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[–]MojaveCoyote 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

In a perfect world raising minimum wage would put more in unskilled labors pocket but in reality every time a wage hike happens, the large apartment complexes raise their rents 40.00 dollars a month. Not to mention the price hikes from all stores and restaurants to cover the extra costs per hour for wages.

[–]PsyDerr 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Then people will shop at new stores that don't raise their prices. McDonalds had a net income of over 5 billion dollars in 2017. It can afford to pay its employees a living wage and still have a healthy profit without raising prices at all.

[–]voter[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems.

[–]voter[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why not set the minimum wage at $1000 per hour and rents at $10 per month? Free money!

Everyone knows that the USSR was such a huge success. What could go wrong?