aka ginger warlock
Well it kinda does. The main reason people seemed to be against hike of the minimum wage is small businesses if the original article is anything to go by and to be fair that is kind of a point. If a smaller outfit was forced to fall in line with a minimum wage but does not make the same amount so may not be able to make the payments it may indeed cause problems.By the way, I have NO idea what you're getting at with this statement "it has been proven time and again that large business crush small ones and it has nothing to do with wage costs so really, that is kind of a none logic statement." First, who said that it does, and secondly, so??
What I am saying however is that the biggest problem for small business is not changes to pay, pensions, the economy etc but big business where people choose to go to the likes of Walmart rather than the small family owned business, this is how it has been for the last twenty years. So yeah.
Is that really what you believe Dave? That if you feel your wage is too low you should just up and quit your job to find another one instead of a business, oh I don't know, look after their employees?Just because a company can afford to pay their employees more doesn't mean that they should be required to. On the subject of Wal-Mart, nobody is forcing anyone to work at Wal-Mart, if they're so awful then go find a new job instead of crying that your wage is too low. Wal-Mart pays an insane amount in taxes so don't think for one second that it's "we the taxpayers" that are subsidizing the Wal-Mart employees anyway.
Okay, lets go with that a second, I do not know what an NFL player makes but I know that people who play Football in the premier league make a lot of money a week (I don't know how much but a lot) in comparison to say a doctor, a fireman or a nurse, is that right? The importance of a job does not reflect pay scales all of the time as far as I can tell if at all.I make less than what a Wal-Mart employee makes per hour because that's what my job is worth. Other people (let's say a Rocket Scientist) make well into the six figures because that's what their job is worth. In the same way, Wal-Mart employees earn the wage that they do because that's what their job is worth. If you have a low skill cap on your job then you're going to be paid accordingly.
I disagree, a college education should not factor minimum wage in any way.On a side note. You're also negating the importance of a college education to a certain degree when you support raising minimum wage.