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[–] Paranatural 5 points 43 points (+48|-5) ago 

Do you have any actual studies that demonstrate that it leads to unemployment?


[–] ReadShift 4 points 25 points (+29|-4) ago 

Here is another comment by brainbaobao with those studies you ordered:


[–] Ripper 20 points 20 points (+40|-20) ago 

Well I am a manager that is trying to keep his department afloat and has to take in price of labor in the numbers that I present to justify my job and keep my bank from closing the doors. Real world struggle. We pay 15 bucks per hour but we do like to have a year or two experience on the job and able to justify their employment. Plus we like to think that a job producing a product is much more valuable than flipping burgers, or stocking shelves. What's the point of working hard if the same dip shit who plays GTA all day, gets paid the same as the guy who busts his ass. Why make yourself better? Study harder to get a leg up on others?


[–] ObiWannaBlowMe 3 points 26 points (+29|-3) ago 

So, no. No you don't.


[–] Beers 6 points 22 points (+28|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Crab mentality. You don't want the people below you getting ahead?

By the way, minimum wage workers aren't "dip shits who play GTA all day." Maybe you should try getting a minimum wage job and see how easy it is? It's probably harder than yours, more tiresome than yours, and more depressing than yours. It's probably much more difficult to "flip burgers" than it is managing a store, because when you flip burgers, you have to deal with assholes who think you're inhuman just because the economy is shitty. You have to deal with assholes who think you're a dip shit that plays GTA all day. You have to come to terms that people think you're less valuable than everyone else, that you're disposable, that you're lazy, that you're subhuman, that you're a problem, that you're a leech, that you're uneducated, that you're being greedy for asking for enough money to live on. Because some guy who went to school paid by daddy and landed in middle management thinks he's hot shit and you're pond scum.

FYI, I don't flip burgers, and make more than 15 bucks an hour. Also, I'm not crying about min wage increasing, I don't think it's the best way about things, but whatever, what can you expect from career politicians anyway?


[–] AmericanCheese 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I'm not sure how this is an appropriate response to paranatural's request for evidence that demonstrates that when minimum wage increases so too does unemployment.


[–] Mr_Winsterhammerman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

How could a bank manager have such a horrible understanding of economics?

Banks profit when people put money in the bank. What do you suppose will happen when your customers have more money? They put it in the bank which means you've got more money to lend to all the idiots who just got a pay raise. If you're really that worried about paying tellers an additional dollar an hour to stay competitive consider taking a slightly smaller bonus this year to make up for it.


[–] pequenopete 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

"Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, as President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress are proposing, could result in about 500,000 jobs being lost by late 2016, the Congressional Budget Office estimated"


[–] Adonis_Von_Megadong 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think it'll have a huge effect on employment rates, however we should expect to see a rise in price for many products. Depending on how much the price increase is, that could potentially negate the pay increase.