Breaking News: Restaurants Closing All Over Seattle As $15 Minimum Wage Mandate Starts April 1st.

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    The key is in outsourcing. If is too expensive for Seattle business to have someone assemble widget in Seattle, they will order it from some shop in state with lower wage. The Seattle will still live good on expense of someone else. That's what US is doing to the rest of the world since NAFTA.
     
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    Everything leftist are doing is short sighted and ignores evident reality.
     
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    I am business owner but not in the restaurant business and I do not believe 100% that a restaurant will close due increase of min. wage. Where in the world that a min. wage jump from ? to $15. over night? It's incremental. The sandwich you pay from last year is it the same price today? No. Prices had increased many times over the years but not the min. wage.
     
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    I am not talking about restaurant workers only because its not about them. It about minimum wage and everyone affected. I don't wanna repeat what I've said already, so I'll just add few things.

    I think this trend may further increase wealth difference. If more manual work is outsourced due to higher wage, more lower paying jobs will leave the Seattle area. Sure, those that are already paid high enough will be OK, so Seattle in general may get through it. Just like SeaTac did it year ago, and they had some problems.

    Due to big companies like Boeing and Microsoft, the greater Seattle area already imports an extremely large amount of talent from all across the country, and the world, and then turns around and outsources the low level labor needed to support their industry. Raising the minimum wage in Seattle is just one more step towards further clinching this region's wealthy status.
     
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    Seattle EMT worker salary today is $34,367 that translates to $15 hourly. Link.

    Minimum wage increase could cause increase in hourly pay of others, but I don't think their increase will be as high.

    To me its strange to think that food service people will be making almost the same amount as an EMT personnel.
     
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    Professionals should also go ask for raises. Inflation has gone through the roof & it's time wages attempted to catch up.
     
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    The working poor will not be pushed out, they will rise out of poverty & rebuild their communities without inflationary government money.
     
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    ROFLMMFAO. Liberals are addicted to money just like crack cocaine and Magnum Malt Liquor ...............

    Be a good hat trick to take those shit holes you have created and rebuild them without money.

    By the way there is no government money and private citizen money, your lunatic rant needs to realize there is only one money source and that is the government.
     
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    So . . . stolen money and not-stolen money? ;)
     
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    Then stay the fuck out. I love Walmart...they sell the same things other stores sell...but for less money. And instead of going to five stores, I can usually get everything on the shopping list (from groceries to oil-change supplies) there.
     
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