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Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 2) 805

by danbert8 (#49736663) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Maybe that is backward in some locations. In Atlanta the poor live close and the rich commute AGES to get to work. My question on a per mileage charge is how is the tracking done. Reading the odometer is easy and doesn't have privacy concerns, but doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state.

Comment: Re:Stupid reasoning. (Score 1) 1064

by danbert8 (#49735597) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

Wait, did you just create an analogy between water and money and then claim that sticking water (money) behind a dam does nothing? Why do we build dams if they do nothing? Wait, don't dams usually have power plants with them? So you are saying that putting money behind a dam generates more potential for future money and allows one to store up a reserve for times when things are dry? Sounds like a pretty smart move to me to stick money behind a dam.

People who think consumption drives the economy don't understand the purpose of saving. It's not equivalent to burning money. And it doesn't just sit under a mattress in a bank account...

Comment: Re:Stupid reasoning. (Score 1) 1064

by danbert8 (#49735509) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

What about 3) Minimum wage employees?

If you raise the minimum wage by 33% what are the chances you are going to lose 1/3 of minimum wage employees? Ok, it's probably not a 1-1 ratio of increased pay to less jobs, but it's not a non-zero number of reduced jobs. Computers are starting to replace employees already. This will only serve to speed things along at the bottom of the market. Once an employer has to replace one employee with a computer at $15/hr, why not get rid of all the $15/hr employees?

Setting a minimum bar doesn't increase the pay of those at the bottom, it prices the bottom out of the market.

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