And over at Jason Cherniak's blog, there's a delightfully animated discussion on the topic of (what else?) raising the minimum wage, with entertaining comments like:
If a gas station attendant gets paid more, it means that one of two things will happen: 1) the gas station owner makes less money to spend on other things, or 2) prices go up and drivers have less money to spend on other things.
Which is a valid point since, if Home Depot were to raise the minimum wage for its workers, it might be able to give its outgoing CEO only $200 million in severance instead of $210 million. And, frankly, I just can't condone that kind of cruelty.
AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: Some south-of-the-border wankery goodness related to the minimum wage. Can these people ever stop lying? (Answer: No.)