In my new post at My Obama Year project I talk about minimum wage, taxes, and how I got to the left only to find that the right had already gotten there first.
Posted by Darrell
First first…even if it really doesn’t count…
Ok. I think my math must be off. $7.25 x 40 hours seems to equal $290. And that isn’t enough to live on. In a decent country, people should be able to survive if they’re working a full-time job.
What is enough to live on?
That would be relative. In my neck of the woods, with the proper government assistance that would be about $600 a week. For one person with no kids, and assuming you are ok with being a slave of the government.
I am in favor of no minimum wage at all.
We know the standard of living in the countries that don’t have a minimum wage. If you like that , the are more than happy to welcome Americans.
RobM, why not just pay someone what they are worth instead of a very inefficient government mandating what someone is worth? It is a system that holds people back and shackles business owners.
Because left to their own devices, corporations will quickly tell us we are all ______, a dime a dozen, replaceable, and worth zero–and expect us to be “thankful we have a job.”
I knew a business owner who wanted no minimum wage. His argument was that if they had a strong back and a slow mind, and they were willing to work for 2 bucks an hour, so be it. It is taking advantage of people. It would not have hurt that business owner to pay a decent and livable wage to those people sweeping dirt and stacking 100 pound sacks of pinto beans destined for somewhere else..
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