Minimum wage rises 70 cents

Minimum wage rises 70 cents

There are 21 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jul 24, 2008, titled Minimum wage rises 70 cents. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Thousands of El Pasoans got a 70-cent-an-hour pay raise Thursday, and many restaurant operators are trying to hold the line on menu prices as their labor costs rise along with food prices.

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DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#22 Mar 30, 2013
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<quoted text>Do you realize that everything cost 3 to 5 times more in Australia? 50% of your salary is taxed off the top $57k is really $23.5k. At 3 to 5 times the cost to live there, that is dirt poor. 1 gal of milk $9, 1 gal of gas $7, a 3 liter coke $5.50, a pack of cigarettes $20. Higher minimum wages, will not increase your buying power. The cost to the employer,for the higher wages. Will get passed down to the consumer, no gain. The losers are the people that make more than minimum wage.
NO, isnt it a third world country?

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