Since I’m traveling abroad and unable to stay on line for long using the Italian phone system, I’ll use a Herald article as a citation for MA’s recent increase in the state minimum wage.
Just when we’re losing population and jobs in the Commonwealth, our genius solons pass this legislation?
I assume I’ll get the standard liberal BS about “living wages” and “try living on $5.15 an hour,” but the reality is as the Herald editorial says: raising the minimum wage kills jobs.
This now, on top of “health insurance reform.” Great.
We’ll soon enough see newpaper stories about this or that coffee shop being unable to hire summer help. And expect reporting on how the inability to hire less expensive labor turns MA into an haven (heaven?) for illegal immigrants.
Hasn’t anyone taken Economics 101?
My prediction: MA’s on track to lose 20,000 more people 2006 (3,000+ in 2004, and 13,000 in 2005.) And two — two! — US Congressional seats 2010.