Yeah, it's a copy of that.

Oct 29 Mr. X commented on The Morning News: Challenge to Charter Schools Goes Before Washington State Supreme Court.
The CHZA is in dire need of a thorough ass-kicking.



"Holla" at my girlfriend on the street and you'll get one.
Apr 22 Mr. X commented on Tunnel Machine Taking a Year Off.
Cool - I get to use the Viaduct for at least another year.
Mar 13 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@111,

We went from middle class to poor when I was 8 years old and my parents split up. I've never been homeless, thank goodness, but I've definitely been hungry, and have watched my mother worry about whether she'd be able to pay the rent. You don't know me or anything about where I've been and/or what I've done - so take that "poverty tourism" crap and stick it where the sun doesn't shine.

How many small businesses have you opened, and then sustained after opening them? Try getting $100,000-250,000 together, investing several years of your time putting in 60-80 hour workweeks, and then go ahead and get back to us on how you would define "success" in a state that already has the highest minimum wage in the country before implementing a sudden increase of over 60%.

Mar 13 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@105,

Because he's a successful (at least as far as I can tell) business owner and a major stakeholder in this process.

What's your claim to fame and/or relevance? Why the fuck does your opinion matter?

I work for a homeless shelter, have more than a basic sense of empathy, and think that an instant increase to $15/hr is sheer lunacy.

You don't get to define this debate, or who can participate in it. Sorry.

Mar 13 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@100,

"Truth" my ass, kid.

Seriously - get some life experience along with that college degree. In 20 years, after you've owned and/or helped run a business or two, you're going to realize just how juvenile your comments seem.
Mar 13 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@97,

Washington State has the highest minimum wage in the land. The notion that a sudden and radical shift to $15/hour - in this jurisdiction only - renders heretofore solid business owning citizens as 1%ers "relying on exploitation" is utter fucking bullshit.

Mar 12 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@51,

Read the piece you linked - it may be that only 1.5% in Seattle may make the minimum wage, but a hell of a lot more workers than that make somewhere between minimum wage and $15/hr (and lots of businesses that are viable paying $10-14 an hour now won't be if the minimum wage rises - in Seattle only - to $15).

My point stands - and someone who is now making approximately 70% above minimum wage at $16/hour is NOT going to see a commensurate increase in their pay. This both devalues their pay in relative terms and also reduces their purchasing power in real terms because of the inflationary effect (and don't kid yourself - there WILL be one) of a 63% increase in the minimum wage.

@49,

Workers from the jurisdictions outside of Seattle will also likely be drawn by the promise of a $15/hour minimum wage, and a lot of those folks will have more job skills/stronger resumes than Seattle residents who are looking for jobs that now pay between $9.32 and $15/hour, too.
Mar 12 Mr. X commented on Up for Debate in the $15 Minimum Wage Conversation.
@38,

His wage won't go up, but his purchasing power will go down because a 63% minimum wage increase is gonna drive the price of lots of things he needs to buy up.

It's a valid point, and one that it totally ignored by 15 Now fanatics.

Feb 28 Mr. X commented on Traffic Through Downtown Has Been Declining for Years Now.
@13,

WTF are you talking about? I-5 is a total parking lot most of the time. Go back to Kent.

Feb 27 Mr. X commented on Traffic Through Downtown Has Been Declining for Years Now.
As everyone who drives in Seattle can attest, travel times to and through all of the City - including Downtown - are longer than they've ever been.

 

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