nodeamass Wrote: 2 minutes ago (11:50 AM) A better question to ask is whether the raise in wages is a net benefit for the worker even if cost of living rises. Moron, have you ever even worked for a private business....have you ever taken an econ class? How does a wage earner benefit from a cost of living raise if consumable costs increase to the same level. ...at best they break even, but more often than not, it costs jobs and price increases exceed the value of the raise.
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