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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    Reality is, your idea is a slippery slope. You don't think your idea has not been studied to great length by politicians hoping to score political points? Your idea has been tried to a certain extent. It only works for a little while and then things find their economic equilibrium. Only the numbers change. A fry cook will only ever have the purchasing power of a fry cook. A towel folder will only have the purchasing power of a towel folder. Slippery slope or not, that is reality.
    Actually, Europe is much better than the US in this regard. We should at least follow their example.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    You earn what your skills are worth....your skills are only worth what they bring to the table.
    That's how it works today in the current system, but maybe that's not how it should work. Why should a basketball player earn more money than a soldier? Why should a lawyer who makes his living suing doctors make more money than a nurse who saves lives for a living?

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Would you not be devaluing more experienced workers if you only raised the minimum wage workers pay? IMO this would be especially true in jobs where there is not much difference between a entry level worker and the first line supervisor.
    Nobody is cutting the experienced worker's salaries. What are you arguing - that they would be jealous? Green with envy?

    My sympathies lie with the destitute and starving, not with the people who might be jealous that those on the bottom rung of society are getting lifted up to a livable standard.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    That's how it works today in the current system, but maybe that's not how it should work. Why should a basketball player earn more money than a soldier? Why should a lawyer who makes his living suing doctors make more money than a nurse who saves lives for a living?
    You really have no idea about the US economy, do you?

    Demand and supply drive everything.

    Take a look at a Business 101 book sometime.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    If you worked at minimum wage, it's pretty difficult to afford housing in this area. Most apartments here are at least 800-1400 a month.
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, but it's not supposed to be. Minimum wage is supposed to be the lowest-end jobs, designed to give high school and college kids who have no real financial responsibilities, the ability to learn a work ethic and gain job skills so they can be promoted to better jobs down the line. They are not intended to raise a family on and anyone who tries to do so is a complete idiot.
    You do know an incredibly sizable portion of minimum wage jobs (perhaps half or less than half) are held by those who do not fit description of "high school" or "college kid" nor will be staffed by "high school" or "college kids", right?
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Depends on the cost of living in the area.
    It's not a lot of money in any area.
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, but it's not supposed to be. Minimum wage is supposed to be the lowest-end jobs, designed to give high school and college kids who have no real financial responsibilities, the ability to learn a work ethic and gain job skills so they can be promoted to better jobs down the line. They are not intended to raise a family on and anyone who tries to do so is a complete idiot.
    "These jobs are supposed to suck" isn't a compelling argument.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "These jobs are supposed to suck" isn't a compelling argument.
    What's yours?
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's not a lot of money in any area.
    Never said it was alot.. but 15 k a year in New York City is impossible to live on, where as in Mississippi in some areas, it is possible.
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