Prices Are Going Up

Posted: 01/02/2008 by that's Elbert in Delaware, income, Politics

The Delaware minimum wage just went up to $7.15 an hour. This means that the prices at your local stores and restaurants will be going up too. Somebody has to pay for the wage increase!

  1. Paul Smith says:

    Not necessarily. They may just fire people instead.

  2. True. I’ve got a friend that works for a fast food place. He took note last year the day the minimum wage went up that the menu prices all went up. I guess they figured it was better to keep the employees. I would hate to need to make that kind of decision.

  3. howard says:

    There is no way $7.15 is a liveable wage, at todays heating oil prices an hour of labor would provide enough heating oil at $3.18 a gallon to give you maybe 2 hours of heat in 25 degree weather, not that you could afford a house to live in at that hourly rate.

  4. Alan Coffey says:

    The cost of a high minimum wage will never be known because you cannot count the jobs NOT created.

    Minimum wage should be called entry level wage. I don’t know that there ever was a time when the minimum wage was “liveable”.