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2014-05-01 10:08:05 AM
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Sadly, this is less about actually caring about their fellow man, and more about money. Recently, at my church's council meeting we were looking at the budget and even though attendance is finally holding steady after years of decline, contributions are still falling. Fact is, tithing only brings in so much when parishioners are getting peanuts for pay. And not many rich people attend any church that mentions the camel and the needle.Religious leaders are worried about their wallets, and their wallets are only as fat as their followers.
2014-05-01 06:29:18 PM
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Zandor: I guess part of my point of view over the entire minimum wage debate is that the minimum wage should be what we consider the lowest value to be for the part-time un-educated, un-skilled workers, and you expect people to learn a skill or trade to make themselves more marketable and improve their lives and marketability so that they are no longer only capable of making minimum wage.


Except the minimum wage is insufficient to support them while they do that.

I'm of the opinion the minimum wage should be the local cost of living with one dependent. Obviously, such a thing would allow workers to care for a dependent, but what if they don't have one? That's the money they can use to better themselves.

There's little point to saying one should learn a skill to move beyond minimum wage work when the minimum wage in no way facilitates such a thing.
2014-05-01 03:07:32 PM
1 votes:

monoski: mrshowrules: dwrash: mrshowrules: Australian Minimum wage: $15
Canada Minimum wage: $12

basically Australian and Canadian workers are worth more than your workers in the US apparently.

Meh... you would need to analyze the cost of living in those countries to make any meaningful comparison.

I looked at Australia a while ago and even with $15 as the minimum wage, workers are only minimally better off than in the US.

So a person with double the salary is only minimally better off?  Really? I guess you studied it out.

He may have an American education.
Australia reading scores = 6th in the world, US = 14th


He has a partial point. I just checked a cost of living index and it has the US at  57.74 versus, Australia at 83.95 and Canada at 62.55.

So for the US to be equitable with Australia ($15.20 US an hour) the minimum wage should be $10.45.

To be equitable with Canada, it should be at $10.15
2014-05-01 12:59:05 PM
1 votes:

VGA Hole: Sadly, this is less about actually caring about their fellow man, and more about money. Recently, at my church's council meeting we were looking at the budget and even though attendance is finally holding steady after years of decline, contributions are still falling. Fact is, tithing only brings in so much when parishioners are getting peanuts for pay. And not many rich people attend any church that mentions the camel and the needle.Religious leaders are worried about their wallets, and their wallets are only as fat as their followers.


This, and the fact they're sick of dealing with the poors.  Priests, preachers, and other religious leaders are tired of dealing with the scum of the Earth.
2014-05-01 11:56:22 AM
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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 ;)


They should tie minimum wages to maximum wages in a company.

Something like "the combined wages and benefits of the lowest paid employee will not be less than 10% of the combined wages and benefits of the highest paid employee, and no less than [some value calculated from cost if living and inflation]"

Throw in something to ensure an hourly wage equivalence for part time workers and something to account for the scam of "contractors" who work the same as regular employees.
2014-05-01 11:08:27 AM
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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.


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2014-05-01 11:03:35 AM
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We just need to index minimum wage to be a state by state poverty line for a family of 3.

The state poverty line is indexed to the proper metrics as well.

All of a sudden, people stop receiving as much government assistance (spending cut) and people pay more taxes (revenue increase).

Add this in with a small increase in taxes to the rich, maybe even a few percent to capital gains and all of a sudden we may just even out our budget.
2014-05-01 10:52:37 AM
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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?


Because employers have been doing their damndest to keep wages low and squeeze more profit out of workers. Hell look at the scandal at Google, Apple, and other tech companies that colluded not to hire each others talent. This had an effect in depressing wages for the tech sector.

It is supposed to be illegal, but even million dollar fines don't make multi-billion dollar companies take notice. Those fines are so low it is now just considered the cost of doing business. If I had my way those fines would be 1/4 of all gross for the years where the violations occurred, payable upon assessment.
2014-05-01 10:50:33 AM
1 votes:
Talk about some naive Christians. Republicans don't actually CARE about religion, they just USE religion to get you to vote for them.
2014-05-01 10:41:54 AM
1 votes:

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.


 Its called religion.
2014-05-01 10:29:33 AM
1 votes:
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.
2014-05-01 09:59:15 AM
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SphericalTime: This is WJWD.

/Letting people suffer in poverty wasn't exactly his thing.



No, that was hers.

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