SphericalTime: This is WJWD./Letting people suffer in poverty wasn't exactly his thing.
farkbot42: Listening to "Jesusland" getting a kick... :)
mrshowrules: Australian Minimum wage: $15Canada Minimum wage: $12basically Australian and Canadian workers are worth more than your workers in the US apparently.
mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Australian Minimum wage: $15Canada Minimum wage: $12basically Australian and Canadian workers are worth more than your workers in the US apparently.Correction: $11 in Ontario, Canada (bonus: free healthcare)
Zandor: mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Australian Minimum wage: $15Canada Minimum wage: $12basically Australian and Canadian workers are worth more than your workers in the US apparently.Correction: $11 in Ontario, Canada (bonus: free healthcare)How much of it do they get to take home after taxes and what not? Here in the states there is the FICA/Medicare withholdings, but at that level of pay I'm not sure much of anything is withheld for income taxes. Anyone privy to Canada or Australia taxes?
MisterRonbo: The proposal is to phase this in over a period of two and a half years? And there's still difficulty getting it passed?
MisterRonbo: The proposal is to phase this in over a period of two and a half years? And there's still difficulty getting it passed?What. The. Fark.Raise is $1.50 now, and fifty cents every six months. Year and a half should be plenty of time for businesses to adjust their prices.
nocturnal001: 99% of Christians (and other religios for that matter).Ok so life on this planet is short, and your actions here dictate how you spend eternity. Either heaven or hell or maybe varying degrees of each.So...drive an Escalade to your multi-million dollar church every Sunday and live in a big house with nice things? But hey, slap on a Jesus fish and vote against gay marriage and it's all good.How could anyone have predicted that the gospel of prosperity would be a raging success. So now we have people making up their own version of a made up set of rules. Brilliant.
Jackson Herring: has anyone made the joke that jesus is a hispanic name yet
Dr Dreidel: 8 levels of giving: (think of it like Letterman's Top 10, where the "best" is last)8. Giving charity unwillingly.7. Happily giving an inadequate amount of charity.6. Giving directly to the poor after being asked.5. Giving directly to the poor before being asked.4. Where the giver is known to the receiver, but the receiver not known to the giver. (There's apocryphal tales of rich men tying small money-bags to their backs, so poor people could take them without feeling the shame of begging.)3. Where the receiver is known to the giver, but the giver not known to the receiver. (Similarly, apocryphal tales of rich men sticking coins under the doors of poor people.)2. Where neither giver nor receiver is known to the other.1. Endowing someone with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with them such that they do not need further charity.// just sayin'
Pick: So why is all this on the government? Why don't the employers step up to the plate, and raise their wages themselves for their own employees? How about all those doctors that own McDonalds franchises with 10 or more stores? Or maybe the Waltons could weigh in on this for us?
mediablitz: Talk about some naive Christians Democrats. Republicans Democrats don't actually CARE about religion the poor, they just USE religion the poor to get you to vote for them.
Galen_Rasputin: Cool, I've hit level 2, and I don't even believe in god.
Graffito: I give generously to my local foodbank, but lately I've begun to feel like a chump. I'm wondering if greedy corporations are taking advantage of the charitable donations of people like myself so that they don't have to pay their workers a living wage.I'm torn between wanting to assist my community, but not wanting employers to have the foodbank as an excuse to withhold higher wages.
Fubini: Well, yeah, he probably would.Acts 2They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Petey4335: I would add:Mathew 19:21
FarkedOver: They should tie minimum wage to inflation so we don't have to do this dog and pony show every few years with congress. Tipped workers should at least make minimum wage as well. Happy may day comrades ;)
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