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View Diary: German car companies pay workers more and are profitable (22 comments)

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    HeyMikey

    does not hurt business.  In the U.S., states that have raised the minimum wage have seen unemployment go down.

    One thing to remember regarding the benefits that Western European workers receive (greater vacation time, healthcare, etc.) is that they pay much higher taxes than we do in the U.S.  I am in favor of an increase in U.S. taxes, if the additional revenue is used to help the country (e.g. infrastructure, healthcare, unemployment benefits), but it is something to keep in mind.

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