Minimum wage COULD be higher, but in general a minimum wage shouldn't be to high, the Conservatives do have a point in this, minimum wage jobs are for first time workers, teenagers and such, and if it goes to high, it COULD be damaging to some extent. I'm not an economist, so I wouldn't know where the line is, but it should be raised along with living wage, BUT not high enough to live off of necessarily, but it should rise a little bit, as living expenses go up.
Are you talking about aliving wage for a married man with 3 kids and a mortgage or a divorced man with 3 kids, alimony and 2 mortages?
If the employeer has to pay an employee everything that employee will need to survive with all his bills included, that employeer will only hire teenagers that live with thier parents. How will any other people very get jobs?
I am saying this because I feel that there is a lot of talk about how businesses are over regulated. And I am sure that there are some regulations that are unnecessarily burdensome on some businesses. However I also think that some regulations are necessary. Thus, the statement that "there needs to be less regulations" means as little to me as the statement that "there needs to be more regulations." Without specifics, both are just talking points.
As people leave their jobs as janitors, are you saying the people who would replace them would come from a higher skill/education set? Why? <--- this is the main thing I don't understand. Why would someone with a higher skill set become a janitor? Why not fill a job that people from their skill level historically fills?
And if so, aren't these people unemployed already? Does it matter who gets the job, a higher skilled worker or a lower skilled worker, as long as the job is there for someone to have?
In the Clean Water Act it was decided that rain water needed regulated and it instructed cities that they must devise a plan to regulate rain water. Now we live in a small city without a city engineer and had to hire one specifically for this. It was sent in and was rejected for 4 things. O.K., re-do and sent back in where it was rejected for 36 things.
All completely asinine. The town has said screw it, we aren't going to do it. Other larger cities have done the same thing. I can certainly undertand a business deciding they would rather not expand than deal with new regulations.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
Decisions like this are why items on the dollar menu at McDonalds in San Francisco cost $1.50.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow