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Minimum Wage Hurts Unskilled Black Workers

DuaneUrban Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:39 AM
Mr. Jackson, I disagree. It's not minimum wage that is hurting blacks. It's a lack of well paying manufacturing jobs. Most of them are shipped over to China and the like. All that's left is corporate jobs that are mainly HR, marketing/sales related and service related jobs. Food, retail and the like. Don't you think it's ironic that Apple who makes all their phone in China has to come up with a low cost version for China? Their own workers can't afford their product.
dhorton Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 9:41 AM
duaneurban you obviously have never been in business.minimum wage kills jobs and businesses. minimum wages were meant to give unskilled workers a chance to get a job and learn how to do a better job and move up the ladder. then some politicians figured out they could buy votes by raising the minimum wage and that is the reason it is too high. do you understand that people in entry level jobs are not supposed to make it a career. in the old days you could hire a person as an apprentice and teach him/her a profession and either person was free to end the agreement at any time. it worked fine until the gov't got involved and if you want to train someone and come to believe that they are not working out you can be sued for unfair termination.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 9:47 AM
You're putting the cart before the horse. The reason that manufacturing jobs are going overseas is BECAUSE "minimum" wages are making other countries a better deal in the labor market.

If the minimum wage were abolished, we would see a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing that could not be believed.
Earl29 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 1:50 PM
Michael 1068 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 11:23 PM
Yes, I bet we could PRODUCE a lot of stuff if we paid Korean sweat shop wages! But who would buy it?
dhorton Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 9:57 AM
THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE POLITICIANS THAT GAVE AN EXEMPTION FOR PAYING TAXES ON MONEY LEFT OVERSEAS.THE CONSTITUTION STATES THAT ALL INCOME FROM ANY SOURCE WHATSOEVER,world wide is taxable. some politicians at sometime have changed that .now if a company leaves their money overseas it is tax free. these are the scum that accepted bribes(why else would they do it)and have practically destroyed our country. this may have happened right after ww2 because the rockefellers ,gettys,vanderbilts,carnegies and many others went to japan and bought up huge chunks of tokyo. you older folks will remember when everything was made in japan.you not so old folks might remember when japan bought every single hotel on waikikee and a large section of la.

In his most recent State of the Union address, President Obama made this bold declaration:

“Let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families.”

A wonderful thought, to be sure. But would this single step actually raise the incomes of millions of working families? Historically, however, minimum wage laws and unions have actually hurt the black community.

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