Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

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  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2018 9:19 p.m.

    @Thid Barker
    "Since America now has record low unemployment its safe and accurate to say President Trump is a job creator President while his predecessor was a food stamp president! Jobs>food stamps!"

    Objective reality would show that Trump has gained jobs at a similar rate to Obama's second term's years.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Dec. 31, 2018 7:38 a.m.

    Shaun: Since America now has record low unemployment its safe and accurate to say President Trump is a job creator President while his predecessor was a food stamp president! Jobs>food stamps!

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 30, 2018 8:42 p.m.

    "At Granny Shaffer's restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item.

    A two-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. The price of a three-piece fried chicken dinner will go up 20 cents, to $8.78. The reason: Missouri's minimum wage is rising."

    "In Missouri, the minimum wage will rise from $7.85 to $8.60 an hour on Tuesday as the first of five annual increases that will take it to $12 an hour by 2023."

    So the chicken dinner was 8.58 but with the first of 5 years of minimum wages goes up 20 cents. So extrapolate that out that means the 8.58 dinner goes to 9.58 when the minimum wage goes from 7.85 to 12 dollars.

    Some argue that raising the minimum wage hurts poor people but if this minimum wage worker were to buy that dinner, spending 9.58 when making 12 an hour is much better than spending 8.58 when making 7.85 an hour.

  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    Dec. 30, 2018 6:43 p.m.

    it just increases the cost to the consumer and then where will his increase come from there is not a majic pot of cash to draw from

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Dec. 30, 2018 10:13 a.m.

    @thid

    Why thank someone who had nothing to do with my or anyone’s success? It’s not not like we were complete failures before trump.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 30, 2018 10:11 a.m.

    Minimum wage jobs were never meant to be the jobs you were going to live on or support families on. When you raise minimum wage in no or low skilled jobs, you have to go back and raise hourly wages of skilled jobs and jobs that require college degrees. Otherwise, you have an unskilled person flipping hamburgers getting the same pay as someone that paid a lot to go to trade school or college. That is not right.

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    Dec. 30, 2018 9:25 a.m.

    Since everyone is a consumer and since labor is the larges cost to any employer Raising the minimal wage forced employers, either to increase their product or service cost or, reduction of labor . Neither of these options are good for consumers or employees. In fact the only one who benefits from increasing the min. wage are government.

    Remember, a minimal education leads to a min. wage employee.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Dec. 30, 2018 9:17 a.m.

    Wages are increasing because of supply and demand. More jobs means more competition for workers, which drives up wages! When people earn more, they spend more which increases the production of products and services which increases prosperity! Works every time! Thank you President Trump!