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Old 03-29-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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And thus is why it makes sense for them to raise their minimum wage.
which would also explain why a national $10.10 rate makes no sense at all.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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which would also explain why a national $10.10 rate makes no sense at all.
Because people in Texas making minimum wage wouldn't want to have their minimum wage pay go up?
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Because people in Texas making minimum wage wouldn't want to have their minimum wage pay go up?
Because local communities can react best to local labor markets.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Because local communities can react best to local labor markets.
Sure, I never said they couldn't.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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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.
Since NAFTA

In Silicon Valley now they want to get more H1B workers so they can pay them 4x less than American workers.

The beat goes on. None of those jobs for the middle class are returning, yet the old argument trotted out is that "housewives" and students work at these jobs.
Not in the America we are in today. Maybe you are thinking of 1940.

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