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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Why is this touted as a good thing? Cost of living is going up, inflation is going up, and now the burden on the people who are actually making jobs and creating work is going up. Who is the real winner in this situation?
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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I say ridiculous exaggerations are retarded,
    You think I should have shot for a minimum wage of $50K a year?

    at what point do you accept that the laws of economics yes apply to people too?

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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Why would you do that ? everyone knows you can pay rent in a hovel and eat dirt and have your electric and phone turned off in any major city living on minimum wage...why in the world would we want to improve on that...sheesh
    what would I do? I would stop feeding a price-hike-cycle, for one, and start looking for ways to lower the cost of production secondly. certainly I wouldn't be looking to screw over poor people by pricing them out of the labor market, as the city of SF seems bound and determined to do.

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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Why is this touted as a good thing? Cost of living is going up, inflation is going up, and now the burden on the people who are actually making jobs and creating work is going up. Who is the real winner in this situation?
    politicians who can now claim to have "done something".

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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Keeping up with inflation does make sense. The problem is, the Feds insatiable desire to create inflation does not. Those at the lower pay scale can not keep even fighting the inflation caused by increased costs and the policies of the Fed.

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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    politicians who can now claim to have "done something".
    And later when it fails, they can blame republicans for forcing them into this situation.
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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And later when it fails, they can blame republicans for forcing them into this situation.
    It's SF. You'd think there would be no Republicans to blame.

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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It's SF. You'd think there would be no Republicans to blame.
    They'll find a scapegoat.
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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    I would like to point out San Francisco has one of the highest Per Capita incomes in the country. I'm guessing the living costs are pretty high there. If that's what the citizens of San Fran want...why exactly are you up in arms.
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    Re: San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    What's the issue. If it doesn't work, Republicans will have some evidence to back up their claims. It makes sense to some degree to argue that the federal government shouldn't implement policies that haven't been tested, but not so much for city governments.
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