The “living wage” argument is a myth. In college thirty years ago,
I found a very, very cheap apartment, and roomed with a significantly older
graduate student from China, who had left his wife and child in China while he
studied. He lived so frugally (in my estimation), that he used his old copies
of the People’s Daily newspaper for toilet paper. I thought I was living
frugally. But, relatively speaking, I was a rich college student. I decided to
foot the bill for real toilet paper (2-ply to boot) and told him he could use it
whenever he wanted.
Higher wages are earned. Not given.Just that simple.
So does Reagan's 'trickle down economics' really work? Since
those who oppose this are almost certainly Reagan fans, I guess they don't
really believe Reagan.
The wealthy have forced this situation and are all over the country. There is
push on the other extreme because the middle class is being chipped away and
more people are being pushed into poverty. Their greed and gearing all the rules
to their benefit is becoming their downfall.
patriotCedar Hills, UTWhy stop at $15 -- why not $25 or $45? I
mean in a state that is already broke and bankrupt you might just as well dig
the hole deeper while you can --- until the money all runs out that is. Jerry
Brown couldn't run a lemonade stand.-------Are you
sure they are still broke? Look it up, btw. I think you may be surprised.
Why stop at $15 -- why not $25 or $45? I mean in a state that is already broke
and bankrupt you might just as well dig the hole deeper while you can --- until
the money all runs out that is. Jerry Brown couldn't run a lemonade stand.
@LOU Montana.Seems like high tariffs and punishing companies outsource
jobs overseas might help make Seattle and California’s higher wages work.
I think Trump might be the man you're looking for to make this work.
LOUforcing raised wages whether the labor is worth it or not is not the
answer.according to the census bureau, the median household income
in Kalifornia with its higher minimum wage law is 60,487. In Washington with its
higher minimum wage law it is 59,068. In Utah, with its federal-level minimum
wage law it is 63,383. HIGHER than both Kalifornia and Washington. Maybe it is
not minimum wage laws that raise people out of poverty, but personal
responsibility and PEOPLE making themselves more qualified that raises people
out of poverty.It probably has a lot to do with a business-friendly
environment, which Utah has.Colorado? 60,940.
DN Subscriber,CottonwoodHeights,UT; With the global economy the GOP has not
tried to stop businesses from going out of country (Profit before People).I applaud Seattle and California for taking steps to make their
state's income better.
Why only $15 per hour? Everyone should have the right to live the good live
like lawyers, sports stars and Hollywood celebrities!I demand a
minimum wage of $50 per hour at least!By the way, those enraptured
by the prospect of the $15 wage coming to Kalifornia might want to see how it is
working out in the People's Paradise of Seattle. It seems that thousands
of jobs have been lost and businesses closed as a direct result. Oh, and
thousands of jobs and new businesses have sprung up in surrounding areas.
So at $15/hour working full-time they would make $31,200 per year. Companies
most likely won't hire people at full-time 30+ hours due to obamacare and
being forced to pay taxes or health insurance. So now the most they can make is
less than $23,400/year. Well below the poverty line for a family of 4.So what is the point of raising the costs for employers and costs for
consumers?Well we know California is very well documented, with
using slave labor from a bordering nation. So that won't affect that wage.
Higher pay, means the politicians get to collect more taxes from people.It's a social experiment that will fail as it already has in other
states and cities that tried it.For some reason the market
doesn't react well to artificially high wages for labor and entry level
positions.Remember the minimum wage is just that. If the market is
demanding higher wages, they will be given higher wages. This is just
politicians trying to get votes for themselves.
$15 and hour still isn't a livable wage is most areas in California with
most people there making more than that already.Every penny of that
$15/hour will go back in to the economy when the employees buy food, pay bills,
etc. This isn't the armageddon that the cons have convinced
themselves it will become.
Higher wages lead to more tax revenue.Go for it!