage. -Kathy Szeliga

There once was a time when employers could be reasonably certain that college graduates had a basic sense of the world and, as a minimum, could write a coherent business letter. That is simply no longer the case, as some academic leaders appear ready to admit. -Charlie Sykes

It is an uphill fight to persuade workers that the minimum wage is not in their interest. -Charlie Sykes

Money is like poetry because both involve learning to communicate in a compressed language that packs a lot of meaning and consequence into the minimum semantic space. -John Lanchester

You cannot be against a raise in the minimum wage and for cutting government assistance and still say that you are worried about the people living in poverty. -Ron Crumpton

Raising the minimum wage would be a positive step in reducing poverty, the humiliation of living in poverty, and dependence on public assistance. -Ron Crumpton

There is a minimum requirement of morality, of moral compass, of decency, of moral empathy. And if you are incapable of meeting that minimum requirement, you can't even talk to me about policy. -Ana Navarro

Though decisions regarding work/life balance are important and vary widely from person to person, it may not be wise in the long run to optimize for doing the bare minimum at work. -Clara Shih

The crime bill basically incentivized the prison system. There were quotas, mandatory minimums. You have to serve 85 percent of your time, so it is guaranteeing that bodies will always be locked up. And that went mostly towards minority communities and poor communities, where crime is more rampant. -Malcolm Jenkins

The impact of a minimum wage depends on how high it is to average wages. If you have too high a minimum wage, it will hurt job creation, and you will have negative job effects. -Zanny Minton Beddoes

The problem with one single minimum wage is that you don't allow for younger people, who are less skilled and maybe more easily pushed out of the job market, or that the minimum wage should vary for different regions. -Zanny Minton Beddoes

If you look at the future of the Democratic Party, things like raising the minimum wage – Democrats need to get behind raising the minimum wage and be clear on where we stand on trade deals. -Pramila Jayapal

I was on the committee that helped raise the minimum wage here in Seattle. I introduced a statewide bill to raise the minimum wage in Washington state my first year in the state senate, and I really believe that raising the federal minimum wage, while not the answer to everything, addresses a lot of the issues at the very bottom. -Pramila Jayapal

When I come off stage, I just shut up. I try as best I can not to use my voice at all. You know I love to talk, but I try when I come off stage to have the minimum amount of vocal interaction because I need at least a good 10 hours to just recover from my form of extreme singing. -Rob Halford

I completely believe in the lean startup and minimum viable product; I just I think that people are setting the threshold for minimum viable too low. -Neil Blumenthal

I have never said I was against raising the minimum wage. -Dan Donovan

No adviser to a president is going to get his way all of the time, but at a minimum, that adviser should be able to defend the tilt of an administration's policy as if it were his own. If not, he should make room for those who can. -Bret Stephens

I keep the tantrums to a minimum because people don't want to see that. -Lou Barlow

White fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. -Robin DiAngelo

Prosecutors frequently overcharge, load up charges on individual defendants, knowing that three strikes laws and harsh mandatory minimum sentences will force people to plea bargain and essentially convict themselves because they're terrified of doing a life sentence for a relatively minor crime. -Michelle Alexander

Mandatory minimum sentences give no discretion to judges about the amount of time that the person should receive once a guilty verdict is rendered. -Michelle Alexander

Public housing is off-limits to you if you have been convicted of a felony. For a minimum of five years, you are deemed ineligible for public housing once you've been branded a felon. Discrimination in private housing market's perfectly legal. -Michelle Alexander

I have female friends who work in all different mediums who I speak to at least once a week. It helps me so much to know that I'm not alone. I think that's the bare minimum you need to sustain yourself – some sort of context of other women making things. -Miranda July

Regardless of what the minimum wage is, you really have the market wage. And if we're not taking care of our people, then we're going to lose good talent, at every level. -John Schnatter

I wash and moisturize my face in the morning and at night. If I have a show, I may even wash before and after the show. I never go to sleep with makeup on my face. At the minimum, I'm at least going to use makeup wipes to take my makeup off. -Goapele

If you really want to thrive, I would say you need a minimum of 12,000 steps a day. -Harley Pasternak

One of my priorities is criminal justice reform, and there is certainly bipartisan appetite for that. I think we need to eliminate the cash bail system. We need to eliminate mandatory minimums. We need sentencing reform. I think we need parole reform as well. -Ayanna Pressley

Twenty-six miles is now my daily minimum. -Terry Fox

When I was a rebellious teenager, I wanted minimum government and maximum freedom, which is really just maximum fun. Somewhere down the road, that went from being a liberal thing to being a conservative thing. -Gavin McInnes

Before the government decides to raise the minimum wage, it must consider the effects of the tax and benefits merry-go-round that affects the low-paid. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

One of the great constraints on economic growth and employment is that the tax and benefits system has grown up over generations and does not give the right incentives. Increasing the minimum wage does not solve this problem. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

Free educational materials will, at minimum, prepare more people for college and allow them to be more successful once they get there. Most students want credentials that employers respect, and free educational materials alone will not do this. -Sal Khan

I know that I make technical mistakes from time to time. It's one of the aspects of my game that I've been working on for years. I think I've managed to reduce the number of those technical mistakes to a minimum, but occasionally, they happen. On the other hand, I do have moments of technical brilliance. -Thomas Muller

I see a minimum living wage as a long-term solution, but I'm not sure that's my favorite. I think society benefits if all the human race is empowered and aspiring to do great things. Giving people the skill sets to do great things will take work. -Andrew Ng

I believe in a balanced government. I don't believe in minimum or maximum. Balance is always the best way. -Sonia Gandhi

I always layer my vocals a lot. I sing a minimum of three layers of the same line every time, and then it's always one or two or sometimes even more harmonies. -Tobias Forge

You can't take a coal miner making $95,000 a year, the only work in these parts where you can support a family without having to hold down three jobs at once… and tell them, 'You can make minimum wage,' or, 'We can give you job training for jobs that don't exist in West Virginia.' -Richard Ojeda

My sister and I had a lemonade stand – with a two-drink minimum. -Wendy Liebman

In a world where the latest app can sell for billions of dollars, there are plenty of ways to provide a minimum of humanity for those caught in conflict, who never had the opportunity to reach their potential in the first place. -Antonio Guterres

Especially for the young and the lowest-skilled, minimum wage becomes a toll that prevents many from entering the work force and gaining the skills that can make a low income or middle class worker a high income worker. This is so obvious that one wonders why liberals keep championing the minimum wage cause. -Stephen Moore

Nearly every policy during the Obama years was anti-growth: tax increases; minimum-wage hikes; ObamaCare; Dodd-Frank regulations; massive debt spending; the Paris climate change accord; an EPA assault against American energy; massive expansions of food-stamps programs and more. -Stephen Moore

In any football I have played in – and I have played in League One and as an international at the World Cup – the bare minimum is running around and showing the desire for the shirt. Then, the higher you go up the leagues, your football takes control of that. -Kyle Walker

The worst job I ever had was working in the call center of an electric company. I sat in a tiny cubicle getting yelled at every day so I could earn minimum wage. -Anna Todd

On things like the minimum wage, where cities as well as states are increasingly looking at income disparity, mayors will have, I think, a very strong voice. -Eric Garcetti

Spalletti made a difference for me. He gives great importance to the details and, at minimum, wants the goalkeeper to know how to play with the ball at his feet. -Wojciech Szczesny

I like to keep it bare minimum, be it make-up or accessories. -Mithila Palkar

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