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View Diary: Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage collides immediately with usual Republican malarkey (171 comments)

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  •  Sorry, you're full of shit (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, Proletariatprincess

    study after study after study proves that raising the minimum wage does not impact employment, and you certainly are no judge of what people are "worth."  The whole issue is that people aren't "worth" a living wage.  You of course are just ignoring that.

    Everything you've said is bullshit.

    •  Study after study... (0+ / 0-)

      ...shows that raising the MW does impact employment in certain industries and job categories.

      I happen to be in one of those industries. Poor, inner-city young people happen to be in that category.

      C'mon, use your brain! We have millions of unemployed whom nobody will hire for current wages! Please explain how raising the wage will help them.

      •  It will put more money in the economy (2+ / 0-)
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        Proletariatprincess, schnecke21

        People earning minimum wages spend their money NOW. The more dollars that are spent in a wide range of daily products and services, the more revenue those firms have to expand and hire more employees.

        Will people have to pay a little more? Yes, but the amount will be spread over a large consumer base. You may find in a year or two that your customers may be able to afford the extra $2,100 (and more) due to the fact that they are earning more income. And your competition is in the same boat.

        If you're an effective employer, you should be able to get value in excess of $9/hour. Yes, they may leave, but that's your lot in life because you are hiring at the bottom of the chain. The best solution would be to hire a combination of skilled and unskilled labor, and work to have your unskilled workers learn the trade.

        •  Maybe. (0+ / 0-)
          "People earning minimum wages spend their money NOW. The more dollars that are spent in a wide range of daily products and services"
          This is true. But why not spread money around using the EITC or other benefits? That way poor people still get the money and no jobs are priced out of existence.
          "If you're an effective employer, you should be able to get value in excess of $9/hour"
          Sez who? Show your data.

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