posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:07 AM
I read that the Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. I knew it was low but I think that is crazy.How could you afford to live on that? Here in
Australia it is $15.51 an hour.In Australia a 16 year old gets $7.34. And our dollar is worth slightly more than yours. I cannot beleive that adults
in a country as prosperous as America are only worth $7.25 an hour. How would you even pay for utilities? There must be people that work fulltime and
are on 'food stamps'. Are minimum wage jobs a significant percentage of the workforce?
From the outside looking in America looks like a terrible place to live. I have seen the 'tent cities' and seen how the homeless are treated. And then
you see MTV cribs and the stark contrast. Yet you have armies of lunatics wearing patriot costumes screaming for blood because of 'obamacare'. The
neocons seem like insane psychopaths. You watch a gop debate and hear people cheer at the idea of letting the poor die because they are poor. And you
hear them call for cuts to welfare when the poor in your country are obviously already living like badly-fed animals. Anyway,I digress.
I was thinking that since America has an army of unemployed people that would be willing to work for minimum wage why isnt more stuff produced on US
soil? I know people working in Chinese factories are worse off but surley more jobs in manufacturing is possible. You would save some on the fact that
products wouldnt need to be imported and you could make up the difference in tarrifs. If grown men will work for $7.25 an hour I think there are
edit on 9-12-2011 by theovermensch because: typo