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    It's a double-edged sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    And, what did that do to the costs of the products?

    Meaning, now we have 126,000 people who are paid more, but their buying power is less, plus 4,000 whose buying power is zero. So, not only do the 126,000 earn a net less in terms of buying power, but their taxes are higher due to the increase in income as well as due to the net load on "government" (read: taxpayer). So, all in all, everyone is worse off! Woo Hoo!!

    Ok...so this is stupid post of the day (GURPS' dumbass poll numbers would have been first...but he simply won't/can't understand that Rasmussen is flawed...then again GURPS doesn't care...he is only about posting propaganda...like this piece)...

    Anyway...so here is why your post is stupid:

    1. You point that the minimum income earner's pay is lost due to higher product costs...why is that stupid? Because there is not one bit of data in the article or in any article that shows the entire cost of living goes up because the min wage does.

    2. The taxes of those min wage workers have not gone up. They are paying the same percentage...they have MORE dollars in their pockets for the same amount of work. They are NOT worse off...

    That was a really dumb post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    Ah. He cuts you twice with each swing of the blade?
    muah ha ha haa... My go-to textbook: "Early Theories on the Economics of Pillaging Monasteries", by Ragnar Thorvold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Ok...so this is stupid post of the day
    By george, sweet cheeks, for once you've got it right. But don't sell yourself so short..you win "stupidest post of the day" so often that they might have to retire the trophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Anyway...so here is why your post is stupid:

    1. You point that the minimum income earner's pay is lost due to higher product costs...why is that stupid? Because there is not one bit of data in the article or in any article that shows the entire cost of living goes up because the min wage does.

    That was a really dumb post...
    As a retail store owner, I can assure you I am raising prices on some items in my store ONLY because of the increase in the minimum wage here in Maryland. If the minimum wage was NOT increasing, I would NOT even think about an increase in prices at this point. For those of you who think prices will not go up because of minimum wage increases, YOU ARE THE DUMB ONES! And we have not yet taken into account the new paid leave act that looks like will be enacted here in Maryland. Liberals - gee wiz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    As a retail store owner, I can assure you I am raising prices on some items in my store ONLY because of the increase in the minimum wage here in Maryland. If the minimum wage was NOT increasing, I would NOT even think about an increase in prices at this point. For those of you who think prices will not go up because of minimum wage increases, YOU ARE THE DUMB ONES! And we have not yet taken into account the new paid leave act that looks like will be enacted here in Maryland. Liberals - gee wiz!
    TJ lives on her disability check and never ran a business in her entire life. So not worth fussing about anything she posts too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Ok...so this is stupid post of the day (GURPS' dumbass poll numbers would have been first...but he simply won't/can't understand that Rasmussen is flawed...

    That was a really dumb post...


    Which is why I linked AND Commented Real Politics POLL [an amalgamation of 5 polls] still had Trump @ 42%

    you just cannot handle the fact Trumps popularity is rising AGAIN
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    As a retail store owner, I can assure you I am raising prices on some items in my store ONLY because of the increase in the minimum wage here in Maryland. If the minimum wage was NOT increasing, I would NOT even think about an increase in prices at this point. For those of you who think prices will not go up because of minimum wage increases, YOU ARE THE DUMB ONES! And we have not yet taken into account the new paid leave act that looks like will be enacted here in Maryland. Liberals - gee wiz!
    I agree but have also had to increase some prices due to the increase of prices from the manufacturers...some of which could come from not only from increased cost of materials but their wage increases as well. It trickles down and the consumers will pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    As a retail store owner, I can assure you I am raising prices on some items in my store ONLY because of the increase in the minimum wage here in Maryland. If the minimum wage was NOT increasing, I would NOT even think about an increase in prices at this point. For those of you who think prices will not go up because of minimum wage increases, YOU ARE THE DUMB ONES! And we have not yet taken into account the new paid leave act that looks like will be enacted here in Maryland. Liberals - gee wiz!
    The problem is not the increase in minimum wage. I know your business and I don't think you pay minimum wage. No legitimate business person wants to pay minimum wage, they are the lowest common denominator on the social wage scale. They can't read, write or do anything close to math...no less understand your business without glyphs on your register. Your employees are intelligent and customer oriented. So, when the minimum wage goes up..it's not proportional for you. Your wage expense goes up. So your choices are.....less talented help, less hours for those you have, lower staffing, etc. none of which help your customer experience.

    Minimum wage should be determined by the market, not the government...jmho
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