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  •  That would be problematic (3+ / 0-)
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    Utahrd, elwior, davehouck

    Take California and Nevada for example. Nevada has a much lower cost of living. So under your scheme it would be assigned a lower minimum wage as compared to California.

    In this situation, companies that manufacture goods in California will be tempted to relocate to Nevada and I don't think that's a good thing.

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    by Mr Robert on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:43:20 AM PST

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    •  Maybe at Mandalay Bay's pool? (1+ / 0-)
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      It's pretty hard to move the Port of San Pedro, the Port of Long Beach or a swanky beachside restaurant in Newport Beach to Nevada.

      Strawberries won't grow in Nevada, maybe oranges would if there were enough water.

    •  It Doesn't Seem to Work This Way (2+ / 0-)
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      California has a state minimum wage that is higher than the Federal minimum already, and higher than that in Nevada.

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      by bink on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:18:09 PM PST

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    •  Do you think the minimum standard of living (0+ / 0-)

      for a person working in California should be lower than one who lives in Nevada.

      The minimum wage is about minimum standard of living.

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      by nextstep on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:47:54 PM PST

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      •  things do cost different amounts of money (0+ / 0-)

        depending on where one lives

        not all things, of course, but real estate...to begin with

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        by Shocko from Seattle on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:14:58 PM PST

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      •  Conversely... (0+ / 0-)

        ...do you think that the minimum standard of living should be lower for someone living in San Francisco than for someone living in Eureka?

        Because I'm guessing that while they may be in the same state, the cost of living is very different between the Bay area and a small city like Eureka.  

        Realistically, there is a limit to how fine-grained a national minimum wage should be...and I would say that setting a national minimum wage is the way to go.  Remember...states are free to go above the national minimum wage.

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        by TexasTom on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:59:32 PM PST

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        •  San Francisco has a higher minimum wage (0+ / 0-)

          set at 10.54 at the present. As the city of Eureka has some of the highest costs of Fuel and other goods it is a rather high cost area. We are in the process of raising the minimum wage in the city of Eureka by ballot initiative. The Eureka Fair Wage act will require larger employers to pay $12 an hour.

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