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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Having a child before you're financially ready
    Guess who has the authority to define what financially ready means. Times up. The correct answer is not you.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I made around $15,800 in 2013. My wife made around $13,500. Should we be arrested, put in jail and receive repeated beatings with whips?
    Quite the opposite. You guys should have received a check in the mail for just over $10,000 to help you out.

    I'm sure you worked hard and deserve to have spending money like everyone else.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Minimum wage should be nearly triple what it is today.

    No family should have a household income below $40,000 / yr.
    Not every income needs to support a family.

    Wages are job-based, not employee-need-based.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Quite the opposite. You guys should have received a check in the mail for just over $10,000 to help you out.

    I'm sure you worked hard and deserve to have spending money like everyone else.
    I pray to God that this is sarcasm.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Quite the opposite. You guys should have received a check in the mail for just over $10,000 to help you out.

    I'm sure you worked hard and deserve to have spending money like everyone else.
    It's a secret. I do get a pretty big check. Earned income credit, child tax credit and additional child tax credit. I'm not sure what the exact amount will be but it usually adds up to around $6,500 or so.

    I'm not so sure everybody in this thread would agree with you. There are 5 people in particular that I believe would disagree with you.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Not every income needs to support a family.

    Wages are job-based, not employee-need-based.
    We're a wealthy country. We can afford to ensure a good standard of living for every one of our citizens.

    It's inhuman that you have CEO's making multi-million dollar salaries, you have investors making millions without doing anything at all, you have football players making millions, all while millions of Americans are living hand to mouth.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I pray to God that this is sarcasm.
    Earned Income Credit, child tax credit and additional child tax credit. Apparently Peter Grimm isn't the only one that thinks this. This was done by a majority of congress, majority of senators and supported by the president. The American people vote these people into office. This has been going on for decades. Where have you been?

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I pray to God that this is sarcasm.
    No, it's called being humane. We have the money, so we have the responsibility to look out for the poor.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Guess who has the authority to define what financially ready means. Times up. The correct answer is not you.
    For the new parents that must turn to the state to pay their bills, it need not even be said, as it's self-evident.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Minimum wage should be nearly triple what it is today.

    No family should have a household income below $40,000 / yr.

    Current minimum wage for a single earner is about $15,000 / yr at a 40 hour workweek.
    Then feel free to finance this yourself.
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