Skip to comments.Poll: Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage?
Posted on 06/03/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT by South40
Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage?
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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?
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.
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.
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.
I wonder what the impact is on those racist shopkeepers in Zurich.
Right you are. The Seattle model will result in Detroit like conditions.
Absolutely they should increase the minimum wage, but since SD is more dynamic and in uber-liberal California, they should double it.
Yes 30% (639)
No 69% (1452)
Total votes 2091
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.