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  1. #1 Congratulations, Seattle!: DUmmies celebrate Seattle's demise 
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    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024898493

    Congratulations, Seattle!
    Seattle mayor says he struck a deal for a $15 minimum wage

    "Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced plans Thursday to increase the minimum wage to $15 there, which would place it among of the highest in the nation.

    The plan would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees seven years to comply and larger businesses three years. Further increases would be tied to inflation.

    “Throughout this process, I’ve had two goals: to get Seattle’s low-wage workers to $15-per-hour while also supporting our employers, and to avoid a costly battle at the ballot box between competing initiatives,” Murray said in a statement. “We have a deal that I believe accomplishes both goals.”

    Seattle!

    #RaisetheWage
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    20. i want to live there. just to too tooo expensive. cool for them. nt
    You think it's expensive NOW? Just wait.....

    And they can't wait for more:

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    11. Wow.. who knew? Pittsburgh! Something to pay attention to..

    "Pittsburgh is the perfect urban laboratory,” says Bill Peduto, the city’s new mayor. “We’re small enough to be able to do things and large enough for people to take notice.” More than its size, however, it’s Pittsburgh’s new government—Peduto and the five like-minded progressives who now constitute a majority on its city council—that is turning the city into a laboratory of democracy."

    "But de Blasio is just one of a host of mayors elected last year who campaigned and now govern with similar populist agendas. The list also includes Pittsburgh’s Peduto, Minneapolis’s Betsy Hodges, Seattle’s Ed Murray, Boston’s Martin Walsh, Santa Fe’s Javier Gonzales...“We all ran on similar platforms,” Peduto says. “There wasn’t communication among us. It just emerged organically that way. We all faced the reality of growing disparities."
    With this momentum, maybe Detroit won't be so lonely in the race to the bottom.
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    I like the term progressive.......makes high tailing it to the bottom sound great, doesn't it.

    Liberalism: changing the meanings of words in the English language.

    GAY: used to be a girls name or a happy person.....now it means homosexual.
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    I rowed over briefly. Not a whiff of the idea that the Starbucks cuppa Joe will cost $20+. I thought the comment by seabeyond was funny. "too tooo expensive." Why can't they understand the simple concept that inflation feeds on itself in a vicious circle?
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    It was already bloody expensive to live there when I was there from 2005-2007. This is going to make a bad situation worse and of course the DUmbasses cheer. Morons. This is what you get when you elect a full blown big-S Socialist to the city council.

    I'd love to move back to WA, but living in Seattle again probably won't happen.
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    You know something, that's one way to get rid of the riff-raff poor. Make things so expensive that only the rich liberal elite can afford to live there.
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    You know something, that's one way to get rid of the riff-raff poor. Make things so expensive that only the rich liberal elite can afford to live there.
    Like San Fran.
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    I imagine that, when it fails, they will point the blame at the eeeeevil corporations.
    Since it will be Dem... I mean Progressive city councils that pull this trigger, they will have a hard time blaming Republicans.
    Not that they will not try, regardless.
    Their base will gobble it up, along with the welfare freebies when the poor, poor, pitiful poor minimum wage workers lose their precious jobs to keep operating costs low enough for the business to stay open.

    I am waiting to see how many more major cities are lined up for flushing after the mid-terms.




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    They really have no idea how badly they have screwed themselves. They really think local prices will stay the same? This lack of forethought is probably why alot of them are making minimum wage in the first place.
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    Minimum wage jobs = minimum ability, minimum experience, minimum education, and usually minimum effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJeb View Post
    GAY: used to be a girls name or a happy person.....now it means homosexual.
    Young kids are using it to mean lame.
    Obama isn't the problem. The problem is an electorate that would vote a man like him into office.
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