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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    If you are making a minimum wage job your career then you are not hard working.

    Name one time raising the minimum wage resulted in a raise for the people who actually did work hard for their salary? Ill go watch paint dry while you desperately search for that unicorn.
    Uh, just last year, when they raised minimum wage in CT. A LOT of people got raises. None of the managers, mind you, but almost ALL of the hourlies.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    Id bet anything that ABOLISHING the minimum wage would make wages raise faster than artificially raising the minimum wage for political reasons.
    I'd bet anything that you're wrong.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, ocean515.

    We're in a race to the bottom, and it's working, because the ripple effect of this has not been considered. They are concentrating on the minimum wage jobs, because it's easy to manipulate those people into believing they have been taken advantage of, IMO. What's going to happen when those people discover that things they buy elsewhere suddenly cost 50 percent more than they used to? What will they have gained?

    Mark Forbes had an interesting op-ed in the NY Times on minimum wage dated April 3, 2014. It showed that only the government would benefit, since more people would now be paying taxes to both Federal and State coffers, plus other benefits would be reduced or eliminated, like subsidies for health care and so forth. This is just a new tax on employees and customers, because businesses will have to charge more to offset higher wages - OR eliminate jobs, or probably both! It won't be limited to just McDonalds, either!
    That has happened WITHOUT increases to minimum wage.

    Why?
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    you want higher wages create demand for more skilled workers. that means though that you have to get demand going.
    by creating pro-business rules and regulations.

    that is where this administration and people like it fail. it is the same reason that businesses are holding onto 1.5+ trillion dollars and not spending it.
    So, by making it easier for businesses to operate, money will materialize in people's pockets to spend?
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    So what you are saying is, you have people who are VITAL to your business, but who's value brought in to the company vary.

    And this applies to minimum wage how?
    In that I can not get by with fewer employees so if $15 an hour became the standard I would have to raise prices to keep them.

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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    You're the one that brought up walmart. Sam's club is a part of walmart, and it is a wholesale club, which is what Costco is.


    If you didn't like how they stacked up, why did you reference it?
    I wrote "Walmart, or some other kind of business". Would it have made a difference to you had I written Target, or other kind of business? Costco is a membership store stocking items in bulk containers or counts, and utilizes a combination of pallet rack slotting and middle of the store racks for a comparatively limited number of sku's. That means they need fewer employees to man and service the operation.

    There is no comparison, and holding up Costco as an example of a "liberal" business model with $20/hr jobs ignores this fact.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    No idea what we're talking about?

    LA County has just a shade over 10 million, not 18.55 million.

    Los Angeles County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

    Unemployment rates are not a reflection of the total population, as you have calculated with your 1.4 million figure from the bogus 18.55 million.

    The average rent in the City of Los Angeles is indeed $2,043, as reported by Rent Jungle, but rents across the city vary across an extremely wide margin, which throws your calculations into the dumpster.

    http://planning.lacity.org/MapGaller...tyBoundary.pdf

    Attachment 67184610

    Perhaps you should reacquaint yourself with the city boundary's, as well as some facts, before staking any intellectual high ground jet57.
    Google this: population los angeles and watch what you get.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    grew up in Vista

    pop was stationed at pendleton

    love certain things about the state....hate others

    the paradise of weather, and beauty has been ruined by the politics of the state

    i originally was going to retire there....no more

    Either Sante Fe, or El Paso.....just havent decided which
    Some of the politics suck that's for sure. But it's (Northern California) still one of the best paces in the world to live.

    I don't understand how you can allow politics to spoil a good retirement.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Google this: population los angeles and watch what you get.
    I did. That's why I didn't question your city population number. Everything else missed the mark by a country mile. Best step down from the perch before another contrarian brings more fact to fiction.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Some of the politics suck that's for sure. But it's (Northern California) still one of the best paces in the world to live.

    I don't understand how you can allow politics to spoil a good retirement.
    Sure if you're rich enough to own property and or buy a home.

    Its "No Poor People Allowed "in places like Berkeley and San Fransisco and Palo Alto.

    Well that's not right'' its "Middle Class Allowed ".

    I mean really, who can retire in a place like Palo Alto?Not your average Middle Class American.

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