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The problem is there will ALWAYS be people prepared to work for minimum wage;
Originally posted by SteveR
Good God! Stop feeding the troll! Have more sense!
I have to say this thread was getting really interesting until everyone began to respond to the troll. Now you have allowed this wannabe posh idiot with the intellectual development of a chav to totally derail the thread. And what for? Endlessly abusive responses that feed off attention and contribute nothing.
I suggest to get back on topic and resume fruitful discussion of the minimum wage and living costs in this country.
Originally posted by yg2bfkm
Oh and by the way, minimum wage is perfectly acceptable to live on.
Let me see.. what does someone who works minimum wage really need?
No no no.. that's the list of someone working a job above minimum wage... here's a list for someone who's working a job on minimum wage:
Anything you can buy extra is a bonus and you should be very happy with that.
Problem is all you "me, me, me" entitled little twerps just want everything handed to you on a golden plate don't you?
Originally posted by Cabin
Now imagine rising the salaries of all of them by 12k a year.
Originally posted by anonentity
Perhaps the nub of it all is, that no one should get a wage more than three times as much as anyone else..Get the greed out first, then people will be in trades and professions because they have the talent for it and not the desire to earn big money. Suddenly the economy would be awash with money and growth. Establish a good living wage, then make everybody live by it. Because at this rate a few people will be earning all the money and most will be poor, "money always goes to money" .....No hope no fear...Capitalism always comes to this.
Originally posted by NeoSpace
I don't know about American tax's but here income tax is at 20% then there's local council tax, mine was 12% of my wages, that 32% of my wages taken before I have even paid my rent which was just under 60% of my wage packet, and that was a cheap small flat.
Plus everything you buy has a 20% tax on top.
The government are scratching their heads woundering why shops and businesses are failing and high streets have loads of empty shops, because people have no money left to spend after the high tax's and rent.