James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired
living in Kapa'a
with his best friend Obama Da Dog,
Rosen also blogs as a hobby.
Hawaii State bill 2609 offering a minimum wage increase sounds great, in reality is it really that great?
With minimum wage increase the price of everything will inflate. Many business are saying they will need to layoff employees including the National Restaurant Association along with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce.
Imagine how much higher the prices will be even at food trucks? I can't imagine them getting much higher than the $12.00 a la carte burger.
It's a bust, sometimes the things we were taught in grade school such as prices will increase if you have more expenses. A higher minimum wage will only increase the cost of everything, so what's the point?
I see both sides, but do know there are always people who need to make less to balance the system.
Local activists in Kapa'a town demonstrate
in favor of house bill #2609 for a minimum wage
pictured left to right, KipuKai Kualii,
Kip Goodwin, Joe Carrillo and Ray Cantina
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