Skip to comments.What’s behind a fair minimum wage? | As It Turns Out ($15 'not necessarily socialism')
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:58:22 AM PST by Libloather
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You forgot politicians.
It’s kind of a moot point - it’s just about impossible to start a small business these days, anyway, so they can set the minimum to whatever their large campaign contributors’ government preferences can bear.
Behind the minimum wage increase effort is Obamacare.
To pay the increased taxes, a general wage increase is needed. An increase in the minimum wage provides the inertia to increase all wages across the board.
Wage inflation is absolutely required for Obamacare to be sustainable.
The assembly line was a big reason. If workers are assembling cars the old way, then it is not a huge problem if you have an absentee problem. You can just shift a few workers around and produce fewer cars that day. On the other hand you need a minimum attendence in every position to keep the line running. The high pay was combined with firing for absense and drunkenness to improve productivity. But that was Ford’s choice, not the government’s.
Unaccountable totalitarians need to hide their plunder of the currency, the devaluation of the fiat paper, from the masses. Enter their accomplices/co-conspirators, the corrupt politicians, as champions of the downtrodden raising their minimum wage.
Root cause? Never addressed.
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
As the dollar becomes worth Less and Less...
increasing minimum wage keeps you the same OR LESS than before..
It’s a shell game by democrats knowing democracy is a lie..
Democracy is and always has been Mob Rule by mobsters..
A protection racket by Gov’t protecting you from (( THEM ))..
Wow...Marilyn is simply clueless.
She is aghast that some states don’t even have a minimum wage... With the Feds dictating what the minimum is...why bother, but I guess that doesn’t even occur to her.
Weapons Grade Stupid.
A minimum wage historical graph
Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, MINIMUM WAGES, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole with their common aim of legal plunder constitute socialism.
Legal Plunder Has Many Names - Bastiat
IIRC the people who worked the line in a Fords factories worked 12 hour days, six days.
her push is tha $5 per day, to $118 per day / 8 hours per day is $14.75 per hour....eerily similar to the $15.
In those days the was no EPA, OSHA, worker’s comp or anythign else....
She’s cherry picking the facts
Socialists have never figured out that people are not static playthings that can be manipulated at will. Everyone changes their habits to move to the path of least pain.
Look, if the government is going to mandate a nearly 100% increase for low skilled jobs I think it is only fair they mandate a similar bump for highly skilled workers. After all, they claim they are all about fairness. You don’t want to dis-incentivize (or whatever the BS buzzword is) skilled workers, do you? Well, fair is fair, I want a 100% increase too. I guess that means the government will have to set wage standards for everyone...hmm, wages will determine where the talent goes...starts to look like a centrally planned economy, doesn’t it? We all know how well those worked out in the 20th century...
Don’t forget POTUS, SCOTUS, senators, congressman and others in gov’t.
The same thing happened when the Alaska Pipeline was built.
An unskilled worker should be getting around $70 an hour now.
A skilled worker should be getting around $100 to $150 an hour now.
The spouse should not have to work outside the household.
Yep. I had a cousin who went up there to work who made enough money to take a year off and play afterwards..