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    what whit, berrieh

    We could give the 19-year-olds training/university grants or any other number of different opportunities through social programs so they don't get taken advantage of by weasily slumlords trying to exploit desperate individuals for below-market wages.

    Totally different example by the way, not referring to you :P

    Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

    by aguadito on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:54:26 PM PST

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    •  I'm fine with that. (0+ / 0-)

      Because I'm a classy guy, I'll ignore your petty personal insults.

      But I wouldn't mind having more college graduates out there. College grads can afford higher rent.

      If my rents were higher, I could afford to pay more to renovate houses.

      See, that's the problem with increasing the Minimum Wage. You aren't making people more productive. You're just pretending that they are more productive.

      Send them to college and you actually make them more productive. But instead, we spin our wheels playing with the minimum wage...

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