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  •  Fine. (0+ / 0-)

    Raise the minimum wage.

    I will no longer hire unskilled kids from bad neighborhoods.

    Instead I will hire pro renovators.

    You just killed the only job opportunity those kids had.

    Wonderful.

    •  Then we need better education in (0+ / 0-)

      those bad neighborhoods so they have the chance to learn skills. What makes these kids you speak of so unemployable? You haven't really said what they lack.

      Though I know (and have taught in Title 1 schools) plenty of kids from bad neighborhoods who can and do get minimum wage jobs that won't be replaced by skilled labor or go away - the service industry is where you'll see the most increases and no one is going to do away with jobs there for "skilled" labor and pay 3x as much.

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