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The new $10 an hour American economy!

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 11:54 PM
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Welcome to the American dream people!

In today's America you can expect to work for a temp agency making $10 an hour for every job! If your lucky we'll hire you! But we'll probably get rid of you right before you qualify for benefits.

Just think! Jobs that used to pay 17+ an hour will not pay 8.25!

No but on a more serious note. Corporations are really taking advantage if the economy. Most factory jobs and warehouse jobs that were once worth 15-16-17 an hour are now worth 8-9 an hour. Wages are declining. There is less jobs therefor more competition.

The economy is not improving. My buddy just graduate college and he's been looking for a job for 4 months without even as much as a phone call back. His degree is environmental science.




posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

His problem is he got an Environment Science degree. That's very limiting. Like the girl I know working under the table as a chambermaid because she got into tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a degree in....

archaeology.

People need to THINK before they enroll in college, take on debt, and pick something that doesn't leave a wide range of options.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

IMO the only economic improvements were virtual improvements.
I see signs of a manipulated market especially in the housing industry. I know of several foreclosed homes that have never even been listed on MLS Or put up for sale by the banks for 4-5 years . If they really listed all the foreclosed homes the inventory would be so large that the market would completely tank. They are cooking the books IMO but for how long will they be able to do that?

The really interesting part for me is why Wally world is willing to spend 250 Million dollars to come back to the US within 10 years. Are they expecting a collapse that we could compete with the slave labor rates overseas in china?


In regards to your friend, out of curiosity has he tried to volunteer or do a co-op program with any companies?



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:11 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
My buddy just graduate college and he's been looking for a job for 4 months without even as much as a phone call back. His degree is environmental science.



I thought you were going to say economics. What a hoot THAT would be.


In all seriousness, they say that this is a growing trend:

careeradvisoryboard.org...

People are getting fed up with having to take what's given to them, when that is barely enough to get by on. More people are starting to make their luck.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Ameilia
archaeology would be a good degree to have if you wanted to work at McDonald's. You could tell people what time period the hamburger patties were cooked. Mmm beef jerky. Only takes 30 seconds to cook it so why not cook it and keep it warm under a heat lamp for at least an hour before serving it.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Great.....Great post OP. You are 100% correct. I believe anyone making under 15 dollars an hour is going to be screwed because of inflation.


I know I harp on this but the progressive mindset is the root cause of all of this. From letting illegals take over the country all the way to the apathetic youth. We are truly screwed and anyone making under 15 dollars an hour will not be able to survive in the next few years.


Think I am crazy.......Look at your grocery bill and compare it over time. Look at the price of new cars and the fact they have to give out 10 year loans just to sell them.


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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:32 AM
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Sorry man but I'm not going to ever accept a hellzone, where if your child dreams of being an archaelogist, a marine biolgist, a philosopher, a psychologist, an artist, you say, hell no, you need to scrub floors.

I'm very happy that people still dare their dreams and have every right to. Also, don't pay for anything if the government crashes wages and your economy. I'd send the bills for the college to Obama and tell him he can take the enema ever day on me.

I don't support any world that is being created or even mindsets of slaves, just say no, and don't follow their orders at all.

Economy bad, start pooling up money locally and pass the hat for starting businesses and cottage industries and don't buy those China products. Pledge to buy from one another. Don't ever allow government to violate you. Set up your own counsels.

PERIOD.

And make sure you kids dream big dreams and take the things they want to.

Its all just, they're doing this, and bend a little lower and bleat a little louder. Are you kidding me? Undo them. Gather up locally, meet in the town squares and strategize for how to get back your own businesses and buy from each other. Problem solve together.

And tell them to walk the plank.
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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: Ameilia
a reply to: onequestion

His problem is he got an Environment Science degree. That's very limiting. Like the girl I know working under the table as a chambermaid because she got into tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a degree in....

archaeology.

People need to THINK before they enroll in college, take on debt, and pick something that doesn't leave a wide range of options.


Exactly!

People want to do their "dream job" and go into huge debt to get a degree in that field when there is no jobs to be had in that field.

Gotta be realistic people.

Better to go to a trade school and learn a real world skill where you can get a job or start a business than have a handful of worthless degrees that have no future.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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There was a time where an archeologist could make $$$$. An environmental science degree is supposed to allow you to create positive technology, like geodesic domes.

Problem is, we have a rude backlash in a crap economy. Apply for 20K jobs a day on the internet, no one CALLS BACK AND LETS YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND. And now with the automated hamburger machines that I posted in a earlier post, kiss fast food goodbye.

The economy has tanked, books are cooking great barbeque, and the collapse is being stalled.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

in this world of pollution and degrading oceans and land a degree in environmental science should make that person so very employable and necessary ...shows where we are headed as a society...down the # creek without a paddle...






posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

Part of the progressive agenda was to push college as the only choice for success.....This is a lie. It flooded the marketplace and many young adults are not even working in the field they got a degree in.


Add on top of that the I am too good for that attitude because my parents always told me I was a winner. This is also part of the progressive mindset conditioning. Many young people are not even leaving the nest well into adulthood. Go into a mountain of debt you will never be able to pay back because the degree you earned is worthless. The plan worked and truth be told it will never change.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:01 AM
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a reply to: SubTruth

It's really hard to leave the nest it's expensive just to afford gas and food alone.

I've lived away from home for ten years mind you.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion

Just think! Jobs that used to pay 17+ an hour will not pay 8.25!



And things that used to cost $20.00 now cost $275.43. Raise the minimum wage, and that number will go up, but those who are already making more than minimum wage won't see an increase in their pay.
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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:20 AM
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originally posted by: ArchPlayer
There was a time where an archeologist could make $$$$. An environmental science degree is supposed to allow you to create positive technology, like geodesic domes.

Problem is, we have a rude backlash in a crap economy. Apply for 20K jobs a day on the internet, no one CALLS BACK AND LETS YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND. And now with the automated hamburger machines that I posted in a earlier post, kiss fast food goodbye.

The economy has tanked, books are cooking great barbeque, and the collapse is being stalled.


An archeologist still can make good money. Just that it's very LIMITING. There is low demand for an archeologist. That's why a person's got to think before they go and do something like this. Something like business admin, or accounting, that has tons of options.

To the poster who said it's a good idea for someone who wants to work at McDonalds: Dude, for real, she couldn't even get on at McDonalds. I'm not even joking. She had to move a couple hundred miles for the under the table chambermaid position that pays less than minimum wage. It's pathetic and sad.

To the poster who said people should be able to dream their dreams and be encouraged. That's a fantasy. Not everyone can play pro baseball, be a movie star, or an archaeologist. Any parent who tells their kid otherwise is doing their kid a disservice by not explaining reality.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: Ameilia

But I thought if I got a college degree employers would be lining up to hire me. Welp, thank good god for welfare.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 05:38 AM
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I don’t understand the tragedy of all this. According to these numbers there are not that many people on min wage.

4.3% of all hourly paid workers

3.6% of hourly paid workers with High School diploma

1.9% of hourly paid workers with Bachelor's degree

2.7% of hourly paid workers over age 25

1.9% of hourly paid workers over age 25 and married

In 1979 13.4% of hourly paid workers were on min wage... Today its 4.3%

In 1979 min wage was $2.90, today is $7.25

1979 $2.90 after inflation adjustment = $9.97

So I can see everyone’s point about raising the min wage, but why is everyone complaining about a master plan to keep everyone’s wages down and everyone is trying to live off minimum wage! There are currently way less people that are paid minimum wage than in the past! Median income has staryed pretty steady for the past 30 or so years.

1984 median household income = $22,415
2013 median household income = $51,058

1984 $22,415 after inflation adjustment = $51,567.56

I don’t see the minimum wage as an issue. There are plenty of ways to better yourself and find another job. I don’t think anyone is stuck in a slave labor situation.

www.dollartimes.com...

www.bls.gov...

www.census.gov...

If anyone else has any data (Not just opinions) that shows otherwise, I would love to see it.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: SubTruth

No, it has always been about profits.
Why make your products here we you can have some else do it cheaper in a commie country.
Is the trans pacific partnership being put togethet by 600 corporations with no political oversight done by progressives.
Is corporations lobbying for amnesty for illegals progressive
Are all these corporations and banks lobbying government progresives

It has always been about profits except now they do it at our countries expense since the average american has no political power



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:17 AM
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I recently got laid off after 9 years at a big Corporation doing Graphic Design, When I took the Job I took a big $ cut from my last Job, now I see Graphic Design Jobs paying as low as $9-12 an hour. I am appalled, it is all I can do to hold myself back in writing them a scathing letter instead of a reume (will fall on deaf ears). I just read this article in The Guardian That the Gap between Rich and Poor will make the Country Unsustainable. At 58 years old, I have never seen the Country in worse shape. My next career move may be "paper or plastic".

There is no leadership for the People, time to Revolt.

Everything changed on 911, and believe me it was planned.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:33 AM
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Another BIG bubble ready to go pop! The student loan bubble that is.
All those college grads, up to their eyeballs in debt and defaulting on student loans, much like the subprime fiasco of course!

I saw this morning an article stating that Facebook was now listed as a $200Billion corporation. Really? What, of any tangible worth to mankind do they produce to be valued so highly?


The books are always cooked by the bankers and their lapdogs in government to give a rosier than reality outlook. The worth of corporations is always overstated for the casino that is Wall Street and the stockmarket boys. It's a great big money-go-round for making huge profits, based on..... nothing!

The pay gap between the boardroom and the people actually doing the real work has grown so massive it's obscene. And then, the boardroom boys, egged on by the big investors and backers (Wall Street) find they can offshore the jobs and make huge savings on labour. Sack all the domestic workers making the goods, send all the work abroad and increase profits even further. Large ones all round at the country club boys!

Of course, the downside is that those laid off cannot find similarly well paid jobs any more. Thus, not only do they suffer, but earning less their tax paid to the government drops as well, which means the government also has less money to pay for the things they are tasked with providing. Yet, they still allow the loopholes that allow the big players to offshore profits and avoid paying tax, putting an even bigger burden on the little guys. It is so short sighted it beggars belief, but the elites get their riches, mansions, private planes and Ferarris, so it's not all bad news!



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: ugmold


There is no leadership for the People, time to Revolt.

Everything changed on 911, and believe me it was planned.


There is no political power for the average American
Corporations and Banks own our government.

It is fine when corporations in the private sector make the most profit for themselves, but when they bought our government, they turned it into a money making machine for themselves at the expense to everyone else.

That is not a country for the people and by the people

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