Minimum Wage Increase (US)
I really hope this passes. The current minimum wage of $5.15/hour
isn't enough to survive on; and definitely not enough to support
anybody else. So not only do these minimum wage earners live in
horrible conditions, but they also live alone because nobody can
love someone that doesn't have a good income. Jeez! It's like
Oh, and as someone who earns an hourly wage, I also think that
every hourly worker should get the same increase.. If a minimum wage
burger flipper at Taco John's gets a $2.10/hour increase, so should I.
Salary workers, of course, stay the same. I doubt that many people
on salary earn less than $30k/year. That's upper-middle class, man!
We work just as hard as you; we deserve equality! Quit holding us down!
I know nothing of economics, but if giving every hourly worker a $2/hour
increase somehow weakens the dollar or has no impact whatsoever
because everybody (except salary workers) is still making, relatively,
the same amount of cash.. yeah, I don't think that should happen, either.
If any publishers should happen to read this economic insight and would
like to publish it, please do so under the title The Ethicist Manifesto