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Originally posted by schuyler
Not only that you would see most small businesses fail. No one will pay $25 for a fast food burger. Inflation would go through the roof and unemployment would skyrocket. Young people with no experience would be basically unemployable. The best thing to do to help the economy would be to abolish the minimum wage altogether. That would employ teenagers who could be learning job skills and make them more valuable employees as adults. Of course, if your real intent is to wreck the economy and move toward a socialist state, this would be the way to go.
Originally posted by penninja
The minimum wage needs to be raised period.
It's INSANE already, I own a small business and this is all LIES I can pay the stupid health insurance and make... 120 instead of 190 G whatever and handle the freaking 1.50 or whatever pay increase too, it doesn't do me any good to have retarded unhealthy employees who can't eat right or live like humans our workers are reduced to walmart drones, morons who can't do anything but a specific function...at best.
Raise it to 10.00 please, I can NOT watch people starve and suffer, we're a step above North Korea at this point... I have money, i'll make less or work harder, I have to LIVE amongst people who in the end might carry DISEASES or KILL me for a cheeseburger
ENOUGH... 40 extra G a year in my pocket is NOT worth Hepatitis or getting stabbed or rampant drug abuse around me from poverty... One gets you killed the other makes you work an extra 90 minutes a day to make up the money EVERYONE should be on board with this.
The Inflation is bs.... the .99 cent meal would have to be the 1.25 meal it wont make or break many businesses a movie ticket going up a buck is fine... the TRUTH is Corporations will take advantage of the protest to GOUGE us that's where the only real and meaningful inflation would come from and GOUGING should be punishable by Death...I mean that