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$15 minimum wage proposal for Chicago
WLS-AM ^ | 5-28-14 | Bill Cameron

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; minwage; taxes
Then they can kiss their restaurants GOODBYE
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/05/27/one-policy-devastate-restaurants-according-carls-jr-ceo/
1 posted on 05/28/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

After all, people don’t mind paying outrageous wages for menial jobs that can be learned in less than 10 minutes. /s


2 posted on 05/28/2014 9:24:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Paul46360

-— 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!


3 posted on 05/28/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Paul46360

We should encourage this, along with Seattle.

We know what will happen, and these idiots deserve it.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 9:26:17 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Paul46360

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.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Paul46360

Why be so stingy? Why not make the minimum wage $50/hr?


6 posted on 05/28/2014 9:32:12 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Paul46360

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!


7 posted on 05/28/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Paul46360

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.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 9:37:56 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

Wage inflation is absolutely necessary to pay for Obama care


9 posted on 05/28/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: Paul46360

Wait till they find out half of it goes back to Rahm in taxes.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 9:45:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Paul46360

What is it currently in Chicago?


12 posted on 05/28/2014 9:49:43 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Paul46360

Chicago trying to get the lead on idiocracy from Sacramento, Boston and NY. Do it Rahm, see what happens to your tax base.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Zuse

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.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: rottndog

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...


15 posted on 05/28/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Boogieman

Fast food places have to pay minimum wage.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 10:00:42 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Make it $100


17 posted on 05/28/2014 10:08:56 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

200! Do I hear 350?


18 posted on 05/28/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: rottndog

I agree. That will help that hellhole sink even faster.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: bert
Registered nurses in Spokane Wa have to nearly go on strike to get a raise...even a COLA....and yet people at fast food places just get this huge increase "just because"????

all part of making the peasants all at the same level...lower class....

20 posted on 05/28/2014 10:17:33 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Paul46360

Note to self, when flying to the lower 48, do not go thru Chicago.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Paul46360

Seattle has already got it.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:26:32 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Paul46360

Please, Chicago...go for it! I would SO love to see that tax base dry up.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 10:39:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Hey, where did all the restaurants go? I guess the greedy businessmen got mad, and they’re keeping all the food for themselves!

Straight out of the Hugo Chavez playbook!!

25 posted on 05/28/2014 11:04:56 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Paul46360

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


26 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:52 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Paul46360
Restaurants, etc have little to do with it.

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.

27 posted on 05/28/2014 11:38:36 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: NEMDF

Ah. I don’t really consider those to be “restaurants”.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 12:32:00 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Paul46360

“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).


29 posted on 05/28/2014 3:32:26 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Paul46360

In unrelated news...McDonalds just announced that Big Macs at their Chicago locations will now cost $10.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 5:39:19 AM PDT by stremba
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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?

/s


31 posted on 05/29/2014 5:44:03 AM PDT by stremba
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To: Paul46360

What a great idea. That city is already swirling in the bowl. Just go ahead and flush already.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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