Minimum wage debate

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Toby, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Toby

    Toby Well-Known Member

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    You are correct and that is one of the ways that it ties in. As a matter of fact there is a call for a walkout strike in the fast food industry to try and get it up to $15 once again ..
     
  2. Roadrunner73

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    And if it happened in fast food it would happen everywhere. Prices would sky rocket.


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  3. Stoney

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    I blocked out the names of these morons. But as you can see, the narrative is already starting. [​IMG]
     
  4. Toby

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    Exactly .. The same thing across the board if it goes up. So in the end it negates the increase over all simple math
     
  5. Roadrunner73

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    The only time I ever worked a minimum wage job was when I was a junior/senior in high school. I had 2 other jobs about a dollar an hour above minimum wage. I worked one of those after I graduated until I turned 18 and could get in some place better. The second I worked when I got laid off in the early 80s. I worked that until I found (about 6 months) something better which was my first experience with trucking. I had plenty of people tell me I was nuts for taking a job that was on call and weekend work. Perhaps they had something lol. They had no desire to do something that paid better with better benefits. They wanted their social life and daylight hours. No different than what many want today. And if you want more out of life it's there to be had.


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  6. Stoney

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  7. Toby

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    I worked my fair share of entry level jobs and made minimum as well, I think most of us have and we all decided that was just a stepping stone along the way. But we all knew what was offered to us when we took those positions as well..

    I went through an apprentice program for the trade I used to be in as well. I knew I was not going to make what a journeyman made while doing so nor would I have expected to either.
     
  8. Ice Rider

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    I should have gone to work at McDonalds....they can afford to walk off the job a few times a month, they must make bank! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  9. Bubba74

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    the SEIU backed fast food workers that are planning another walk off the job this week.
    Of course they are missing a few things:
    1- Labor is an expense, expenses get passed along to the consumer, thus prices must rise
    2- they is only so much leway before all these people lose their jobs and they are replaced by machines
    3- A lot of these people are over paid at $7.25 an hour.
     
  10. EX396

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    If those making minimum wage had kept pace with the efforts of the 1% they wouldn't still be making minimum wage. Minimum wage isn't supposed to be a living wage, it's is supposed to be for entry level positions. If you find yourself 20 years old working for minimum wage you need to take a look at the choices you've made.
     
  11. a9faninnc

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    lmao...Reverend...
     
  12. Ice Rider

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    Well if $22.62 makes you live "better than the 1%ers"......how much does a 1%er make?
     
  13. shadowr434

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    If they make that much to flip a burger, how much will they have to pay me to drive P+D? And how much will they charge us to buy those burgers?
     
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    And so it begins the problem/reaction part of the economic machine.
     
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    Thanks for replying to my questions without giving answers. It's kind of like you admitting I'm correct.
     
  17. CCXdriver

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  18. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Capitlaism: The predatory phase of human development.
     
  19. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    What I took from the Al Sharpton meme is he was trying to point out the growth in income inequality in this country. Look at CEO pay over the last decade. It has increased ten fold while workers wages remain flat.
     
  20. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." That should be our motto as a society but the problem is greed plain and simple.
     

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