• triclops41 posted a message in the forum topic Higher Minimum Wage. Is it bad? on the Off-Topic board.

    @splodge: The MW, like all things, is not a free lunch, but a trade off.How many of those families exist? Are you sure that helping the current ones at the expense of future ones is worth it?

  • triclops41 posted a message in the forum topic Higher Minimum Wage. Is it bad? on the Off-Topic board.

    @defaultprophet: Those were all the norm before they were the law. The laws were mostly epiphenominal.Put another way, those laws couldn't be passed until enough people were for them, and by that time...

  • triclops41 posted a message in the forum topic Higher Minimum Wage. Is it bad? on the Off-Topic board.

    Minimum wage labor is a small (5-10%) part of the cost of most products and services, even at places like Walmart and McD. So prices won't change much.But it will result in smaller benefits for those ...