View Poll Results: Would you prefer to make $7.25 an hour or $7.25 an hour?

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  • $7.25 while minimum wage is $5.15

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  • $7.25 while minimum wage is $7.25

    3 8.33%
  • It doesn't matter. They are the same.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    I would not be happy working for minimum wage with my skills and I don't care if it's $15/hr. It's insulting. Why bother learning a skill if it pays the same as a burger flipper.
    That's exactly what I was trying to say. Some people are getting what I am saying.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Assuming everything else is equal would you prefer to make $7.25 an hour while the minimum wage was $5.15 an hour or $7.25 an hour while the minimum wage is $7.25?
    I care about other people. Therefore I would want more of them to have jobs. I would therefore prefer to work for $7.25 while MW is $5.15. "It is the same" only to my particular bank account, with one notable exception - if I have a $7.25 job around others earning $5.15, then I am probably operating in a senior capacity, and building a mentoring and managerial skill set that I will later be able to translate into a higher paying position.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Welfare shouldn't exist either. Welfare should be labor camps/farms where they earn food and shelter, nothing else. Shelter should be like old style military barracks, rows of bunks.

    It's not the governments job to keep adult residents alive or provide them with anything, but since it can be nice, those labor camps/farms should be sufficient.
    That would make you feel good. Huh? It's fun to punish people and make fun of them for being poor. Then people could drive by, point and laugh. You could even take your kids by there to encourage them to make good grades in school.

    It sounds lovely world but you sound like a jerk. Very few people think this way. You do know that your fantasy will never be reality. Right?

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    I would prefer to make $7.25 while the minimum wage is $5.15 for two reasons.

    1) Ego - I would prefer to not be making minimum wage.

    2) If the minimum wage is $5.15 instead of about 40% higher at $7.25; that means that all goods that utilize minimum wage labor will be less expensive (to varying extents) due to lower operating costs. This will make things slightly cheaper, plus make American manufactured goods more competitive with similar foreign goods, thus decreasing the trade gap, thus meaning more Americans will be hired (vs. the $7.25/hr. mw), thus lowering the unemployment rate and so on. Additionally, since things will be cheaper to buy, my dollars will go farther then they would were the minimum wage $7.25.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Welfare shouldn't exist either. Welfare should be labor camps/farms where they earn food and shelter, nothing else. Shelter should be like old style military barracks, rows of bunks.

    It's not the governments job to keep adult residents alive or provide them with anything, but since it can be nice, those labor camps/farms should be sufficient.
    LOL You were born 100 years too late otherwise you would probably be "enjoying" one of those labor camps yourself. We will never go back to the hell of poorhouses and labor camps. The Govt. is charged with securing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and that includes not letting people starve or freeze to death.
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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Personally, I'd ask myself what kind of a loser I am making $7.25 an hour. I haven't made that little in decades. That's pathetic.
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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Personally, I'd ask myself what kind of a loser I am making $7.25 an hour. I haven't made that little in decades. That's pathetic.
    Yeah. I left off the option of making $1,000,000 per year because I thought everybody would choose that option. I thought it would limit the discussion. Out of the two choices, which one would you prefer?

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Yeah. I left off the option of making $1,000,000 per year because I thought everybody would choose that option. I thought it would limit the discussion. Out of the two choices, which one would you prefer?
    I already voted that it doesn't make any difference.
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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I already voted that it doesn't make any difference.
    Thank you for your input. I do appreciate your participation.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    2) If the minimum wage is $5.15 instead of about 40% higher at $7.25; that means that all goods that utilize minimum wage labor will be less expensive (to varying extents) due to lower operating costs. This will make things slightly cheaper, plus make American manufactured goods more competitive with similar foreign goods, thus decreasing the trade gap, thus meaning more Americans will be hired (vs. the $7.25/hr. mw), thus lowering the unemployment rate and so on. Additionally, since things will be cheaper to buy, my dollars will go farther then they would were the minimum wage $7.25.
    That doesn't quite relate to the scenario that I described but in real life this is probably what would happen. I agree that cheaper labor creates more productivity.

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