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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 01:53:03 PM »

The wait staff said the hotel across the street is unionized. Therefore, management is not required to pay the $15 wage.


Ah... legally punishing business and workers for resisting unionization.

Funny how that slipped in there...



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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 08:51:10 PM »
That's what you get for living in a liberal "paradise" (aka, a hellhole).  I know one thing:  if I ever have to go to seattle, no tips.


The point one of the comments makes about being taxed more highly is definitely true.  Employees generally aren't taxed on the value of most fringe benefits such as free meals and parking so, to the extent that some of that $15 is in lieu of the free meals and parking, the employees are now being taxed on something they weren't taxed on before.  Also, because the federal tax rate is progressive, the employees will end up owing more than twice the tax they owe now.

I, for one, can't wait to see just how quickly fast-food restaurants, for example, roll out the self-help ordering systems that don't require a warm body to take customers' orders.
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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 10:03:21 AM »

I, for one, can't wait to see just how quickly fast-food restaurants, for example, roll out the self-help ordering systems that don't require a warm body to take customers' orders.


Raising the cost of labor (through wages, taxes, regulation, etc) shortens the payback period and encourages automation... every... single... time...


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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 06:00:12 AM »
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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 08:30:17 AM »
"Seattle is a pretty liberal city"   is a  Huge understatement.  It's a very liberal city. They elected their first socialist city councilmen who is also a leftist activist which the news media celebrated with glee, and give her almost nightly airtime. If she calls a press conference all the cameras and microphones are there. She really has a celebrity status because of her activism. This same socialist was also the driving force behind the $15 min wage movement.    I have never seen a new city councilmen weld so much power.
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Re: What SeaTac tells us about minimum wage hike; causing havoc
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 10:37:42 AM »
I remember more than once when I was working at a place when minimum wage was going to go up the day or so before management raised the prices on some of the items.  They always raised the prices.

i just cannot understand the mentality of these people who actually think a forced pay raise will not cause prices to go up.

A article was posted at this site recently......a woman voted for all the parks and school bonds, yet she was upset her taxes had gone up.  I guess she is the same type of person that doesn't think forced pay raises will make all things go up in price.  **nononono* I just don't understand how these people cannot see that.
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