posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 03:54 PM
I don't think it should be legal for people to have more than two children.
Aside from that, I can't bring myself to agree with anything that people against raising the minimum wage are saying. Apart from the fact that yes,
we ALL absorb the costs. I will address several points.
1) "GET AN EDUCATION"- This is horse sh!t. I know more people that graduated college with degrees than I do people who dropped out (me) or never
went. I make as much or more money than all but ONE of the people who got a degree, and he had to leave the state to get that job. Being educated
does NOT mean you're getting paid. It DOES mean that you can look forward to paying student loans for twenty years with that call center job. If
education was state-sponsored, then yes, getting an education is a viable option for getting out of poverty. But stacking up the debt required to get
a degree from a decent school (while working for, roughly, sharecropping wages to pay rent) is not a real solution in America today.
2) "RICH PEOPLE GOT RICH BECAUSE THEY ARE SMART/LUCKY"- No, rich people exploit workers and buy labor for FAR less than it is worth. Look at a
standard Fortune 500 CEO. He contributes roughly NOTHING to the day to day operations of his company, the operations that bought his yacht, and makes
more in a year than AT LEAST 50 people who make money for him while he "creates new paradigms", and tells people they need to make more money for
the company. How can you possibly respect that? Or worse, ASPIRE to that? I don't think you can make over 150k a year without exploiting people on
a daily basis. Taking people trapped in situations where they 'need this job' and telling them, "Okay. 6.50 an hour. No insurance. You have to
pay rent, right?
And just like that, my lunch break's over (Obv. at work), so I may or may not get back to finish this list.
A quick project: If you took the GDP of the USA and divided it evenly among all of us, how much money would everybody have? Remember, this amount