StevenG
StevenG
12/18/19
6:39 PM
1

And you still don't know why you're upset with business owners who are choosing to get get out.  Maybe you should damage your brain less?

12/18/19
12:20 PM
3

No, because your proposal is a disingenuous strawman, dick.

12/18/19
11:35 AM
3

As the diseased shithead in the White House keeps screaming in the one semi-factual blathering drop of hate coming from his lips - unemployment’s extremely low, and these restaurants are a very small amount in the overall scheme. If you’re going to start playing this game, why don’t you care about the vastly larger Read more

12/18/19
11:26 AM
3

When I co-owned a home business, five years out. When I was assistant manager of a VERY small chemical manufacturing firm, basic business plan was ten years, immediate planning three. Read more

12/18/19
1:55 AM
4

That’s OK. I love how many morons around here think the effects of piss poor planning on a business owners’ behalf should be borne by society as a whole and the employees specifically rather than the person who refused to budget for an expense years in the making.

12/18/19
12:45 AM
2

None of this would be a huge problem if we didn’t wait for a crisis point before raising the minimum wage. It sucks now because we’ve spent over a decade resisting modest pay increases that could have filtered in gradually.  Read more

12/17/19
5:26 PM
6

Just a reminder that this is LITERALLY THE SAME ARGUMENT SLAVE OWNERS WERE MAKING IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA.

12/17/19
4:02 PM
4

I don’t know. Someone should have!

12/17/19
3:56 PM
5

This very article relies on 1 other article citing a pair of anecdotes. I wouldn’t call that “well documented.” I’m also not sure why you don’t think a study about federal minimum wages would apply to the world’s fifth largest economy (CA), but here’s one digging into state specific wage increases: Read more

12/17/19
2:48 PM
10

You should site your sources for all of these things that are “well documented” because the research actually shows that increased minimum wages do not cause unemployment. Read more

12/17/19
2:14 PM
2

Chicago’s at $13, but companies here are paying $14 a year ahead. Pretty much poaching from the companies that only pay $13.

12/17/19
2:08 PM
1

We “move the goalpost of what a living wage is” because the cost of living for employees goes up as well. The studio apartment I rented (in Seattle) for $525 in the late 90s now goes for $1,350. The house I rented after that went from $1,000 a month to over $1,600 in just a few years. Read more

12/17/19
1:53 PM
6

Aside from the fact that I get the feeling these restaurant owners are closing up out of spite (sorry, because of their libertarian principles), I’ve never worked at an independently owned restaurant that was run close to professionally. $50 says whoever owns the Outback down the street could make money managing both Read more

12/17/19
1:27 PM
6

It is unfortunate when businesses do not make enough revenue to cover their costs, yes.

12/17/19
1:13 PM
4

Raise prices to compensate. People will still show up.

12/17/19
12:50 PM
5

Are you for real? If small businesses are struggling, the solution is not to take advantage of the people who have the least power in this situation (the everyday workers who make it happen). Look at the cost of ingredients, healthcare, real estate, etc. first. I can’t believe the AV Club even published this.