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Liberatheist June 2nd, 2014 2:15am

"The minimum wage doesn't help the worker at the expense of the owner. It helps the more productive workers at the expense of the less productive workers."

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Wes28 CBus
06/02/14 7:20 am

No. It hurts the more productive workers by paying them the same as the lazy a**holes. After working at McDonalds I feel very strongly about this. I was getting paid the same as people who were lazy and awful workers.

Rosebud Ohio
06/01/14 7:31 pm

The second half seems backwards to me. Am I reading it wrong?

Liberatheist Mustafar
06/01/14 7:34 pm

The second part is correct.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/01/14 7:58 pm

LIB - the largest employer in the world is Walmart. What do you think they would pay there 1,400,000 if a minimum wage didn't exist?

Rosebud Ohio
06/01/14 8:11 pm

That minimum wage hurts the less productive? Seems like it'd benefit them more as they are paid higher for the actual work they do, as they do less work overall.

Liberatheist Mustafar
06/01/14 8:26 pm

Why should an employer be forced to pay someone more for less work?

Shazam: I don't know. But what I can tell you is that I have friends who work at Walmart and they have gotten raises at least twice.

MaxineL New Jersey
06/01/14 8:57 pm

If Walmart could get away with slave labor they would.

Liberatheist Mustafar
06/01/14 8:59 pm

Not if they want to stay in business.

MaxineL New Jersey
06/01/14 9:07 pm

What does the salary structure have to do with staying in business. Their workers need Medicaid foe health insurance...we are paying for that!

MachoMatt84 Climbing Mountains
06/01/14 9:12 pm

I'm with you liberatheist. A less productive worker will be fired or laid off at some point of forced higher pay because it costs the business more to keep them than they earn. The average worker (let alone the exceptional worker) will get raises...

MachoMatt84 Climbing Mountains
06/01/14 9:13 pm

... without a minimum wage.

Liberatheist Mustafar
06/01/14 9:43 pm

How can a business stay in business if they don't have a salary structure? If I'm forced to pay my employees more than what they're producing I'll go out of business.