Minimum Wage

jasechristymonet:

The minimum wage has increased in my state to $10/hr. This hasn’t been put into effect yet. I feel conflicted about this. I want people to earn a decent wage for their efforts however I am not convinced this will benefit our economy. I currently make more than the current minimum wage, but even though I am make a great deal more, once this is set into motion my wages don’t increase in correlation. I feel the cost of living will increase to accommodate the new wages and I will no longer have the means to make ends meet.

I also believe companies will hire more employees to avoid having many full time workers and paying benefits that coincide with being full time. I have noticed this already taking place.

At this time I don’t know enough to conclude this is what is going to take place, but I feel it wont benefit our state in the manner in which we believe.

Cost of items will rise. Rent will rise. Employers will hire more qualified workers instead of the young and “upstarters.” Literally no gain will be made in an individual’s buying power… you make more but things cost more thus you’re no better off.

This has been shown every time minimum wage has been increased.

50caliberviking:

butmuhgains:

whitehouse:

Who makes the minimum wage?
More than half → Women
More than half → Work full time
Average age → 35
Share this if you agree it’s time to #RaiseTheWage

If half are women…*
and half work full time…**
and the average age is 35…
Good job getting them fired. Thanks, Obama.
* Of course half are women. Women are what, 51-52% of the population?
** That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re supporting a family.
*** The average worker is 35 years old. But not the average minimum wage worker. “Minimum wage workers tend to be young. Although workers under age 25 represented only about one-fifth of hourly paid workers, they made up about half of those paid the Federal minimum wage or less. Among employed teenagers paid by the hour, about 21 percent earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 3 percent of workers age 25 and over.” (http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2012.htm)
Also, everyone note that “Among those paid by the hour, 1.6 million earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.” Compared to 313.9 million people, that’s .5% of the US population. 75.3 million people, that’s 2.1% of the US work force.
disinfo pls go

Facts strike again… and this time, it’s Olympus that’s fallen.

50caliberviking:

butmuhgains:

whitehouse:

Who makes the minimum wage?

  • More than half → Women
  • More than half → Work full time
  • Average age → 35

Share this if you agree it’s time to #RaiseTheWage

If half are women…*

and half work full time…**

and the average age is 35…

Good job getting them fired. Thanks, Obama.

* Of course half are women. Women are what, 51-52% of the population?

** That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re supporting a family.

*** The average worker is 35 years old. But not the average minimum wage worker. “Minimum wage workers tend to be young. Although workers under age 25 represented only about one-fifth of hourly paid workers, they made up about half of those paid the Federal minimum wage or less. Among employed teenagers paid by the hour, about 21 percent earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 3 percent of workers age 25 and over.” (http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2012.htm)

Also, everyone note that “Among those paid by the hour, 1.6 million earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.” Compared to 313.9 million people, that’s .5% of the US population. 75.3 million people, that’s 2.1% of the US work force.

disinfo pls go

Facts strike again… and this time, it’s Olympus that’s fallen.

(via dommypls)

redbloodedamerica:

choassampitheater:

chupicron:

killlakorra:

redbloodedamerica:

Pretty much.

Uhm, yeah no. If the US’ CEOs can keep increasing their wages, then why can’t we increase the wages of those making barely enough to sustain themselves get a boost in minimum wage?

It’s not a matter of “why can’t they afford to do it?” It’s a matter of “this is how they will respond instead.” It needs to be done, but it’s probably gonna cause cullings of hours and employees instead and make the unemployment problem bigger again despite the fact these larger corporations will be able to afford it. (Though not all the smaller businesses. The out of control hiking prices of, well, EVERYTHING, are already driving many of them into the dirt before they can even start.)
In corporate America there’s a huge emphasis on squeezing every last penny out of everything which keeps progressively driving employee treatment and business quality down the shitter, mostly in response to the demands of companies’ share holders. And since everybody’s doing it we’ve lost the emphasis on quality that was supposed to drive the free market and instead it’s all about who can do the same thing or something similar while spending less.
There’s a reason that China is having such a hard time trying to find the right balance between Communism and Capitalism and that every Capitalist nation is going through these nearly identical issues right now. We keep having these good ideas that get twisted and manipulated for individual profit to the point where it hurts everyone else. Then everyone who can do it starts to do it and we see the usefulness of entire systems just collapse as they only benefit those who were already the best off, and grind everyone else under heel.

i hate to be the crazy guy from tumbler but i feel now would be the perfect time to just rise and murder the one percent use their money to pay the national debt and then return to living like normal human beings.


You just can’t make this stuff up folks.
And need I remind the masses of dumbasses on Tumblr that the wicked, evil, filthy rich 1% don’t have enough wealth to pay off a fraction of our national debt.

Social crusaders, go back to the safety of your parent’s basement.  Your help is not needed here.

I think the youth of America need to go back to economics 101. Can they really be THIS stupid?

redbloodedamerica:

choassampitheater:

chupicron:

killlakorra:

redbloodedamerica:

Pretty much.

Uhm, yeah no. If the US’ CEOs can keep increasing their wages, then why can’t we increase the wages of those making barely enough to sustain themselves get a boost in minimum wage?

It’s not a matter of “why can’t they afford to do it?” It’s a matter of “this is how they will respond instead.” It needs to be done, but it’s probably gonna cause cullings of hours and employees instead and make the unemployment problem bigger again despite the fact these larger corporations will be able to afford it. (Though not all the smaller businesses. The out of control hiking prices of, well, EVERYTHING, are already driving many of them into the dirt before they can even start.)

In corporate America there’s a huge emphasis on squeezing every last penny out of everything which keeps progressively driving employee treatment and business quality down the shitter, mostly in response to the demands of companies’ share holders. And since everybody’s doing it we’ve lost the emphasis on quality that was supposed to drive the free market and instead it’s all about who can do the same thing or something similar while spending less.

There’s a reason that China is having such a hard time trying to find the right balance between Communism and Capitalism and that every Capitalist nation is going through these nearly identical issues right now. We keep having these good ideas that get twisted and manipulated for individual profit to the point where it hurts everyone else. Then everyone who can do it starts to do it and we see the usefulness of entire systems just collapse as they only benefit those who were already the best off, and grind everyone else under heel.

i hate to be the crazy guy from tumbler but i feel now would be the perfect time to just rise and murder the one percent use their money to pay the national debt and then return to living like normal human beings.

You just can’t make this stuff up folks.

And need I remind the masses of dumbasses on Tumblr that the wicked, evil, filthy rich 1% don’t have enough wealth to pay off a fraction of our national debt.

Social crusaders, go back to the safety of your parent’s basement.  Your help is not needed here.

I think the youth of America need to go back to economics 101. Can they really be THIS stupid?

redbloodedamerica:

Pretty much.

redbloodedamerica:

Pretty much.

Watch Steve Moore Demolish the Argument for Raising the Minimum Wage

45-70govt:

cheshirethecatt:

a-flash-in-an-abyss:

45-70govt:

Just zoomed in.
$24.69
Really?

This is because TV, Internet access, a smartphone (hell, why not one for every family member?), a $30,000+ car (or two), a $250,000 house, and designer clothes are apparently necessary. I know parents that are supporting three children on minimum wage. The people that complain just want everybody to have the same “status” so they don’t feel bad about themselves, and they often refuse to work more than one job. I don’t know where you stand on it all, but I’m sick of people seeing wants as necessities and demanding the minimum wage be raised.

That’s actually not true at all. I like how you listed all the frivolous wants that people have and not actual things people have to pay for that actually cost a a lot.  I don’t want to be a dick but there are so many problems with your paragraph. You make it seem like you look down on people working on minimum wage like you’re somehow better which is a common problem. You degrade us down to seem like all we care about is social status and how other people see us.  Everyone is so quick to condemn people for having wants and dreams like it’s a bad thing. Like for some reason not liking where you’re at and dreaming for something better is such a horrid idea. You generalize everyone working minimum wage to that one scumbag that’s just looking for a quick buck and doesn’t want to work hard and is just looking for a handout and thinks the world owes him something. Here’s a newsflash tho, not all of us are like that, surprisingly enough MOST of us are not like that at all.
The minimum wage in my state is around 7.93 I believe, so I actually make a bit above that because I worked hard and got opportunities to move up. And I can tell you first hand even making more than that it’s hard to live off of for a  lot of reasons. First off you list tv and internet access as one of the crazy things people on minimum wage have that they don’t need. I can tell you right now I don’t have cable access because I don’t see the point when I can just watch everything online, and tbh I’m not the only one. I’ll let you in on a little secret, when you are trying to save money and are looking for things to cut, cable is actually one of the first things to go. I do however have internet access, but that is a bit of a necessity for me. I currently have a job in which we get emailed our schedules ever week so I need it for that, not only that but I’m going to school , which a lot of people on minimum wage are actually doing too, so I have to occasionally do research which is a tad bit easier to do when I have internet access.
Next you list having a phone, heaven forbid people want to keep in touch with each other. I myself have a smartphone so I guess I’m one of those crazy poor people trying to live above their means eh? But no it was actually a gift from my grandparents I got a year or so ago. As far as my plan goes it’s actually not that expensive either, I actually did my research like a lot of people do and was able to find a good deal to maximize what I can get while still paying a decent reasonable amount.
And hey lets throw out a crazy big number for a car without looking at actual prices, hell lets throw in “or two” to make it seem even worse. Okay so here’s the thing, not everyone goes out and buys new cars, a lot of people don’t especially people living off minimum wage. Surprisingly enough we actually know when we can’t afford something, and even if we don’t most people can’t just go and go and buy a brand new nice car outright so they’d have to finance it, which you have to get approved for. To get approved they take a lot of things into account like how much you make and your credit score and blah blah blah. It’s actually not that easy to go get a $30,000 car, let alone two. So if you get approved for it it’s probably because you can somehow afford it. But most people are like me and probably wont get approved for that so we go and buy used cars, much cheaper, much more affordable. I know it’s not crazy, frivolous, and stupid but hey we can’t all fit into the narrow minded generalizations that society likes to throw at us.
Don’t even get me started on houses. There are a lot of factors that go into pricing of a house, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location of the house, how much land its on, how big the house is, what the neighborhood is like, if it’s close to a fire hydrant, but you usually don’t take things like that into account when you’re spouting off random numbers without facts or research to make a group of people look bad.
And I can’t even tell you the last time I had designer anything.
You see people like you are actually one of the big problems with society today. You like to speculate and make assumptions about people or situations without knowing what it’s like. You like to demean stereotype and generalize us all into the same category because it makes it easier for you to keep track of. You like to throw out huge crazy numbers to make the problem seem stupid and small. You try and make it seem crazy to want to get paid $10 an hour (which was what most people were asking for, not 24) when there are actually people out there getting paid that and then some. Oh but because I work at a run of the mill job I don’t deserve that, because I’ve kept the same steady job for 2 years I’m not entitled to make a bit of extra money, because I have to deal with people like you that demean me, look down, and scoff at me on a daily basis for working where I do even tho they’re the ones coming to my store and eating the food that I make day in and day out, that maybe I don’t deserve a little bit of money so I can pay bills and maybe do something fun every now and then. Your’e so quick to judge without knowing a damn thing about what it’s like.
I don’t know what you think makes you better than people working minimum wage or qualifies you to make back handed comments, generalizations, and assumptions about them, but maybe next time you should do some research before you spout off some random rant about us only caring about status and only wanting minimum wage so we don’t feel bad about ourselves. Because I can assure you I don’t give a damn about status or how you or people like you perceive me to be. Nor do I feel bad about the job I have or the money I make. The reason I want a higher minimum wage is so that I can have a decent life without having to work my ass off constantly while trying live on my own and go to school so that I have a chance to actually make more and do better for myself one day.

TL:DR 
you missed the point, my school sent this to everyone without showing the opposing viewpoint.
Also minimum wage was never intended to be lived off of, it only exists so your employer is required to give you legal tender instead of on-site coupons or some shit like George Pullman.

All of this negates the real issue: If you raise the minimum wage employers will cut employees hours, lay off some employees, and pass the added cost on to the consumers. You end up with more expensive goods and a higher cost of living. What good is $25/hour when everything triples in price? Your purchasing power stays the same, only the numbers got higher.

45-70govt:

cheshirethecatt:

a-flash-in-an-abyss:

45-70govt:

Just zoomed in.

$24.69

Really?

This is because TV, Internet access, a smartphone (hell, why not one for every family member?), a $30,000+ car (or two), a $250,000 house, and designer clothes are apparently necessary. I know parents that are supporting three children on minimum wage. The people that complain just want everybody to have the same “status” so they don’t feel bad about themselves, and they often refuse to work more than one job. I don’t know where you stand on it all, but I’m sick of people seeing wants as necessities and demanding the minimum wage be raised.

That’s actually not true at all. I like how you listed all the frivolous wants that people have and not actual things people have to pay for that actually cost a a lot.  I don’t want to be a dick but there are so many problems with your paragraph. You make it seem like you look down on people working on minimum wage like you’re somehow better which is a common problem. You degrade us down to seem like all we care about is social status and how other people see us.  Everyone is so quick to condemn people for having wants and dreams like it’s a bad thing. Like for some reason not liking where you’re at and dreaming for something better is such a horrid idea. You generalize everyone working minimum wage to that one scumbag that’s just looking for a quick buck and doesn’t want to work hard and is just looking for a handout and thinks the world owes him something. Here’s a newsflash tho, not all of us are like that, surprisingly enough MOST of us are not like that at all.

The minimum wage in my state is around 7.93 I believe, so I actually make a bit above that because I worked hard and got opportunities to move up. And I can tell you first hand even making more than that it’s hard to live off of for a  lot of reasons. First off you list tv and internet access as one of the crazy things people on minimum wage have that they don’t need. I can tell you right now I don’t have cable access because I don’t see the point when I can just watch everything online, and tbh I’m not the only one. I’ll let you in on a little secret, when you are trying to save money and are looking for things to cut, cable is actually one of the first things to go. I do however have internet access, but that is a bit of a necessity for me. I currently have a job in which we get emailed our schedules ever week so I need it for that, not only that but I’m going to school , which a lot of people on minimum wage are actually doing too, so I have to occasionally do research which is a tad bit easier to do when I have internet access.

Next you list having a phone, heaven forbid people want to keep in touch with each other. I myself have a smartphone so I guess I’m one of those crazy poor people trying to live above their means eh? But no it was actually a gift from my grandparents I got a year or so ago. As far as my plan goes it’s actually not that expensive either, I actually did my research like a lot of people do and was able to find a good deal to maximize what I can get while still paying a decent reasonable amount.

And hey lets throw out a crazy big number for a car without looking at actual prices, hell lets throw in “or two” to make it seem even worse. Okay so here’s the thing, not everyone goes out and buys new cars, a lot of people don’t especially people living off minimum wage. Surprisingly enough we actually know when we can’t afford something, and even if we don’t most people can’t just go and go and buy a brand new nice car outright so they’d have to finance it, which you have to get approved for. To get approved they take a lot of things into account like how much you make and your credit score and blah blah blah. It’s actually not that easy to go get a $30,000 car, let alone two. So if you get approved for it it’s probably because you can somehow afford it. But most people are like me and probably wont get approved for that so we go and buy used cars, much cheaper, much more affordable. I know it’s not crazy, frivolous, and stupid but hey we can’t all fit into the narrow minded generalizations that society likes to throw at us.

Don’t even get me started on houses. There are a lot of factors that go into pricing of a house, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location of the house, how much land its on, how big the house is, what the neighborhood is like, if it’s close to a fire hydrant, but you usually don’t take things like that into account when you’re spouting off random numbers without facts or research to make a group of people look bad.

And I can’t even tell you the last time I had designer anything.

You see people like you are actually one of the big problems with society today. You like to speculate and make assumptions about people or situations without knowing what it’s like. You like to demean stereotype and generalize us all into the same category because it makes it easier for you to keep track of. You like to throw out huge crazy numbers to make the problem seem stupid and small. You try and make it seem crazy to want to get paid $10 an hour (which was what most people were asking for, not 24) when there are actually people out there getting paid that and then some. Oh but because I work at a run of the mill job I don’t deserve that, because I’ve kept the same steady job for 2 years I’m not entitled to make a bit of extra money, because I have to deal with people like you that demean me, look down, and scoff at me on a daily basis for working where I do even tho they’re the ones coming to my store and eating the food that I make day in and day out, that maybe I don’t deserve a little bit of money so I can pay bills and maybe do something fun every now and then. Your’e so quick to judge without knowing a damn thing about what it’s like.

I don’t know what you think makes you better than people working minimum wage or qualifies you to make back handed comments, generalizations, and assumptions about them, but maybe next time you should do some research before you spout off some random rant about us only caring about status and only wanting minimum wage so we don’t feel bad about ourselves. Because I can assure you I don’t give a damn about status or how you or people like you perceive me to be. Nor do I feel bad about the job I have or the money I make. The reason I want a higher minimum wage is so that I can have a decent life without having to work my ass off constantly while trying live on my own and go to school so that I have a chance to actually make more and do better for myself one day.

TL:DR 

you missed the point, my school sent this to everyone without showing the opposing viewpoint.

Also minimum wage was never intended to be lived off of, it only exists so your employer is required to give you legal tender instead of on-site coupons or some shit like George Pullman.

All of this negates the real issue: If you raise the minimum wage employers will cut employees hours, lay off some employees, and pass the added cost on to the consumers. You end up with more expensive goods and a higher cost of living.

What good is $25/hour when everything triples in price? Your purchasing power stays the same, only the numbers got higher.

ponies-and-polowraps:

sigsauer-ist:

dougnolan1:

thesixdicks:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Correction, we make $10.25… It went up a couple months ago.

So, what’s a ‘fair’ minimum hourly wage? $20? $50? $100?

nevermind that.
listen here op and other dickfaces
THINGS COST MORE 

istg
look. 
the minimum wage is 43% higher but look at the fucking cost of living
petrol costs 50% more
a DOMESTIC beer costs 181% more
a one way ticket on local transport costs 191% more
a bottle of water costs 41% more
am i starting to paint a picture here

It’s almost as if raising the minimum wage would raise the cost of living…oh wait.

ponies-and-polowraps:

sigsauer-ist:

dougnolan1:

thesixdicks:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Correction, we make $10.25… It went up a couple months ago.

So, what’s a ‘fair’ minimum hourly wage? $20? $50? $100?

nevermind that.

listen here op and other dickfaces

THINGS COST MORE 

image

istg

look. 

the minimum wage is 43% higher but look at the fucking cost of living

petrol costs 50% more

a DOMESTIC beer costs 181% more

a one way ticket on local transport costs 191% more

a bottle of water costs 41% more

am i starting to paint a picture here

It’s almost as if raising the minimum wage would raise the cost of living…oh wait.

(via rightwinged)

thinksquad:

Burgerbot can produce 360 high-quality burgers in an hour with minimal human supervision sad day for advocates of a “living wage”

Alas, we see the replacement to fast food workers who demand more money. Good going, minimum wage.
sigsauer-ist:

dougnolan1:

thesixdicks:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Correction, we make $10.25… It went up a couple months ago.

So, what’s a ‘fair’ minimum hourly wage? $20? $50? $100?

nevermind that.
listen here op and other dickfaces
THINGS COST MORE 

istg
look. 
the minimum wage is 43% higher but look at the fucking cost of living
petrol costs 50% more
a DOMESTIC beer costs 181% more
a one way ticket on local transport costs 191% more
a bottle of water costs 41% more
am i starting to paint a picture here

sigsauer-ist:

dougnolan1:

thesixdicks:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Correction, we make $10.25… It went up a couple months ago.

So, what’s a ‘fair’ minimum hourly wage? $20? $50? $100?

nevermind that.

listen here op and other dickfaces

THINGS COST MORE 

image

istg

look. 

the minimum wage is 43% higher but look at the fucking cost of living

petrol costs 50% more

a DOMESTIC beer costs 181% more

a one way ticket on local transport costs 191% more

a bottle of water costs 41% more

am i starting to paint a picture here

(via butmuhgains)

doyouevenliberty:

Let’s try and be smart here.

doyouevenliberty:

Let’s try and be smart here.

(via the-forward-observer)