The minimum wage shouldn't based on what it takes to make a living or support a family of four. A lot of minmum wage jobs are taken by young people in high school and college who want to make some spending money or people who want to support a very limited lifestyle until they can get another job or get credentialed for another career. Some people don't want to be tied down to responsibility and accept a very limited lifestyle because they just don't want to work very hard. Minimum wage is just a starting point. Many people who are ambitious move up to management and other higher positions to increase their wages if they want to make a living in industries with a lot of minimum wage workers. Supply, demand and hard work should still be the major factor in wages. I don't mind a little boost in minimum wages but let's not be ridiculous.
Do you really believe this stuff or do you just make it up as you go?
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
The cost of goods, production, living and other expenses is so high that anyone earning min-wage will always be *the* poor - they'll just earn more than *other* poor but it won't be enough.
It perpetuates a psychological fallacy of security
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
The ideas behind the actions by San Francisco's city government are examples of why the economy of California is so excellent, why homes are so afforable there for working people and for the low unemployment rates in California. Right?
Candidly, I see it a a very clever way for San Francisco to try to keep poor people from moving there. To keep poor people away you just make everything unavoidable to them.
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