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SFLiberal October 30th, 2013 11:29pm

Should the federal minimum wage be raised to $10/hr.?

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eLucidate writing
10/30/13 4:57 pm

Get rid of it. Remember the glory days of work in the industrial revolution? Whole families working in mills until a ripe old age of 35.

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elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
10/30/13 5:29 pm

If that happens, McDonald's will have to increase the price for a Big Mac to offset the increased cost, and, wouldn't ya know it, the employees STILL won't be able to afford to eat there. Econ 101...

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/30/13 5:03 pm

Get rid of minimum wage. let private industry and the people decide their wages. capitalism

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alek12 Orlando
10/30/13 4:40 pm

I voted no because it should be $9 and tacked to inflation.

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knetzere Illinois
10/30/13 6:07 pm

Why should unskilled labor be worth so much? It's not hard to flip burgers or cut open a box and out the stuff on the shelf. I've done both and it was never worth 10 bucks

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Cole12 ...
10/30/13 4:40 pm

I'd like to abolish the minimum wage.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/30/13 4:46 pm

It basically makes it illegal to work for less than $10. If your services aren't worth that much, then you're fired. It's also harder to get a first job because you have to have $10 worth of skill, and that's hard to obtain without experience.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/30/13 5:11 pm

just to make a point. over 80% of people on min wage are teenagers trying to make extra cash. there is no reason it should be over 6$

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/30/13 5:12 pm

is greed wanting to keep your money or wanting to take others for yourself?

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Skarface Banned
10/30/13 6:46 pm

Yes, and it should be adjusted for inflation every year.

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Skarface Banned
10/30/13 6:47 pm

Minimum wage is something like $15/hr in Australia, and a Big Mac costs less than $0.50 extra in Australia compared to here.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/30/13 4:52 pm

As in unions? I think it's ok for private unions, but not public ones.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/30/13 4:54 pm

I only ask because very few developed countries don't have minimum wages and every one that doesnt have a minimum wage has strong collective bargaining laws

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political Georgia
10/30/13 5:44 pm

No! It throughs the market out of equilibrium.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/30/13 4:55 pm

Abolishing the minimum wage and not instituting strong collective bargaining laws will put us in with a handful of countries including the likes of Cameroon and Sierra Leone

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FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
10/30/13 7:51 pm

It should definitely be raised, and before someone says, "increasing the minimum wage will result in more unemployment."

aneconomicsense.com/2013/03/06/the-impact-of-increasing-the-minimum-wage-on-unemployment-no-evidence-of-it/

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PrinceBlake Bama Born
10/30/13 6:34 pm

Why can't people just understand what you said right there!! Companies will just pass the cost onto the consumer.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/30/13 5:00 pm

What kind of collective bargaining laws? The thing is, (private) collective bargaining doesn't infringe on freedom. Minimum wage laws do by taking away the ability to work/hire for less than $10.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/30/13 5:01 pm

1. Most jobs that use public unions should be run privately anyways.
2. Public unions have a lot of political power and can elect their own supervisors. There's a conflict of interest that leads to corruption.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/30/13 5:32 pm

We had that, and then people got fed up with being treated like shit.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/30/13 5:09 pm

I want to say yes, but I would really like to see how that raise in the minimum wage would effect the various subsidies low income families tend to receive. If the increase makes them ineligible for food stamps, reduced rent, subsidized child care

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/30/13 5:10 pm

They might actually be worse off making more money

Cole12 ...
10/30/13 4:45 pm

It hurts people without valuable skills. Regardez-vous: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQj1qlsjVoM

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/30/13 5:37 pm

Goalie - you have to realize how silly your statement sounds when you understand that I am a giver not a taker. I don't and never have - used cash aid, subsidized rent, food steps, Medi (Cad)(Care)(Cal). And I still don't trust industry

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/30/13 4:50 pm

Do you think minimum wages should be decided by collective bargaining?

SFLiberal
10/30/13 4:31 pm

If you voted no, please explain why.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/30/13 6:30 pm

Doesn't it signal that something's wrong with the system if people are worse off when they make more money?

TierasPet
10/30/13 8:20 pm

Only if we start printing more money.

SFLiberal
10/30/13 8:23 pm

That would cause inflation.

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/30/13 4:59 pm

Why are you ok with private unions but not public ones?