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Minimum Wage Madness: Part II

EducationSuperStar Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 1:48 PM
If you are reading this, don't come to California. We are set to raise our minimum wage to $10/hr. That is a 25% increase on the current minimum wage across the board. That means of all of the thousands of fast food restaurants, gas stations, receptionists, wal-mart people, etc... will get more money the instant it is enacted. I can guarantee that this increase will be passed on to us, the consumers. Thus, if you dare come to California I hope you brought euros because the cost of a large starbucks coffee will reach $7-$8 next year... Happy meals will inch close to $8, and forget the $10 hand car wash... it will now be $15! Of course I feel for those who live in New York, as this may seem childish to them as they pay European prices already. But, I love my state, and am fighting for it not to happen. We have a super-majority of dems and a democratic governor. It feels like 1910 all over again...
Jerome49 Wrote: Sep 18, 2013 11:31 AM
I think California should raise the minimum wage to $50.00 an hour. That should drive out any remaining businesses. And while they are at it I think they should increase the State income tax to 25% for those earning more than $50,000 a year. That should drive out the wealthy. Why prolong the inevitable? The sooner the State goes bankrupt, the sooner the freebies will be cut off and maybe, just maybe, sanity will return. But I wouldn't count on it.
Alex_P Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 5:19 PM
We in New Jersey have wildly popular Republican Governor, but the legislature still have a chance to raise minimum wage, and they fighting for it, and may well get it.
The letter after the name does not mean much these days...