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Old 04-20-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Bottom line is I have showed examples of why the hike is bad for business and thus bad for employees.
I have a strong understanding of the manner.

You keep insisting that big hikes in the minimum wage and 50% in 4 years is a BIG hike...are great for the economy. Can you show me a time that this has happened before in Los Angeles or another U.S city even?

Still waiting for that. I've already shown you how it's bad for business AND for employees that lose their jobs.
What you're missing is none of the posters that are roughing you up run a business. To them it's all peaches and roses, $15/hour just happens out of nowhere and has zero negative impact.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Sure not every small business is going to be effected . The sole proprietor electrician or plumber or boutique Venture capital firm like you said .
We all know the types of businesses that will be affected you see several of them on each block or strip mall in LA.
The burger place , the kabob place , the pizza place , the dry cleaners etc
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The minimum wage increase hasn't hit anyone yet.
What are you talking about? The minimum wage has been increasing the past few years. Not too long ago it was under $7 an hour and now it is $10. In 6 years it will $15. I don't know about you but my employer offers us anywhere from 2% to 4% increases a year. Nothing like what those making Minimum wage are getting. This is out of control. Its not too hard to take a room of sewing machines and move them to New Mexico or Texas.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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Sure not every small business is going to be effected . The sole proprietor electrician or plumber or boutique Venture capital firm like you said .
We all know the types of businesses that will be affected you see several of them on each block or strip mall in LA.
The burger place , the kabob place , the pizza place , the dry cleaners etc
Yes, food service is one of those industries that still has good mix of independent small mom and pop operations, and large chains.

But a lot of the whole in the wall places are run on day to day basis by the owners themselves. The really high end successful places I sure earn enough to pay back of the house staff, or the owner will just have to be his own chef.

Everyone else just going to have to increase volume, or scale back workers, or offer better product and services to bring in more money. At least now they know a whole large segment of the population will be making more and can afford a bit more

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Old 04-20-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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What are you talking about? The minimum wage has been increasing the past few years. Not too long ago it was under $7 an hour and now it is $10. In 6 years it will $15. I don't know about you but my employer offers us anywhere from 2% to 4% increases a year. Nothing like what those making Minimum wage are getting. This is out of control. Its not too hard to take a room of sewing machines and move them to New Mexico or Texas.
Right and every year there is going to be an increase even in a couple months this summer min wage will go to $10.50 ... A 5 percent increase in 6 months !
Prices are going to get pretty high and many poor and middle class will probably scale back on eating out .
Not too many places can stay in business catering only to the 1%ers or wealthy .
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Howed you like to be the 26th employee?
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Actually there are a lot (millions) of small businesses in L.A and CA that's why this min wage hike will be so devastating to the economy.

A lot of people don't realize how many small independently owned family (or mom and pop) businesses there actually are here. The big national or global chains like McD's get all the attention in the press.

California has over 3.6 MILLION small businesses with over 6 MILLION employees...When the Pro $15 crowd says this will just effect ' a few or handful' of businesses I realize they are out of touch..
https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/fi...02014-15_0.pdf
You continue to amuse. Do the math and what do you find? The average small business employs 1.666 workers. Um, that means, other than the owner, there is on average .666 employees each.

Now, since we know there are many small businesses that DO have more than .666 employees, we can understand that a HUGE percentage of those 3.6 million businesses are sole proprietorships employing no one other than the owner.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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What you're missing is none of the posters that are roughing you up run a business. To them it's all peaches and roses, $15/hour just happens out of nowhere and has zero negative impact.
I ran my own small business for nearly 35 years. The poster here who has not run a business is: jm.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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What are you talking about? The minimum wage has been increasing the past few years. Not too long ago it was under $7 an hour and now it is $10. In 6 years it will $15. I don't know about you but my employer offers us anywhere from 2% to 4% increases a year. Nothing like what those making Minimum wage are getting. This is out of control. Its not too hard to take a room of sewing machines and move them to New Mexico or Texas.
Right. Better to pay New Mexico wages to Angelinos who will have to suppliment their pay with welfare that you pay for as well.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:20 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Right and every year there is going to be an increase even in a couple months this summer min wage will go to $10.50 ... A 5 percent increase in 6 months !
Prices are going to get pretty high and many poor and middle class will probably scale back on eating out .
Not too many places can stay in business catering only to the 1%ers or wealthy .
This prediction in spite of the fact that what you suggest will happen has not anywhere else in the world that pays even much higher wages.
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