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Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
#1
Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
Minimum wage is political fellatio - bought by politicians - at someone else's expense.

The worst part of it - is all the people who get screwed - by giving "mo money" to burger flippers and latte slingers.

Example: My SO currently makes better than double the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - working accounts payable for a local family owned business. It's not great money - but it is pretty much the scale for such jobs in this area. She has a 4 year degree in accounting and 25 years experience.

Now along comes Joe Politician - ordering up the political blowjob - so he can score some votes by looking all "compassionate". Gotta get "mo money" to the little guy. Snap- bang - gee whiz -- the greeter at Walmart is making $15 an hour - less than 10 percent less of what my SO makes. Isn't that fucking great???

So why did she spend 4 years getting a degree??? Why did we do without fun toys and not take any vacations for the last 5 years - so we could pay off her student loans???

Gee -- they want to make college free too.....

So now my SO will essentially be a minimum wage worker. DON'T even go on with moronic drivel of "her employer will raise her wages too".....

Are you THAT FUCKING STUPID???? He will not raise her wages. He will FREEZE wages - probably for years - AND he will be forced to lay off some of the employees. Unlike the government - he can't just print up more money when he needs it. Sure - he can pass on some of the costs to customers by raising prices.... HEY - WELCOME TO INFLATION!!!!

ALL minimum wage does - is ensure there are more poor people. All at the bottom of the pay scale.

And you wonder why the rich keep getting richer.
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#2
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
It sucks, because someone other than your SO is making a living wage? I mean...that's kind of the selling point. More people making a living wage. Minimum wage laws aren't about protecting you or your SO's spot on the economic totem pole. They're about getting more people -to- your spot on the totem pole.
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#3
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
And the discourse on wage and employment was ever so incrementally regressed.

The plural of anecdote is not data.
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#4
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
(December 17, 2020 at 11:13 am)Angrboda Wrote: And the discourse on wage and employment was ever so incrementally regressed.

The plural of anecdote is not data.

I love “ The plural of anecdote is not data.” bit —I am going to steal it, copyright it.
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#5
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
I see the arguments, and I refute them.

A medical worker in a small town is making above minimum wage, yet a burger flipper in the neighboring city can make more?

Of course.

In a small town, prices are naturally going to be lower. You don't need to make as much to live. In the city, more money is needed to adequately survive.

In the end, it's essentially all about location.

Granted, however, there is still a discrepancy conservatives are unwilling to address, and that it is the pure stupidity of retail capitalists raising their prices when the people are allowed to make more. It doesn't solve a damn thing if we're not fixing the socio-economic divide.

Goddamn stupid fucking humans.
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#6
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
What gets me - is the obvious is never considered -

A maximum wage.
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#7
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
Oh, you're minimum wage increased by a dollar. Let's be greedy and increase your rent by one hundred dollars.
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#8
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
Sure, let's talk about a maximum wage. Maybe a wallmart greeters wage should be the maximum wage. Your SO makes too much money. That's why she can price poorer people out of necessary and desirable goods and services. If we all made 7.25 an hour, that would be the money that retailers were competing for.
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#9
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
(December 17, 2020 at 11:22 am)onlinebiker Wrote: What gets me - is the obvious is never considered -

A maximum wage.

I like AF’s kudos currency—I think when people reach a point where they are making millions a year, they should start getting paid in “kudos “ currency instead.

Every now and then there should further be a celebration of how big pile of kudos they’ve got. That should do it.
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#10
RE: Why $15 an hour minimum wage SUCKS
It's very simple why there is not a maximum wage.

It would not buy politicians the masses of votes that they get with the minimum.

And it would piss off their campaign contributors...
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