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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And you think that making burgers 30 hours a week is worth $40k?

    As to your automatic raise comment, if an unskilled part timer demands $40k then I demand $160k. And I am worth that much more than the order taker at McD. You think we aren't? Just look around you. I and my brother's and sister's brought to you EVERYTHING you have.
    Didn't you say you make $60k? You'd still be making $20k per year more than these guys. I'm not sure why that's unsettling to you. It's not like your taxes would go up to pay for it. I say we should institute an additional 20% tax on the millionaires and billionaires (top 1 percent) and use that money to directly redistribute to the poorest Americans in the form of a check in the mail.

    It's ungodly how much these CEO's make. Believe me, they can afford to have 20 percent of their salaries slashed so that everyone else can live a decent life.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    How is working as a firefighter or flipping burgers being a failure? I think everyone A.) Has a right and a responsibility to work and B.) Is entitled to a living wage.
    Utopianist fail.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Utopianist fail.
    What a substantive response.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Didn't you say you make $60k? You'd still be making $20k per year more than these guys. I'm not sure why that's unsettling to you. It's not like your taxes would go up to pay for it. I say we should institute an additional 20% tax on the millionaires and billionaires (top 1 percent) and use that money to directly redistribute to the poorest Americans in the form of a check in the mail.

    It's ungodly how much these CEO's make. Believe me, they can afford to have 20 percent of their salaries slashed so that everyone else can live a decent life.
    You're dead wrong and I'll explain further when I get done with this run and home.
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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You're dead wrong and I'll explain further when I get done with this run and home.
    Alright, be safe out there. I used to work a sales job where I was on the road 6-10 hours a day, it's a bitch.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'll put a number on it.

    According to UC Davis, a full-time minimum wage employee currently earns $15,080 annually. I think a living wage is closer to $40,000 annually, and we should make the necessary changes to ensure that happens.
    Why don't you go pick a small town to try it out in and see how it works for you?
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't you go pick a small town to try it out in and see how it works for you?
    The states with the highest minimum wage are Oregon, Connecticut, Washington state and Vermont. Those are also, incidentally, four of the wealthiest states in the union.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    What a substantive response.
    Not to your already discredited "ideas".

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not to your already discredited "ideas".
    Discredited?

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The states with the highest minimum wage are Oregon, Connecticut, Washington state and Vermont. Those are also, incidentally, four of the wealthiest states in the union.
    And your point?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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