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Why do so many people support an increase to minimum wage?


I will be the first to tell you that we should help as many people as we can, within reason. Minimum wage jobs are not meant for those with families. Minimum wage jobs should be temporary and/or for college students. Minimum wage jobs are not careers. Economics 101 shows why minimum wage jobs pay so little. If people want to make more money, they need to bring more value to society. People cannot just demand more money. Well, they can, but not without consequences. Your thoughts?

 

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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    Where did you get those statistics?


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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    Very good comments. I hadn't viewed it that way. At the same time, artificial increases in wages that are not driven by economic forces are always dangerous. The housing crisis was a result of artificial home values.


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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    Can't tell if you are for or against an increase in minimum wage with this post. Please clarify.


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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    ptosis, low wage workers should not be having families. People do not want to take responsibility for themselves. They want the government to take responsibility for them. "Increase minimum wage" they say.


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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    LOL!! You are funny. The reality is that people who earn minimum wage should not be having families. People have to learn to live within their means and not rely on the government for help.


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    El Shaddai 2016 19 months ago

    Increases in minimum wages drive companies to develop technology that can replace humans. We have seen this at big chain stores through the use of self check out machines.


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