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Posted 11/8/16
Minimum wage should maybe be raised to $9.

If you raise minimum wage to $15 a lot of people are going to lose jobs or lose hours and full-time benefits. It's economics 101.
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Ocale wrote:

Why in the world would you take someone's money away when they have rightfully earned it? What would be anyone's incentive to create a business and make it huge and strive for large success if there's a limit on how much they're allowed to enjoy the spoils of their hard work?


it's a form of entitlement

they think that everyone's wage should be the same

since why would surgeons be making six figures while we have people making $15/hr ?

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015
29-1067 Surgeons
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291067.htm

among surgeons, neuro-surgeons are making the most money i think 300-500k a year for some of them

so some kids flipping burger will get $15/hr while there are people who got a master degree but are being offered jobs at $13-$14/hr range

well at least now they will be guaranteed a $15/hr with that master degree

now a day, depending on the field you are going into.. that degree is not really worth the money and time spent on getting. it's a useless piece of paper for the wage they are offering you

why certain groups' wage are higher than others ? why not all be doctors and CEO then ? they are making pretty good money right? let's all be CEOs and doctors !

well. maybe the homeless or people on welfare should be demanding equal wage next or something-- why should you earn this much money when i'm only getting this much each month

$ for skills provided+ number of people in the field -- i guess this is why they are using more machines for the low level jobs

we will see the domino effect of this in the next 5 years or so .. since the law ($15/hr) will not take effect until 2017-2018 for some states
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Enough
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For me, about $10 would be nice for Texas. You can live off that. For somewhere like NY, $15 might be worth more.

Doesn't concern me much currently. I will start off on an internship with $30,000 for first year. If they like me they will hire me for $42,000 a year. Max pay range will be $77,000. That and government healthcare and a pension. Don't need to worry about saving nearly as much money as if I worked in the private sector. WOOO.
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Posted 11/8/16
$100.00/ hr with full health benefits, no CO pays and 100% salary for life after 10 years.
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Posted 11/8/16 , edited 11/8/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

For me, about $10 would be nice for Texas. You can live off that. For somewhere like NY, $15 might be worth more.

Doesn't concern me much currently. I will start off on an internship with $30,000 for first year. If they like me they will hire me for $42,000 a year. Max pay range will be $77,000. That and government healthcare and a pension. Don't need to worry about saving nearly as much money as if I worked in the private sector. WOOO.


NY. Has a state income tax which Texas does not have so you will need to figure that into your planned moove in addition to taxes and fees on practically everything you buy or do. Oh and their gas tax is a bitch too. I know. I left NY for VA last year and never looked back
And that $15 per hour only applies to fast food workers in national chains with 60 or more restaurants in NY who are planning on forming a union. For everyone else it is way lower.
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Posted 11/8/16
Nothing too wild.

$2000/HR would be ok.
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I think what matters is that the minimum wage functions as a living wage. You should be able to accommodate yourself working full time, and that will help small business compete with franchises since community workers will actually be able to afford to buy from small business. So 15/hr isn't a bad idea, as long as it's done through small, steadily increase and not just dropped like a hammer on the economy.

The best average wage is $70000 a year, which is basically just enough to have all your basic needs not just met, but secure. In terms of overall happiness being rich doesn't mean much, it's being poor that is just more derogatory to your life. So yea, I would be happy with a wage where my life is comfortable and not on the cusp of financial collapse.
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At this point, anything that was steady and regular
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Posted 28 days ago

starshots wrote:

Nothing too wild.

$2000/HR would be ok.


CEOs or Politicians or wallstreet bankers

either that or escorts for these groups of elitists

you can make $1000-$2000/hr easy

i can't remember which news channel it was but they did a report on it.. even showing the website

the list hour rate was indeed $1000/hr for a woman of their choice
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They are talking about capping salaries, not income from investments, and those are two very different things.

IF I had my say, THIS is what I would do to close the wage gaps and encourage economic growth:

1 - Deregulate but offer tax breaks to companies with good environmental policies.
2 - Rather than a hard cap on salaries, require that minimum wage of companies fall within a certain percentage of the max.
3 - Require people of very high income brackets to create (or invest in already created) a certain amount of American jobs per certain number of excess funds. This is not forcing people to pay taxes, because if they choose to invest when creating these jobs, it could result in making even more money. If they were close to the line, and already owned companies, they could just raise wages, rather than being forced to create more jobs.
4 - Rather than breaking monopolies, which inevitably results in corporate collusion, and accomplishes nothing at all --- Streamline and facilitate the lending and investment to companies projecting selling at lower prices in an established market. To do this, offer tax incentives to the lenders and investors of these companies.
Now, while it may be hard to do this with break-in companies, many already established companies would use these tax breaks to jump markets (IE, DVD manufacturers begin producing cell-phones because they can). These companies and lenders would take advantage of these tax incentives.
5 - Raise taxes on business, but give tax breaks based on percentage of American employees. Boom. No tariffs. Actually, even better, because this would apply to foreign companies too, and may eventually encourage foreign investment.


But you know, I'm about a loony motha-fucka. Probably have no clue what I'm talking about.
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How much do I need to make so I can swim in a pool full of gold coins?

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I was aiming for $120k/yr, but I'm getting close to it now. So now I'm just aiming for the 1%. That should be challenging enough to keep me busy for a while.
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Rujikin wrote:

How much do I need to make so I can swim in a pool full of gold coins?



Do this.

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I am no economist. The impact of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour doesn't tell me what kind of impact it will have.

That being said I look at what others in my current position make with other companies. As an EMT right now I make about $10 an hour. Paramedics make about $12 and hour with a few sign on bonuses. Other companies in the area pay about $16-20 an hour for medics and $15 for EMTs, if my alcohol addled brain is serving me correctly right now.

So to answer Op's question, I would be happy making $15 an hour to keep up with competitor company wages.
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