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Can America “Minimum Wage” Itself To Prosperity?

DuaneUrban Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 8:01 AM
If the minimum wage is too much how come minimum wage earners propelled companies like MacDonald's to multi-national corporate conglomerate status? Does the author want to bring us back to the robber baron days in which there were a few extremely wealthy people while the vast majority lived in abject poverty? Oh wait a second, if you look at the figures we getting there again. 9 an hour is a joke. It's pretty much slave labor considering what it costs to live in the USA.
Doug3370 Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 10:44 AM
Whether or not $9 an hour is a good living is not the point. If we want people with low skills and energy to work at all, we have to set things up to where they can get a job. That means low wages, so employers can afford to employ them.

Then, the earned income tax credit and other income support programs can kick in and boost their after tax spending power to where the push and pull of politics wants it to be.
Vic156 Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 1:13 PM
I don't want the EIT or any other govt hand out. The reason for that is if I must beg then I refuse to accept the govt putting a gun in your back to support me...
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 10:34 AM
McDonald's was started by Ray Croc, a salesman who went around selling the multimixer used to make milkshakes.
He was no minimum wage earner.
He saw the store in San Bernadino and thought the idea would be great.
bigwheel4482 Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 9:26 AM
listen to yourself. minumum wage workers didnt propell mcdonalds. the fast food concept at a low price propelled mcdees. higher min wage leads to less jobs and higher prices. i worked at a 7-11 yrs ago and when the min wage went up we raised the price of the stuff in the store. if you want to earn more money go to school, learn a trade or start your own business
evie10 Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 8:46 AM
Please get a grammar book. Your post is too difficult to figure out from the ungrammatical presentation.

What happens when the U.S. Secretary of Labor visits a church in Charlotte? If an incident earlier this month is any indication, faulty political promises and destructive economic policies continue to spread.

It took place on April 3rd. Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris made an appearance at a Baptist Church in North Carolina’s largest city, along with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. He was visiting to promote President Obama’s proposal of elevating the federal minimum wage requirement from the current $7.25 to $9.00 an hour.

Harris and Foxx gathered in a large room within a Baptist church building. They sat...