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Appeals court says SeaTac voters can decide on $15 minimum wage
The Seattle Times ^ | September 6, 2013 | by Lewis Kamb

Posted on 09/07/2013 8:39:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

SeaTac voters will get the chance to decide whether the city should increase its minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 per hour, after a state appeals court today reversed a judge’s ruling from August that disqualified signatures needed to place the measure on November’s ballot.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: minimumwage
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 8:39:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why stop at $15 an hour? Why not $100?


2 posted on 09/07/2013 8:44:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...they will vote it in, then leave the state....


3 posted on 09/07/2013 8:45:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Look for lot’s of pricey quarter pounders. Hey dolts! It’s not just the fast food places that pay min wage. Nobody I’ve noticed has had a gun to their head to work there. I applaud the young folks who DO work there since a lot of their fellow youts think it’s beneath them to work these jobs.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seattle is a lib city. They’ll vote for it and the same idiot libs will leave the place and go somewhere else where their liberal retardity will ruin another red city or state.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope it gets voted in. Once that happens I want to see every business flee from the 10 sq. mi. area of Seatac.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaTac,_Washington


6 posted on 09/07/2013 8:48:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Madness - The inmates running the asylum with the massive ignorance in the us population they'll probably vote for it. Then every business in the city that relies on minimum wage workers will fail and jobs will be lost.
7 posted on 09/07/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is there one or more Boeing plants within these city limits? Does the various union contracts have the common escalator clause that matches the minimum wage when it moves up?

I understand that there is more land available down in South Carolina, Boeing.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I really hope this passes. Only then will these idiots see the impact of doing something this stupid. I used to have more-or-less weekly debates with a sociology prof I used to teach with, often on economic topics. She would eventually wind up in a position where she had to admit she was wrong. She always did the same thing: “Well...that may be, but I don’t believe it” whereupon she would stomp off to her office. The clowns behind this position are the same: They won’t believe it even when they see new business formations fall to zero in their city, and a flood of new under trained and under qualified workers migrate to their town.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 8:51:16 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Small businesses will exit SeaTac in droves. The loss in sales tax and B&O tax will destroy the city. Karma.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by Spok
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Why hold back????? $100 per hour sounds “fair” to me. It is only right and fair.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sure - and then how many people will be out of work and how many businesses closing down and how much tax revenue will they loose. Unintended consequences.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Nah, won’t happen. Judges will prevent businesses from moving or closing,by court order.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Why stop at $15 an hour? Why not $100?

Go for it SeaTac voters (the entire west coast it so liberal that it keeps me away)!!!!



I eagerly await your implementation of a $15 min wage - or a $100 living wage - so the rest of the idiotic idolatrous nation can see the results in REAL TIME, not just theoretically.
14 posted on 09/07/2013 9:01:28 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SES1066

No Boeing plants or offices that I know of in Seatac. The town is only 10 sq. miles. in area.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I’d love to see that! It would be all over the Internet.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a good way for Lilly white liberals to be able to drive blacks out of their city without losing their liberal street cred.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 9:05:39 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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SeaTac is where the Seattle Tacoma airport is. Lots of food vendors, gift shops, hotels, and Somali rent a car shuttlers. I guess all of these will shut down. Peeps will have to be sure to bring their own sandwiches, beverages, reading material, and not plan on buying any little gifts in the airport.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 9:16:21 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Collectivism: Bringing on unintended consequences and deflecting the blame.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is Rule #1 in How to Raise Taxes and Kill Jobs.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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