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[–] realpatrickstewart 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Freaking exactly. Wal-Mart pays people shit wages and actually costs states billions of dollars because all of their employees are on benefits.

These reagonomics bastards commenting here don't even realize that they could save their tax dollars if they forced businesses to pay a livable wage. Talk about irony.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-low-wage-employers-cost-taxpayers-153-billion-a-year/

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

Not to mention they would go out and spend those bigger checks boosting the economy. It would lead to more inflation but the economic gains would be greater than the inflation making the economy better for everyone. People who think raising the minimum wage is bad need to start calling for currency reform and switch to a non-inflationary currency. If you have inflation and wages are stagnant it's just a matter if time till everyone goes broke as their spending power is eroded from said inflation.