If the minimum wage were hiked to $15/hr, would you stop hustling and take a regular job?

Johnny Mnemonic

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Since I already have a full-time W2 job and a degree, it won't effect me. The min wage in CA is 13$/hour and slated to go to $14/hour Jan 1, 2021.

But for the people that aren't working now, it will just raise the bar higher for them. Raising the min wage has the effect of raising the tide of expenses in a given area. When the min wage in Alameda County was 13$/hour, the living wage was 15$/hour. When the min wage goes to $15/hour, the living wage will go to $17/hour. Meaning no net benefit for those already employed after expenses are accounted for, but devastating for unskilled/uneducated workers trying to enter the market.

Why does it have to be set at the Federal level anyway? Since there's no mention of the min wage in the Constitution, it should be the right of individual states to decide minimum wage, as they effectively already do.

Fifteen an hour sounds reasonable for California and New York, but what about Nebraska and Mississippi? $15/hour in Selma, Alabama? Good luck with that.
 
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Why does it have to be set at the Federal level anyway? Since there's no mention of the min wage in the Constitution, it should be the right of individual states to decide minimum wage, as they effectively already do.

If you manufacture a product or harvest a crop in state A then ship it to state B then Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce. Article 1 Section 8


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Atom guy

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Since I already have a full-time W2 job and a degree, it won't effect me. The min wage in CA is 13$/hour and slated to go to $14/hour Jan 1, 2021.

But for the people that aren't working now, it will just raise the bar higher for them. Raising the min wage has the effect of raising the tide of expenses in a given area. When the min wage in Alameda county was 13$/hour, the living wage was 15$/hour. When the min wage goes to $15/hour, the living wage will go to $17/hour. Meaning no net benefit for those already employed after expenses are accounted for, but devastating for unskilled/uneducated workers trying to enter the market.

Why does it have to be set at the Federal level anyway? Since there's no mention of the min wage in the Constitution, it should be the right of individual states to decide minimum wage, as they effectively already do.

Fifteen an hour sounds reasonable for California and New York, but what about Nebraska and Mississippi? $15/hour in Selma, Alabama? Good luck with that.
I agree that the minimum wage should vary by region. But I think everyone ought to agree that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is too low, and unfortunately a good 1/2 the country still is following the $7.25. Even in low cost of living area, the cost of living hasn't gone up in 10 years??
 

tohunt4me

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Since I already have a full-time W2 job and a degree, it won't effect me. The min wage in CA is 13$/hour and slated to go to $14/hour Jan 1, 2021.

But for the people that aren't working now, it will just raise the bar higher for them. Raising the min wage has the effect of raising the tide of expenses in a given area. When the min wage in Alameda County was 13$/hour, the living wage was 15$/hour. When the min wage goes to $15/hour, the living wage will go to $17/hour. Meaning no net benefit for those already employed after expenses are accounted for, but devastating for unskilled/uneducated workers trying to enter the market.

Why does it have to be set at the Federal level anyway? Since there's no mention of the min wage in the Constitution, it should be the right of individual states to decide minimum wage, as they effectively already do.

Fifteen an hour sounds reasonable for California and New York, but what about Nebraska and Mississippi? $15/hour in Selma, Alabama? Good luck with that.
It will destroy those on Social Security !
 

Diamondraider

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Since I already have a full-time W2 job and a degree, it won't effect me. The min wage in CA is 13$/hour and slated to go to $14/hour Jan 1, 2021.

But for the people that aren't working now, it will just raise the bar higher for them. Raising the min wage has the effect of raising the tide of expenses in a given area. When the min wage in Alameda County was 13$/hour, the living wage was 15$/hour. When the min wage goes to $15/hour, the living wage will go to $17/hour. Meaning no net benefit for those already employed after expenses are accounted for, but devastating for unskilled/uneducated workers trying to enter the market.

Why does it have to be set at the Federal level anyway? Since there's no mention of the min wage in the Constitution, it should be the right of individual states to decide minimum wage, as they effectively already do.

Fifteen an hour sounds reasonable for California and New York, but what about Nebraska and Mississippi? $15/hour in Selma, Alabama? Good luck with that.
The current president agrees with you. States should set their own minimums.
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I agree that the minimum wage should vary by region. But I think everyone ought to agree that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is too low, and unfortunately a good 1/2 the country still is following the $7.25. Even in low cost of living area, the cost of living hasn't gone up in 10 years??
Any federal minimum wage should be no higher than the minimum wage in the poorest state.
 

tohunt4me

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well, at least, those who freeload off of SS are of a certain age, aye?¿? :rolleyes:
No
They have 20 year olds on S.S
UNABLE TO WORK
DUE TO EXERTION TRAUMA.

HAD AN X BROTHER IN LAW
SCREW THE SYSTEM FOR LIFE.
HE VOTES FOR A LIVING.

DID 3 YEARS IN NAVY .
SPENT TIME IN SAN DIEGO.
CALIFORNIA TAUGHT HIM TO NEVER WORK AGAIN.
EVER.
AND HE HASNT !
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The freeloaders on Social Security? The Socialist leeches?
Yes the RETIREES.
 
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Atom guy

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No
They have 20 year olds on S.S
UNABLE TO WORK
DUE TO EXERTION TRAUMA.

HAD AN X BROTHER IN LAW
SCREW THE SYSTEM FOR LIFE.
HE VOTES FOR A LIVING.

DID 3 YEARS IN NAVY .
SPENT TIME IN SAN DIEGO.
CALIFORNIA TAUGHT HIM TO NEVER WORK AGAIN.
EVER.
AND HE HASNT !
Seen it. I used to see cars and saw whole families (mom, dad, 2 minor kids) and all 4 were collecting disability. They drove to the dealership, walked in, sat down, had a conversation with me, could read and write, no canes, no wheelchairs, nothing. Disabled.
 

ColdRider

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KenLV

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Its not rocket science, people will charge you more if they know you make more money.
Most businesses generally don't know how much their customers make, however, businesses have charge more when their own expenses increase.
 
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