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Posted on 05/28/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by Paul46360
"(CHICAGO) Yet another minimum wage proposal is in the works at City Hall where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was already talking up the issue."
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After all, people don’t mind paying outrageous wages for menial jobs that can be learned in less than 10 minutes. /s
-— Then they can kiss their restaurants GOODBYE -—
Hey, where did all the restaurants go? I guess the greedy businessmen got mad, and they’re keeping all the food for themselves!
We should encourage this, along with Seattle.
We know what will happen, and these idiots deserve it.
I’m thinking it would hit retail harder than restaurants. Waitstaff and bussers make tips, so they are exempt from the normal minimum wage, and cooks/managers at most restaurants probably already make at least $15/hour.
Why be so stingy? Why not make the minimum wage $50/hr?
This is why the federal minimum wage law needs to be abolished. States and local governments are already taking the lead in hiking the wage. If Chicago or Seattle wants to commit suicide by increasing the minimum wage, go for it!
let them have it. We can use more jobs in Georgia. I will also guarantee you that if they pay 15 dollars an hour they are going to pay someone who speaks English. By passing this we can show all of the rino country clubbers that we can get even with them for supporting amnesty. I would of been opposed to his big time a few years ago. But, heck I think it would also be a hell of a good learning experience for chicago and others.
Wage inflation is absolutely necessary to pay for Obama care
I asked my ultra-lib (retired teacher) this question. He thought about it for a while, then said “No, $15 is about right, for now.”
I could almost see a conflict brewing between minimum wage and his meager teacher pension.
Wait till they find out half of it goes back to Rahm in taxes.
What is it currently in Chicago?
Chicago trying to get the lead on idiocracy from Sacramento, Boston and NY. Do it Rahm, see what happens to your tax base.
Minimum wage is here to stay. It should be based on Capitalism.
McDonald’s economic theorem. Minimum wage should be the price of 4 Qtr Pounders w/o cheese.
Seattle is already working on setting up exemptions for big companies and fazing in the higher pay over the next few years. It will give the appearance that the higher wage doesn’t affect small businesses...
Fast food places have to pay minimum wage.
Make it $100
200! Do I hear 350?
I agree. That will help that hellhole sink even faster.
all part of making the peasants all at the same level...lower class....
Note to self, when flying to the lower 48, do not go thru Chicago.
Seattle has already got it.
Please, Chicago...go for it! I would SO love to see that tax base dry up.
Straight out of the Hugo Chavez playbook!!
Wondering how many will work off the books, for cash, at less than $15 per hour.
Working off the books will qualify you for more free stuff from the gubmint
Unions are the big winners when the minimum goes up, even though they make far more than minimum.
Most union contracts have a clause that ties wages to the prevailing minimum. When the minimum goes up 20%, union goes up 20%. This gives the union a big boost without having to negotiate.
Democrats are NOT looking out for the poor guy...they are looking out for the unions - it's where their bankroll lives.
Ah. I don’t really consider those to be “restaurants”.
“Then they can kiss their restaurants GOODBYE”
Here in northern NJ so many illegals work in restaurants that it would have little effect.
The scary thing about these proposals is that they are an acknowledgment that we basically have two different currencies: a dollar in a conservative state and a dollar in a Red state (which is de-valued by inflation and overspending).
In unrelated news...McDonalds just announced that Big Macs at their Chicago locations will now cost $10.
Good point, but why only $50 you stingy, greedy right winger? Why not make it $481. That way a person working full time (40 hrs per week, 52 weeks per year = 2080 hours) would make over a million dollars a year. After all, why should you greedy 1 percenters be the only ones who are millionaires?
What a great idea. That city is already swirling in the bowl. Just go ahead and flush already.