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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

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    Um, that increase in the minimum wage came during the Bush administration. So you think Bush is a progressive?
    Sure looks like it, so YOU should stop bashing him.
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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Yeah, perhaps if we didn't suffer from one of the worst financial crises in our history coupled with the uncertainty of not knowing if Obama was gonna play ball during the same time of this study, this might still be considered BS...

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

    Companies didn't hire them workers because they A. Didn't need them or B. Put the additional burden on existing employees. LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO.

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Our national minimum wage is £6.50 an hour..$10.22..Then tax and national insurance are taken out..(without your permission, before you receive your wages!)which gives you £940 a month after tax..

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Yeah, perhaps if we didn't suffer from one of the worst financial crises in our history coupled with the uncertainty of not knowing if Obama was gonna play ball during the same time of this study, this might still be considered BS...

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

    Companies didn't hire them workers because they A. Didn't need them or B. Put the additional burden on existing employees. LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO.

    Blow smoke up someone else's ass and tell'em their back's on fire...
    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the states that raised their minimum wage the highest just happened to be the states that saw the worse employment opportunity for those of lower skill. I'm sure those two situations really have nothing to do with each other and employers don't find other ways to handle an effective wage increase of 30%.

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Maybe we should do away with minimum wage I'm sure that will create jobs.
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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Maybe we should do away with minimum wage I'm sure that will create jobs.
    If you think about it, it would actually create jobs. There is really no question about that.

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Ideally, those who actually care about the working poor.
    If you cared about the working poor, you would want less of those jobs. Working those jobs is an accurate description of what Hell must be like.
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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    If you cared about the working poor, you would want less of those jobs. Working those jobs is an accurate description of what Hell must be like.
    Much better to be unemployed I'm sure.

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Much better to be unemployed I'm sure.
    Likely. I don't buy this study. But I'd like to see more on it. Overall, people making more means they spend more. If they spend more, everyone benefits. Making our workers third world workers won't help the economy. As I understand it, accounting for inflation, we make less today and not more. The trouble with our economy may well be more related to not paying enough.

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    Re: Study: The 2007 minimum wage hike cost more than 1 million jobs during the recess

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Much better to be unemployed I'm sure.
    Is it? There is no shortage of these jobs. Has anyone, ever in the history, not been able to find a minimum wage job for an extended period of time? I don't think it's a big concern. No one is out there going, "God dammit, I can't get a job paying minimum wage at McDonalds or Walmart anymore!".

    But hey, it's their bed so they should lay in it right? If they just worked harder they could have a better job anyway.
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