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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    And back when Americans could count on a living wage. Think about it – Australia’s minimum wage equals $16.51/hour in US dollars, while our minimum wage is only $7.25/hour. Obama called for it to be raised to $9/hour. We should have seen that done in the 1990s! A living wage these days is at least $15/hour.

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    On the other hand, nurses make a good paycheck. Philadelphia cops start at $45,420/year when they graduate from the police academy and max out at $58,989/year.
    Official career website of the Philadelphia Police Department

  3. BigKid

    BigKid said, over 3 years ago

    I’m glad I don’t have his mindset.

  4. Swiftbow

    Swiftbow said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, that’s not a facetious argument at all.

    Minimum wage jobs typically go to teenage workers getting their first (or second) job ever. They don’t pay a “living wage” because the person isn’t living off it. Raising the minimum wage reduces the number of jobs available for unskilled workers, who therefore never get early job experience, and thus become less likely to be hired to better paying jobs later.

  5. foofinho

    foofinho said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps there should be two minimum wages. One for 15-18 year olds and one for Adults.

  6. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s a sad fact. No where in the US is there an area where a 1 bedroom apt is affordable to a minimum wage full time employee, they all cost more than 30% of their wages.

  7. DDS029

    DDS029 said, over 3 years ago

    Why does it take the Government to demand a fair wage for workers anyway? Is there no heart left in anyone anymore?
    My wife’s responsibilities goes up month after month, yet the last time she got a raise Clinton was president. Which is ironic since the owner is a staunch republican. I’ve always said, "I don’t care how much money someone has, as long as the people who got them there, get a fair share for doing so.

  8. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 3 years ago

    Your post is another example of why LIKE should be a option for comments.

  9. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    In the 1950s, a person could actually make ends meet on minimum wage. We’ve had lots of political changes since then, so we can’t blame it on any one administration, but minimum wages have NOT kept up with inflation.

  10. Ali Saleh

    Ali Saleh said, over 3 years ago

    Because he is up to his ears in debt.

  11. NateWright

    NateWright said, over 3 years ago

    We are eight kids and we survive with money, my father never borrows, and we have a smaller income than most people i know who struggle with money…

  12. Wired

    Wired said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the Black History Month suggestion that stopping the sagging pants would be a great way to celebrate! Imitating a prison style is demeaning to African Americans.

  13. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, over 3 years ago

    The last time a bill came to pass to increase the minimum wage I voted against it, not because I don’t believe that people should be paid more, but because I knew that prices would start to rise on everything. I got yelled at by a lot of people at work for my vote. Even after I told them my reasoning. But then when prices started rising I kept saying is ’ I told you so’.

  14. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 3 years ago

    @Swiftbow

    Actually that isn’t true. There is a very large number of adults that get minimum wage. They are the ones that have to get 2 or 3 jobs just to make ends meet. These are the people that are living below the poverty line. There are a lot of corporations, i.e. Walmart, that are making huge profits off the backs of their poorly paid employees.

  15. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 3 years ago

    @newworldmozart

    $7.25 has been the minimum wage for some time now. Have prices not risen during that time? Seems to me the price of just about everything has been skyrocketing.

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