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Poll: Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage?
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/3/2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT by South40

Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage?

Poll here

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: minimumwage; sandiego; seattle

1 posted on 06/03/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Match? Why not compete against it?


2 posted on 06/03/2014 9:52:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: South40

3 posted on 06/03/2014 9:52:51 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Why not go to $100 per hour - now that would be a “Living Wage” as they leftists like to spout.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 9:53:15 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: South40

That depends, how much to San Diegans hate poor people?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: GeronL

It’s about competition. It’s about “income inequality”. Or so says Barry.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 9:53:55 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Hey it’s California! They should triple it. Show everybody that they are a bunch of “nice” people.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 9:55:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: South40

Why not?

I’m sure other states could use the business.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 9:56:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: South40

What should the people already making $15.00 per hour do when the fast fooders make the same money?


9 posted on 06/03/2014 9:56:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: South40

Of course they should. Illegals need that love.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 9:59:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: luvbach1

“What should the people already making $15.00 per hour do”

Why, form a UNION and demand more money, of course!
(Which has been the plan for this, all along, just like with the “Duty hours” regulations, that insures that independent owner-operators can no longer make a decent living)


11 posted on 06/03/2014 10:04:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: South40

I think it would be wonderful if everyone in San Diego got paid $1000/hr. as soon as they start kindergarten.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 10:04:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: South40

What! Only 15 dollars an hour, I vote for 25! What is the problem with this anyway... Okay, maybe 30 would be better! Seems that the cost does not matter to the actual businesses that pay these folks, so what the heck!


13 posted on 06/03/2014 10:04:40 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: South40

Maybe the leftist in San Diego will want to take a look at the CONSEQUENCES in Seattle first?

Places closing and laying off staff like crazy.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 10:05:51 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: South40

How much money could Tijuana make if they passed this law?!


15 posted on 06/03/2014 10:11:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: South40

Would be good w3tback bait, maybe lure them out of AZ......


16 posted on 06/03/2014 10:16:04 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: G Larry
Places closing and laying off staff like crazy.

Americans Freed From Job Lock!

17 posted on 06/03/2014 10:16:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: South40

San Diego is nothing like Seattle, so I don’t think this is going to happen.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 10:16:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: South40

I’m self employed. It stands to reason that I should get a minimum wage. That means forcing people to buy my crappy products that are still in R&D.

Sounds fair to me.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 10:17:22 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: South40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ripQ9jJnw1c


20 posted on 06/03/2014 10:19:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: South40

There is a large segment of the population that is simply not worth $15.00/hr with their existing experience and job skills.

What happens to these people when it becomes cost prohibitive to hire and invest in training them?


21 posted on 06/03/2014 10:24:06 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Cheerio
Why stop at $100? How about $1000 dollars, or maybe even $1,000,000? The slow incremental steps the Marxist Rats use to advance the eventual fall of liberty should be speeded up. Let the US fall in 2 years instead of longer; maybe the brain dead public school educated morons will see their errors when they are forced into the streets. Nah...that will never happen, there is always welfare, public housing and food stamps. Silly, silly fools.....
22 posted on 06/03/2014 10:29:14 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: rdcbn
There is a large segment of the population that is simply not worth $15.00/hr with their existing experience and job skills.

When people choose to drop out of high school and/or skip college they are apt to have a different outcome in life than someone who got a diploma and pushed on with purposeful education and employment. Moreover, if they have children out of wedlock, life is apt to take one course. If they have them within a marriage life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the decisions we make and the courses we take. Those of us who make the right decisions should not have to subsidize those who make the wrong decisions. And that is what this liberal lunacy seeks to do.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:08 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

When I was in college I was making student wages of $4.75 per hour at a job where employees doing the same job were making about $20.00/hr.

Amazingly, they were working for me - not the other way around, but this was after a couple of years experience. It was a great way to start a career.

When I was hired, I was not worth the money they were paying me and there is no way I would have been able to get my foot in the door if I had been paid high wages.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 10:51:14 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: South40

Put yourself in the shoes of an American minimum wage worker.

They have to compete against non-Americans in a race to the bottom. Because 3rd world people will work for 3rd world wages. And big business knows it. That’s why they want open borders.

What’s your job? Firefighter? Cop? DWP worker? Teacher? Nobody’s going to underbid YOU and take your job. You’ve got a union.

This nation has utterly failed to protect the most vulnerable struggling American workers from invaders who have destroyed entire industries with low wages.

Since their government won’t protect them by doing its first and foremost job of policing the borders, what does everyone expect? They should take up arms? Field an army themselves?

Passing legislation like this is the least our craven cowardly government can do for burger flippers.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 10:55:13 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: South40
The other week, Switzerland rejected a minimum wage of 22 CHF ($24.50) by a popular vote of 76% to 24%, leaving Switzerland still without any minimum wage.

I wonder what the impact is on those racist shopkeepers in Zurich.

26 posted on 06/03/2014 11:02:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: G Larry
"Maybe the leftist in San Diego will want to take a look at the CONSEQUENCES in Seattle first?"

Right you are. The Seattle model will result in Detroit like conditions.

27 posted on 06/04/2014 5:20:16 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: South40

Absolutely they should increase the minimum wage, but since SD is more dynamic and in uber-liberal California, they should double it.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 8:16:01 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: South40

Yes 30% (639)
No 69% (1452)
Total votes 2091


29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 2001convSVT

Probably not. There is too much tech money there. It will more likely come to resemble San Francisco, where everything is really expensive and the regular people will live a long way from town.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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