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I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living

 
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Mourning star
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parasite
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parasite
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hesright
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Is 98% of population holographic? Probably
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06/21/2022 09:14 AM

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Just breathe

It's not about the money

peace
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Think about it:

Everything is artificial and holographic and controlled

That means it’s meaningless including the nature
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Just breathe

It's not about the money

peace
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Fuck you
I’m forced homeless while you probably are comfortable
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06/21/2022 09:17 AM
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Minimum Wage was never meant to provide adequate living conditions,
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Where does this come from?
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Get this

In Florida it’s $10/hr

Net per week $356

Guy here at Starbucks and other locations over 50 years old

He makes $11/hr, what I made 30 years ago
cruisewuflu
R&y

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06/21/2022 09:23 AM
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I wonder what the minimum wage would be if it had been tied to congressional salaries instead of to the fake cost of living.
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06/21/2022 09:30 AM
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I wonder what the minimum wage would be if it had been tied to congressional salaries instead of to the fake cost of living.
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Doesn’t matter

Point is this world is artificial shit and to drain people like me

Parasite
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06/21/2022 09:30 AM

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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
so u want to double the cost of living? that is what would happen, prices would go up. only 1 who gets rich off this minimum wage trick is govern. they get a % of each dollar u are paid. doesn't matter that u are worse off. plus states get a % of the dollars u spend buying stuff. u ain't gaining ground thou. just paying more out.

i don't have time to explain it but way back ppl earned $1 / DAY yet lived better than now and did more with only 1 person's income too. u are actually rich compared to them, but complaining. now ask yourself why?
JAZZZ50

2020 The SHTF literally as TP ran out.

ARM like u never have before.
there is 1 force of magic left to counter whatever comes.

it is time to call GHOSTBUSTERS to build this city with rock n roll. turn every radio and stereo on in this whole damn world. mayb just mayb it works again.
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06/21/2022 09:33 AM
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
25 an hour very modest living in Mo don’t have much money after bills and food
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
This world:
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if your stupid and make dumb decisions you are relegated to serfdom
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06/21/2022 10:07 AM
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Takes decades to raise the minimum wage, seconds to send billions to Ukraine.
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06/21/2022 10:19 AM
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
That’s like saying, since you didn’t want to further educate yourself beyond the 8th grade, large companies should subsidize your living forever. Makes no sense. Do you realize there are several consequences for raising the minimum wage? Here’s a few examples:
1. Minimum wage is now $20 an hour, you are an employer and you have two candidates in front of you. A blue haired 400lb Cheeto eating video gaming 22 year old with no formal education, or a well dressed, manicured, out of work computer programming 60 year old college grad, white or black male or female. Who do you hire? Raising minimum wage puts the young folks out of work; it’s been proven over and over again. The folks fussing for higher wages price themselves right out of a job.

2. Minimum wage is now $20 an hour. What do you suppose Wal Mart will do if you just doubled their payroll costs for about 75% or their workforce? Just eat the cost? Nope, they will replace you and your friend with more reliable workers, lay-off workers and hire robots, reduce working hours, increase costs of their products across the board. How does this help anyone looking for minimum wage jobs? Don’t get me started on how this exponentially increases benefit costs (Workers Comp, 401K matching, etc).

3. Minimum wage is $20 an hour. You own a Mom and Pop hardware store; one of two left in your State. You’re looking to hire someone at $15 an hour, which is killing you because you can really only afford paying $12 an hour. Guess what, no candidates will seek you out as an employer because you are not willing to pay high wages for low skilled labor. You’re forced to work late, pick up shifts beyond what you’d normally work, shut down the store due to lack of help, close your business because you’ve reached burnout and bankruptcy.

Tell me again how raising the minimum wage would help the US?

The minimum wage is not designed to subsidize folks’ standard of living. It is designed to prevent employers from only paying $1 an hour to shovel coal or bust rocks. Think about it, if you don’t only want to make $10 an hour for the rest of your life, what do you do? Wine about how no one ever helps the little guy? No, you educate yourself, learn a skill/trade, you adapt, get two jobs, you survive. Forcing companies to pay you more is just like asking the Govt to pay off your student loans. No one is going to help you, you have to help yourself.
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1. Show me statistics, cause I'm sure you pulled that out of your ass

2. You know nothing of robotics, their costs, and the stupidity of the general public on foolproof designs. Why do you think automation isn't widespread in service industries already? People are unpredictable and stupid. Automation that exists currently can only be feasible in low-contact manufacturing. The more human input involved, the more likelihood all automation involved in the overall process gets fucked. Then there's the cost of employing technicians for all this amazing automation that doesn't exist.

3. You know what a subsidy is? There's no reason many of the corporations that receive them now even do, let alone how much they receive. Reallocate that money for subsidies nationwide for private owned small businesses that employ under a certain amount of employees. At a certain size, you can afford the scales of economy that allow higher wages without government subsidies. Create legislation preventing large corporations from creating "shell mom'n'pop" stores under the employee count trying to benefit from the new subsidies. Make actual prison penalties for any companies found to be fraudulent or in violation.

The rest of your post is basically just begging to be a slave. The fact is the minimum wage WAS intended to be the minimum required to live comfortably, and back in the day it was enough on a single income to go to college, buy or rent a house, and support a family (although not too comfortably). None of this is possible on today's minimum wage, even alone. Work 2 jobs to get by? Are you fuckin serious, that's your idea of how life's supposed to be? If everyone is working 2 jobs, where are all these jobs gonna come from?

How much you getting paid by corps to lobby against higher wages for Americans? Surely nobody is that stupid without being paid.
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06/21/2022 10:25 AM
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
It's depressing

For those stuck in low-wage jobs, the best you can do is find a job you don't hate and live small. Become a manager and then you have that experience to move around with.

Or get a CDL and haul things.
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06/21/2022 10:31 AM
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It's depressing

For those stuck in low-wage jobs, the best you can do is find a job you don't hate and live small. Become a manager and then you have that experience to move around with.

Or get a CDL and haul things.
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Most USA JOBS ARE MIN WAGE. Drive around US cities. Starbucks, Walmart, Target, gas stations,hotels,blah blah.. all slave min wage
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bump
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Anything under $50/[email protected] 40 hours week is anti-american slavery
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
In 1986 minimum wage was 3.35. I could buy 2 cheeseburgers fries and small coke and a pack of ciggs for this. Now not even the ciggs for 750 ....I could however still get a double cheesburger fires and a small coke for a little over half of 7.50.....Ciggs are mostly tax. Same with Gas....Gas was 89cents a gallon....or less then 1/3 of an minimum wage hour....now its 90% of a minimum wage hour....it all depends on what you tie your inflation to.
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Anything under $50/[email protected] 40 hours week is anti-american slavery
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So the minimum wage should be 104,000 dollars a year...Im down, make it happen. Wonder how much a happy meal will cost then.
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06/21/2022 11:02 AM
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Anything under $50/[email protected] 40 hours week is anti-american slavery
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That’s about right. Based on my 1992 salary and cost of living I should be making at least $44/hr
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
In 1986 minimum wage was 3.35. I could buy 2 cheeseburgers fries and small coke and a pack of ciggs for this. Now not even the ciggs for 750 ....I could however still get a double cheesburger fires and a small coke for a little over half of 7.50.....Ciggs are mostly tax. Same with Gas....Gas was 89cents a gallon....or less then 1/3 of an minimum wage hour....now its 90% of a minimum wage hour....it all depends on what you tie your inflation to.
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There you go
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
Anything under $50/[email protected] 40 hours week is anti-american slavery
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So the minimum wage should be 104,000 dollars a year...Im down, make it happen. Wonder how much a happy meal will cost then.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 67904014


Lol
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
90% of jobs in USA are min wage service industry
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YES!
The Truth!
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You can thank your illegals for that, and they can thank you for all of the free shit your government gives them.
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
In 1986 minimum wage was 3.35. I could buy 2 cheeseburgers fries and small coke and a pack of ciggs for this. Now not even the ciggs for 750 ....I could however still get a double cheesburger fires and a small coke for a little over half of 7.50.....Ciggs are mostly tax. Same with Gas....Gas was 89cents a gallon....or less then 1/3 of an minimum wage hour....now its 90% of a minimum wage hour....it all depends on what you tie your inflation to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 67904014


I showed you peoples major expenses like car, rent etc

Don’t forget we had 1 year lockdowns yet people are purchasing like everything is normal
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90% of jobs in USA are min wage service industry
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YES!
The Truth!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80296477


You can thank your illegals for that, and they can thank you for all of the free shit your government gives them.
 Quoting: rccola


Ugh huh

Have you researched what people get?

In Ca food stamps is $200
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Re: I calculated based on minimum wage 30 years ago and cost of living
How many more people entered the work force since then?





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