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originally posted by: JBDTheBeast
Nobody in this country is a slave to anyone. In a free market capitalist society anyone can do any job if they were to seek out the proper training. You act as if someone can just hop from one job to another until they find one they like. It doesn't work that way, if you wanted to go from McDonald's to being a nurse or an electrician then they are going to need to dedicate themselves to the trade for years. The only real incentive to do so would be to better their families lives, ala more $$.
Nobody in this country is a slave to anyone. In a free market capitalist society anyone can do any job if they were to seek out the proper training.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
I suppose some of the angst depends upon how one considers ones job beyond the pay check. For fifteen dollars an hour, would a person rather be a Walmart greeter, a burger flipper or a person who gets to exercise their minds by using algebra and geometry to calculate projects by fulfilling more complex job requirements. If one wants to be a greeter instead of an auto mechanic then go ahead.
Because basically it's all slavery anyway. The master will pay as little as possible. This has been the rule now for thousands of years. It is the basic thumb of capitalism, work em til they drop. We are all in this chain gang together and it really matters not if one is a house slave or a field hand. Just that some times the house slave gets to feel better about themselves and have a little better diet when they clear the masters table and have the 'special' rinds and crusts left over from his plate.
originally posted by: Pyrrho
It's funny to me how the people pushing for higher minimum wage are the same people saying that "Corporations are evil". Yet a higher minimum wage actually pushes out small business owners and give more power to the corporations, who will actually just cut jobs to pay their employees a higher wage. If you thought customer service at Walmart was bad now, wait until they have triple the work load due to walmart cutting jobs to pay the new minimum wage.
Many mcdonalds stores are actually franchised. These business owners don't pull in millions of dollars. $15 an hour might just close many of those restaurants entirely.
Oh well, more room for big time corporations to move in (and they are the ones who have the money to automate customer service jobs).
Now, a minimum wage hike to $15 can actually work just fine in some areas. But not every area. It can't be a federal increase across the country. Leave it to the local governments to decide if it is a good move for their local economy.