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2016-06-08 Economy
DC Lawmakers Approve Citywide $15 Minimum Wage
[HOSTED.AP.ORG] Lawmakers in the nation's capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers.

The D.C. Council unanimously approved the wage increase, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign it when it reaches her desk, likely sometime this summer.

The District of Columbia currently has a $10.50 minimum wage that will rise to $11.50 in July under legislation signed in 2014 by Bowser's predecessor, Vincent Gray.
Posted by Fred 2016-06-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 Another democratic channel to buy votes from the shortsighted masses. I predict in 6 months there will be a reassessment.
Posted by Skidmark 2016-06-08 04:28||   2016-06-08 04:28|| Front Page Top

#2 After voting, switch to the 'Blue Bus' to Potomac Mills Mall for free check cashing and shopping. Mayors Muriel Bowser and Rawlings-Blake will be available at the food court for photos and autographs.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-06-08 06:13||   2016-06-08 06:13|| Front Page Top

#3 EBT recipients hardest hit.
Posted by Eohippus Snore8229 2016-06-08 07:32||   2016-06-08 07:32|| Front Page Top

#4 This means more kids living in their parents basement as they are shut out of entry-level jobs, more robots working in fast food joints, and further shrinking of the labor force.
Posted by JohnQC 2016-06-08 08:58||   2016-06-08 08:58|| Front Page Top

#5 Hell, they can afford it. The richest areas in the nation are all around DC. Might as well raise it to $20 and jack up all the costs of everything. More taxes brought in on higher prices too. It is the progressive dream in action!
Posted by DarthVader 2016-06-08 11:18||   2016-06-08 11:18|| Front Page Top

#6 FIFY
in mandating sacking and replacement by automation for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2016-06-08 12:25||   2016-06-08 12:25|| Front Page Top

#7  Raising this crossbar also makes the average person able to jump higher.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2016-06-08 12:27||   2016-06-08 12:27|| Front Page Top

#8 I remember seeing cots for about twenty people in one basement near the white house. I believe it was Independence ave. Roaches galore. The wealthy will live in their second home outside the city limits. Back in 76 I remember monthly mortgage payment of $5000. and oil heat of $1000/month in winter. They used to say in Georgetown if you want to live here don't ask the costs. Forget parking. Use a limo service. Enterprise has rentals parked all over for use.
Posted by Dale 2016-06-08 12:31||   2016-06-08 12:31|| Front Page Top

#9 If you are going to manage the economy (isn't there a name for this?), shouldn't you also set a maximum wage? And maybe some price controls, too. For the People!
Posted by SteveS 2016-06-08 13:22||   2016-06-08 13:22|| Front Page Top

#10 EBT recipients hardest hit.

I dunno about that on a nationwide scale;

Out here the Skagit County Farmers' markets are offering not only to accept EBT cards ( OK so far I guess) but then will give EBT holders a 2-fer farmer bucks deal. I guess those of us still holding a job have to pay full price while the freeloaders get us to support them twice.

I won't be going to the Skagit Farmers markets.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2016-06-08 14:32||   2016-06-08 14:32|| Front Page Top

#11 Out here the Skagit County Farmers' markets....

Any sales taxes reported? Income taxes? Just thought I'd ask. Same scam in Georgia, second only to lawn care.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-06-08 14:39||   2016-06-08 14:39|| Front Page Top

#12 Used to live in Skagit Country, along Collage Way in Mount Vernon. Lots of 'migrant workers' during the summer. Ugh!
Posted by CrazyFool 2016-06-08 15:22||   2016-06-08 15:22|| Front Page Top

#13 From the people who can't keep their Metro open. Squirrel!

BTW, do their political thugs they let loose on tax paying citizens get the minimum too, or do they settle for in kind, like EBTs?
Posted by Procopius2k 2016-06-08 18:24||   2016-06-08 18:24|| Front Page Top

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