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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    it’s not wall st. that has to pay minimum wage it is small business. So if you have 10 employees you get rid of one or two and make the others work harder.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Minimum wage jobs are for teenagers and people who only want part-time work for as little effort as possible. Perfect fit for each other.
    Anybody that works hard and shows up on time everyday will not be making minimum wage for very long unless they choose to.
    Once again Dems think the government should decide how much people should make.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    The argument gets made by those who aren’t in touch with the realities on the ground that the minimum wage is only for teenagers and part time workers. The reality is much different. These are people who are trying to support not only themselves but often family as well.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “These are people who are trying to support not only themselves but often family as well.”


    The intent of the minimum wage law was for unskilled entry level workers, part timers and students. Although It serves that purpose, just like Social Security was made to be a supplement to retirement savings people have become dependent on it as a full time support. If they have a family and are only making minimum age they should be able to qualify for other support like food stamps and rent assistance

  5. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 1 year ago

    Rockngolfer shared an excellent video on this very topic.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    Fairness legislation. Progressives rail against conservatives trying to legislate morality, yet see no problem in forcing their childish, short sighted view of fairness upon society. Hypocrites.

  7. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @narrowminded

    “Morality” is private. Economic “fairness” is for the benefit of society as a whole. If you read Marx (with an open mind), you might understand that the socialist revolution he predicted — the proletariat taking control of the means of production — didn’t happen because democracy developed in the hundred years from 1850 to 1950 to a point where the revolution wasn’t necessary. Progressives starting with Theodore Roosevelt through FDR and (even to some extent Obama) have saved capitalism from itself.

    That’s what this is about. Whether this particular legislation is the most effective is another question, and not such a simple one.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @feverjr

    Thank you for passing that on to people who may have missed it.

  9. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    I disagree. I think you may be a bit isolated from the reality of low paying jobs.I volunteer in a free health clinic and see grown-ups who work for 8 or 9 an hour in factory and warehouse jobs. They work hard but sadly, these are folks that have been pretty much beaten down from the start by parents, teachers, circumstances beyond their control as children, and see no way to improve their lot in life, They’re certainly psychologically downtrodden. I don’t think that government can change this dynamic of a chain of mental and emotional poverty, but unless as a society we change it we will be pulled down by it. Of course the government and more successful people can just let them die and starve to death if we follow a social-Darwinistic philosophy, but then we need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves what kind of society are we? If a chain is as strong as its weakest link, then we have to ask ourselves how strong are we, don’t you think? If one sees them as less human than they are, if one has no empathy for people like these, if one thinks they’re just dirt under their shoes, what does that say about that person? I certainly hope that haughty/fortunate type person doesn’t consider him or herself a Christian.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    With this economy you might be more right then you know. Thing is Obamacare is making the min. wage job that 2nd and 3rd job just to make ends meet. Thing is Full time Carer jobs are going away. Have more then 50 employees get rid of 5 of them and replace them with 10 part time maybe even temps. Have a large work force? well better hire about 3 new min wage workers, no one is getting more then 25 hours a week. All because employers are afraid of what Obamacare is going to do to them in 2014.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    The worst thing you can do is over pay a teenager. One must work and find out just what it takes for you personally to make money. I have seen two shops shut down when min. wage went up 50 cents. The ice cream shop was only open warm months out of the year. It employed high school teens. It was always busy. Min. wage went up and the owner closed the door. Our towns teenage unemployment went up.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Raising Min. wage does NOTHING to help a society with the poor. You have two factors that mommy government can not control. 1. How many hours a employee will or can work. 2. the job and what it cost to turn a profit vs risk an employer is willing to do.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just as a side note, can not help myself sometimes. But if you make over 34,000 in the USA then you my friend are part of the 1% of the world! Live it up people Obama can not have that. to him ever country thinks it is the greatest and we must be brought down cus we have to much.
    I wonder what happened? Obama got his tax on the evil rich, was that not going to solve all of our budget problems?

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Of course those guys will not hire that guy. He is not asking to be paid for what he is worth. He is crying about what is being offered to mommy government to force the employer to pay pay someone else a wage that may or may not be profitable.

  15. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    Nearly half the minimum wage jobs in this country are at just two companies: WalMart and McDonald’s. How’s that about small businesses again?

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