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    Seattle's new minimum wage hasn't raised retail prices

    After a year, Seattle's new minimum wage hasn't raised retail prices

    More than a year after a new minimum wage took effect in Seattle–$12.50 an hour now for small employers, increasing to $15 an hour by January 2018–prices at most stores haven’t gone up.

    Before the minimum wage law took effect, most retailers said they would have to charge more. So far, that hasn’t happened.
    Saw this while in Seattle recently. Thought it was interesting. Sometimes, prophecies of gloom and doom don't come true.
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    I couldn't help but notice they only mentioned one side of the equation, when there are at least two.

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    Why don't they raise it to 50 bucks an hour then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Why don't they raise it to 50 bucks an hour then?
    Or drop it to 3 cents, think of all the jobs it would stimulate!~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Or drop it to 3 cents, think of all the jobs it would stimulate!~

    Thx
    It was a serious question.

    Why 15 bucks an hour and not 20?

    There must be a reason so what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    It was a serious question.

    Why 15 bucks an hour and not 20?

    There must be a reason so what is it?
    Um, 42?

    https://www.quora.com/Why-and-how-is...and-everything

    (covfefe?)

    It is more conducive to a thriving economy to have more money in more hands, not fewer.

    See, people need at least enough money to show up for work Monday morning... you could pay less, but they have a tendency to starve to death and thus interrupt business.

    The minimum wage needs a COLA a Cost of Living Adjustment.

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    So you can't answer my question as I thought.

    Typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Why don't they raise it to 50 bucks an hour then?
    Why not a Million dollars an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    So you can't answer my question as I thought.

    Typical.
    Because your questions are so asinine. Does that answer your question?
    Last edited by DebateDrone; 13th June 2017 at 12:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Because your questions are so asinine. Does answer your question?
    I was going to mention something about 3 cents a post...

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