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Should Minimum Wage be $25.00 per hr ?
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If you raise the minimum wouldn't everything else increase?
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It would make ZERO difference. The price of EVERYTHING would inflate. Plain and simple
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brookline wrote:


I think the minimum wage should be $25.00 per hr.

If you're an American you may think this is a bit high, but think about. Go gather all your utility bills, your rent of mortgage bill, budget the amount of money you'll need to send on whole some nutritious food each month with out having to use food stamps and getting food from food banks, budget the money you'll need for transportation which include public transportation or cost of having a car, budget money for clothes, budget money to save, budget money for health care.

these are common expenses that people have in common and can't be without.

add them all up for the month

next determine your pay at $25.00 per hr

next determine your pay at $15.00 per hr , $11.00 per hr, $10.00 per hr, $9.00 per hr, $8.00 per hr, $7.00 per hr, $6.00 per hr, and $5.00 per hr

next compare your total monthly expenses to the total monthly pay at $25.00 per hr.

next compare your total monthly expenses to the total monthly pay at $15.00 per hr , $11.00 per hr, $10.00 per hr, $9.00 per hr, $8.00 per hr, $7.00 per hr, $6.00 per hr, and $5.00 per hr.

Tell me which minimum wage will keep you off food stamps and welfare and keep you from being homeless.


Someone who flips my burgers does not deserve $25 an hour. He/She probably doesn't deserve $15 an hour. I can understand $10 an hour but $25 is too extreme. If you look into economics, you see that if price of inputs for a product change (i.e. labor for this matter), then the price of that product will increase. You can't raise minimum wage that high, but it should be raised. If we raise it to $10 an hour, we will pay a little more for stuff of course but we will save more money in taxes due to less welfare for those people. People oppose raising the minimum wage to a reasonable level for fear of extreme price retaliation on the producer's part, which is silly. And people need to learn to make a budget. No one should have to pay for someone else who for example, bought an xbox one when they couldn't afford it and simply exists off welfare to pay for their expenses they should be responsible for. I know A LOT of those people.
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Hairbelly wrote:

BTW ... for anyone not in the U.S., here's Google's currency converter if you want to see what our 7.25 USD minimum wage converts to in your currency:

https://encrypted.google.com/#safe=off&q=currency+converter



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bravostribe1015 wrote:

I personally believe the minimum wage should be a living wage, so that would largely depend on where you live. Here in New Orleans that would be a little over $10.50 an hour for a single adult according to MIT.


Apparently, 10.50 an hour is almost "living" wage.

You could get by on 7.25$, if you had welfare, and lived in ghetto/dangerous/lame areas where you don't get much out of life.

Definitely not happiness.

According to some research done by some analysts at Costco co. The living wage that will get you out of poverty level wage is about 14.00$ an hour. the minimum wage is not bad by any means, it wasn't supposed to be the norm that most jobs available to you are paying 7.25-8.00. larger corporations without much competition are to blame and not the wage itself.


Most jobs you see, could easily see a massive bump in pay, but corporations won't do it because AP arm of the company don't process employees as people, but as costs to be reduced.

There are many individuals with lots of wealth, millions even, but if they lowered their pay to around -- 500,000$ max, EASILY you could still live the life you want. than all those billions that Wal-Mart, Target, GameStop, Gamer, Save n' Shop, etc. If they took it from the top and spread it around more, it would instantly solve the problem, but no corporations are doing it.

WinCo -- formerly WareMart is actually doing this exact thing.
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TsubakiIzayoi wrote:

Honestly, I personally don't think that increasing the minimum wage to $25 or anything higher from $9 is going to change that fact that a lot of people relay on food stamps/ government aid to survive. There are people that just refuse to work but have money due to the fact that they relay heavily on food stamps and so on. It would probably help some of us that actually have it rough or are having great difficulty paying their monthly bills. But as long as the feds are willing to give aid to their citizens that are in need, there will always be people that are just simply lazy and prefer to stay at home or on the streets drinking alcohol, etc while they receive support from food stamps. IMO


I'm guessing you're referring to unemployed people who neither elderly nor disabled. If that's the case, despite what you might hear, there aren't as many of those people as you may thinkhttp://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3677
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$25? So you think the minimum wage should be more than tripled?
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Magical-Soul wrote:

Changing minimum wage won't actually fix anything. Corporations don't tolerate losses, whatever the reason.

If you made 25.00$ an hour, why wouldn't they charge 10.50$ for a slice of pizza? Why wouldn't they start charging 18.00$ a gallon for gas?

Apple isn't going to say. "Well darn, there goes our higher paying market."

They're simply going to charge 6,000$ for an iPhone and 11,000$ for an iMac.


exactly.
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25/hr is more than my father makes and he's retiring next year. My parents have a rather nice house, nice vehicles, and good furniture and everything, plus more than enough money to spend on going places and stuff every year (and that's with my mother not working too). That being the minimum wage would be ridiculous.

I do think that we should be increasing the minimum wage, however. But 25/hr? HA!
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brookline wrote:

Tell me which minimum wage will keep you off food stamps and welfare and keep you from being homeless.
I think rather than raising minimum wage to help poor people, the government should provide food stamps or rent vouchers for people who need it.

An increase in price means an increase in skills to compensate. Raising the minimum wage (from what I've learned in economics) only increases unemployment, especially amongst immigrants who might have been doing manual labor that might not necessarily require much skills. Also, it gives companies another reason to out source their work force. I think it's important to target black markets that abuse immigrants and charge them lower than minimum wage. I however, do not think that protesting for McDonalds to raise their employee's wages the same as increasing minimum wage.
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$25 / hour for someone to mindlessly flip a hamburger? If that would be the new minimum wage the unemployment rate would be probably 70%+ and gas would cost $12 a gallon and the dollar menu would become the $10 menu.
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I think we should eliminate all money
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27 / F / The state of Wash...
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the national wage $7.00. but it varies by each states. In Washington state it is $10. in the city of Seattle WA it is $15.00, the highest in the nation. in the state of Texas it is $2.00. in some states it is $8 or $9.
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