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Republicans: Why are you opposed to raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour ?

Don't you understand that it would mean people would have more money to spend at the same businesses you claim would suffer because of it? Let's say I owned a barber shop right next to a grocery store. Raising the minimum wage would mean that both businesses would do better because my employees would have more money to spend next door and vice versa! 🤷🏾‍♂️ 

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  • 2 months ago

    If you want to earn $15 or more an hour, then work for it. Being a cashier or working at McDonald's isn't a career.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    WHAT ARE OUR CHANCES OF STOPPING THE LEFT FROM DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY OR ARE WE TOO LATE.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    seems biden is too , he figured it out the companies cant afford it , to bad you got excited ... see the democrats , same as you check for the virus , lucky it its for $1000 . by the way the republicans offered you $1,600 .

  • 2 months ago

    All states have a different cost of living.  By causing those with the lower cost of living to pay $17 per hour minimum wage, there will be jobs lost and prices raised.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They want MORE homelessness, more suffering!

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That is how a first grader understands economics. Having to pay more for wages makes the cost of their products to go up. It costs everyone more in the end. The ones who get higher wages also will have higher costs.

  • 2 months ago

    The Recovery has to be female based. In 2009, we bailed out the Big 3, banks and other large businesses.  Now, if we want to return to normal then the bail out must7 be female based.

    Hospitals, schools and restaurants. But you need the the things that are around them. Child care. Senior care. Rent. If we don't center the recovery on women then it will take longer to go back to normal.

  • 2 months ago

    first... are either of your businesses federally owned?  if not, you know the federal minimum wage would not apply....right?

    next... I live in a county that already mandated the $15 min. wage a few years back.... guess what?  the grocery store where I shop has cut staff by about 15%....guess what 2? since grocery workers are unionized, the jobs cut were those that usually went to teens and young workers... you know, the ones that need those low-wage starter jobs the most?

    that's on top of the many businesses that have automated (like 99% of local car washes and about half the fast-foot and quick-service food joints)...

    meanwhile.... food prices have gone up by about 25% during the same period...with labor costs the #1 driver... with all your expenses mounting, are you gonna pay some local teen to sweep up for $15 an hour...or are you now gonna stay an hour after closing to do it yourself?  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Republicans either don't understand or simply don't care that job wages are not keeping up with the rate of inflation. The cost of goods continues to rise while job wages across the board have barely budged in over 40 years. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 doesn't come close to a living wage anywhere in the country. Americans cannot afford basic necessities with a minimum wage job 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It's a States Rights issue. Every state has the authority to raise the wage anytime they want. Why aren't they doing that?

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