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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You know all those self-checkout counters they have at supermarkets now?
    It would seem obvious they add more to our economy (design, manufacturing, shipping, installation, education) than the low skilled labor these machines replace.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Yeah I was just giving you ****.

    Perhaps they should do that for the nasty scab on the country called West Texas.
    they should do it for west texas,ive seen many land deals for 5k dolars for 50 acres,yet no one moves there,it could be that west texas is the center of the mexican cartels war,or maybe its because outside te hunting grounds and elpaso,its a barren desert with no signs oflive.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    they should do it for west texas,ive seen many land deals for 5k dolars for 50 acres,yet no one moves there,it could be that west texas is the center of the mexican cartels war,or maybe its because outside te hunting grounds and elpaso,its a barren desert with no signs oflive.
    I've driven across Texas twice now. Once I-20 and the other I-10. What a wasteland of nothingness.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I've driven across Texas twice now. Once I-20 and the other I-10. What a wasteland of nothingness.
    the vast majority of texas isnt wasteland or desert,its the smallminority of west texas thats barren desert,problem is texas is such a large state that itstinyminority can fit 2 northeastern states or more intoit.

    of coure again drug cartels using elpaso and warrez make west texas unviable due to its closeness to the drug war headquaryers and center of all violence,whereas the rest of texas doesnt suffer the baron wastelands and randomkidnappings blackmail andmurder southwest texas does.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Average ? What States are you using. Washington States economy is horrible right now.

    I guess I find it hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel when Houston, Tx is and Texas in general is the primary source for economic activity in North America.

    All averages compared to us equals a list of failing States.
    I agree that average right now is horrible and Wash state is about average.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    So they raise minimum wage.

    That forces two options...either the employer resigns themselves to being less profitable, or they cut costs/increase prices. In other words, supposing that the typical employer decides NOT to get a pay decrease every time minimum wage goes up...two things typically happen. Employment will shrink, and the ones who ARE still employed will encounter a greater workload...or, in some cases, the workload stays the same, and they welcome a new coworker...self checkout unit 196. And, the costs increase for the products those minimum wage workers produce or sell.

    I think it's clear that employers are NOT taking pay cuts as a result of increases to minimum wage. This is evidenced by the fact that, as a general rule, employers are still FAR better off, financially, than their minimum wage earning employees. I think it's also quite clear that the costs of goods and services are increasing in direct relation to the increases in minimum wage. How much is a loaf of bread these days? More than it was in 1973, right? How much was minimum wage in 1973? How much of percentage increase has the cost of that loaf of bread gone up from then, till now, and does the percentage increase in minimum wage correlate?
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    So we have established that Washington State, and Santa Fe, NM
    have some of the highest minimum wage rates in the country, and yet the burger places are still in business.
    Since it is unlikely they can reduce their cost of goods sold, I suspect they have raised their prices.
    Maybe the question should be how much does a Big Mac meal with fries, drink,and taxes cost,
    in those places?
    I think the higher cost of goods sold prices resulting from the higher minimum wage, would increase the
    prices of the menu. The extra money has to come from somewhere.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day.


    Workers in Rhode Island will see their paychecks grow the most -- by an average of $510 a year for the average worker, according to the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit advocacy group. The state enacted a law in June raising its minimum wage 35 cents to $7.75 an hour.

    In nine other states -- Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington -- the minimum wage will jump between 10 and 15 cents an hour, translating to an extra $190 to $410 per year on average, according to NELP. The increases in these states are the result of state "indexing" laws that require automatic annual adjustments to keep pace with rising living costs.

    An estimated 855,000 workers will be directly affected by the wage changes, while another 140,000 are projected to beindirectly affected by the changes as employers readjust their pay scales to accommodate the new minimum,according to analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

    The new hourly rates will range between $7.35 in Missouri and $9.19 in Washington state, which has the highest minimum wage in the nation.

    States must pay at least the same as the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 an hour since 2009 and is not indexed to inflation. That works out to an annual income of about $15,000-- thousands of dollars below the poverty level for a family of four.

    In 2013, 19 states and the District of Columbia will have rates above the federal level.

    10 states to boost minimum wage - Dec. 31, 2012

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder? 19 States above the Federal level. Thoughts?
    Blacks will be hardest hit

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Blacks will be hardest hit
    Well I think it would affect all Minorities.....but Kids even moreso.

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