Yet the problem is that people, especially liberals, think that anyone who has a job ought to be able to raise a huge family on it, no matter how low-skill or low-paying it is and they point to people who have years of education and usually decades of experience making a lot of money and the liberals act like all the education and experience shouldn't mean a thing, they should lose their well-deserved salaries and give it to the people who have been irresponsible and have not learned a good work ethic.
It makes no sense. People earn what they are worth. They don't deserve more because they whine about it.
any man/woman who toils for forty hours per week, doing the job they are assigned, should expect to earn a living wage for those efforts
you have clearly shown where the chasm exists between conservatives and liberals
we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
Originally Posted by haymarket
... Telling me where the field of haystacks is and saying there might be a needle out there is intellectually dishonest in the extreme. ...
a living wage is that which an employee, working full time, would realize from his employment, rather than from government subsidies, to provide the living essentials
If you were to raise the minimum wage in order to pay for "essentials," the price of essentials would go up proportionally, while employment of minimum wage laborers would go down proportionately. Which still leaves your minimum wage laborer without his "essentials" and leaves other 90% of us screwed by massive inflation. Good luck with that.
what if your skills are not sufficient to earn a "living wage" whatever that means?
some people are not worth 10 dollars an hour
Lots of people aren't, that's why you start at whatever the local minimum wage is, you learn a skill, you work you way up in a company until you are earning enough to have a family or whatnot. The whole point of minimum-wage jobs is learning job skills and seniority within a company. They have never been intended to be a lifetime job and anyone who tries to spend their entire employment history working a minimum-wage job is an idiot.
There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.