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California's Restaurants Struggle to Stay Afloat Following the $20 Minimum Wage Increase
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California’s minimum wage increase for many fast-food employees is set to take effect in April of this year. Previously, the fast food minimum wage was set at $16. This means a worker making minimum wage could see up to a 20% increase on their take-home checks.     

However, many business owners in the state are worrying about how they are going to pay for these forced wage hikes, with some threatening to cut worker hours or raise menu prices to compensate. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/california-s-restaurants-struggle-to-stay-afloat-following-the-20-minimum-wage-increase/ss-BB1ixoP9?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=HCTS&cvid=ce9e4bcc9d8d4e29bd4b250655b5478a&ei=47
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Every big liberal/progressive in Mejifornia will tell you growing food, meat or produce, is bad for the environment, so it's a better world without them! *****rollingeyes*****
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Would you be willing to fight and die for multiculturalism?  Would you put your life on the line for “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity” (DIE); “Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance” (ESG); or other Marxist worldviews?  Would you go to war to preserve the right of delusional men to use women’s restrooms and dominate women’s sports?  Would you fight for any government that hunts down and imprisons J6 protesters as political hostages but celebrates Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters who cause physical injury and property damage?

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"threatening" smdh media...painting the restaurant owners as the villains when many of those workers end up making $0.
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Every big liberal/progressive in Mejifornia will tell you growing food, meat or produce, is bad for the environment, so it's a better world without them! *****rollingeyes*****
Relevance to forcing employers to pay insane wages? The end result of this stupidity will be less employees, higher prices and businesses going under...so less jobs. With the already high prices of groceries, rent and utilities, topping it with insane wages for unskilled labor(and the increased payroll taxes) the only winners will be those that collect the higher taxes and administer unemployment......government workers.

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"threatening" smdh media...painting the restaurant owners as the villains when many of those workers end up making $0.
This seems to be the democrats main theme, well that and putting more Americans on the dole to insure a dependent voting bloc.

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There is a need for 'fast food stamps' to help the people purchase product and support the workers.

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There is a need for 'fast food stamps' to help the people purchase product and support the workers.
I presume that's sarcasm...because nothing infuriates me more as a taxpayer than seeing fast food joints, and other garbage outlets allowed to take EBT as payment. EBT is supposed to be about providing nutrition in order to sustain life. Now it's nothing more than wealth transfer...
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I presume that's sarcasm...because nothing infuriates me more as a taxpayer than seeing fast food joints, and other garbage outlets allowed to take EBT as payment. EBT is supposed to be about providing nutrition in order to sustain life. Now it's nothing more than wealth transfer...
I should feel insulted by your description of fast food joints as garbage outlets, having managed one for 22 years...buuuut considering every time MickeyD's tried to put healthier fare on the menu people turned it down, so they chose the food they eat **nononono* I absolutely agree that EBT should only be for healthy fare...and here's another buuuut, where are people living on the streets gonna find it? And then there is the liberal response of, how dare you dictate to people where and what they eat? Of course dictating where and what people eat is a favorite pastime of the left :silly:

What really chaps my ass with EBT's is how many Frickin people that are so obviously pretty well off get them 9999hair out0000

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You're absolutely right about "healthy" fare...but my logic as it relates to fast food is that it's not about "healthy" per se, but good tasting "cheating". I like cardiac burger every once in a while, but one shouldn't rely on them to live.

In a feeble attempt to apologize  wink777, "garbage" is a euphemism of mine for high carb, highly processed, high sodium type "food". There are some who do a good job at not selling stuff like that. But again, fast food isn't necessarily healthy food.

In our locality, there's plenty of options for street dwellers to find healthier food, but since they have EBT, they're not obliged to.

And to your last comment, so many on EBT are quite "well off" in the weight dept. as well.
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California's Restaurants Struggle to Stay Afloat Following the $20 Minimum Wage Increase

Gee, who saw that coming?  If only someone could have warned them.
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I presume that's sarcasm...because nothing infuriates me more as a taxpayer than seeing fast food joints, and other garbage outlets allowed to take EBT as payment. EBT is supposed to be about providing nutrition in order to sustain life. Now it's nothing more than wealth transfer...
The shopping cart full of nice cuts of meat will be paid with using EBT, more often than not. The rest comes from a food pantry...
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SF deli chain closing final downtown locations after 40 years in business
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Lee's Deli, a local San Francisco chain that once had a dozen locations around the city, is closing its final two locations. The downtown stores, located at 303 2nd St. and 280 Battery St., are listed as "temporary closed until further notice" on Lee's Deli's website, but owner and co-founder Lee Quan told the San Francisco Business Times those closures are permanent. ...

Quan also told the Business Times he blamed city policies for the closures, including rising minimum wage costs (currently, SF minimum wage is $18.07). ...
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Gee, who saw that coming?  If only someone could have warned them.
Newsom and all the other idiot nuts running California are about to get a very abrupt lesson in basic economics.

Like trying to control the weather, once these government fools start manually manipulating a market force economy, they disrupt the natural ebb and flow of how autonomous economics works. Although they think they are 'helping' or 'fixing' a problem, they will only end up making things worse.

These Berkeley educated fools could learn from any redneck. The first thing a redneck learns as a child is, "If it works, don't fix it." This is a lesson the Democrat Liberal elite never learned.
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It may mean California will experience decreased meals tax revenues.

New vending machine and robot technology will take the place of human workers for those who dare run a profitable restaurant or meal vending enterprise.
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Friends of Gavin Newsom will be exempt from the new minimum wage laws.
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New vending machine and robot technology will take the place of human workers for those who dare run a profitable restaurant or meal vending enterprise.
The return of the automat.
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It may mean California will experience decreased meals tax revenues.

New vending machine and robot technology will take the place of human workers for those who dare run a profitable restaurant or meal vending enterprise.
Fast food is already evolving into a vending machine service. You pull up to a McDonald's kiosk and push-button select your order with a debit card. Drive around to pick it up. You never see or speak to anyone.

Behind the scenes, everything automated. There is one human inside monitoring all the machines to make sure they are working properly and to reload them with product when necessary. But in the entire transaction, there is no human interaction. This is just a giant vending machine.
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Friends of Gavin Newsom will be exempt from the new minimum wage laws.
Maybe. But who will work for them if they can make twice as much next door?
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Rational fear and anger at vicious murderous Islamic terrorists is the same as irrational antisemitism, according to the Leftists.