05/15/2014 5:27 PM
05/15/2014 5:28 PM
Lots of discussion going on about whether raising the minimum wage to $10.10/hour will cost jobs.
The Congressional Budget Office says it will be at least 500,000. That may be a low estimate.
I dropped into a Jack in the Box in the medical district around noon last week and saw a line of high school kids ordering and paying for their orders using a machine that looked like an overgrown smartphone.
The few people behind the counter were mostly just passing out the machine orders and taking care of a few old fogies like me.
That machine doesn’t get healthcare, take vacations, get sick leave or get paid time-and-a-half for overtime.
If the minimum wage gets raised, I suspect I am going to see a lot more of those machines.
— James R. Anderson,
North Richland Hills
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