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Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by John H, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/06/02/seattle-minimum-wage-vote/9863061/

    This is BS, not just the min wage, but the way they are going to do it, size of business and benefits over 7 years.

    If you are going to do , DO IT, don't screw around with it.
     
  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    This was they can blame Republican capitalistic greed when all goods and services skyrocket to cover the overhead costs instead of the current administration taking accountability (credit) for the government forced (caused) inflation this BS will cause.
     
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  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    "Next April 1, when the plan takes effect, every worker will get at least a $1-an-hour raise."
    I'm assuming that means all the minimum wagers. The ones that have stuck it out, worked hard and are making a few bucks over will get the shaft. Great incentive program!
    Just another step towards Socialism.




    "Now there's no more oak oppression
    For they passed a noble law
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe, and saw"

    Trees song by RUSH^^
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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  5. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    In big cities showing up for work most of the time now constitutes skilled labor. No more metal, wood, or auto shops in schools = no more industrial skills. My High School used to have a course where students built a home every year. The school sold the house to pay for the program. It worked well, but when they moved into a shiny new facility years ago the program got dropped. Math and science have been dumbed down to the lowest common denominator to the point where virtually all first year college students take what were considered remedial courses a few decades ago.

    What students do get is an education in entitlement and self esteem. Why invest in yourself to make a higher wage when you in fact deserve it by your very existence? And throw in an extra helping of free healthcare others have to pay for and a house while you are at it. I'm WAITING....
     
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    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    maybe just maybe they may get your special order right, but it depends on the bozo behind the grill knowing how to read English.
     
  7. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Robotic hamburger flippers are just around the corner for that too I'll bet.
     
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    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    's true. A buddy of mine is working out the automated process for getting foreign materials "accidentally" added for customers who order too many customizations through the touchscreen.
     
  9. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I get the feeling that Seattle will be seeing these billboards again


    Oh well serves them right for electing wacko socialists
     
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    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Way to make the middle class poorer Seattle!

    People making a $15 minimum wage still won't be able to afford the $7-8 price milk will cost.
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Uuuhhhh wats a denomonator? :D
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's like a demotivator but spelled different.
     
  13. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Why stop at $15? Since they have no clue of basic economics and are using other people's money, why not make it $50/hour?? The results would be the same.
     
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    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, why should people actually be able to live on what they make, this will disturb the existing delusion of this class of employment, while destroying the need for government to supply food, health care, child services, and education. Yeah, this existing system is much better, why I bet the extra costs of this new way of dealing with the minimum wage will only save us about 40%, and it isn't worth it because it will cost us 25 cents more on a Big Mac.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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  16. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Got no problem with that, as long you get off your azz and earn it. These type of jobs are not meant to be living wage jobs. These jobs are meant for kids and younger adults getting started and the ones that lack a IQ score or the will power to advance themselves. If you want to earn more great, advance yourself, don't stand around with your hand out.

    Here is what these jobs are for if you are older then 35

     
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    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Well said.

    Oddly enough, if you get off that azz you won't have to worry about minimum wage. I haven't worked minimum wage since high school because it sucked so much I invested in myself and got better jobs. Minimum wage is your employer telling you that if he could pay you less he or she would. Raising the minimum wage always causes inflation that negates the advantage in a short period of time and effectively results in decreasing the wages of the middle class.
     
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