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Seattle Mayor set to announce $15 minimum wage plan (socialist Sawant demands even more)
KIRO TV ^ | 4/24/14 | Essex Porter

Posted on 04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT by Libloather

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to announce a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

**SNIP**

Committee members representing business and labor could not agree on issues like crediting tips and benefits against the $15 minimum. And council member Kshama Sawant revealed another hurdle -- she said there has been little talk of automatically increasing the minimum wage with inflation.

“If going forward the new minimum wage does not have a cost of living increase attached to it every year of the phase in it's not going to work out, Sawant said.

(Excerpt) Read more at kirotv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; mayor; minimumwage; sawant; seattle; socialist; tenthamendment; washington
It's okay to tell the socialist to sit down and shut up. Dingy Harry recommends it.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Takeout food, especially fast food, will rise dramatically in price. I also predict that hotel rooms will become more expensive and hotel maid service worse.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 4:25:08 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Go for it...$100 per hour would be fair. Less would be mean-spirited.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 4:26:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather
Detroit had a defacto $15 an hour minimum wage...until about 10 years ago.Now,the Michigan Department of Welfare sets its minimum “wage”.
4 posted on 04/24/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Libloather

Who the hell do these corrupt, commie politicians like this jackass think they are? Where do they get off telling someone how much they are required to pay an employee for a day’s work? If I had a business up in S***hole, Washington, I’d be closing it down right about now.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 4:29:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Libloather

And how much are their taxes going to have to go up to cover this?


6 posted on 04/24/2014 4:30:15 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Min wage should be $100/hr and increase 10 percent every year.
It would be “an act of love”.
And good for the economy.
All those evil Mom&Pop small businesses sitting on mountains of cash....

Duh?


7 posted on 04/24/2014 4:32:03 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wish they.d hurry up so the commies can see the fallout and not learn from it.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 4:33:16 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Libloather

All the business in Seattle is going to come over to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, etc. And we will welcome it.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 4:35:23 PM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Libloather

The true socialist believes that businesses exploit their employees, and have a lot of money, and that they can easily pay this.

The true socialist is out of his mind.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 4:35:50 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: Libloather

In 2 years..Bread=12.95


11 posted on 04/24/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: I want the USA back

60 to 70% of the urban folks are totally clueless.

Seattle should make that greedy broad, and all the greedy politicians get paid the maximum wage of $15/hr!


12 posted on 04/24/2014 4:49:26 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Libloather; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

If I had any idea how to pull off the kind of vote fraud liberals do, I'd get busy helping Seattle vote in a $20.00 minimum asap. The result would be an example worth sharing with the rest of the nation.

13 posted on 04/24/2014 4:49:36 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: CityCenter

......your reading my mind! I was just thinking that every restaurant and small business in my town would simply move to another close by jurisdiction.

Commies will never quit smoking!


14 posted on 04/24/2014 4:58:16 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Libloather

Socialist have child like mind sets.

It cute when a class of elementary school aged kids think like this. Dangerous when adults do and make laws


15 posted on 04/24/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: CityCenter
All the business in Seattle is going to come over to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, etc. And we will welcome it.

It will be in your side of the lake soon. For the first time that I recall, East King Co. voted lock step with Seattle (Lear Jet Liberals have infiltrated). The rest of the state was totally out of play based on the ideology of the population east and west of Lake Washington

16 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:38 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Libloather

Seattle has bigger problems...

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023429420_bertharepairsxml.html

While the state pitched in on the original costs all overages are squarely on the City of Seattle.

They will need to raise taxes to cover this.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: Libloather

Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights?


18 posted on 04/24/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: hal ogen

It’s for the children


19 posted on 04/24/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Libloather
$15/hr. Wow... what is the rent for a Lake Washington houseboat? I think I might move my business there so I can find a local Trayvon Martin and let him do computer work for $15/hr. Great business decision for me. I'll make money.

do I need a /s?

20 posted on 04/24/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: llevrok

Let’s take this to its logical conclusion. You have a mom working at, say, Microsoft or Boeing who makes 15/hr and her husband’s insurance plan covers her.

She works 55 hours/week and between hustling daycare, soccer/dance/football pickups really works 90 hours/week.

Now, with her degree, even if it’s in basket-weaving, she can
take an easy job at say, Starbucks, making the same wage, no responsibility, no overtime, and take the jobs from the 12.00/hr guys will have to leave Seattle since the quality people in Seattle will snap up those jobs in a heartbeat.

Who loses? The Starbucks employees who have been holding down the fort for 10 bucks an hour.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 9:48:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Baynative

I went to a meeting over in Seattle a couple of weeks ago with a councilman from one of the incorporated cities in my county. The meeting was about the 15 hourly wage issue.

You are right, this 15 dollar thing is just a stepping stone for what they really want...$22.50 hourly minimum wage!

You may get your chance to help campaign, Bay.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

Let me know my corner assignment and I’ll bring my sign to wave at the smart folks in Seattle. Maybe they can explain what this will do to the local tourism industry.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 9:05:15 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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