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Don´t Cheer Minimum-Wage Hikes —
They´re Killing Millions Of Jobs

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 2/12/2018 7:55:52 AM

Wages: A large number of states and cities are raising their minimum wage this year, part of a wave of recent actions to help low-income workers. Sadly, not only will it not help, it will devastate many of them. Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C., will raise their minimum wage this year, under the misbegotten notion that it will help the poor, in particular struggling minority youth. It won´t. As a new study from the American Action Forum shows, not only will most workers not be better off, they will take a huge hit. Why? Common sense tells you that when you raise the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 2/12/2018 8:20:38 AM     (No. 11540923)

Millions of illegals come here for welfare, medicaid, schools and vote illegally. Cheap labor isn´t cheap with those benefits. Now they want to pay the invaders $15/hour.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm, 2/12/2018 8:28:41 AM     (No. 11540934)

$15 per hour = more unemployed = more Dem voters = more likely government paid health care and a guaranteed minimum income = fewer peoople working = more likely Americans need to speak Manadarin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/12/2018 9:06:38 AM     (No. 11540970)

You can´t sustain a superior system of government and economic freedom that raises everybody´s standard of living with an open conduit to the flow of people or products from places that drive down the human condition through suppression and government thievery.

From one side of our mouths we speak of a living wage while out of the other we praise open borders and the free flow of people for whom a "living wage" is an order of magnitude less that our vision.

So now the social engineers feel compelled to fix something they broke, and we should trust them?

Who knows what a real free market would do to wages. I know one thing for certain, the real minimum wage remains the same regardless of social engineering: $0.00

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/12/2018 9:16:54 AM     (No. 11540978)

Trump did not hike the minimum wage; his predecessors did that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 2/12/2018 9:46:40 AM     (No. 11541009)

Can anyone point to either the federal constitution or any state constitution and show where the feds or state government were given the authority to set wages in private enterprise? Beuller... Beuller.... Crickets...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bobgray2, 2/12/2018 10:00:10 AM     (No. 11541027)

Only in government does a minimum wage hike work. Because the government employer is not using their own money to pay the wage. In the real world the employer must weigh the value of any task that needs to be performed with expected profit from the overall business, and then set the wage accordingly. By artificially increasing the "minimum wage" through government fiat, The employer is left with limited strategies. 1) Increasing the price of their product to make up the difference. 2) Spread the workload out among fewer employees. or 3) Close the business.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/12/2018 10:57:41 AM     (No. 11541112)

I kinda look forward to more automation in the fast-food industry. I shy away from those places most of the time because of sanitation issues. Having worked as a food supplier to these places, in my younger days, I saw things that really put me off.

The rule of thumb about checking the restrooms is true. A good manager will insist on good sanitation and cleanliness in all parts of the operation. If you see a dirty restroom, you will likely find a dirty kitchen and maybe employees that don´t wash.

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