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[–] let_them_eat_slogans 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

The goal of the minimum wage is to outlaw low paying jobs for the unskilled and inexperienced. The law, simply, says: it is illegal, and therefore criminal, for anyone to hire anyone else below the level of X dollars an hour. This means, plainly and simply, that a large number of free and voluntary wage contracts are now outlawed and hence that there will be a large amount of unemployment.

Are you arguing that if minimum wage rises to x$, that all jobs below x$ will disappear? Because that's not how it works.

Remember this is the first version. As history will show with the CBO,500k lost jobs will be a conservative estimate with the revisions going higher and higher

I like how you cite the CBO that 500k jobs will be lost, and ignore the part where they say that the wage hike will lift almost a million Americans out of poverty.

I mean do you have any evidence, any numbers to support your narrative? All you did was cite a couple of blog posts with anecdotes about a couple restaurants closing. Sure, some businesses might go under, but these are businesses that aren't paying their employees enough to live. That means you are paying the difference through your tax dollars to subsidize these businesses already.

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[–] brother_tempus 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Are you arguing that if minimum wage rises to x$, that all jobs below x$ will disappear?

Pretty much ... they will either be outsourced, shuttered or be filled by the black market

I like how you cite the CBO that 500k jobs will be lost, and ignore the part where they say that the wage hike will lift almost a million Americans out of poverty.

At the cost of 1/2 a million losings their jobs to do so ... that is too high a price as well ass an immoral one to impose.

By your logic if killing 500,000 people saves a milliion, than an acceptable exchange .... absolutely evil

I mean do you have any evidence,

Already sourced and you are ignoring

Because that's not how it works.

Source?