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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.
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040.pdf

    According to the IRS someone with my income will receive $4,023.00 in earned income credit and $1,000 per child in child tax credit. My income is also to low to pay any federal income tax. I will be getting back $6,023 but I only paid in $0.00.

    Please contact your congressmen and senators to let them know whether you agree or disagree with this practice.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No, it's called being humane. We have the money, so we have the responsibility to look out for the poor.
    Nobody has stacks of money laying around.

    How do you not comprehend this?
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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We're a wealthy country. We can afford to ensure a good standard of living for every one of our citizens.
    Only children are truly entitled to a minimal living standard, and the guardians have the responsibility of fulfilling this entitlement, as well as providing for themselves. It's what makes an adult an adult (and this applies to virtually all species) -- the ability and will to meet its needs without relying on its parents or some other provider to feed and take care of it.

    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.
    No it's not inhuman, it's a reflection of the right of the people to trade with one another.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    By definition, it's minimal.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Then feel free to finance this yourself.
    We need a 20% additional tax on millionaires and billionaires to completely fund it. It's ungodly how much these CEO's make.... trust me they can afford to have their salaries slashed by 20 percent so that the poorest Americans can live a decent life.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    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?
    Most of that I don't mind terribly. After all, EIC has a pretty low phase-out. CTC cuts out after 3 kids, doesn't pay much if you're really low income, and has a decent phase-out.

    However, PG saying basically "double minimum wage for nothing" is actually laughable.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    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.
    Should they start checking with you before having children to save the world all these horrible problems that they are currently causing? Dear Neomalthusian, can I please have a kid? This is ridiculous. Surely you don't really believe you are God. Do you?

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Should they start checking with you before having children to save the world all these horrible problems that they are currently causing? Dear Neomalthusian, can I please have a kid? This is ridiculous. Surely you don't really believe you are God. Do you?
    Don't retreat to an appeal to ridicule. Children deserve to be taken care of, therefore it is irresponsible to create them before you obtain the means of caring (including providing) for them. It's really beyond argument.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We need a 20% additional tax on millionaires and billionaires to completely fund it. It's ungodly how much these CEO's make.... trust me they can afford to have their salaries slashed by 20 percent so that the poorest Americans can live a decent life.
    Middle-class people "can afford" to have their salaries cut too. Let's just take everyone making 50K and tax them 10K. They can still live a "decent life".

    Sorry, but I don't condone punishing success. Your view of millionaires comes off as nothing more than petty jealousy.

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    Re: Is minimum wage a lot?

    If the minimum wage went up, would "lazy" folks try harder to get a job, with the gap between unemployment and minimum wage larger ?
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