I support President Obama in his fight for a living wage. If you work full time, you should NOT need public assistance in lieu of receiving a fair wage for your labor. Tax payers should STOP subsidizing Walmart, McDonalds, and a million other exploiters.
A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest
The results were clear. Of the nearly two dozen federal minimum-wage hikes since 1938, total year-over-year employment actually increased 68% of the time. In those industries most affected by the minimum wage, employment increases were even more common: 73% of the time in the retail sector, 82% in low-wage leisure and hospitality. When workers have more money, businesses have more customers and hire more workers. That is the virtuous cycle that has always described the way market economies…
War on Workers... Keep you Poor, Workers are easier to manipulate!! In an interview w/ The Wichita Eagle on Tuesday, Charles Koch said that doing away with the Federal Min. Wage requirement in the United States would benefit the poor. According to Mr. Koch, who is the CEO of Koch Industries, a multi-billion dollar mega-corporation who has its Fat-Greedy Paws in about everything, including Puppet Politicians’ pocketbooks!!
Not everyone can afford an education (not least of all as they don't even get living wage), and further education or employment is also not always accessible to groups such as disabled, trans, poc, etc.
McDonald's Can't Figure Out How Its Workers Survive on Minimum Wage
This post shows the inequality that information age has. Corportation's like mcdonalds make it hard for people to find jobs in the work force. The rich are getting richer and the poor have less and less value. If you don't know how to work with technology you have to settle for low skill and ow wage work these days.
Seattle Eatery's Early Move to $15 Minimum Wage Is a Rousing Success