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07:44 AM on 02/13/13 
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So you'll skew the polls?

I think that it should be tied to CPI. Seems pretty straight-forward to me.
07:54 AM on 02/13/13 
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But. Wouldn't a wage change in itself affect the CPI?

I would think it would stabilize eventually . Either way, a full-time job should not allow you to still be below the poverty level. Attaching it to something allows, the minimum wage to change more frequently and more accurately as opposed to waiting for congress and the White House to do something.
08:19 AM on 02/13/13 
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And why wouldn't this cause terrible inflation?

I'm more concerned with fulltime workers living in poverty than some inflation that may result from trying to prevent that.
08:37 AM on 02/13/13 
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But if there's too much inflation wont they just be making X+2 dollars in poverty instead of X dollars in poverty?

I'd prefer X+3 dollars, personally. I think raising the minimum wage is the only real solution to get minimum wage workers out of poverty. I'm guessing the effects of inflation are overstated.
08:49 AM on 02/13/13 
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Has anybody ever proposed raising the minimum wage for those who work full-time, rather than high school kids? I know the vast majority of companies would still work around it (ie make somebody work 39.5 hours), but... maybe some wouldn't?

Maybe a tiered system for the minimum wage?

Wouldn't that cause companies to just hire more high school kids, making it harder for adults to get jobs?



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