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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, because anything proposed must be expanded to extremes. Kinda like how libertarians literally favor dissolution of the United States, because no government is the smallest government, right? It's just logically extending their beliefs, right?
    Not sure why you don't think people would be happier making $100/hour. Imagine how many more things people could by if that was the minimum any worker could make.

    Since you asked two questions, No and No.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Not sure why you don't think people would be happier making $100/hour. Imagine how many more things people could by if that was the minimum any worker could make.

    Since you asked two questions, No and No.
    Having minimum wage keep up with inflation versus having minimum wage drive inflation... I guess you hadnt realized there was a distinction.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The one question I will never understand is why is someone making minimum wage trying to raise four kids by themselves?
    Some possibilities:
    • Laid off from a previous job that paid better
    • Abandoned by spouse, can't collect child support
    • Rescued a relative's kids from foster care
    • Is against birth control due to religious beliefs
    • Child care duties prevent taking a full-time job
    • The spouse brought step-kids into the family
    • Old work skills are no longer valuable


    However, to keep from having to feel uncomfortable compassion, it is more convenient to assume that they are just stupid and lazy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Some possibilities:
    • Laid off from a previous job that paid better
    • Abandoned by spouse, can't collect child support
    • Rescued a relative's kids from foster care
    • Is against birth control due to religious beliefs
    • Child care duties prevent taking a full-time job
    • The spouse brought step-kids into the family
    • Old work skills are no longer valuable


    However, to keep from having to feel uncomfortable compassion, it is more convenient to assume that they are just stupid and lazy.
    I never assume all of them are stupid and lazy. I just see those reasons as being obstacles that one can and should be overcome. Its not like life is so easy for the rest of us either.

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

    Alternate headline: 10 States to see their unemployment rise, and small businesses dwindle.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    Alternate headline: 10 States to see their unemployment rise, and small businesses dwindle.
    Looks like it is working in Chicago!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    Alternate headline: 10 States to see their unemployment rise, and small businesses dwindle.
    Instead of silly one liners, you should put up an actual argument.

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

    If we got rid of all the cheap foreign labor, wages would raise themselves.........

    All this is is a boost to the Government's revenue, as taxes are now taken from a larger gross, enriching the politicians...........

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayno View Post
    If we got rid of all the cheap foreign labor, wages would raise themselves.........

    All this is is a boost to the Government's revenue, as taxes are now taken from a larger gross, enriching the politicians...........
    Politicians work on commission now?

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