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

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    15 41.67%
  • $7.25 while minimum wage is $7.25

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

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    Which would you prefer?

    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?

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    I honesty don't see how it would make any difference either way.

    Btw, don't know if you're attaching a poll right now, but you still can by using the thread tools if you neglected to click the "post a poll" option.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I honesty don't see how it would make any difference either way.
    I suppose it's an emotional thing. It feels better emotionally to be making 40% above minimum wage than to be making 20% above minimum wage.

    It doesn't feel good to be labelled as bottom of the barrell even if that's not neccessarily true.

    If minimum wage goes up to $9.00 an hour, the people already making $9.00 an hour will not be content with $9.00 an hour any more. It's just a speculation. I am going to see what others say when they chime in.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I suppose it's an emotional thing. It feels better emotionally to be making 40% above minimum wage than to be making 20% above minimum wage.

    It doesn't feel good to be labelled as bottom of the barrell even if that's not neccessarily true.

    If minimum wage goes up to $9.00 an hour, the people already making $9.00 an hour will not be content with $9.00 an hour any more. It's just a speculation. I am going to see what others say when they chime in.
    Fair enough. One bit of advice, always choose the option to make your polls public.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    I fail to see the difference. If we were talking $7.25 relative to the price of a big mac this poll would make more sense.
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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Fair enough. One bit of advice, always choose the option to make your polls public.
    Sometimes I do that. Sometimes I don't. Some times I don't make them public in order to encourage more participation. I don't want to scare people off. Other times I choose to make them public to prevent people from lying. In this case nobody really has an incentive to lie about it.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I fail to see the difference. If we were talking $7.25 relative to the price of a big mac this poll would make more sense.
    The OP states that all other things are equal. The price of the Big Mac would be the same under either scenario.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Irrelevant.

    Minimum wage shouldn't exist. Also, I wouldn't leave myself in a position to only make minimum wage for an extended period. I would work to get out of that situation.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    The OP states that all other things are equal. The price of the Big Mac would be the same under either scenario.
    Then it doesn't matter.They are the same. The only difference is that the first one you would only be making a few bucks more an hour than minimum wage which is still ****.
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    Re: Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Irrelevant.

    Minimum wage shouldn't exist. Also, I wouldn't leave myself in a position to only make minimum wage for an extended period. I would work to get out of that situation.
    I am sure those companies that outsourced to China agree with you.

    Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart's Low Prices | International Labor Rights Forum
    Li said these factories often require employees to work as many as 80 hours per week during the busy season for $75 to $110 per month,
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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