According to the Department of Labor, Michigan has the 4th highest unemployment
rate in the nation - don't expect that to get any better if this passes.
Utter nonsense to contemplate such huge wage increases. Short-sighted people
just don't understand that huge raises will hurt the very people they think
they are helping. Many businesses will simply cut positions and also increase
prices for their goods and services. Can you spell i-n-f-l-a-t-i-o-n? Many will
simply fold and close their doors. To assume that the minimum wage is intended
to offer a livable wage is folly. Minimum is better termed "training
wage" or "entry level wage". Many business operators rely on high
school students to fill many jobs. Ludicrous to pay them $2.00 more than is
currently the case. Trust the free market thereby encouraging the cream of the
unskilled work force to be motivated. Let them raise themselves to better
positions rather than artificially forcing us employers to pay higher wages to
people who simply are not productive.
Why not thirty dollars an hour, and we'll all be off welfare?