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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    You give more money to low end wage earners they will likely put it right back into the community.
    Not if the price of everything else has increased to the point of un-affordability.

    Not a difficult concept to understand.
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Sure, congress will simply mandate that you, personally, hire and pay them. Don't worry, some of them may actually show up occasionally and perhaps some of those will even choose to do their assigned tasks.
    You see, you claim everyone should be refused help after a certain point in their poverty, but you refuse to ensure that thrre is any work for them to do.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    You give more money to low end wage earners they will likely put it right back into the community.
    They will indeed.

    However, labor, like all goods and services, exists on a supply/demand curve.

    So, for example, let's say that MaxMart's current demand for checkout line clerks and baggers is 20 per shift at (keeping numbers easy) $5 an hour. That's $100 an hour back into the economy.

    But then we raise minimum wage to $10 an hour. Now MaxMart has to make some cost/benefit decisions, and so it invests in some self-checkout machines, and keeps the more talented / intelligent / capable workers, but no longer needs the rest. Now you have 8 per shift at $10 an hour. Net reduction to the local economy - $20 an hour. That's before you factor in the fact that now stuff at MaxMart costs more.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    You see, you claim everyone should be refused help after a certain point in their poverty, but you refuse to ensure that thrre is any work for them to do.
    There is plenty of work to be done but the ability to do that work is required as well. Check the online help wanted ads.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    You see, you claim everyone should be refused help after a certain point in their poverty, but you refuse to ensure that thrre is any work for them to do.
    I'm fine with helping them to get work. One of the better ways we can do that is make it less expensive to hire them.

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    Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    They will indeed.

    However, labor, like all goods and services, exists on a supply/demand curve.

    So, for example, let's say that MaxMart's current demand for checkout line clerks and baggers is 20 per shift at (keeping numbers easy) $5 an hour. That's $100 an hour back into the economy.

    But then we raise minimum wage to $10 an hour. Now MaxMart has to make some cost/benefit decisions, and so it invests in some self-checkout machines, and keeps the more talented / intelligent / capable workers, but no longer needs the rest. Now you have 8 per shift at $10 an hour. Net reduction to the local economy - $20 an hour. That's before you factor in the fact that now stuff at MaxMart costs more.
    What!?

    Mechanization can be cheaper than humans?

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    What!?

    Mechanization can be cheaper than humans?

    Say it ain't so, Joe! ��
    You know, it was only a couple of months after the last time we raised the minimum wage that all those self-checkout machine started popping up all over the place....


    ....gosh, wonder what happened to all the tellers?

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You know, it was only a couple of months after the last time we raised the minimum wage that all those self-checkout machine started popping up all over the place....


    ....gosh, wonder what happened to all the tellers?
    They're telling everyone else that they need work....

    Seems a lot like all of those expensive UAW welders who got replaced by robot welders.

    But....hold the phone, Ethel!.....could this be the reason why a large portion of US automotive production has moved to Mexico!?

    Could be, Rabbit, could be!
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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    LOL, what an embarassingly stupid poll.

    Question: Do you want more money?

    Answer: YES, I DO!

    Conclusion: A Gallup poll recently found that 98 percent of people want more money. The remaining two percent from Colorado were too stoned to understand the question.

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    Re: Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    This would be legitimate if most Americans were...what's the word? Oh yeah. Smart.

    Of course uneducated scrubs are going to support MW increases - it's immediate gratification, and they don't understand the ramifications of it. If they did, they wouldn't make minimum wage.

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