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minimum-wage-job: Jakè Neidert Follow @Jakeandbake336 Fact: minimum wage is livable if you cut out entertainment, alcohol, drug, and eating out costs. Minimum wage isn't supposed to support a 6 figure lifestyle 4:27 AM-20 May 2019 480 Retweets 2,549 Likes AlwaysAshley @AshleyFrankly Follow Replying to @Jakeandbake336 Sit down, big boy. "A full-time minimum- wage job doesn't pay well enough to afford rent. In Kansas, where the state minimum wage is $7.25, you'd need to make $10.53 an hour to afford a studio. To rent a one- bedroom at minimum wage, you'd need to work 67 hours a week." 10:41 AM - 21 May 2019 397 Retweets 8,477 Likes Pé Resists Follow @4everNeverTrump Replying to @Jakeandbake336 Okay... let's try this in your city, Waco: Full-time minimum wage: $14,500/year. Splitting a 2 bedroom apartment in Waco: $5400/year. Utilities: $1500/year. Car (because it's TX): $6000/year. Income tax: $1400 WITHOUT FOOD, you're already at $14,300 in yearly expenses. 4:30 PM 21 May 2019 881 Retweets 7,612 Likes Pé Resists Follow @4everNeverTrump Replying to @4everNeverTrump @Jakeandbake336 Nor does this account for healthcare, pets, clothes, hygiene products, Mother's Day and Xmas gifts, etc. There's a reason why people work 60-80 hours/week at minimum (or close to minimum) wage jobs: BECAUSE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE ON A MINIMUM WAGE. 4:34 PM -21 May 2019 296 Retweets 5,270 Likes Katherine Soutar Artist Follow @Kate_Dancingcat Replying to @Jakeandbake336 This Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. Oscar Wilde www.m ne 6:42 AM 21 May 2019 1,010 Retweets 7,459 Likes gahdamnpunk: Why is conservative logic pretty much “you can live on a minimum wage if you cut out LIVING”??
minimum-wage-job: Jakè Neidert
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 @Jakeandbake336
 Fact: minimum wage is livable if you cut out
 entertainment, alcohol, drug, and eating out
 costs. Minimum wage isn't supposed to
 support a 6 figure lifestyle
 4:27 AM-20 May 2019
 480 Retweets 2,549 Likes

 AlwaysAshley
 @AshleyFrankly
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 Replying to @Jakeandbake336
 Sit down, big boy. "A full-time minimum-
 wage job doesn't pay well enough to afford
 rent. In Kansas, where the state minimum
 wage is $7.25, you'd need to make $10.53 an
 hour to afford a studio. To rent a one-
 bedroom at minimum wage, you'd need to
 work 67 hours a week."
 10:41 AM - 21 May 2019
 397 Retweets 8,477 Likes

 Pé Resists
 Follow
 @4everNeverTrump
 Replying to @Jakeandbake336
 Okay... let's try this in your city, Waco:
 Full-time minimum wage: $14,500/year.
 Splitting a 2 bedroom apartment in Waco:
 $5400/year.
 Utilities: $1500/year.
 Car (because it's TX): $6000/year.
 Income tax: $1400
 WITHOUT FOOD, you're already at $14,300 in
 yearly expenses.
 4:30 PM 21 May 2019
 881 Retweets 7,612 Likes

 Pé Resists
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 @4everNeverTrump
 Replying to @4everNeverTrump @Jakeandbake336
 Nor does this account for healthcare, pets,
 clothes, hygiene products, Mother's Day and
 Xmas gifts, etc.
 There's a reason why people work 60-80
 hours/week at minimum (or close to
 minimum) wage jobs: BECAUSE IT'S
 IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE ON A MINIMUM WAGE.
 4:34 PM -21 May 2019
 296 Retweets 5,270 Likes

 Katherine Soutar Artist
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 @Kate_Dancingcat
 Replying to @Jakeandbake336
 This
 Sometimes the poor
 are praised for being
 thrifty. But to
 recommend thrift to
 the poor is both
 grotesque and
 insulting. It is like
 advising a man who is
 starving to eat less.
 Oscar Wilde
 www.m ne
 6:42 AM
 21 May 2019
 1,010 Retweets 7,459 Likes
gahdamnpunk:
Why is conservative logic pretty much “you can live on a minimum wage if you cut out LIVING”??

gahdamnpunk: Why is conservative logic pretty much “you can live on a minimum wage if you cut out LIVING”??

minimum-wage-job: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G ザ . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes screams-4-memes: nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created… I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice. only one of my coworkers at my minimum wage job is younger than me and she’s only younger than me by a couple months. I’m 18. I’m never not angry about this topic.
minimum-wage-job: CBS News
 @CBSNews
 Follow
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent
 anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa
 OR RELT
 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018
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 Nathan
 @Nate4217
 Follow
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs
 aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna
 boy/girl job.
 CBS News@CBSNews
 Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws
 FOR RENT
 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018
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 Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp...
 @kulturalmarx
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 unpopular opinion: [belief shared by
 literally every other suburban rich kid
 ever]
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay
 rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money
 nt get a big boy/girl job
 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018
 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes

 TheAfrocentricAsian
 @jmood88
 Follow
 This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a
 complete misunderstanding of why a
 minimum wage was created.
 Nathan @Nate4217
 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're
 for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big
 boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status
 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018
 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes
screams-4-memes:

nickbilz:

chescaleigh:


reverseracism:

welcometonegrotown:
It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people.
Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created… 
I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. 


not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school??  are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense. 


Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. 
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week.
Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. 
Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September.
Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice. 


only one of my coworkers at my minimum wage job is younger than me and she’s only younger than me by a couple months. I’m 18. I’m never not angry about this topic.

screams-4-memes: nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper...

minimum-wage-job: Amy Renee Wasney Monday at 9:31 PM While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into inflation and conversion to American money, and if A Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit would be making $27,574 per year in American money. If someone works 40 hours a week at the current federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080. So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time) each year. And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine where it's at. <p><a href="http://eruhamster.tumblr.com/post/169093714870/thetakubooty-libertarirynn-hst3000" class="tumblr_blog">eruhamster</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thetakubooty.tumblr.com/post/169093033392/libertarirynn-hst3000-libertarirynn-this" class="tumblr_blog">thetakubooty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092911679/hst3000-libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote> <p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p> </blockquote> <p>what was their point?</p> </blockquote> <p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p> <p>Also <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@libertarirynn</a> you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary? Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway. </p> <p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire">Triangle Shirtwaist Factory,</a> etc. </p> <p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p></blockquote> Except that it is wrong, because as I just pointed out Bob Crachit was making much, much less than minimum wage. <blockquote><p>Also @libertarirynn you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary?</p></blockquote> Yep. And if you haven’t heard me do it before you must be new here. <blockquote>Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway.</blockquote> Wow I literally don’t know what to say. You pointed out the exact reasons the imposition of a minimum wage is unnecessary. Companies are naturally going to offer more if they think it will give them more skilled workers. <blockquote><p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, etc.</p></blockquote> Most of that has very little to do with minimum wage, nor is it particularly relevant in modernized industry. <blockquote><p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p></blockquote> We can’t just magically decide to skill is worth more money because of sob stories about single mothers. I know many a single mother who did things like go to night classes to earn a degree or even just learn particular skills to make themselves a valuable employee worth more than minimum wage. And again, most low skill jobs *do* pay above minimum wage, especially to valuable workers. I’ve only been paid minimum wage once in my life, and I’ve worked several low skill jobs. Do you know why this is? Because those jobs are dime a dozen. Wendy’s knows if they pay you just minimum wage and McDonald’s offers you a dollar more, you go work at McDonald’s. Companies being able to set their wages drives competition and therefore wages up. Skill is a commodity to be paid for just like anything else. Flipping burgers simply is not worth $15 an hour and emotional appeals involving child factory workers from 1928 will not change that. I encourage you to check my minimum wage tag for more in-depth information. <a href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/m5-xacQqloOb-oZ4F4dhAIA">@libertarian-lady</a>
minimum-wage-job: Amy Renee Wasney
 Monday at 9:31 PM
 While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my
 attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He
 makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into
 inflation and conversion to American money, and if A
 Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit
 would be making $27,574 per year in American money.
 If someone works 40 hours a week at the current
 federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080.
 So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes
 $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time)
 each year.
 And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine
 where it's at.
<p><a href="http://eruhamster.tumblr.com/post/169093714870/thetakubooty-libertarirynn-hst3000" class="tumblr_blog">eruhamster</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://thetakubooty.tumblr.com/post/169093033392/libertarirynn-hst3000-libertarirynn-this" class="tumblr_blog">thetakubooty</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092911679/hst3000-libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote>
<p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p>
</blockquote>
<p>what was their point?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p>
<p>Also <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@libertarirynn</a> you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary? Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway. </p>
<p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire">Triangle Shirtwaist Factory,</a> etc. </p>
<p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p>
</blockquote>
<blockquote><p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p></blockquote>
Except that it is wrong, because as I just pointed out Bob Crachit was making much, much less than minimum wage.
<blockquote><p>Also @libertarirynn you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary?</p></blockquote>
Yep. And if you haven’t heard me do it before you must be new here.
<blockquote>Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway.</blockquote>
Wow I literally don’t know what to say. You pointed out the exact reasons the imposition of a minimum wage is unnecessary. Companies are naturally going to offer more if they think it will give them more skilled workers.
<blockquote><p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, etc.</p></blockquote> Most of that has very little to do with minimum wage, nor is it particularly relevant in modernized industry. 
<blockquote><p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p></blockquote>
We can’t just magically decide to skill is worth more money because of sob stories about single mothers. I know many a single mother who did things like go to night classes to earn a degree or even just learn particular skills to make themselves a valuable employee worth more than minimum wage. And again, most low skill jobs *do* pay above minimum wage, especially to valuable workers. I’ve only been paid minimum wage once in my life, and I’ve worked several low skill jobs. Do you know why this is? Because those jobs are dime a dozen. Wendy’s knows if they pay you just minimum wage and McDonald’s offers you a dollar more, you go work at McDonald’s. Companies being able to set their wages drives competition and therefore wages up. Skill is a commodity to be paid for just like anything else. Flipping burgers simply is not worth $15 an hour and emotional appeals involving child factory workers from 1928 will not change that. I encourage you to check my minimum wage tag for more in-depth information.
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<a href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a>
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minimum-wage-job: THAT FACE YOU MAKE WHEN YOUR S15 AN HOURMINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL GOES FROM "UNREALISTIC" TO A REALITY FOR 60 MILLION AMERICANS IN NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA The real, inflation-adjusted, value of the federal minimum wage has fallen dramatically over time. The real value of the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 at 10.85 an hour, 50 percent above the current level. Moreover, since 1968, average U.S. labor productivity has risen by roughly 140 percent. This means that, if the federal minimum wage had risen in step with both inflation and average labor productivity since 1968, the federal minimum wage today would be $26.00 an hour. If a worker today is employed full time for a full 52-week year at a minimum wage job today, she or he is making $15,080. This is 21 percent below the official poverty line for a family of three. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would deliver much needed living standard improvements to 76 million U.S. workers and their families. The average age for these workers is 36 years old and they have been in the labor force for an average of 17 years. Only 6 percent of the workers who would benefit from this minimum wage increase are teenagers; i.e., 94 percent are adults. It's worth noting that there are 810 economists, including 210 who have PhD's in economics, and 7 Nobel Prize Laureate economists, who agree with Bernie Sanders proposals 🇺🇸 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍🏻 Turn On Post Notifications! 📝 Register To Vote 📢 Raise Awareness For Our Revolution 💰 Donate to Bernie ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FeelTheBern DemDebate BernieSanders Bernie2016 Hillary2016 GopDebate Obama HillaryClinton President BernieSanders2016 election2016 trump2016 Vegan BlackLivesMatter birdieSanders Vote NewYork California Cali Caucus Primary BernieOrBUST WhichHillary NeverHillary HillaryForPrison ToneDownForWhat Wisconsin –––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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 WHEN YOUR S15 AN HOURMINIMUM WAGE
 PROPOSAL GOES FROM "UNREALISTIC" TO A
 REALITY FOR 60 MILLION AMERICANS IN
 NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA
The real, inflation-adjusted, value of the federal minimum wage has fallen dramatically over time. The real value of the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 at 10.85 an hour, 50 percent above the current level. Moreover, since 1968, average U.S. labor productivity has risen by roughly 140 percent. This means that, if the federal minimum wage had risen in step with both inflation and average labor productivity since 1968, the federal minimum wage today would be $26.00 an hour. If a worker today is employed full time for a full 52-week year at a minimum wage job today, she or he is making $15,080. This is 21 percent below the official poverty line for a family of three. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would deliver much needed living standard improvements to 76 million U.S. workers and their families. The average age for these workers is 36 years old and they have been in the labor force for an average of 17 years. Only 6 percent of the workers who would benefit from this minimum wage increase are teenagers; i.e., 94 percent are adults. It's worth noting that there are 810 economists, including 210 who have PhD's in economics, and 7 Nobel Prize Laureate economists, who agree with Bernie Sanders proposals 🇺🇸 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍🏻 Turn On Post Notifications! 📝 Register To Vote 📢 Raise Awareness For Our Revolution 💰 Donate to Bernie ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FeelTheBern DemDebate BernieSanders Bernie2016 Hillary2016 GopDebate Obama HillaryClinton President BernieSanders2016 election2016 trump2016 Vegan BlackLivesMatter birdieSanders Vote NewYork California Cali Caucus Primary BernieOrBUST WhichHillary NeverHillary HillaryForPrison ToneDownForWhat Wisconsin –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The real, inflation-adjusted, value of the federal minimum wage has fallen dramatically over time. The real value of the federal minimum...

minimum-wage-job: 2015 CHECK HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE THE SANDERSTRUMP <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/131067173682/daddypatriarchy-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://daddypatriarchy.tumblr.com/post/131066076231">daddypatriarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/131065535067">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lunaandtrixiemod.tumblr.com/post/131062673802">lunaandtrixiemod</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chris-the-anti-sjw.tumblr.com/post/131060573133">chris-the-anti-sjw</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lupinerage.tumblr.com/post/131053288344">lupinerage</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/131047779822">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lupinerage.tumblr.com/post/130996605679">lupinerage</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/129236100900">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Two one-trick ponies.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except taxing the rich the way they’re supposed to be taxed would help a whole fucking lot.</p> </blockquote> <p>What do you mean by “taxing the rich the way they’re supposed to be taxed”? How would that be exactly?  Do you know how much the “rich” are taxed today?</p> </blockquote> <p>Lemme put it to you this way: I work a near-minimum wage job at 12% income tax. This is where a  lot of Americans are these days. That tax money accounts for approximately 20% of the tax money for the US government. The other 80%? The top 1% of Americans paying an average of 20%, give or take. And yet while I struggle to pay rent, keep my car insured and running, and put food on the table, the top 1% have four houses, a dozen sports cars, private islands, yachts, and private jets, all of which they pay to own and maintain. And yet they still have more money left over than it is humanly possible to spend unless you want to buy your own country.</p> <p>So when I say “tax the rich the way they should be taxed” I mean “tax them in such a way that they’re still able to live their extravagant lifestyles but I wouldn’t have had to bury my dad because we couldn’t pay his damn hospital bills”. And if you want sources for any of this, do a quick Google search. The first three or four links should be very informative for you.</p> </blockquote> <p>Where’s that comic of Bernie sanders kicking down a sandcastle and saying “stop having a better sandcastle than me” </p> <p>I’m sorry for your current situation, I really am, but it’s not like it’s the rich’s fault</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah but the rich have enough money that raising their taxes won’t affect them but it’ll affect the rest of the country in a positive way </p> <p>Also, trump doesn’t even need negative reasoning, he’s just a straight up asshole with no filter that will probably get us in trouble with other countries</p> </blockquote> <p>So, what’s an acceptable amount the “rich” should pay of their own earnings and what income range should be considered for that particular bracket? What, in your opinion, is “enough money” exactly?</p> </blockquote> <p>We have lost track of what is public and what is private.<br/>Natural resources are public, belonging to all the people of the countries possessing the resources. </p> <p><br/>We, the people, own the oil, gas, natural gas, coal, air, water and timber in America, not the Koch Brothers, Weyerhauser, Georgia Pacific, Chevron, Exxon, Peabody, Coca Cola or any private corporation. The private industries, under Roosevelt and Eisenhower, paid 94% tax on their income as the cost of the product owned by the american people. They kept 6% of the profit for themselves as a royalty payment for extracting our resources and selling them back to us. Rockefeller, paying 94% tax, was still the richest man in the world and a philanthropist. Our government used the taxes to provide health, education, job training, low cost home loans and retirement benefits for our citizens. The graduated income tax (those with the greatest resources and incomes paid the most, those in the lower income levels paid the least) helped America become the richest nation with the largest middle class on earth. Until..</p> <p>Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Dick Cheney and the Bushes cut the taxes on the richest among us, and the corporations they owned, to little or nothing, foisting upon us the ludicrous idea a few people, including themselves, should own our natural resources in a scheme they call “Privatization”. </p> <p>After Kissenger/Cheney’s “Endless War” scheme, Privatization became the worst of their legacy. They put the fortune in tax dollars we paid for their phony “defense contracts”, into their offshore and Swiss Bank Accounts, starving our treasury to the tune of 17 Trillion Dollars and virtually eliminating the middle class. Cheney’s company, Halliburton, profits from his term as VP and President* Cheney says “Debt Doesn’t Matter”. It Doesn’t..To him. He got the money. His intention is to foist the “debt” onto you and me. Best we forgive the debt and move on. </p> <p>What is Private? Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Hardware Stores, Resorts, Casino’s, laundries, Dry Cleaners, Liquor stores, retail outlets, auto manufacturing, etc. Anything that does not use public resources as its product. Should Jails be privately owned? No, they get all their money from the our public judicial system. Neither you, nor I, nor Corrections Corporation of America, have any right to own and operate prisons for profit. </p> <p>Should you and I be able to have our own Private armies and the weapons of war? No. Neither you, I or Blackwater/XE, has any right to own armies or the weapons of war. That is a public function. Private “war contractors”, and their “for profit” mercenary soldiers, should be eliminated forever by cancelling and never reissuing all their “contracts”. </p> <p>Our government of by and for the people,“ Democracy”, is a good thing.<br/>This co-oped government of by and for corporations, “Fascism”, is a bad thing and should be eliminated in the next budget and the 2016 election.<br/><br/>There’s a pathetic excuse in this country that hard work and merit equates success. But that simply isn’t true in a country that allow estates. Not only should we tax the rich more, we should also do away with estates and implement either a wealth cap or maximum wage. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="224" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/28ffaef1a73efb35d950fece03d62930/tumblr_inline_nw53kky8f41r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="224" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Can you do me a favor and not post your bizarre communal ownership nonsense on my posts?  Contrary to what you believe, you co-own nothing of mine, including my posts.  So, post your garbage on your own vacant blog instead of trying to hijack my blog to propagate your gibberish.  Thanks.</p></blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Not only should we tax the rich more, we should also do away with estates and implement either a wealth cap or maximum wage.&rdquo;</p><p>OK calm down there, Karl Marx.</p>
minimum-wage-job: 2015
 CHECK HIS BIRTH
 CERTIFICATE
 THE
 SANDERSTRUMP
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/131065535067">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lunaandtrixiemod.tumblr.com/post/131062673802">lunaandtrixiemod</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chris-the-anti-sjw.tumblr.com/post/131060573133">chris-the-anti-sjw</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lupinerage.tumblr.com/post/131053288344">lupinerage</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/131047779822">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lupinerage.tumblr.com/post/130996605679">lupinerage</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/129236100900">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>
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<p>Two one-trick ponies.</p>
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<p>Except taxing the rich the way they’re supposed to be taxed would help a whole fucking lot.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>What do you mean by “taxing the rich the way they’re supposed to be taxed”? How would that be exactly?  Do you know how much the “rich” are taxed today?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Lemme put it to you this way: I work a near-minimum wage job at 12% income tax. This is where a  lot of Americans are these days. That tax money accounts for approximately 20% of the tax money for the US government. The other 80%? The top 1% of Americans paying an average of 20%, give or take. And yet while I struggle to pay rent, keep my car insured and running, and put food on the table, the top 1% have four houses, a dozen sports cars, private islands, yachts, and private jets, all of which they pay to own and maintain. And yet they still have more money left over than it is humanly possible to spend unless you want to buy your own country.</p>
<p>So when I say “tax the rich the way they should be taxed” I mean “tax them in such a way that they’re still able to live their extravagant lifestyles but I wouldn’t have had to bury my dad because we couldn’t pay his damn hospital bills”. And if you want sources for any of this, do a quick Google search. The first three or four links should be very informative for you.</p>
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<p>Where’s that comic of Bernie sanders kicking down a sandcastle and saying “stop having a better sandcastle than me” </p>
<p>I’m sorry for your current situation, I really am, but it’s not like it’s the rich’s fault</p>
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<p>Yeah but the rich have enough money that raising their taxes won’t affect them but it’ll affect the rest of the country in a positive way </p>
<p>Also, trump doesn’t even need negative reasoning, he’s just a straight up asshole with no filter that will probably get us in trouble with other countries</p>
</blockquote>
<p>So, what’s an acceptable amount the “rich” should pay of their own earnings and what income range should be considered for that particular bracket?  What, in your opinion, is “enough money” exactly?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>We have lost track of what is public and what is private.<br/>Natural resources are public, belonging to all the people of the countries possessing the resources. </p>
<p><br/>We, the people, own the oil, gas, natural gas, coal, air, water and timber in America, not the Koch Brothers, Weyerhauser, Georgia Pacific, Chevron, Exxon, Peabody, Coca Cola or any private corporation. The private industries, under Roosevelt and Eisenhower, paid 94% tax on their income as the cost of the product owned by the american people. They kept 6% of the profit for themselves as a royalty payment for extracting our resources and selling them back to us. Rockefeller, paying 94% tax, was still the richest man in the world and a philanthropist. Our government used the taxes to provide health, education, job training, low cost home loans and retirement benefits for our citizens. The graduated income tax (those with the greatest resources and incomes paid the most, those in the lower income levels paid the least) helped America become the richest nation with the largest middle class on earth. Until..</p>
<p>Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Dick Cheney and the Bushes cut the taxes on the richest among us, and the corporations they owned, to little or nothing, foisting upon us the ludicrous idea a few people, including themselves, should own our natural resources in a scheme they call “Privatization”. </p>
<p>After Kissenger/Cheney’s “Endless War” scheme, Privatization became the worst of their legacy. They put the fortune in tax dollars we paid for their phony “defense contracts”, into their offshore and Swiss Bank Accounts, starving our treasury to the tune of 17 Trillion Dollars and virtually eliminating the middle class. Cheney’s company, Halliburton, profits from his term as VP and President* Cheney says “Debt Doesn’t Matter”. It Doesn’t..To him. He got the money. His intention is to foist the “debt” onto you and me. Best we forgive the debt and move on. </p>
<p>What is Private? Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Hardware Stores, Resorts, Casino’s, laundries, Dry Cleaners, Liquor stores, retail outlets, auto manufacturing, etc. Anything that does not use public resources as its product. Should Jails be privately owned? No, they get all their money from the our public judicial system. Neither you, nor I, nor Corrections Corporation of America, have any right to own and operate prisons for profit. </p>
<p>Should you and I be able to have our own Private armies and the weapons of war? No. Neither you, I or Blackwater/XE, has any right to own armies or the weapons of war. That is a public function. Private “war contractors”, and their “for profit” mercenary soldiers, should be eliminated forever by cancelling and never reissuing all their “contracts”. </p>
<p>Our government of by and for the people,“ Democracy”, is a good thing.<br/>This co-oped government of by and for corporations, “Fascism”, is a bad thing and should be eliminated in the next budget and the 2016 election.<br/><br/>There’s a pathetic excuse in this country that hard work and merit equates success. But that simply isn’t true in a country that allow estates. Not only should we tax the rich more, we should also do away with estates and implement either a wealth cap or maximum wage. </p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="224" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/28ffaef1a73efb35d950fece03d62930/tumblr_inline_nw53kky8f41r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="224" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Can you do me a favor and not post your bizarre communal ownership nonsense on my posts?  Contrary to what you believe, you co-own nothing of mine, including my posts.  So, post your garbage on your own vacant blog instead of trying to hijack my blog to propagate your gibberish.  Thanks.</p></blockquote>

<p>&ldquo;Not only should we tax the rich more, we should also do away with estates and implement either a wealth cap or maximum wage.&rdquo;</p><p>OK calm down there, Karl Marx.</p>

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