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#1 User is online   Gertie Keddle 

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

Moving the goalposts: $15 an hour minimum wage now insufficient
January 11, 2019
Las Vegas Review Journal
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The Fight for $15 isn’t living up to its promise.

For years, liberals have claimed that the minimum wage needs to increase to $15 an hour to provide a living wage for full-time workers. The stated goal, as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders writes on his website, is straightforward, “We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty.”

In one way, the campaign has been remarkably successful. California and New York are phasing in a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage. Numerous cities, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Washington D.C., have passed $15 an hour minimum wage laws as well.

But as sure as the sun comes up in the morning, progressives are now demanding more.

“$15 an hour: A higher wage, but hardly a living,” a CBS News headline from October reads. After bemoaning the inadequacy of the $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage, the CBS story asserts that “even at $15 an hour, life doesn’t get a whole lot easier.”

The main reason for this is the price of housing in many large cities. Restrictive housing policies combined with strong demand have led to extremely high rental prices in places such as New York City and San Francisco. Rather than address the regulations and land use and zoning policies that exacerbate this problem, liberals have found a new solution.

“The arrival of a $15 hourly minimum wage cannot be considered the end of something,” New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante wrote last week. Her suggestion? A $33 an hour minimum wage for the Big Apple.

Ah, the wonders of progressive economics. Just pass a law mandating that everybody must make at least $68,000 a year — with full medical benefits, vacation time and family leave allowances, of course. But why stop there? Why with a stroke of the pen, we could all be millionaires!

And the cow jumped over the moon.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

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The stated goal, as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders writes on his website, is straightforward, “We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty.”


Says the douchetard who has never had a real job.

The article is correct. Your landlord finds out that your pay went up from $9 to $15 an hour? Boom! Your rent just went up 35 percent.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

why not 1000/hour? why not 1000000 / hour? that real saudi family money there!
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:15 PM

I’m too lazy to post the pic, but believe me that Shocked Cat is shocked.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:10 AM

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The stated goal, as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders writes on his website, is straightforward, “We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty.”


The senile bum who didn't hold a job until he was in his 40s? The lazy freeloader who got kicked out of his hippie commune for just that, being a lazy sack of <censored>? Lecturing us about poverty?

GFY, Bernie.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

View PostLeansToTheRight, on 14 January 2019 - 09:15 PM, said:

I’m too lazy to post the pic, but believe me that Shocked Cat is shocked.



Guessing that poor kitty is just plain exhausted from a grueling schedule.

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