Do you think it should be raised or kept the same? I am having trouble seeing the reasoning behind wanting an increase.
I do not believe govt should control wages, at all.
Most minimum wage jobs could be eliminated with technology, machines, etc. And will be if the cost gets too high. Minimum wage jobs are ENTRY LEVEL, not careers, and heck there are not enough jobs for kids today as it is.
What the problem is today, is there are not enough good jobs, middle class type jobs, so folks with families are working these entry level jobs. Working 2 or 3 part time jobs rather than full time is tough, but not a minimum wage issue. It's an overall economic issue, and this high unemployment looks like it will be around for awhile.
More full time jobs are being changed to part time too, so they do not have to comply with Obama Care regulations.
If you go back, the only reason we ever had employer health insurance was due to govt wage controls, When the govt set the wages, the companies had no way to compete for labor, so the govt allowed them to add benefits. If not for that, we'd all just pay for health care ourselves, rather than the need to have insurance. Although we might carry some for the really high cost health care items.
The really funny thing is, most of the problems we have today, that the govt wants to help us with, were caused by govt in the first place.
Cannot find or choose to not find.May not be the role of the federal government but apparently it is. Funny how folks think that low skilled entry level jobs are only supposed to be for kids however in reality the bulk of those jobs hire adults whom cannot find better employment thus end up on the government gravy train because those jobs cannot sustain anything other than a single modest persons lifestyle.
And yet, you, keep telling us how good things are?in reality the bulk of those jobs hire adults whom cannot find better employment
I am not slamming those folks. I am slamming the people who didn't have the motivation to move up from their min wage salary to at least be a manager or something in these fast food joints. Usually you can move up from min wage in a half of year at work at these companies to promotion. I think there is no reason besides lack of motivation that anyone is making min wage for greater than a year. Even 10-12 dollars an hour for being promoted to manager at mcdonalds is a huge improvement in quality of life.Also stop with the slamming of folks whom work at jobs you deem as "lower than you" by assuming all have made poor choices. Some folks cannot obtain employment in their field for some time for many reasons such as a recession, a glut of job seekers pooling for limited positions, local economics, life issues that cannot be modified, etc.