Republicans fighting the minimum wage hard

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    I was just watching some Republicans arguing how minorities are hurt most by minimum wage increases. They arent pulling any punches.

    Now the real question is will the truth get any traction?
     
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    When I was driving home a few hours ago, I heard a radio station 'news' state that:

    'in 10 years, those making minimum wage have not had a raise...' Wanna bet?
     
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    How can minorities be hurt most by a minimum wage hike if many of them are making it?
     
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    Because when you lose your job you don't make any money.
     
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    I guess all these liberals have more money than sense because it is a known fact people will loose jobs if the minimum wage goes up and not to mention everything goes up across the board to compensate the wage increase. This would also include places like Burger King because entry level works either foreign or domestic are given a raise and now that Jr. burger that once went for a buck will now be a buck and 1/2 or 2 bucks. I can't understand the idea behind this because everyone is bitching about immigration reform and raising the minimum wage falls right into that very plan to make immigrant workers more favorable that our own citizens. You have small business that could face serious hard ship over this deal but like I said more money than sense. You have a truck driver who says makes 15 bucks a hour delivering petrol to the station daily, he in turn could loose his job to an immigrant driver at say 10 bucks a hour and he wouldn't even get medical benefits and the owner of the truck wouldn't have to pay as much into social security. And the places like Burger King now have to match the social security amounts which mean they will raise prices of everything to cover the losses of the goods they used to make greasy burgers. Simple economics but hey the democrats feel this is a win-win deal we'll all feel it soon enough.
     
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    Then they can go on welfare and the Dems will keep them there. That will ensure the dope will vote Democrat for many elections to come
     
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    they raised the min wage without catastrophic job losses before...
    are all employers of min wage people really going to stop paying them?
    Will the fast food restaurants, hotels, kitchens, warehouses, etc really pack up and call it a day? If so, there would be a huge vacuum for other businesses to fill, and plenty of workers ready for them.
     
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    They'll be fired because employers won't pay higher wages.
     
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    Of course they wont fold. You'll just see dollar menus go bye bye and a few less employees working at them.
     
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