Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wage of Ambition

Minimum Wage is a hot topic, if not the hot topic in today's political climate. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is on a campaign, NAY, a CRUSADE; to combat income inequality in the United States. No village, infidel, or vagina shall be safe!

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Raising the Minimum wage gets a lot of flack. Usually from really, really smart people.  But let's be honest, there are so many reasons why minimum wage needs to remain low. Let's touch on a few of them, with the help of our dear friends, people on Facebook.

This is a great reason for minimum wage to remain low. I mean why should I pay an EMT more than minimum wage? His ability to administer medical need to dying people is not desirable at all. Even worse are those Pharmacy Technicians. I mean any idiot knows what Phenoxymethylpenicillin is. They don't need to be paid a lot for that. Don't forget those lazy Amusement Park Ride operators. Who doesn't want to go to an amusement park, enjoy the summer sun or a nice cold fall evening all while controlling the fate of 10 to 20 people on a metallic joy device capable of reaching high speeds on decades old constructions? If they want more money they should get one of those better jobs that no one is taking where people's lives are not at stake.

Another great reason, and it compounds well with the first! I mean if we raise the minimum wage, we'd have greater job loss, because all of the teens will drop out of school because they won't have to work harder for more pay! Since they don't have to go to school any more, they would now take all of the jobs that had to staff only Retirees during school hours because lets be honest, no one wants as 75 year old EMT saving their life. The retirees, now out of work, will be unable to pay for their assisted living arrangements, so the nursing homes will have to fire a number of Certified Nursing Assistants, putting even more Teens and Retirees out of work!

Great point. If you're trying to support a family, you need to get a job that pays enough to support that family. The minimum wage is there to keep those 14 year old Pre School Teachers from being exploited, not to make up for one's personal inability.

Another great reason. If Hotels paid their bellhops and desk workers too much money, they wouldn't be able to keep their doors open. If those workers can't manage to provide adequate food or shelter so that they are healthy enough to continue performing their duties, they can be replaced with more suitable workers. The only people who would be able to pay such a high wage are large companies with insane profits.

This guy hits the nail on the head. If we raise the minimum wages, and the workers prove themselves to be unproductive, the companies lose out on money that could have gone to more productive workers. The companies would dig themselves into a hole since they would be unable to fire these unskilled, unproductive workers.
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There are no benefits to increasing the minimum wage. If we give the lowest common denominator more money, are we supposed to believe they will invest it back into the economy? If you find that your current job doesn't pay enough, just get a new one, or another one. There are Plenty of jobs to go around.

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