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Old 04-05-2019, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Target has raised "their" minimum wage - again - in order to get the workers they need.
$13 per hour, to start.
MOST employers will pay above MW for the people they keep on...
and SOME will pay more PER HOUR right from the start ...
to the rather few they hire ... for the rather few hours each will get per week.

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Stop washing dishes or changing bed pans for $9 per hour, and go to work for $13.
What job skills, personality traits and so forth do you suppose distinguish these two groups?
And what do you suppose keeps either from joining the next group up the food chain?
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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40% of babies born in the US are to unwed mothers, that's a bigger problem than the MW.
Absolutely. But say that publicly and watch what happens...
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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MOST employers will pay above MW for the people they keep on...
and SOME will pay more PER HOUR right from the start ...
to the rather few they hire ... for the rather few hours each will get per week.

What job skills, personality traits and so forth do you suppose distinguish these two groups?
And what do you suppose keeps either from joining the next group up the food chain?
In answer to your hypothetical questions, I'll offer this: The market will bear what the market demands. And you cannot force something artificial into something natural.
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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Those minimum wage earners don't get a break, do they? They don't have expensive lobby groups fighting for them in Congress. Every time there is a mention of raising the minimum wage, they are blamed for raising the cost of living for everyone. They shouldn't be blamed. The minimum wage is a lagging indicator. High cost of living is the reason the minimum wage needs to raised so the poorest and weakest among us can live decently.

High cost of living comes before minimum wage increase, not the other way around.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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Those minimum wage earners don't get a break, do they? They don't have expensive lobby groups fighting for them in Congress. Every time there is a mentioned of raising the minimum wage, they are blamed for raising the cost of living for everyone. They shouldn't be blamed. The minimum wage is a lagging indicator. High cost of living is the reason the minimum wage needs to raised so the poorest and weakest among us can live decently.

High cost of living comes before minimum wage increase, not the other way around.
What would you set as the federal minimum wage? And how do you arrive at that figure?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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Milton Friedman said it best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8Z__o52sk
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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To those who DON'T think minimum wage worker's deserve respect...

Literally no one in this thread has said "minimum wage workers don't deserve respect", you're making up a strawman that you can pound on. That's incredibly dishonest.

If you want to have an honest discussion about the minimum wage, do that, no need for this political demagoguery. It's scummy to be honest.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Absolutely. But say that publicly and watch what happens...
Yes the intersectionality police will bury you into the ground for having an opinion on a real problem.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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What would you set as the federal minimum wage? And how do you arrive at that figure?
I would like to know the answer to this question too.

Everyone thinks they know better than market forces, but they never explain how they know so.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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In answer to your hypothetical questions...
There was nothing hypothetical in my questions.
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