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Originally posted by williegreen
reply to post by MrXYZ
No, I am saying that with the illegal immigration problem you can't have a level playing field. And yes, companies are in it to make a profit. But they also realize that the cost of training new employees is more than the cost of retaining employees. So they can pay as little as they want, the business down the street will pay a little more to attract the good people. Besides, minimum wage work should be looked at as a stepping stone not as a life long solution.
Originally posted by hillynilly
YEEEES Repeal minimum wage!!!
While were at it,
lets bring back Child Labor,
hell lets bring back slave labor.
BRING out the whips, get out the chains!!!
Originally posted by Donkey_Dean
I would love to hire some folks for $3.00 per hour! Man I could really get some serios stuff done! Pyramid anyone?
Most Chinese workers earns a comparible wage with the US worker, but works an 80+ hour weeks to do so.edit on 2-8-2011 by Donkey_Dean because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 11andrew34
Strange that in 5 pages of debate, not once was the sensible alternative mentioned.
In a 'globalized' world labor standards for the home country but not for imported goods make little sense... [color=gold] so you either repeal them...or have a tariff.
Tariff...is it a dirty word now? ~Five pages and nobody has even said it once.
Observers speculated that the move to mechanise the production line could be a result of rapidly rising wages in South China, where a shortage of workers has resulted in demands for more money and more benefits. Some factories have reported wages rising by 30 per cent to 40 per cent this year, making it harder for them to turn a profit on cheap, mass production.
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by davidgrouchy
The truth is that if there were no minimum wage that businesses would have to compete for employees.
Negative income tax based welfare system is the answer for low wages...