It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by infolurker
Because you can't work if you dont' have childcare. In my area, childcare is 350 a week. for one child.
Which is more then what you would make working a week of minimum wage.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by nixie_nox]
The Labour party introduced and thereafter increased the minimum wage in the UK, despite righter-wing arguments it would increase unemployment. It didn't. Case closed.
reply to post by pexx421
Im sorry but the idea that wage is based upon productivity is completely flawed. The GDP of our country has DOUBLED since 1970, and yet the average workers buying power has stayed mostly the same, until now when it is starting to drop. That means that while our country doubled its profit and produce, all that extra profit went to the top wealthy executives and owners, while the workers shared in none of the gain.
While technically true, implications for the society are absurd... Of course creating a class of slaves would kill unemployment once and for all... Do we want to try that?
Since we are in the absurd territory, let me motion this: unregulated wall street pay leads to unemployment. Why? This is the very nature of lack of a price ceiling. Billions of dollars that could be spent on public works, rebuilding schools and other useful things will be used to buy Lois Vuitton handbags and Porsche cars.
reply to post by nunya13
Wouldn't there be lower unemployment if minimum wage was higher?
Originally posted by EsSeeEye
I've still never heard that dollar amount that would make someone greedy and a fat-cat. Is it $250,000? 500? 10 million? Or is it just "Anyone with more than me"?
Never mind, don't want a banning
you guys should try it - really, tell America how conservatives really feel,,, its time.
Originally posted by PD2634
Here we go with those awful, evil, successful people. How dare anyone succeed, let all those nasty business owners lower their standard of living; make unskilled workers feel equal and not hurt their feelings.
Instead of whining about low wages, try going to college or tradeschool, if not don't expect to make alot of money. Don't expect a job flipping burgers to pay anymore money than deserved. If you dont like it, get another job.
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
The best solution is to allow people to be free. The sick and poor will be fine. It is universally preferred behavior to not let our under privileged to suffer.
Dinstaar, with that absurd statement you lost all credibility.
Here is a glimpse of the real world.
Yeah, allow people to be free; free to be sick and poor. You call that fine.
I call it a national tragedy, brought about by capitalist greed and market criminal behavior.