Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Truth hurts; Fifteen dollars an hour will not help people much, what a burger flipping job can do is let you eat till you find something better.

  2. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Check out the labor and statistics records. Raising the minimum wage increases jobs. Because those people will spend that money, increasing demand, causing other employers to hire, increasing demand, ……

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @cjsm

    Agreed. Same old conservative arguments.

  4. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @cjsm

    Correct. After all, if you are living on subsistence levels, you have to spend that money. You don’t get to put it in a foreign bank, etc. And the money is more likely to be spent locally.

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    In 1967, my first job paid minimum wage at $1.23/hour. My standard of reference is the price of a paperback book, which in those days would run about $0.50. A new textbook for college physics would be on the order of $10. Today, the paperbacks are running about $9-$10, and an introductory physics textbook about $125 or more. Has the minimum wage increased 10-fold in that time? No, so minimum wage is relatively ineffective now compared to then.

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    As regards fast food joints, they can have fairly large profit margins, partly (but certainly not entirely) because they pay low wages.
    Here are a couple of sites with some numbers.

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    Look at the answer near the bottom of the page in this one. It is informative, whereas the stuff above it is just noise.

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    Here is an article that shows the difference between full service and other types.

  5. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The greed at the top is a cancer on the middle and lower classes. Wealth creator’s my a$$. Poverty machines, more like it. No one can live on minimum wage. It needs to be raised.

  6. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 2 years ago

    @cjsm

    Sure, I want to pay $10 for a hamburger… (Rolls eyes)

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Does anyone believe we can have a robust middle class unless large numbers of people earn good wages?
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    Or, maybe Republicans/fox “news” viewers don’t want a robust middle class.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @cjsm

    “Check out the labor and statistics records. Raising the minimum wage increases jobs.”

    Don’t try to argue with facts! Conservatives know what they “know” & even if what you say were true, they don’t believe in rewarding hard work, they believe in rewarding exploitation.

    Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It always amazes me how little sympathy the right wing has for the American worker.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    It always amazes me how the Left Wing feels that a non-skilled worker should receive the same wages as a highly-skilled worker.
    You raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, then that raises all the wages above that worker, and the minimum wage worker is STILL where they were to begin with. Either that or McFast Food has to lay off 1/2 their staff, hurting more of the people that the wage increase was SUPPOSED to help.
    Why do you hate the American worker so much, Radish?

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “It always amazes me how the Left Wing feels that a non-skilled worker should receive the same wages as a highly-skilled worker.”

    No one said low skilled workers deserve the same pay as high skilled workers. Highly skilled workers generally make a lot more than $15/hr. Not sure what your rate is, but it should be more than $15/hr., IMO. We disagree on a lot of things, but I think you provide a service that is way undervalued.

    You could argue that the laws of supply & demand dictate our wages, but a few people have tilted the table in their direction. Most people have been lucky to have their incomes keep up with inflation, while our broken system awards a small number with the bulk of our economic gains.

    My opinion on our unfair division of the economic pie should be well known to all by now. There is something very wrong when CEOs walk away with multi-million dollar checks, despite failing at their jobs.

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    That statistic on how much the wealthy pay in taxes is simply amazing! Especially when you also find that the wealthy now own almost all of the wealth in the US, while paying all those high taxes. In fact the top 0.4 % of the wealthy own some 40 % of all of the wealth of the US, and the bottom 40% own some 0.4% of all of the wealth! What is important is not the gross amount the wealthy pay in taxes, but the net amount of their wealth (in the percent of their actual wealth) that they pay. And that is now at an all time low in the history of the US!!

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    What nonsense!

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    It is never that simple. Let’s say that he had 2 people working minimum wage each for 60 hours per week, or a total of 120 hours.

    An increase of minimum wage of $0.50 would mean an extra $60 per week to him.

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    If his margin was so low that that put him out of business, then he was not doing well beforehand. That suggests that other costs were the real killer, like rent, like power, etc. Sorry, but it is likely he would have been out of business with the next rent increase. Rental costs kill far more businesses than minimum wage ever has, or will!

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    As for your claim about a raised minimum wage keeping the youngest workers out of their first jobs, what planet are you from?

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    Here is a quote from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2012 a pdf file you can download.

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    Minimum wage workers tend to be young. Although workers under age 25 represented only about one-fifth of
    hourly paid workers, they made up about half of those paid the federal minimum wage or less. Among employed
    teenagers paid by the hour, about 21 percent earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 3 percent
    of workers age 25 and over.

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    So young people do try to find better jobs. Partly because the minimum wage jobs are dead-end and boring.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, right close to swr, in my dictionary.

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