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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 05:03 PM
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18. Have you ever thought of how people are going to pay for this?
Edited on Mon Dec-04-06 05:05 PM by originalpckelly
Right now a minimum wage employee makes $10712 an year. At $9.50 an hour, 40 hours a week, that comes to 380 a week, or $19760 a year.

If an example employer has two employees, and pays them minimum wage, and isn't fucking them over while keeping the money for her/himself, in other words can only pay those two employees the minimum wage, he/she will have to fire one of them to pay for the increase in the minimum wage. (That's for the increase to $9.50 an hour.)

Not only is that not good for the person who is fired, it's bad for the customers of the business who'll have 1/2 less service than before.

That's why any minimum wage increase must contain a mandate that wage increase come directly out of the profits of a business. Only then can this nation guarantee economic equality, because otherwise employers will simply fire those minimum wage employees they can't afford on their former budgets.
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