"The Seattle disaster." More fear mongering from people who find issue with the min wage hike.theguru wrote: ↑Dec 28th, 2017 6:09 pmThe Seattle disaster. Guess Kathie and her team missed this on the internet. Can't let facts get in the way of pandering.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 431424001/
Here, let me link you to a few articles that contradict that one. It's just as easy to find the other side of the argument. Here's a better thought, "Seattle min wage increase: We still don't fully understand whether it's a positive or negative."
http://fortune.com/2017/06/27/seattle-m ... dollar-uw/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 219083cf89
I don't entirely disagree with you. Prices will probably go up. They would have gone up regardless. That still doesn't mean that everything becomes too expensive to afford. If you can't afford your Timmies coffee and bagel every morning, maybe some people will change their habits and make coffee at home to bring to work. To match previous profits, owners don't even need to raise their prices all that much. Certainly not by the amount of that minimum wage goes up.TrevorK wrote: ↑Dec 28th, 2017 4:53 pmI get it - you have nothing to back your point other than generalizations. It's fine - if you do not want a discussion that's great. I was more than polite in my reply to you. But don't dismiss anecdotal information when all you can provide is anecdotal information yourself. I believe that would label you a hypocrite.
But hey, continue acting like the 6 year old you reference.
Now, when you think about it, does having a little bit more disposable income for a family allow them to take their kids (or themselves) out for dinner? Or to buy a new TV at the retail store? Would having a little extra money, rather than living paycheque to paycheque allow that family to afford to buy something that they otherwise could not before? Most likely.
http://irle.berkeley.edu/files/2017/Sea ... 015-16.pdf
Sums it up perfectly. We are still unsure of how a min wage increase will affect Ontario. Many studies show that it would not have a negative impact and they reiterate that it is NOT doom and gloom and disaster as some people seem to make it out to be.
And for extra info, living wages by city in Ontario: