Monday, September 16, 2013
California throws itself off the cliff with minimum wage hike to $10
Entry level jobs aren't worth $10 an hour. They're worth whatever the labor market determines they're worth, which in the current, high-unemployment economic climate would be dramatically less than even the $8 it is in California now.
Additionally, entry-level jobs don't exist to support families. They're for entry-level workers to learn job skills, responsibility, punctuality, work ethic, and to earn a little spending money as they prepare to move on to a better job. If you are trying to support a family working entry level, then you've already made a whole series of horrible life decisions and there's not much hope for you.
Business simply won't hire people to do entry-level work for $10/hour. They'll either fire some workers to make up the difference or they'll move to a state that is more friendly to business. When he signs this bill, Jerry Brown will have established himself as the biggest moron to ever hold a governor's office.