Originally Posted by SDW2001
There is not a finite amount of work. It's fluid. You need to show a direct link. Otherwise, it's just a supposition.
Prove that it's fluid. You need to show direct proof. Otherwise it's just a supposition.
One, I do live in the real world, so thanks for unnecessarily being an ass there. Secondly, I have done budgets for both myself and others...all varying incomes. My point was specifically to throw together a "poor man's budget." I showed that one CAN live on minum wage..even only working 40 hours a week.
No, you showed a budget that results in immediate homeless the moment
(a) someone gets sick
(b) someone gets laid off
(c) someone's house gets broken into
(d) inflation goes up
Need I go on? You showed that in a perfect world, one can live on the current minimum wage. We're talking about the real world, right?
Uh, no. You made that up too. That's what you THINK happens. You have no evidence whatsoever.
I have no evidence whatsoever that the minimum wage reduces poverty. That's gold.
What's next? I have no evidence that eating lard makes me fat? I have no evidence that driving my car gets me to work?
Why? Where does it say that?
No, I said that. That's what the minimum wage needs to be. Luckily, it seems 315 Congressmen and -women agree with me.
I won't stop because you won't engage me in the point. You're arguing these minimum wage workers are "stuck" making what they are. I'm saying that is crap for almost anyone who's not mentally disabled. Any person without a High School Diploma or GED can go earn $7-8.00 an hour in today's economy.
No. There are jobs at that price. But they're taken. The fact that there are lots of people working at the minimum wage means that they can't get employed for anything more.
These are the people we're concerned with here.
Shit, janitors at my school who work second shift make up to $17 or more. Starting is $10-12ish. Janitors, greg...janitors! They, as Michael Bolton from Office Space says...clean shit up for a living. But oh wait....since the minimum is going up, they'll want $14 to start and $19-20 years later. That means my school will have to reduce its workforce, causing piles of shit to pile up around the kids. Shit, Greg! Oh, the humanity! Think of the children!
Good luck with all that.