Fair Labor Standards Act - 1938. But back then the country was deep in depression and low pay was widespread. Today, not so much. Minimum wage jobs are the exception. What is interesting is that if the minimum wage is raised to $15/hr, there will be millions more people earning minimum wage because the people currently making that wage won’t necessarily get a commensurate raise.
Neither 600 or 1400 is 2000. …Obviously.
And why not 10,000$. If Trump only wanted 2000$, then isn’t 10,000 Better? Orange man bad right?
It isn’t necessarily begrudging the person. It’s begrudging the idea of it.
If I worked for a company for years, or had an elevated position due to experience, and suddenly the guy sweeping the floor makes the same as I did you better believe that the company is going to have to increase my wages as well.
And with a change this drastic you can bet it will impact a lot of positions. Based on my current profession, you’ll have the high school kid doing oil changes getting paid close to the same as certified mechanics. That’s not going to fly for long.
Shop labor rates will necessarily go up to cover the increase in labor expenses and pretty soon shop rates will be $150 or more per hour. They are already over $100.
Not even close.
A high school friend of mine moved to the Seattle area after high school. He brings in almost 30% more than I do every year, yet our lifestyles are almost identical. I pay far less than he does for housing, insurance on various things, and a much lower overall tax rate.
He met a nice girl though, so that was worth it.
You should check out the thread in soapbox
That’s not what he said. Biden promised 2000. We all heard his bribe.
I am all for looking for a different means to cover their expenses, they could have to do like the rest of us and be in the private sector, and deal with the ups and downs of life like the rest of us schmucks but I know that is going to go nowhere. It just goes to show at a time when people were at their lowest many citizens who were already down on their luck or fired during covid also got clobbered in property taxes.
Many will have handed over a lot of the stimulus money they received over to property taxes, and it’s not like the property tax increases will go down if the pandemic does go away. I don’t think we have seen the end of the covid debacle yet. At least 100,000 small businesses folded up during the pandemic and that’s not counting the big companies that went under, imagine if they had the power to increase property taxes whenever they wanted, they probably would have survived but at the cost of others.
In a few months the banks are going to come knocking for all of those on mortgage or rent forbearance programs that will be due, that’s going to be ugly.
the depression ended… just so you know
So people down on their luck don’t need food, clothing and shelter anymore? Kewl!!
they can get a job.
C’mon, how many people, hard working individuals are just down on their luck? Luck has nothing to do with it. In my past 30+ years in the workforce and just simply knowing a lot of people over that time, I’ve learned the vast majority of people make their own bed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it never happens, but 99% of the time being down on your luck occurs at a casino, not life. This pandemic may have created a few more desperate people, but that’s not luck either, that’s our government.
If I had to pay someone 15 bucks an hour to sweep the floors, I’d buy a roomba.
No worries. Once Biden opens the border and grants speedy citizenship to illegals, he won’t need most of the useful idiots that put him in office. It happens every revolution. The revolutionaries are the first ones to go because they soon realize they were lied to and become the worst dissenters. I wouldn’t feel sorry for their stupidity if we all didn’t have to live with the consequences…
My wife and I both got a check. Still not voting for Biden. (Still keeping the money though) I’m going to invest…
$7.42 an hour doesn’t buy much.
Build their skills blah blah blah, some people just ain’t smart enough or have other issues. They shouldn’t have to starve.
Down on their luck might have been the wrong phrase. Read my previous post.
Where’s my $4,000?
They won’t starve to death. They’ll be in section 8 housing eating with food stamps because at 15 bucks an hour, they won’t be the ones with a job.
For some reason the left just can’t wrap their heads around the fact that a 15$ minimum wage effectively outlaws jobs that aren’t worth 15$ an hour.