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Posted 21 days ago , edited 21 days ago

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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.



According to some economists, raising the minimum wage will boost the economy due to an increase in spending power. Boosting spending allows money to flow, making the economy flourish.
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$50 an hour

And not a nickel less, because we don't have pennies anymore, and it's probably going to go to dimes soon.

Because the same coin of equal value is worth more because it 's from another country.

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ZenZaku wrote:

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.



According to some economists, raising the minimum wage will boost the economy due to an increase in spending power. Boosting spending allows money to flow, making the economy flourish.


EMT and firefighters' wages are $10-$13 because most of the time they are just on standby... getting pay for just hanging around the station..

if you want to make more money join the police force depends on the state recruit will start out at $22/hr.. officer starting out at $25/hr-- but then you will be putting your life on the life for this job-- so even at $50/hr is not really worth it


also

they assume that when people make more they will spend more ?

Inequality for All (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215151/

most people will consider this a pro-hillary movie

but there's a part of the movie that caught my attention

listening a CEO's own words-- it will break the common misconception that if people are making more they will spend more

i'm making more than when i was a student ... but i sure don't spend more than the things that i need.. the rest i put into savings..

not everyone aresome tech zombies who will need to rust out and buy the new smart phone/tablet every single year from apple or samsung..

the disposable electronics era -- it's sad to see people who are spending more than what they are making just to own the latest techs..
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Posted 18 days ago , edited 18 days ago

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


XxNaruTheNarcissistxX wrote:


ZenZaku wrote:

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.



According to some economists, raising the minimum wage will boost the economy due to an increase in spending power. Boosting spending allows money to flow, making the economy flourish.


EMT and firefighters' wages are $10-$13 because most of the time they are just on standby... getting pay for just hanging around the station..

if you want to make more money join the police force depends on the state recruit will start out at $22/hr.. officer starting out at $25/hr-- but then you will be putting your life on the life for this job-- so even at $50/hr is not really worth it


also

they assume that when people make more they will spend more ?

Inequality for All (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215151/

most people will consider this a pro-hillary movie

but there's a part of the movie that caught my attention

listening a CEO's own words-- it will break the common misconception that if people are making more they will spend more

i'm making more than when i was a student ... but i sure don't spend more than the things that i need.. the rest i put into savings..

not everyone aresome tech zombies who will need to rust out and buy the new smart phone/tablet every single year from apple or samsung..

the disposable electronics era -- it's sad to see people who are spending more than what they are making just to own the latest techs..


That's a fair argument. I'm not for or against raising the minimum wage, though, right now I'm leaning against it because it could case layoff, price increase or both.
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XxNaruTheNarcissistxX wrote:



That's a fair argument. I'm not for or against raising the minimum wage, though, right now I'm leaning against it because it could case layoff, price increase or both.


raising the minimum wage was on the ballot of my state this election as well

i voted yes on it.. but hour wage is a bit lower than $15/hr though

it will be $10/hr in the next year and going up slight over time to $12/hr in the next few years

i think people should take into account all the effects a law will have

it's hard to predict the future but we have to consider them

i see the rise in automation/robots

probably more self check outs at your local retailers
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I'm a moderate/centrist. I think the minimum wage should be as high as it can go before resulting in noticeable unemployment, from articles from what I read, most people take this value to be 50-60% of a regions average wage. A $15 minimum wage might work fine in a place like San Diego, but would be a disaster in a majority of the country.

Don't know why minimum wage is the most important argument though. Maybe the true fight should be to give labor power again, since the union bashing era of Right to Work, many states have seen wages plummet and an annual salary of a full time factory worker being lower than the federal poverty level is not unheard of.

US productivity has soared that past few decades with practically all wage growth going to the rich and upper middle class. Shouldn't be surprising when the lower classes no longer have any meaningful wage bargaining power.

In regards to automation, it is always going to make machines cheaper than humans. Sure a higher minimum wage may speed up that process, but eventually the minimum wage would have to exponentially plunge in order to keep those jobs with humans over robots. What would be the smarter thing to do would be to fund retraining programs for workers displaced by technology, with perhaps a reduction in the work week or a minimum guaranteed income if necessary to keep society from collapsing from high unemployment.
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