Say “NO” to $15 Minimum Wage!

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Okay, I said I would be sparse, but had a few minutes and something showed its ugly head and I had to speak.

Do remember 2 things:  This is an opinion, my opinion.  We all have one.  This is my space to write about mine.

Secondly, I would love to hear your opinions.  But, if it’s nasty, or otherwise troll-like, then I will delete it.  You don’t have to agree, but be nice(r). If everyone agreed with me, then this would not need printing, so I know it will be opposed by many.  Just take the time to read it first!

I have to say this one more time. I just finished reading another article saying why minimum wage should be raised to $15/hr. Now, don’t hate me, but I disagree. Here’s why:
If you raise MW to $15/hr, then they make about $31,000 per year. I understand that the companies would not have to raise their stuffs very much, however, they would raise it some. That, for one, makes my money worth less in buying power.

Secondly. and more importantly, you are gonna raise MW up about $7/hr, but a beginning teacher in IN starts at under $30K/yr. So what you are telling me is that a MW employee flipping burgers should be making more than a 4-yr licensed teacher? Or any of a dozen other professions that take years to go to college.

My disability won’t go up $7/hr. Ok, so should we raise them all up $7/hr? Now, you have defeated your purpose because NOW ALL the stores will have to raise their prices because all the other businesses have to raise theirs.

This doesn’t work. I am not sure what the answer is, other than MW was NEVER intended to provide the same living standard as professional occupations. What you will get is nearly EVERYONE dropping out of college to go for MW jobs that pay so much. Now, we have a shortage in the other areas and recession gets worse, companies close, and all those new MW jobs (and a lot of old ones) will be gone. Doesn’t solve the problem for more than a very short time.

I am all for people making more money.  Legally and ethically is usually all I ask.  But, when something would so obviously hurt others and the economy and not really solve the problem (I know you think making more would, but we need to look at other options), I have to say something.

Again, I know this will not win me kudos with many people, but the arguments make sense.  I have looked and looked at them.  This will be a bad thing if it goes national.

Repost this if you think it has merit.

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Namaste,

Scott

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  • bert0001  On May 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

    the argument makes sense, what about 10$ 🙂

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    • kindredspirit23  On May 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      I,of course, have no problem with incremental raisings of MW. I think in order to keep up with the rising costs of things, it is necessary. I don’t know what that limit should be. As long as other people in other jobs do not feel they are being neglected in pay because of MW, I think that is a good indicator.
      Scott

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  • Elle Knowles  On April 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Makes sense to me when it’s all written in plain English as you have done here. It’s just a vicious circle out there isn’t it? Great post! ~Elle

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  • jdawgswords  On April 18, 2015 at 12:41 am

    you’re pretty much on target….I remember mw being $2.85…and when chevy 1st rolled out the s-10 it cost about $8500(mw was $3.35 and I was making $5.00)…every corporation has a set profit margin….wages go up and prices go up or products get doled out in smaller doses…usually both…mw is $7.25 and a s-10…well, not even sure that model is even on the market but a base model truck cost around $25,000…I currently make $12.50 base, and struggle with bills…it’s NOT my money; it’s my desires…inflation is stupid!!!! should a 20oz soda cost nearly $2???? should it be impossible for me to get a mortgage for a $30,000 house??? why should I be forced to spend money on a blowed-up car and live in a dump just because I “don’t earn enough”??? rather wages are $7.25, $15, or $150 affordable transportation is not going to available and affordable mortgages will be non-existent…I don’t need more money a need affordable transportation and dependable shelter

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    • kindredspirit23  On April 18, 2015 at 2:01 am

      Yes, and a simple raise of MW will simply not do all that. Someone once said to me, “How can you expect cars being made by someone earning $22/hr to be bought and paid for by people making MW?” His point was not to raise MW, but to raise awareness of how ridiculous our system is. It will collapse; it has to. You can’t have all these economic problems and a $17+ Trillion Nat. Debt and the answer be to raise MW and print more money! It just will not fly.

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