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Old 03-21-2007, 08:03 PM
 
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Almost about after 10 years, Iowa's minimal wage is set to rise starting April 1. However the new $1.05 wage raise is a temporary one as the tax is anticipated to increase to $7.25 after January 2008. Would I be wrong to say that this will definitely have a huge impact on the number of people wanting to stay in Iowa ( native Iowans ) and this shall also result in a huge rate of change in the influx of migrants within the country from other states and furthermore, foreigners like myself would definitely find this new raise appealing. Your thoughts please.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:02 AM
 
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Not meant to be obnoxious, but maybe if you stopped referring to/considering yourself a "foreigner", you'd be more "accepted". (Referring to your other post) Reverse racism is just as much a cause of friction as racism. If you (not you the poster, you as in anyone not born in the US) come here & "brag" about "your country" & how you're not from here, what do you expect?! If you come here to be AN AMERICAN I think most people (obviously not all - there are still closed minded & or racist people) will get that "vibe" from you & be more accepting.
As for the minimum wage, in the long run, I don't think it will affect anything.
It had to go up at some point...
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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I thought you came to Iowa to study at a college in Dubuque and not because of the wage scale there.

I saw on CBS News that one illegal immigrant came into the US about 10 years ago, washed dishes while he was here, saved about $60,000 and then tried to go back home with all that cash. The government nailed him at the airport because he failed to fill out the proper form declaring that he had that amount of cash on him. His cash was confiscated and now they are trying to deport him (without the cash).
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:13 AM
 
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No affect at all.

Retailers are going to raise prices to cover the hike in wages. Your buying power is either going to remain the same or drop because of it.

You durn furrnier, you!
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