basedheisenberg:

"Doubling the minimum wage will create thousands of new jobs and boost local economies thanks to everyone having more money!"

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princesskilljoy:

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

raspberrypastry:

artiestroke:

americas-liberty:

dommypls:

Before you start ranting about the minimum wage being to low and want it to be $15.

This should be funny but it’s too true to laugh at. Raising the minimum wage will destroy low wage employment (AKA entry level jobs).

Okay no that is absolutely not true?!
By raising the minimum wage you ensure that people can actually, you know, BUY THINGS and SUPPORT THE ECONOMY?
Okay I am literally too tired of this horseshit. You know how much McDonalds would have to raise their prices in order to actually pay a REASONABLE minimum wage?
A nickle. And not even on ALL of their food items- just SOME of them.
You assholes trying to keep the poor from trying to improve their situation make me fucking sick. Do you even KNOW HOW FUCKING CAPITALISM WORKS?
YOU PAY PEOPLE PROFIT FOR THEIR WORK SO THEY CAN BUY MORE THINGS AND PAY OTHERS PROFIT FOR THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES AND ITS A GODDAMN CYCLE. YOU DONT KEEP PEOPLE BARELY PAID ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO FEED OR CLOTHE OR HOUSE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THAT KILLS THE GODDAMN ECONOMY.
THE WORKING FORCE IS WHAT POWERS THE ECONOMY
NOT CORPORATE SHITFUCKS TRYING TO BRING US BACK TO 1800’S WORK CONDITIONS
THANK YOU AND GOOD FUCKING NIGHT.

Tumblr user artiestroke lays down the law

Also the touchscreen kiosks that McDonald’s Europe ordered back in 2011 shown in the picture were ordered to speed up taking orders so their paid employees could focus more on filling those orders, not as a method of replacing minimum wage workers
As a matter of fact, they projected back in 2011 that this would result in an INCREASE in jobs
So yeah dommypls and americas-liberty, learn economics.

Someone asked me once whether I was worried that these things would take over my job (when I was still working fast food) and I saw them as a fucking godsend for customers who wanted to be grouchy and not, you know, treat me like a real person while they were ordering because it meant I didn’t have to talk to them and they didn’t have to talk to me and I just had to focus on getting shit ready.
Basically if you think this is the most challenging part of fast food you’ve never worked hospitality. You won’t believe the people who go off their nut because no shit their pickle is off-centre.


The thing is, McDonalds is developing a “self running restaurant.” In other words, machines do the work and there may be an attendant to maintain the systems. If not for high labor costs, there would be no need to develop such a system. You can fool yourself into thinking raising the minimum wage won’t affect you, but when you are swimming in fees and taxes (as well as not getting full time work), we can talk some more about reality.

princesskilljoy:

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

raspberrypastry:

artiestroke:

americas-liberty:

dommypls:

Before you start ranting about the minimum wage being to low and want it to be $15.

This should be funny but it’s too true to laugh at. Raising the minimum wage will destroy low wage employment (AKA entry level jobs).

Okay no that is absolutely not true?!

By raising the minimum wage you ensure that people can actually, you know, BUY THINGS and SUPPORT THE ECONOMY?

Okay I am literally too tired of this horseshit. You know how much McDonalds would have to raise their prices in order to actually pay a REASONABLE minimum wage?

A nickle. And not even on ALL of their food items- just SOME of them.

You assholes trying to keep the poor from trying to improve their situation make me fucking sick. Do you even KNOW HOW FUCKING CAPITALISM WORKS?

YOU PAY PEOPLE PROFIT FOR THEIR WORK SO THEY CAN BUY MORE THINGS AND PAY OTHERS PROFIT FOR THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES AND ITS A GODDAMN CYCLE. YOU DONT KEEP PEOPLE BARELY PAID ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO FEED OR CLOTHE OR HOUSE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THAT KILLS THE GODDAMN ECONOMY.

THE WORKING FORCE IS WHAT POWERS THE ECONOMY

NOT CORPORATE SHITFUCKS TRYING TO BRING US BACK TO 1800’S WORK CONDITIONS

THANK YOU AND GOOD FUCKING NIGHT.

Tumblr user artiestroke lays down the law

Also the touchscreen kiosks that McDonald’s Europe ordered back in 2011 shown in the picture were ordered to speed up taking orders so their paid employees could focus more on filling those orders, not as a method of replacing minimum wage workers

As a matter of fact, they projected back in 2011 that this would result in an INCREASE in jobs

So yeah dommypls and americas-liberty, learn economics.

Someone asked me once whether I was worried that these things would take over my job (when I was still working fast food) and I saw them as a fucking godsend for customers who wanted to be grouchy and not, you know, treat me like a real person while they were ordering because it meant I didn’t have to talk to them and they didn’t have to talk to me and I just had to focus on getting shit ready.

Basically if you think this is the most challenging part of fast food you’ve never worked hospitality. You won’t believe the people who go off their nut because no shit their pickle is off-centre.

The thing is, McDonalds is developing a “self running restaurant.” In other words, machines do the work and there may be an attendant to maintain the systems. If not for high labor costs, there would be no need to develop such a system.

You can fool yourself into thinking raising the minimum wage won’t affect you, but when you are swimming in fees and taxes (as well as not getting full time work), we can talk some more about reality.

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Unintended yet predictable consequences: Minnesota restaurant adds ‘minimum wage fee’

poorrichardsnews:

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We reported something similar taking place in Washington not too long ago. This is the minimum wage in action, folks. Remember, nothing occurs in a vacuum. Whenever the government mandates that businesses pay more for employees, something must happen. That extra money must come from somewhere.

From a hilariously biased Minnesota CBS affiliate:

People eating at a Stillwater restaurant Tuesday noticed a new fee added to their bill.

Owners of the Oasis Cafe are charging a 35 cent minimum wage fee. They say it’s to offset the cost of an increased minimum wage for tipped employees.

Customers have mixed reviews about the new fee.
For some, the thought of charging customers this fee sent them to social media to vent.

“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one customer wrote on Facebook.

Another said: “It’s Oasis way of blaming our government for trying to set a fair living wage. It is political grandstanding.”

Oasis owners fired back on Facebook, saying: “Thumbing my nose at the law change, you’re right. Part of my thinking was to shine a light on this matter, which I truly believe is in the best interest of both my business and employees.”

Read the Rest (video at the link)

Again, nothing happens in a vacuum, or, as Thomas Sowell would say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

For those of you who are still a little confused on why the minimum wage literally hurts those it claims to help, here are some videos:

And it’s not just true for minimum wage, it’s true for virtually everything the government does. Whenever the government tries to do something to “help”, regardless of how well intentioned, it generally makes it and/or something else worse. This is a basic axiom.

priceofliberty:

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Dun dun DUUUUUUUUH!I hate to say “told you so,” but…

priceofliberty:

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Dun dun DUUUUUUUUH!

I hate to say “told you so,” but…

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cobra-23:

ourtimeorg:

Act now: http://wefb.it/RDFkx4

What??? You know people will lose their jobs right?

This has to be the most economically illiterate post I have ever seen. Seattle just hiked their minimum wage and are now seeing higher prices, more fees, etc… just like we said would happen. This is not rocket science, it’s actually pretty simple.Oh wait, it’s from the Center for American Progress. It makes sense now.

cobra-23:

ourtimeorg:

Act now: http://wefb.it/RDFkx4

What??? You know people will lose their jobs right?

This has to be the most economically illiterate post I have ever seen. Seattle just hiked their minimum wage and are now seeing higher prices, more fees, etc… just like we said would happen. This is not rocket science, it’s actually pretty simple.

Oh wait, it’s from the Center for American Progress. It makes sense now.

redbloodedamerica:

theturningpointusa:

Seattle is proving that raising the minimum wage does not necessarily mean workers are better off.Two major problems: workers receive higher wages at the expense of benefit/perks and prices rise for everyone.One woman’s account: “I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” (http://shiftwa.org/sea-tac-workers-not-happy-with-15-min-wage/)Effects on prices illustrated above.



Called it. Have fun with those inflated prices, Seattle. Next thing to rise: unemployment.

redbloodedamerica:

theturningpointusa:

Seattle is proving that raising the minimum wage does not necessarily mean workers are better off.

Two major problems: workers receive higher wages at the expense of benefit/perks and prices rise for everyone.

One woman’s account: “I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” (http://shiftwa.org/sea-tac-workers-not-happy-with-15-min-wage/)

Effects on prices illustrated above.

Called it. Have fun with those inflated prices, Seattle. Next thing to rise: unemployment.

(via conservanerdy)

Four Reasons NOT to Raise the Minimum Wage

catoinstitute:

The debate over minimum wage continues to rage across the country. But, would raising the minimum wage actually harm the very people it is purportedly designed to help?

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Research shows that businesses would respond to the increased costs by reducing employment, particularly for low-skilled workers. Some businesses may even pass the higher costs on to consumers. Despite the hope of proponents, raising the minimum wage would do little, if anything, to decrease poverty. 

 Here are four reasons NOT to raise the minimum wage….

It Would Result In Job Loss

Evidence of job losses have been found since the earliest imposition of the minimum wage

  • The first 25-cent minimum wage in 1938 resulted in significant job losses.
  • Minimum wage increases recently imposed in American Samoa resulted in economic effects so pronounced that President Obama signed into law a bill postponing them.
  • A 2006 review of more than 100 minimum wage studies by David Neumark and William Wascher found that about two-thirds found negative employment effects.
  • In 2010, Joseph Sabia and Richard Burkhauser estimated: “nearly 1.3 million jobs will be lost if the federal minimum wage is increased to $9.50 per hour.”

It Would Hurt Low-Skilled Workers

Evidence shows minimum wage increases disproportionally hurt the people they’re supposed to help

  • The 2006 Neumark and Wascher review found the literature “as largely solidifying the conventional view that minimum wages reduce employment among low-skilled workers.”
  • A 2012 analysis of the New York State minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $6.75 per hour found a “20.2 to 21.8 percent reduction in the employment of younger less-educated individuals.”
  • A 2010 analysis by Michael J. Hicks found: “the latest round of minimum wage increases” account “for roughly 550,000 fewer part-time jobs,” including “roughly 310,000 fewer teenagers working part-time.”

It Would Have Little Effect On Reducing Poverty

Evidence suggests that minimum wage increases don’t reduce poverty

  • In the previous federal minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $7.25, only 15 percent of the workers who were expected to gain from it lived in poor households, according to a 2012 review by Mark Wilson. If the minimum were today raised to $9.50, only 11 percent of workers who would gain live in poor households.
  • The 2012 Wilson review noted: “Since 1995, eight studies have examined the income and poverty effects of minimum wage increases, and all but one have found that past minimum wage hikes had no effect on poverty.”
  • The 2012 Wilson review noted: “One recent academic study found that both state and federal minimum wage increases between 2003 and 2007 had no effect on state poverty rates.”

It May Result In Higher Prices For Consumers

The costs of minimum wage increases must be paid by someone

  • The 2012 Wilson review noted: A 2004 “review of more than 20 minimum wage studies looking at price effects found that a 10 percent increase in the U.S. minimum wage raises food prices by up to 4 percent.”
  • A 2007 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago found that restaurant prices increase in response to minimum wage increases.

(via redbloodedamerica)

asker

Anonymous asked: Okay, I don't personally believe in many of the things that are on your blog, especially with the "homeless spikes" and being against raising minimum wage. 1. How is putting spikes anywhere helping the homeless? We should be trying to get them off the street not sweeping them under the rug. 2. The economy works by giving people enough money to spend on goods and services so that or can be put back into the economy. Raising minimum wage would actually be beneficial as more people can buy things.

Oh wow. You really have no idea how the real world works, do you? Ok, lemme break it down a bit:

1. The spikes are not to help the homeless. They are to help the property owner who has invested what would probably amount to their entire life’s fortune in their business/building. They are there to discourage anyone, not just the homeless, from loitering and damaging the property. There are countless programs, charities and shelters for the homeless in particular, so the spikes are really an excuse to bitch. Instead of complaining about a private property owner protecting his investment, how about you put your money and time where your mouth is and volunteer/donate to a homeless shelter or food kitchen. It would go a lot farther than your phony internet activism that feeds and houses exactly zero people.

2. You could not be more wrong about the economy. Wages are a by product of the economy, not it’s engine. Think of it like this: You are making paper clips. After you factor in manufacturing costs, overhead, labor costs and the like, you can sell your paper clips for .10¢ a piece. Now let’s say some government official comes and tells you that you have to raise your labor costs from $8/hr to $15/hr. This raise is not due to increased efficiency, but just some arbitrary increase because it makes people feel better and can get a politician re-elected. What do you think happens? Do you, as a manufacturer, eat the extra cost? You already only make a paltry 10-15% per sale. No, what you do is raise the price per paper clip to .20¢. Of course, the wage increase is not for paper clip manufacturers alone, so EVERYTHING goes up in cost. .99¢ hamburgers? Now $2. $3 gallon of milk? Now $6. What this wage increase does is simply raise prices for EVERYTHING

What good is doubling your income if everything doubles in price? You “purchasing power” does not increase in the long run when you arbitrarily raise the minimum wage. Production, profit and efficiency mandate what wages are. Not the other way around.

Minimum wage laws make it illegal for a worker to accept a job that pays less, even if the worker needs that job. — Peter Schiff (via moralanarchism)

My mother is looking for a job right now. Thank God for low paying jobs that can get her by until she finds a better one. Screw minimum wage BS.

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redbloodedamerica:

The CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s explains why the increased regulation on businesses like Obamacare and raising the minimum wage is terrible for businesses like his and others.

…of course, he said this on Fox News, so immediately its relevance and reliability is diminished.

melleigh:


This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

god damn


So I can sit on my ass and spin a handle all day and get paid for it? DEAL!

melleigh:

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

god damn

So I can sit on my ass and spin a handle all day and get paid for it? DEAL!

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