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Poll: Would you support raising San Diego’s minimum wage to $13.09 an hour over the next 3 years?
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/23/2014

Posted on 04/23/2014 11:04:24 PM PDT by South40

Would you support raising San Diego’s minimum wage to $13.09 an hour over the next three years?

Poll Here

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Note, this insane idea is supported by the labor unions.
1 posted on 04/23/2014 11:04:24 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

They should increase it to $20/hr and make it immediately instead of phasing it in. The poor can’t wait 3 years for it. Do it now! Lets see the immediate effect


2 posted on 04/23/2014 11:06:08 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: South40

There shouldn’t be a minimum wage at any time!


3 posted on 04/23/2014 11:13:12 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 4rcane

I would agree. Make it twenty and let’s just stand back to watch the soap opera unfold. The fat lady will sing forty different tunes in sixty seconds flat, and then collapse under her own weight on the stage.

At least at twenty...McDonalds will finally automate everything and have a normal shift of four guys instead of sixteen. We can get the French Fry guy back out on the street....hustling Milky Ways to motorists driving to work in the morning.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 11:13:48 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: South40
Note, this insane idea is supported by the labor unions.

Of course, it's supported by the labor unions. Many union contracts define wages to be paid as some multiple of minimum wage.

5 posted on 04/23/2014 11:20:47 PM PDT by okie01
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To: pepsionice; South40; 4rcane; dalereed; okie01

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6 posted on 04/23/2014 11:21:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...

An invention whose greatest contribution might be ending the "minimum wage"....

7 posted on 04/23/2014 11:26:08 PM PDT by okie01
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To: South40

Absolutely! 100% Y.E.S. - They can raise the minimum wage to whatever number tickles their fancy right after I meet the Lord in the air.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 11:34:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: South40
"Note, this insane idea is supported by the labor unions."

The unions know their membership's wages are pegged to the minimum wage. Any increase in the minimum wage will increase union wages proportionally. An increase in wages will jack up union dues. The dues money will be used for Democrat candidate political campaigns and socialist voter initiatives.

When union state worker wages go up, it demands more taxes to pay for them. The increase in the minimum wage is all about unions.

For kids trying to enter the labor force, they will continue to live with their parents who will foot the bill at a time when they need to save for their retirement.

Finally, the minimal gain through a minimum wage increase will get eaten up through inflation. Meanwhile, the true driving force for higher wages, business prosperity, will be set back through the economic impact from the artificial nature of a minimum wage increase.

9 posted on 04/23/2014 11:35:08 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: pepsionice
We went to Shakey's pizza today.

Yes, there are a few still around.

ONE young woman was running the whole restaurant.

Taking orders, pouring drinks, making and baking pizzas.

If the libs are so stupid that they'll go through with this, look for EVERY restaurant to go to a skeleton crew.

And if you're going to pay $13, or $15 per hour, hire someone who can speak English, and cannot get a paying job elsewhere.

So we'll see poli-sci majors and philosophy majors working at Applebees.

I see the upside as being you'll get someone who is grateful to have a job.

The downside, of course, is that the low skill, low intelligence workers will be SOL.

Then again, what liberal "feel good" legislation has NOT hurt the working poor?

I can't think of one policy.

10 posted on 04/23/2014 11:36:51 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: South40
Hell no. It would immediately be passed to the cost of everything. The place is already too damn expensive.
11 posted on 04/23/2014 11:50:15 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: boop

Shakeys! brings back childhood memories..they still serve mojos?
Agree with your assessment, they’ll just stop hiring & current employees will wears many more hats. Good job libs!


12 posted on 04/23/2014 11:51:50 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Myrddin
Hell no. It would immediately be passed to the cost of everything. The place is already too damn expensive.

Indeed it is. The labor unions lost the mayoral race in spite of dumping millions into trying to elect Alvarez. But they're still trying to employ their socialist agenda. Thankfully, Faulconer opposes this. We can only hope San Diego businesses can counter the funding the unions are sure to throw in. We'll see.

13 posted on 04/23/2014 11:56:39 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: rainee
Yes, there do exist a select few Shakey's around.

And yes, they do have the mojos. But we didn't order them.

I don't know why, but I had a jones for that pizza today. Gotta love the thin crust.

The one we went to was an 80s upgrade that has never changed. A faded Pac Man and pinball machine.

My wife and I reminisced about Shakey's in the '70s. Since we both come from humble beginnings, we remembered what a rare treat it was to go to one.

Usually on my birthday.

Or a baseball team party.

We remembered the old movies on the screen, watching the people making the pizzas behind the window, and guys playing banjo.

No, they don't have that anymore.

But the pizza was the same, and we loved it.

14 posted on 04/24/2014 12:11:43 AM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: South40

i support $50/hr. why be stingy?

the only thing to do is step back and let the idiots destroy themselves as quick as possible.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 12:20:15 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 4rcane

lets raise it to 50..50..why not 100 and solve unemployment and hunger in one go..

it so simple, why limit ourselves to a paltry 13.09.

i love the .09, that to make it look like they actually worked on this as an exact science....priceless


16 posted on 04/24/2014 1:16:09 AM PDT by Irishguy
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To: South40
I love it. Ever ask a person who gets SS at 62 made plans to bust thru the 16K limits? Of course not you little people.
17 posted on 04/24/2014 1:22:52 AM PDT by Domangart (LBGT = NAMBLA)
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To: 4rcane

Why only $20/hour? Make it $50/hour, and then 100% of workers could be above average.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 1:37:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: South40

Why $13.09 lets make it $100 an hour that will cure being poor. Idiots. Its California what would you expect.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 2:27:04 AM PDT by bikerman (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but Satan is most definitely a Democrat.)
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To: South40

What does the nine cents mean? Why Obama’s $10.10, Numerology?


20 posted on 04/24/2014 2:53:57 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan
What does the nine cents mean? Why Obama’s $10.10, Numerology?

Great questions. There has to be some reason, even if it's only to squeeze a few pennies more out of the employers that they don't have to give.

21 posted on 04/24/2014 3:04:18 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: bikerman
Right! If $13.09 is good, $100 is much, much better!

All a minimum wage does is make it a crime for anyone whose labor is worth less than the minimum wage to find work.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 3:16:30 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: South40

Yes I do!
Let San Diego see what happens when it drives all its businesses bankrupt.
The current generation of voters in San Diego needs to learn the hard way.
They’re told again and again by people who know better it won’t work but they refuse to believe it.
Maybe a slap in the face will wake enough voters up. Not all of them, surely. Some are beyond help. But perhaps enough to counteract the imbeciles.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 3:38:55 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: South40

Why not $130.90 per hour?


24 posted on 04/24/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT by stevem
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To: servo1969

I voted YES because of all the reasons you cited.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 3:50:47 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: South40

I think it’s an excellent idea. As a matter of fact I think they should raise it to $75.00 per hour.

The people would wake up to the price of bread moving up to $20.00 per loaf and all other products and services advancing up to a staggering price due to the huge cost of manpower to produce them.

Let them poop in their own cage and then live in it.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 4:20:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: South40

Sure! But I don’t live in San Diego. If they want to drive out jobs I say more power to them.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

YES 26% (109)
NO 73% (309)
Related story: Proposal would spike minimum wage Total votes418


28 posted on 04/24/2014 4:24:04 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: saganite

I ran the numbers and came up with $13.07 for women and $13.12 for man.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 4:24:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: South40

I’m so tightly bound to San Diego that it would take 3 hours to pack up and 15 hours to be fully relocated to my home in Idaho. I could be fully packed in 30 minutes in the past.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by Myrddin
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