should the minimum wage be $1.00 per hour?

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 1, 2021 - 11:56pm

why have a minimum wage at all, and set it at $7.25 an hour? why not just get rid of it, if you're too afraid to raise it? Open the floodgates to even cheaper labor, race down to the bottom even faster, get lots of people working, working working , longer, harder, 100 hour weeks, $100. nice and clean for math purposes. $1.00, 1 hour. makes sense. why should the gov be telling business what they have to "pay"?

the democrats seem to be, well, not very interested in doing a damn thing for common people.

trump 2024?

imagine, for $100/hr, you could have a squadron of 100 people, slaving away, if you can find these people. 100 sullen teens, perhaps.

perhaps there could be breadcrusts involved? tossing loaves of old bread to the workers?

would the whole system really disintegrate if it threw a few bones to the bottom rung? trickle up won't work?

eventually, if they kick the can down the road another few years, $7.25 will be $1.00 inflation adjusted anyway. so time will do the dirty work.

Submitted by Hobie on March 2, 2021 - 6:19am.

Why does government actually need to be involved, at all? The free market will sort itself out.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on March 2, 2021 - 8:06am.

LOL don't forget it was the supermajority ca dem congress that rejected a CA gov healthcare insurance plan 3 times!!

We are what the 6th largest economy I think, surely we could have come up with something.

Submitted by spdrun on March 2, 2021 - 10:44am.

Fine. Don't set a min wage, but socialize benefits ... everyone should have access to healthcare, UBI, etc. Finance it at the back end by taxing corporate profits. No minimum wage, but companies won't be able to attract competent staff by paying $1 per hour.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 2, 2021 - 10:52am.

If theres no maximum wage, there must be no minimum wage. A penny a week. A SACK OF RICE PER MONTH and a patch of ground to lay on. Perhaps that not far enough. Negative pay. Pay me to work for me. For resume experience.

In fact, maybe theres a business idea you pay me $100 a month, i "employ" you, serve as your reference in a job hunt, put you on my firm website.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 2, 2021 - 10:54am.

spdrun wrote:
Fine. Don't set a min wage, but socialize benefits ... everyone should have access to healthcare, UBI, etc. Finance it at the back end by taxing corporate profits. No minimum wage, but companies won't be able to attract competent staff by paying $1 per hour.

Sadly i suspect they would. Id subsidize my kids first job for 1.00 an hour for the roght opportunity.

Submitted by spdrun on March 2, 2021 - 10:59am.

Then it's an unpaid internship, since gas and parking will likely cost more than $8 per day.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 2, 2021 - 11:00am.

spdrun wrote:
Fine. Don't set a min wage, but socialize benefits ... everyone should have access to healthcare, UBI, etc. Finance it at the back end by taxing corporate profits. No minimum wage, but companies won't be able to attract competent staff by paying $1 per hour.

Maybe ubi at $7 an hour is better than min wage at 15. Spreads the burden more widely.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 2, 2021 - 11:00am.

spdrun wrote:
Then it's an unpaid internship, since gas and parking will likely cost more than $8 per day.

Bicycles.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 2, 2021 - 11:02am.

Hobie wrote:
Why does government actually need to be involved, at all? The free market will sort itself out.

Labor is bad at self representation because its so desperate. For starters, its hungry and has a backache.

Submitted by barnaby33 on March 4, 2021 - 5:24pm.

In San Diego I'm not sure you can attract competent staff for $15/hour!
Josh

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