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Old 03-27-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Then how do you explain when those things go up even though minimum wage didn't go up? You are assuming minimum wage is somehow tied to the increase of goods and taxes, there are other factors that have a much greater effect.
Apparently, in the Three Wolves universe, prices for goods and taxes have remained completely static for the last five years, which was the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. (I think that universe is named Fantasyland.)
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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I don't get it really, since when were minimum wage jobs designed to be careers? Minimum wage part time jobs are for high school/college students, housewives, second job, etc.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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I don't get it really, since when were minimum wage jobs designed to be careers? Minimum wage part time jobs are for high school/college students, housewives, second job, etc.
When the economy tanked.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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And Connecticut will soon become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.

Anyone who supports raising the minimum wage needs to take a basic economics course. It's seriously one of the WORST economic plans in history!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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Well, I'm sure poverty will disappear in Connecticut now.

Idiots.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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And the price of all of their goods, and their taxes will go up, just as it has every other time they raise the minimum wage...which leaves those on minimum wage exactly where they already were.

And then we lose even more jobs.

Yes, what a win.
That has not been established to be true. This isn't the first time a state raised the minimum wage. On previous times prices either didn't rise or rose insignificantly. You said, "their taxes will go up." Whose taxes would go up, the worker? Not at those salaries.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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And Connecticut will soon become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.

Anyone who supports raising the minimum wage needs to take a basic economics course. It's seriously one of the WORST economic plans in history!

opposition to raising the minimum wage mainly stems from two camps

the fiscally illiterate and the pathologically mean spirited
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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And Connecticut will soon become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.

Anyone who supports raising the minimum wage needs to take a basic economics course. It's seriously one of the WORST economic plans in history!
I have a feeling this is a false statement and we won't see Connecticut become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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And Connecticut will soon become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.

Anyone who supports raising the minimum wage needs to take a basic economics course. It's seriously one of the WORST economic plans in history!
If an employer needs workers to fill "X" demand, then the employer is going to hire workers to meet that demand, not turn away customers. That's basic economics.

Once again, what you say will happen did not happen after the many times the MW was raised in the past. You are merely projecting your ideological beliefs as if they were facts.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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And Connecticut will soon become the state with the highest rate of job loss in the country.

Anyone who supports raising the minimum wage needs to take a basic economics course. It's seriously one of the WORST economic plans in history!
I studied a whole lot of economics courses in college, and the simple fact is raising the minimum wage probably won't have much impact on inflation, it will likely only shift who subsidizes low wage workers from the government in the form of EITC, and food stamps, to their employers in the form of wages.
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