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I wonder if there's "Two" sides of fear with this minimum wage issue.
The possible end results of a massive wage increase across the board could be:
1) Layoffs causing more unemployment and government assistance, along with a higher work load placed on the left over employees that could affect service levels to customers.
2) Higher prices across the board.
Where's the middle ground?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: ~Lucidity
The Walmarts and McDonaldses need to remember two things: 1.) they would be nothing without their employees and 2.) what goes around comes back around.
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And if all those low-wage employees called in sick on the same day - whether Walmart or McDonalds (paid or unpaid - just call in sick) or hotel housekeepers or CNAs in the nursing homes that care for the elderly parents of the 'congressmen' - well -
it would make a HUGE statement.
And if all those low-wage employees called in sick on the same day - whether Walmart or McDonalds (paid or unpaid - just call in sick) or hotel housekeepers or CNAs in the nursing homes that care for the elderly parents of the 'congressmen' - well - it would make a HUGE statement.
originally posted by: V22tech
Gotta love the liberal approach to economics, pay people more for doing less. What makes you think a burger flipper deserves 15 bucks an hour?
As Carlos Mencia said, "if you're 25, 35, 45 and still working a McDonalds, you're f*cking retarded." I want you to explain to me how hiking the pay of employees by 10 bucks is not going to affect the prices of food.
There is a wealthy Conservative businessman in California (Silicone Valley) named Ron Unz who is/was pushing for a raise TO $10.00/hour, not $10 MORE than what they're earning now.
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originally posted by: macman
originally posted by: benrl
Let them eat Cake...
Thats a dangerous attitude my friend.
Dangerous to whom?
This idea that business and the US is to be held hostage by the "have nots" with threats of strikes and/or violence is just that, a threat.
If they strike, they loose any income, except that of Govt handouts.
If they respond with violence, it not only shows the disgusting angry dog gnashing its teeth, but will be met with force in return.
originally posted by: V22tech
Minimum wage is not supposed to be a career. It was intended for kids going to high school to earn a couple extra bucks on the side.
originally posted by: JimTSpock
It is a sad state of affairs in America, and other rich countries, when a full time worker working 40 hours a week or more can't make enough to live off or support their family and needs to rely on government benefits and full time work aswell to survive. Big business loves cheap labour, that's why everything is made in China and Asia and manufacturing is shrinking in countries with above dirt pay.
A lot of right wingers like the US Republicans are fans of let the free market take care of everything, but that doesn't always work and they were faced with moral hazard and too big to fail and had no choice but to go against their market principals and do trillion dollar bailouts in the global financial crisis of 2008. Money, profit and greed rule and have the real power.
originally posted by: ThichHeaded
Let me put it to you this way..
When I started working in the low 90s I think.. I was getting min wage... 3.25 in my state. Prices of things were as follows..
Cigs = .90
Gas = between 99 and 1.10 a gallon
Lb of ground meat = about 49 to 59 cents a lb..
Today min wage is 7.25 where I live.
Cigs = good ones marlboro 7 bucks, newport around 7.50ish.
Gas = 3.80 a gallon
A lb of ground meat = 5 bucks.
My translation, you can only fill a cup so far before everything in the cup over flows..
Meaning you can give all the money to the poor, it still doesn't make them feel rich.. It actually makes them poorer..
Ahh Inflation, goto love it.