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Republicans do not agree with raising the minimum wage. They believe in trickle-down economics.

They say if you give the rich more money, they will spend it and help the economy.

I guess it does not work like that with poor people. They will just hoard those welfare checks and food stamps.

Robert LaRosa

Whitestone

Posted 12:00 am, February 18, 2014
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solution from Queens says:
So your solution would be the throw money at poor people? Given them $100k a year to serve a burger?
Feb. 18, 2014, 3:39 pm
gh from queens says:
We have to think of this in a business sense. You should not treat your workers like crap, however, the CEO of businesses can certainly afford to give a wage increase to their workers.The next question Becomes how much is feasible? I don't think a dollar raise would hurt but when you push the minimum wage up to 10/hour, it is certainly going to hit a business Hard. A CEO will never take a pay cut, but he will be quick to raise prices on the product or service. Quite a few companies can afford to do this, but CEOs will not want to take the hit for it when it cuts into their paychecks. Another think to think about is that do you really deserve 10/hour for working at McDonald's? McDonald's is a teenagers job and should stay a job for teens. The only reason why this is becoming an issue is because adults are now taking those jobs. I get the fact that the economy is bad, but do you really think people should have to suffer higher inflation costs because you chose not to go to college or majored in something where there was no jobs in that field? Think logically.
Feb. 18, 2014, 4:51 pm
Nicholas from Bayside says:
A $100 to serve a burger? What kind of a stupid interpretation of a sound suggestion of a small wage increase is that? "Throw money at the poor"? Get a life!
Feb. 23, 2014, 4:58 am

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