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Title: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: loco on July 15, 2019, 02:35:12 PM
Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be an Economic Disaster

The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum wage would ďrisk undesirable and unintended consequencesĒ and lead to a survival-of-the-fittest labor market, where only the highest-skilled workers come out on top.

Democrats are under the illusion that the government can force employers to artificially increase wages with no adverse consequences for American workers. But thatís like saying the government could double familiesí mortgage and rent payments without any consequence.

Here are six ways this new report exposes the minimum wage proposal as bad policy...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-15-minimum-wage-economic-190000618.html
Title: Re: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: Thin Lizzy on July 15, 2019, 02:54:13 PM
Itís the SEIU thatís behind this. They want to unionize the fast food industry. Itís easier to do when there isnít a big gap between the minimum wage and a union wage. Of course, this would cost many their jobs as automation would become viable in many cases.
Title: Re: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: IroNat on July 15, 2019, 03:12:12 PM
I made $2.10/hr in 1975 in my min wage restaurant job in high school.

That equates to $10.32/hr today.

Most businesses are paying more than the federal min wage nowadays in order to get employees.

It would be impossible to hire anyone today at the federal min wage.

Googled these hourly wages:

WalMart pays $10+

Home Depot pays $10+

Kohls pays $9+

Target pays $11

All exceed or a very close to 1975 min wage adjusted for inflation.

Title: Re: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: Thin Lizzy on July 17, 2019, 02:45:52 PM
Seattle-based restaurant chain declares bankruptcy, cites high minimum wage

https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-based-restaurant-chain-declares-143532347.html
Title: Re: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: SOMEPARTS on July 17, 2019, 09:40:03 PM
I worked fast food when wage went to $4.25 from $3.50 if I recall. I was going to a branch college and never thought that was a job that I could pay rent with. It did however put gas in the car and bought weed and fast food, haha.
Title: Re: Congressional Budget Office Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Disaster
Post by: Thin Lizzy on July 19, 2019, 12:35:32 PM
I worked fast food when wage went to $4.25 from $3.50 if I recall. I was going to a branch college and never thought that was a job that I could pay rent with. It did however put gas in the car and bought weed and fast food, haha.

Thatís what itís supposed to be.