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#201 Elindoril

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

yes raise it


But why? WHY?

#202 ortin

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:05 PM

But why? WHY?

just because



#203 Kaddict

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:19 PM

I think crabsalad didn't care as much about raising minimum wage as he/she did about raising his/her post count



#204 pancakemachine

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:25 PM

I think they should raise it but not to the extent some people picketing want I mean if you flip hamburgers for a living I can't see you making anything over 10$ an hour and also if they do raise it say I work at a factory where I work my tail off and go home so tired I just go to sleep whats stopping me from going to one of these easier jobs that now have a higher wage and working for them



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:11 PM

I think they should raise it but not to the extent some people picketing want I mean if you flip hamburgers for a living I can't see you making anything over 10$ an hour and also if they do raise it say I work at a factory where I work my tail off and go home so tired I just go to sleep whats stopping me from going to one of these easier jobs that now have a higher wage and working for them

 

There's a lot of reasons people choose different jobs. There are people who make less than those at fast food jobs, service industry jobs etc etc because of the stigma around it. 



#206 Inky

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:55 AM

I don't understand why anyone thinks people shouldn't be paid a living wage for ANY job, including just "flipping burgers." While, yeah, preparing fast food doesn't require a lot of knowledge or training, it's still a job that needs to be filled because people love to feed their diabetes. Anyone who thinks minimum wage shouldn't be raised has never tried to live on it. I'm not saying they should be paid as much as skilled workers, but I think all working people deserve the right to be able to afford to pay their bills.



#207 Arnau

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

The minimum wage was originally created as a way to support a family. The minimum wage has not kept up with inflation and as such no longer can serve that purpose. Increasing the minimum wage would help decrease the amount of people needing government assistance which decreases government spending and increases taxes paid to the government. Happier people results in better workers.



#208 Swar

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

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#209 untouchablexx

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

I think that raising minimum wage brings more money into the economy which helps everyone. It also makes the cost of living go up though, so you never truly win.



#210 ortin

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

I think another larger problem the American economy is the shrinking middle class. The middle class is the next step on the social ladder from minimum wage work, but the increasing difficulties of attaining the middle class means minimum wage workers are stuck at almost poverty levels. 



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

Minimum wage was initially intended to be a living wage. As it stands, this would mean that it depends on the cost of living in an area. Areas such as New York and San Francisco have high costs of living, but other areas such as El Paso and Portland have lower costs of living. For this reason, minimum wage should be determined through local legislative bodies rather than at the federal level.



#212 PurelyObsessional

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 04:21 PM

The minimum wage was originally created as a way to support a family. The minimum wage has not kept up with inflation and as such no longer can serve that purpose. Increasing the minimum wage would help decrease the amount of people needing government assistance which decreases government spending and increases taxes paid to the government. Happier people results in better workers.

 

 

Here's another point that came up with the decline of gas prices:

 

The more money the average american can spend, the better the economy. Our mainly-capitalist economy thrives when the average person can buy things.

 

If we're all in debt trying to pay for college, and unable to find a place to live off minimum wage, that's a huge dent. We need a fix. Raising the minimum wage is part of that fix.



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Posted 31 May 2015 - 08:37 PM

Here's another point that came up with the decline of gas prices:

 

The more money the average american can spend, the better the economy. Our mainly-capitalist economy thrives when the average person can buy things.

 

If we're all in debt trying to pay for college, and unable to find a place to live off minimum wage, that's a huge dent. We need a fix. Raising the minimum wage is part of that fix.

And raising the minimum wage increases the wage of a college grad how? Most college grads aren't taking minimum wage jobs. The only ones that do are the ones that shouldn't have gone to an accredited university.  



#214 Leon13

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

Definitely in favor of raising it. It should, in my opinion, keep up with inflation. Trace it back to when it was healthy, ex the 60s, and adjust that for inflation, and you get what the minimum wage should be now. Lots of jobs have a cost of living raise built in, why not do that here?




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