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These days "welfare" pays more then minimum wage and some wonder why people stay on welfare. Why not...
Heck, congress gets paid to "do nothing" the people may as well do the same.
When will you liberal idiot morons realize that minimum wage jobs are paid minimum wage because they are for minimum skilled workers. These jobs are not meant to be career jobs, just a place to start. They should be for kids in high school or college to learn what going to work and holding a job down means. It should be to help pay for college or trade school where they learn skills for a career.
Lets say they do raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, what do all the people who have been working for years to get to $10.00 an hour do? Go to $13.00 an hour? What about the $15.00 an hour employee, does he now get pushed to $18.00 an hour? So on and so on? I'm not saying it shouldn't be adjusted a little at a time, but these huge jumps just because Oduma$$ thinks it should happen, mostly for demowit votes, is just stupid political agenda driven BS.
How people get so worked up about the minimum wage is amazing.I`d like to see the perks
and pay packages of CEO`S.When they screw up and get fired the golden parachute they get
Interesting that 95% of the federal liberal politicians that support increasing the minimum wage pay $0, nothing, nada, bubkiss, to their own interns. More liberal hypocrisy. I'll quote just one of the liberal nut job hypocrites - Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) supports an increase in minimum wage except in his congressional office where his interns get paid NOTHING. The Nut-job hypocrite promises that "interns will receive unique career development opportunities." "All internships are unpaid." This idiot thinks he and his ilk should be telling everyone else what they should pay people while exempting themselves from their own rules.
"Rule for thee, but not for me".
Today the minimum wage is $7.25, which is 5 cents more than 4.5 times what minimum wage was in 1968. Today a single ride on the NYC subway is $2.75 so an hour worked at minimum wage only buys 2.6 rides rather than 8 rides. Today at an average of $6.00 per pack of cigarettes an hour worked at minimum wage only buys 1.2 packs of cigarettes, and in some States the price is as high as $11 per pack.
Today a 12-ounce can of soda pop out of a machine averages $1.25, so an hour worked at minimum wage only buys 5.8 cans rather than the 16 cans bought in 1968. Today gasoline is averaging $3.75 and an hour worked at minimum wage only buys 1.9 gallons, or 1/3rd as much gas as an hour worked at minimum wage bought in 1968. Chicken fryer parts are also over $3 per pound today nationally too.
Last academic year Western Michigan University was $420 per resident credit-hour, so it took 57 hours worked at minimum wage to pay for as single credit hour, or almost 4 times as many hours worked at minimum wage is was the case in 1968, and the average rent nationally for a 2-bedroom apartment is almost $1000 today too.
I did a retail cost-comparison study last summer involving 25 common readily-comparable consumer items, only half of them involving food or fuel. The study found that the average retail price increase of these 25 items between 1968 and last summer was almost 1300%, which means that today's minimum wage only has 34.8% of its 1968 retail purchasing power.
It should be noted that due to transportation industry deregulation trucking freight rates are below their 1968 cost in physical dollars too, not even including any adjustment for inflation. So why has retail price growth outpaced the growth in our minimum wage by almost 300% since 1968, and how can our economy recover if the average wage worker can only afford to buy 1/3rd as much as they did in 1968 too?
The main reason is that upper-echelon executive pay is up by 1500% since 1968, and also that 8 million middle-class jobs have been offshored just since 1995, driving our average wages down too. Another reason is that the rising cost of food and fuel was taken out of figuring the CPI in 1974 and the rising costs of healthcare and utility bills was later taken out too. Frankly, the average minimum wage worker today has less buying power than such workers had in the early 1950s.
What are we as a nation willing to do to reverse this 3-decade slide toward oblivion for the purchasing power of the average American?
The issues of minimum wage and "income inequality" are liberal/Democrat-generated smoke screens, designed to deflect attention from the Obamacare nightmare, and incite class warfare, which is Obama's main goal.
Discontent and distraction will play a greater role in the months leading up to the mid-terms. Look for an escalation in the "war against women" rhetoric, a greater push for immigration "reform", and, unfortunately, more handouts-for-votes programs from this administration until November.
Most are too stupid to know that min wage is the baseline for corporate pay scales. Everyone else's pay is based on minimum wage.
What is really funny is how almost all corporations have done away with defined benefit pensions in favor of the 401 k, meaning you are saving it yourself.
In addition, most companies have over the past decade made employees pay a greater share of their health coverage, with higher deductibles.
So, employees are all getting poorer, most are too dumb to see this happening.
These same people complain that Medicare and social security are entitlements and that old people are stealing from the young.
Too stupid to note they will be old one day. Many say "I will just work until I die." Oh yeah? What about if the boss fires you at age 60? Get another job? Huh, employers won't hire older workers. Health? Disability? Oh, you are not going to be disabled? Sure.
But what these folks who talk big do agree with is that CEOs should get big bonuses while laying off people, get big perks, while they, themselves get little and they worship , say the Koch brothers, who laugh at them behind their backs. Our useful idiots.
These "useful idiots" also are the ones who fight our corporate wars for oil in Iraq, thinking they are fighting for freedom. They are easy to placate, just a tim badge, call 'em heroes and they will protect the oil ministry in Iraq while letting everyone loot the rest of the country.
Finally, these folks who think the rich should own 99% of everything are too stupid to know that it is the poor, middle class who keep them in their line of work. The rich don't buy anything from them.
Believe it or not, Walmart pays above the minimum wage.
The $7.95 minimum wage, in Ohio, goes further than the higher minimum wages of those states above $8.00 per hour identified in this article.
Trashing a corporation for making a profit makes no sense. The only jobs poor people create are government jobs.
Unlike our elected Congressman and Senators, businesses and individuals must have a positive cash flow in order to survive.
Our government continues to operate on the premise that we can spend money we don't have. We've been robbing from Social Security for years. We continue to print money as needed. We continue to raise the debt ceiling without any thought to debt that we are passing on to our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc etc.
Until we get term limits for all elected officials, until Americans stop voting straight Democrat or straight republican tickets, until voters take the time to educate themselves on federal, state and local issues prior to voting and until voters get away from the "I am entitled to it" mentality, we will continue to go down this spiraling path of self destruction.
Please... move to these states and enjoy your minimum wage of $15. The rest of us see it as an entry level pay and do everything we can to improve ourselves. Paying for an education and maybe having to go without smart phones, iPads, fancy music systems, tattoo's, piercings, fancy coffee, and designer clothes!
You can bust on evil "corporations" all you want, but your investments, no matter how small, will pay off! So stop whining, start shining!
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