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    Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Good news for the fight against income inequality.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/us...hour.html?_r=0

    The nationís second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9 an hour, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase ó which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote ó comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages, and several large companies, including Facebook and Walmart, have moved to raise their lowest wages. Several other cities, including San Francisco, Seattle and Oakland, Calif., have already approved increases, and dozens more are considering doing the same. In 2014, a number of Republican-leaning states like Alaska and South Dakota also raised their state-level minimum wage by referendum. The impact is likely to be particularly strong in Los Angeles, where, according to some estimates, more than 40 percent of the cityís work force earns less than $15 an hour.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Good news for the fight against income inequality.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/us...hour.html?_r=0

    The nationís second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9 an hour, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase ó which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote ó comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages, and several large companies, including Facebook and Walmart, have moved to raise their lowest wages. Several other cities, including San Francisco, Seattle and Oakland, Calif., have already approved increases, and dozens more are considering doing the same. In 2014, a number of Republican-leaning states like Alaska and South Dakota also raised their state-level minimum wage by referendum. The impact is likely to be particularly strong in Los Angeles, where, according to some estimates, more than 40 percent of the cityís work force earns less than $15 an hour.
    Wow, LA by proclamation has suspended a law of economics! Amazing. I can't wait till they issue another proclamation that sellers must sell below cost because they can always make it up in volume. Venezuelan economic decrees in America, can't wait!

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

    Good for LA!!, it's about time cities are FINALLY getting it!!

    Notice how it's only the Blue states that are raising poverty wages??

    And I don't wanna hear any BS about how it is a job killer, Seattle has the country's highest minimum wage and it's unemployment rate is only 4%, which is lower than Texas, Georgia and Mississippi all Red right to work states..

    Right to work= modern slavery..

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

    Thread synopsis: California's economy is compared unfavorably to republican controlled states, notably Texas. Predictions of it crumbling into the sea amid cheers are high.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ARTHUR 1976 View Post
    Good for LA!!, it's about time cities are FINALLY getting it!!

    Notice how it's only the Blue states that are raising poverty wages??

    And I don't wanna hear any BS about how it is a job killer, Seattle has the country's highest minimum wage and it's unemployment rate is only 4%, which is lower than Texas, Georgia and Mississippi all Red right to work states..
    .....You do know that's because minimum wage workers in those cities can't afford to live there..... right?

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

    15 an hour BY 2020.




    Not exactly big news, IMO.

    That puts them only SLIGHTLY behind retailers.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    15 an hour BY 2020.




    Not exactly big news, IMO.

    That puts them only SLIGHTLY behind retailers.
    Oh - is that all you need to do to get the Income Inequality Hysterics to shut up?

    Oh man. That's easy.

    Hell, okay. I hereby propose that the GOP propose a $25 an hour minimum wage*, one-upping the Democrats and stealing a popular (but stupid) issue from them.



    *to be achieved through incremental steps over the next 75 years
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .....You do know that's because minimum wage workers in those cities can't afford to live there..... right?



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    You HAVE to concede that with the way modern technology is going, the mechinization of our labor...that THIS is the direction we NEED to be moving in, no matter how distasteful you or I find it to be, in order to retain some form of capitalism. When robots are doing 90% or more of the work, SOME form of wealth redistribution is going to be needed in order to retain some semblance of capitalism. It just is, IMO. What are your alternatives? Remember, robots don't consume. Programs don't consume. And all of this movement towards automation is to REMOVE human workers, due to their inherent costs. So don't cop out with the "Those workers will move to other industries" meme. I assure you, it's NOT going to play out like that this time around, and it's already been beaten to death in other threads, threads which I believe you have participated in, and even, by silence, conceded. Correct me if I'm wrong, lol.

    I simply don't see any way around this. It's this, or crash, and face some sort french style revolution, which I'd rather not.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by ARTHUR 1976 View Post
    Good for LA!!, it's about time cities are FINALLY getting it!!

    Notice how it's only the Blue states that are raising poverty wages??

    And I don't wanna hear any BS about how it is a job killer, Seattle has the country's highest minimum wage and it's unemployment rate is only 4%, which is lower than Texas, Georgia and Mississippi all Red right to work states..

    Right to work= modern slavery..
    Government mandated cost increases om businesses is just fodder for leftist idiots who have no idea how to grow economies.

    These Cities aren't " getting it " at all.

    Knee jerk simplton solutions that in the end drive out investment and jobs is one of the reasons California is currently home to 1/3 of the Nation's Welfare recipients.
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    Re: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Government mandated cost increases om businesses is just fodder for leftist idiots who have no idea how to grow economies.

    These Cities aren't " getting it " at all.

    Knee jerk simplton solutions that in the end drive out investment and jobs is one of the reasons California is currently home to 1/3 of the Nation's Welfare recipients.
    I'd say the primary reason is they are the primary gateway into the US from Mexico.
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