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Old 06-30-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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Some red states would abolish the minimum wage, if there were none at the federal level.

The problem with that is many companies would relocate to those states to take advantage of slave wages. Then other states would feel compelled to abolish their minimum wages as well in order to keep those companies so what you end up with is a return to virtual slavery.

Of course, for the right that is the intended outcome.
rubbish. the state of arizona is a red state and we have passed a minimum wage law of $12 per hour. it will get to $12per hour in 2020.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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well there ya go..not only should the minimum wage be zero, but people should pay employers to allow them to work
Exactly, that is the logic that I'm getting from most of these posts!
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:18 AM
 
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Millions of people work for free (i.e. $0/hour). Look at all the people that are paid a set sallary, but work extra "unpaid" hours.
I would pay you zero to do math problems.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I just hung up on a friend who said the minimum wage should be $0/hr, same if working or not. So, he seems to think he should be forced to become homeless, and dig rotten food out of neighbors dumpsters, even if a law prevents that. He seems to feel sorry for the people who have only $10 billion.

Is Trump promoting these feelings, or where are they coming from?
You really think if the government decrees that the min wage is $0, people will work for $0? Would you? Min wage is for Democrats to tell people they care. $10+ is routine with or w/o min wage.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Long before we had housing and zoning codes, there was no need for a minimum wage because housing was affordable to workers.
So min wage made home ownership possible. I wish I knew this.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Eliminate the minimum wage.

Strengthen collective bargaining rights.

Everybody wins.
That's the way to go. My country has no national minimum wage but collective bargaining sets the minimum wage for each sector.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:07 AM
 
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So min wage made home ownership possible. I wish I knew this.



Home ownership today is generally not possible on a minimum wage income. It would be if home ownership were scalable but government has gotten in the way.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:25 AM
 
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Yes, it should be $0/hr. It will actually benefit the most unskilled workers more than anyone. Fun fact: Minimum wage laws were originally advocated by people who wanted to keep blacks and women from entering the work force.
Is that why Hong Kong, which had no minimum wage laws until a couple of years ago had by far the highest inequality in the developed world and huge numbers of unskilled workers living in cage homes? Whats so great about extreme poverty and cage homes for the working class?

Hong Kong, that is the future of America, if the ruling donor class get their way:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQkvI_J8_QI
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:28 AM
 
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rubbish. the state of arizona is a red state and we have passed a minimum wage law of $12 per hour. it will get to $12per hour in 2020.
Its not rubbish, plenty of states in the South would eliminate the minimum wage if they could. Just because Arizona, a state that will soon be majority hispanic voted for a higher minimum wage does not mean all red states will.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:30 AM
 
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#1 Don't be so emotional that you hang up and don't be afraid to listen.

#2 He isn't likely suggesting that people will work for $0.00, but rather there shouldn't be a minimum wage.

#3 There should be a minimum wage so we don't go back to the Andrew Carnegie days of $10 work weeks for 84 hour weeks, while poverty level is $500 for a family of 4.

#4 $15 might work in Seattle or some other high cost of living area. However, $15 is too high nationwide for rural places and Democrats will accelerate automation of burger makers if every McDonald's everywhere has to pay that much to flip a burger.
So why hasnt McDonald's made those machines in the countless locations around the world where labor costs for low skilled workers are far higher than American? Care to answer that one?
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