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Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan for $15 Minimum Wage + Video

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday proposed a phased-in increase of the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years.

Under the mayor's plan, businesses with more than 500 employees nationally will have at least three years to phase in the increase. Those with health care insurance will have four years to complete the phase-in.

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Why not $50/hr?

I think Mayor Murray is being a bit cheap! In order to make his stupid idea expensive enough to be worthy of a true statist he needs to go even higher. $50/hr minimum wage will push the minimum price of Burger and Fries to $50. A cup of Seattle's finest coffee deserves a higher price as well. $25 for a Cup of Joe isn't cheap, but a Mayor like Murray isn't cheap, he's expensive.

Now if Murray wanted to make a BOLD STATEMENT he could push for Seattle to be the first city in the country to mandate a $100/hr minimum wage.

But no, it seems Murray is going to creep it up a paltry 61%. Pathetic.

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Yeah, $15/hr is an insult!

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I'd rather be a hungry patriot than a satisfied slave.

Of course they will then put

Of course they will then put price caps on coffee so people could still afford it which would put all the small coffee roasters out of business except for Starbucks which is deemed too important for Seattle's image and economy so they get a taxpayer subsidy. The other businesses then close and the employees cant find any other jobs because the wage is set so high so they end up on Government assistance which is good because the politicians need as many voters as possible to perpetuate this failed system once the harsh realities set in for the rest of the people who work and get hosed over worse each year with higher taxes.

Of course all the more wealthy business owners who are sick of being tax cows have left the state which has created a major issue for the politicians as funds are low and they are afraid of raising taxes on the rest of the voting population who are not yet on welfare so they contract with a private bank to print additional currency to offset the Starbucks subsidies. This of course devalues the currency so the workers cannot buy as much and only a few massive gov. subsidized corporations are left so the workers demand an even higher minimum wage blaming the free market and evil businesses on their issues.

Rinse and repeat...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Scary

No joke.
It is a slippery slope.

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