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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year 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 1 year 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. Judson Fredrickson

    Judson Fredrickson said, over 1 year ago

    Right, so, doubling minimum wage for unskilled jobs will have no effect on the price of the goods or services. Apparently you never had Macro Economics in school. If you want to earn more, learn more. College isn’t the only way – lots of trades go unnoticed because they are “white collar”. Many trades pay more than nursing (which is calling, not a job)

  4. BigKid

    BigKid said, over 1 year ago

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

  5. Swiftbow

    Swiftbow said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    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.

  6. foofinho

    foofinho said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 1 year 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.

  8. DDS029

    DDS029 said, over 1 year 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.

  9. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 1 year ago

    @Judson Fredrickson

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

  10. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  11. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    Obama is also proposing pegging the minimum to the CLI. That worked really well back in the ‘70s when Armed Forces retirement was pegged, but their active duty salaries weren’t.

  12. Ali Saleh

    Ali Saleh said, over 1 year ago

    Because he is up to his ears in debt.

  13. NateWright

    NateWright said, over 1 year 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…

  14. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    @Swiftbow

    That is not true at all. Most Min wage earners are trying to live off/on that wage. The teens can’t find those jobs and so are out on the street doing all kinds of nefarious things.

  15. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    @StoicLion

    … and Dani Rice is another example… Yes I wish there was the like/unlike on Gocomics.com

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