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Business Owners Weigh In On Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage

P-Duck, just to clarify, my benchmark for determining that a person is not "worth" $13/hr is that they will not be able to find employment for $13/hr when the minimum wage is raised.

There are folks that could be hired (and are willing to work) for $7.25/hr but will not be hired if the wage is set at $10 or $13/hr. Some of these folks could work for a while a $7.25/hr, gain some skill, and maybe earn far more than minimum wage some day. I did. (it was $2.50 or $3.25 when I made minimum wage)

However, the wisest among us have determined that they will not allow the person who can get a job for no more than $7.25/hr have this opportunity. This is cruel.

June 11, 2014 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Airport Seeking Public Opinion On Long-Term Plan

I do understand that there are a million issues involved with moving the airport, it seems logical to move it to MCAS, but you can't expect the folks running this stuff to figure that out. I am not surprised at all.
If anyone can tell me who gave, and who accepted the bribe for this, please enlighten me.

June 10, 2014 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Business Owners Weigh In On Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is extremely cruel to the poorest, least skilled and least educated among us. The unemployment rate is already highest for these folks. Raising the cost to hire them can only make this worse.

In effect, you make it illegal to employ someone whose skill, aptitude and/or intellect, make them not worth $13/hour. Yes, this would be difficult for some businesses, but that is nothing compared to what it does to the folks that lose or are unable to get jobs.

Great politics, but with terribly cruel economic consequences.

June 10, 2014 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shadow Market For Taxi Permits Lucrative For Some, Hardship For Others

Why is this business different from others? What makes MTS or Filner think it is OK for them to limit the number of qualified people who can have a cab business in SD?
I am often disturbed by the ignorance of politicians and bureaucrats, but this story has me incensed!
Not one of the people in power that are quoted here know anything about this problem that they have caused, and they can very easily fix.
How about Glaser saying the high cost to get into the business will cause them to "keep their rates just as high as they possibly can". No Mr. Glaser, they will keep their rates as high as they possibly can, because that's what people do, and should do! At least he is an attorney, so hopefully he was just play acting utter ignorance.
Bob, MTS, inspect the cabs for safety, qualify drivers. That is your role. Do not limit the number of hard working folks that can start businesses in San Diego. And don't fix prices they can charge! Those of us that drive cabs, and those of us that employ cab services can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement without your help.
Thanks anyway.

June 13, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Congressman Questions How Many Illegal Migrants Enter US

Where ever you may come down on the issue one must be aware of the complete lack of competence of the folks watching our border. To think they have some idea how many people sneak into the US everyday is crazy.

I have a running experiment on the ability of the CPB to gather accurate information.

I look at the website where they publish how long the border lines are. Then I go wait in those lines and record how long it actually takes to get accross the border. It is regularly twice as long as the CPB estimates. Many times it is 4 to 5 times as long as the website says. (I also check the site every hour I'm in line to see if the estimate has changed. It rarely gets more accurate as I wait.)

I wonder how far off our friends watching the fence are in estimating the sneaky bad guys coming across, if they have no idea how to gather information no one is trying to hide.

April 2, 2012 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )