...when the Democrats try to make not working pay, while the Republicans try to make working not pay.
I admit to bias here. I'm biased in favor of people who aren't afraid of honest work and would prefer to earn their own way.
I want such people to have a better deal. I don’t like the current system, in which profits rise greatly and non-workers get more and more benefits, wages of honest workers stay about the same.
“Hence fewer jobs, and everyone pays a higher price.”
Do you have any evidence that fewer jobs overall would result? Wouldn’t the increased spending by the workers generate more economic activity and more jobs?
Market forces are the fairest and best way to run an economy. Govt control or Robber Barons are equally guilty of distorting the market
There should be NO minimum wage. The market should decide the prevailing wage. When Govt gets involved you have a distortion of the market, this is what gave us the housing bust.
You miss the point once again. Take walmart for instance. The employees also may shop there. If they raise the wage to 20 dollars per hour, the employees would have much more cash to spend that is true. However, to maintain the profit margin, Walmart would have to raise prices and cut jobs. Hence fewer jobs, and everyone pays a higher price. Redistributive socialism Harry.
There is currently redistribution from the taxpayer to the consumer.
I'd like to see government benefits cut and wages increased.
Under the current system, where many low-wage employees rely on government benefits, the so-called rich taxpayer subsidizes these jobs. I say the consumers of the goods and services these employees produce should pick up the tab.
And if there is no demand, maybe there should be no supply.
So in effect you for nothing. Everyone pays more hence a form of redistribution
Sure it does, but the price of goods goes up in direct proportion
"Harry, raising the minimum wage only increases unemployment and raises prices."
Every time I get a raise, it puts money at my disposal.
Harry, raising the minimum wage only increases unemployment and raises prices. Neither good for those they are trying to help
My initial post wasn't literally accurate. Sorry. I should rephrase it to, "Democrats try to make not working pay more and Republicans try to make working pay less."
When Republicans work to keep the minimum wage down, they are trying to make work pay less. Meanwhile, Democrats work to raise unemployment benefits. The two policies, in effect, provide financial incentive for not working.
The poor in this country are amongt the richest people worldwide. I know of very few poor people that don't have all the food they can eat, cable tv cell phone heat and ac. We don't know what poor is, our grandparents knew, but we don't.
How are Republicans making working not pay Harry?
Any person with a work ethic will not be poor. Wanna make work pay, cut taxes.
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