Minimum wage to $15.00/hr are you kidding me??? - page 75

They need to fire their rears and get someone in there who is thankful to have a job! Who do they think they are? The president supports them doing this? Gee...I wonder if it's because he's... Read More

  1. by   nursej22
    If you read the article, and the report, the minimum wage has not reached $15 yet, but went up to $13 just this year. The report also noted that the last increase in minimum wage does not seem to have had the same effect.

    So maybe, Seattle has reached a tipping point. Unfortunately though, the price of housing has continued to climb, and public transportation strained. Washington State's regressive sales tax unfairly has minimum wage earners shouldering a higher tax burden that some in other states. Its no wonder to me that Seattle has a high homeless population, more that 11,600 counted in May.
  2. by   azhiker96
    It's good to see they looked at all minimum wage jobs and not just a select industry. The $15 minimum will affect many different industries and workers.
  3. by   SC_RNDude
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming

    1/3 of workers make less than $12/hr.
    42% earn less than $15/hr.
    1/3 of workers have no savings.
    1/3 of workers have less than $1,000 saved.
    Most profitable business received enormous tax breaks from their Republican legislators. The vast majority used that money to purchase their own stock and further hoard wealth in the accounts of a relative few rather than raise wages or offer tangible benefits to their workers.

    This is not sustainable.
  5. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming

    1/3 of workers make less than $12/hr.
    42% earn less than $15/hr.
    1/3 of workers have no savings.
    1/3 of workers have less than $1,000 saved.
    Most profitable business received enormous tax breaks from their Republican legislators. The vast majority used that money to purchase their own stock and further hoard wealth in the accounts of a relative few rather than raise wages or offer tangible benefits to their workers.

    This is not sustainable.
    The data about savings and people earning $12 and $15 an hour...thats all from before Trump and the tax cuts.
    Last edit by SC_RNDude on Aug 23 : Reason: Edit
  6. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    The data about savings and people earning $12 and $15 an hour...thats all from before Trump and the tax cuts.
    Are you saying that since Trump was elected those wages have gone up? Perhaps you could clarify what you believe to be substantially improved.
  7. by   Tweety
    That's a bit suspect to me. The jobs losses have not been that big of a percentage. If you look at the "leisure and hospitality" column there have been months were it's dropped negligibly and months where it's gained. I think these are the stats this guy might be using, but perhaps he has more updated research than the government since it was just written.

    State and National Employment and Unemployment / Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development


    Also when you raise the minimum wage it's a no brainer that the percentage of people making minimum wage increases because it encompasses those workers making less.

    The current unemployment rate in Minnesota stands at 3.3%, which is below the national average and quite near Wisconsin's 3.1% the state your article mentions as not having raised minimum wage.

    Minnesota jobless rate falls to 3.1 percent, lowest in 18 years | MPR News

    I will give the article one thing, although I can't find any stats, that restaurant eating out might be more expensive. In addition to minimum wage hikes, you have to factor in a general rise in food, and gas prices. But minimum wage hikes is a factor.

    Millennials spending more money eating out, less time preparing food a | Supermarket News

    6+ Restaurant Industry Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 218
    Last edit by Tweety on Aug 24
  8. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Are you saying that since Trump was elected those wages have gone up? Perhaps you could clarify what you believe to be substantially improved.
    The poster, in my opinion, was intending to put blame the Trump economy. Even if she wasn't, there are others here who would have read it that way. Obviously, if the data is pretty-Trump, he is not to blame.

    To your point, I believe wages will gradually increase, but haven't yet done so in any significant way. If low unemployment numbers continue, employers will have to increase pay to keep up with demand.

    Anecdotally, things in my area seem better. A see a lot more help wanted signs out then a year ago.
  9. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    The poster, in my opinion, was intending to put blame the Trump economy. Even if she wasn't, there are others here who would have read it that way. Obviously, if the data is pretty-Trump, he is not to blame.

    To your point, I believe wages will gradually increase, but haven't yet done so in any significant way. If low unemployment numbers continue, employers will have to increase pay to keep up with demand.

    Anecdotally, things in my area seem better. A see a lot more help wanted signs out then a year ago.
    So, in summary, you have no dispute with the numbers, data, or reporting, you just don't agree with those facts?

    I don't understand your previous comment about the pre-Trump data.
  10. by   toomuchbaloney
    There is so much compassion in the GOP and their policy agenda.

    Food-Stamp Work Requirements Could Doom Farm Bill - The Atlantic

    Did the sarcasm font work?
  11. by   Wannabenurseneko
    Finally I can move out of my parents home if they do this .
    Oh you say it's a bad thing, I guess I'll have to wait until after nursing school then.

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