posted on Feb, 15 2007 @ 05:18 AM
the minimum wage earners are mostly students??
do you mean college students who are coping with the raising tuition costs, books, lab fees, ect. ect.?
you surely can't be taking about high school students, since well, convenience stores, resturants, and the majority of the minimum wage payers are
open during the hours that those high school students wouldn't be working.
and those who are supplementing an income....is this a kinder, not so offensive way of saying women?? you do realize that if a husband decides not to
buy the food for his kids, or pay the rent, or whatever, that responsibility drops onto the wife, right? if she gets sick or hurt, and needs
medical care.....it is her who is ultimately responsible for the medical bills. and......it is also her who after working those eight hrs a day for
half the man's paycheck who goes home to take care of that other job she has, ya know, helping the kids with their homework, cooking the food,
cleaning the home, giving the kids their baths, ect. ect. she's putting in the most hours in a day, for the least amount of money... and we wonder
why motherhood is becoming such an unattractive endeavor...
and the uneducated......does this mean, those without a college degree, since it is getting more and more like without one, you can't earn a living
wage no matter what ya do. but then, while they are student, well, they are those minimum wage earners aren't they, not even making enough to pay
for their own needs, let alone the tuition, the book, ect. ect... that's what student loans are for!! so, well, who knows maybe that good paycheck
isn't a living wage for them!
workers only stay in minimum wage jobs for about six months.....
about the amount of time it takes them to realize that their paycheck isn't making it, the company has no plans of raising their wage, and they move
on to another hopeful that this one will be different?
in order for workers to stay productive at work they need certain needs to be met, they need food, they need shelter, they need clothing, and they
need medical care when they are sick. one way or another these need will be met...either through dependency on someone else (causing that person to
need a higher income), through dependency on the government (causing the government to want higher taxes), through getting another job (taking a job
from someone else who needs it and neglecting their other responsibilities in life.), or hey, maybe they can deal a few drugs or some other illegal
activity to earn a few extra bucks, right?
but well, either these needs are obtained, or well, we don't have productive workers, right?
the question is, just who should be paying for it.....it seems logical to me that the company who is benefiting from their labor should be the ones to
pay the tab. heck even the old slave owners had to feed, cloth, and shelter their slaves or lose their labor through the natural consequences of
failing to do so. having such a patheticallly low payscale means that we are all footing the bill....and then, half of us are having a fit for having
to do so....by the way, it seems to be the same half that are fighting so hard to keep any minimum wage increase from happening. so, considering the
fact that we will always need the store clerks, the file clerks, ect. ect. not to mention we all want the big mac delivered in such a timely
umm...how do you propose we keep these workers alive and producing?