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Jeff Danziger

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  1. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t like it here? Move to Switzerland. I am.

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why was a minimum wage established in the first place?
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    To prevent businesses from taking advantage of people. But welcome to the neo-feudal system, that people like you continue to think is just spiffy. Most min wage earners are adults (29 YO), are women, or single parents. Corporate interests and their Congressional reps, enabled by un-enlightened people like you, have created a world of illusion in order to resist paying a decent wage to working Americans. You buy their BS that they are all fresh-faced teens on their first jobs. You are in the minority, thankfully. Hell, even Mitt Romney thought the minimum wage should be raised (until his presidential campaign, when he reversed course to placate his corporate backers.
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    The minimum wage was around $2.50 in 1968. That’s $16.78 in 2013 dollars. Looking at it the other way, $7.50 an hour today is $1.12 in 1968 dollars.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Numbers and facts.
    Tsk tsk, you lost him completely.

  4. duemore4u

    duemore4u said, over 2 years ago

    Another man’s perspective: “It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”
    Henry Ford

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The slackers in congress should get less than the minimum wage.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “If you raise the Minimum wage to this level, the cost of every thing will double or triple, and the minimum wage worker will still not have a “Living Wage””

    Double or triple? Methinks you exaggerate. Minimum wage workers don’t account for that much of our economy. Industries that rely heavily on minimum wage workers will increase prices, but they aren’t going to to double or triple. The proposals are calling for increasing minimum to $10.10. I think Zuhlemon was throwing the historical number out for reference.

    Even fast food restaurants can succeed while paying that wage.

    http://www.kcet.org/living/food/food-rant/why-does-in-n-out-pay-so-well.html

    Minimum wage went from $2.30 to $3.35 during the years of 1977 – 1981. $10 an hour in 1984 would be equivalent to $22.52 today.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @duemore4u

    “Another man’s perspective: “It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”
    Henry Ford”


    As others like to point out, economics is not necessarily a zero sum game. Putting more money in consumers pockets means they will spend more money on goods. The idea that Ford wanted to pay his workers enough to afford his cars is a myth. He did pay them more in order to have a workforce that was motivated & loyal. Employee turnover was killing his company at the time.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When I got the minimum wage of $1/hour it was a step up! Of course, you could by a new car for under $1,000, granted, not many options. Of course today, that “stripped” car costs from $18,000 to $28,000 depending on what “brand” you select, so should the minimum be between $18 and $28/hour? In ’55, my folks got $0.35 for our DELUXE hamburger at our restaurant. A full steak dinner was $1.65!


    The minimum wage is NOT what drove inflation, it was maximizing PROFITS!

  9. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    Any full-time job should pay a living wage by any ethical or moral standard. To decide that someone’s labor isn’t worth a living wage is basically worse than slavery (slave owners usually made sure their property wasn’t destroyed by neglect, same as they did for their horses). So to deny a person a living wage is to say that that person is totally expendable. Is that really the kind of society you want?

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    “Many do not understand economics, when the Minimum Wage increases, the costs of everything increases keeping the minimum wage worker in a barley scrape by situation.

    Prices are increased to pay for the increase of the Minimum Wage."

    Right you are.

    Why would you support the idea that if employees get any increase at all – and $15/hr? Who are you kidding? They’ll be lucky to get $.15/hr, but the CEO will take a minimum of $15k.

    There lies the problem. Now you have to gouge the customers to make sure you don’t lose any bonuses or bennies.

    Go ahead. Continue to support corporate greed at your own expense. Just don ’t expect thinking people to back you.

    You can only eat one meal at a time. You can only sleep in one bed. You can only drive one vehicle at a time.

    That’s all working people really want. Enough to live on … but they aren’t getting it.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @Radish

    “The slackers in congress should get less than the minimum wage.”

    That would be a start. They should be forced to pay their own expenses, too. Maybe then they’d have some clue as to economic issues.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “The minimum wage is NOT what drove inflation, it was maximizing PROFITS!”

    That’s what it was, all right. You state it much more tactfully than I would, but that’s it.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @martens

    “So to deny a person a living wage is to say that that person is totally expendable. Is that really the kind of society you want?”

    Apparently it is. We know for a certainty that that’s what the Industrialists want.

    What they’ve given us is a propaganda system which does NOT educate.

    Our government is complicit in poisoning the food supply.

    They are happy to support the insurers in denying us appropriate medical care.

    They refuse women access to birth control, forcing them to bear children they have no resources to raise, which results in a huge low literacy, misinformed population which is easily led and exploited.

    Voilá. Slave economy.

  14. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, over 2 years ago

    I wanted to move to UK, but the immigration laws prevent me from staying any longer than 6 months per year. That will have to do.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Everyone should be paid based upon what their productive value is to the economy in general.

    Who determines that and how do you explain the Kardashians?

    Only the liberals whine about the “no jobs” MYTH.

    Right… the fact that they need a few thousand more workers in the shale oil operations of North Dakota proves that millions of people can get work. Why are people who are working part-time & people whose unemployment benefits long expired, not taking all of these jobs you pretend exist? What do you think of the companies that refuse to hire anyone who is unemployed?

    The same tired claim that anyone who is poor, deserves it.

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