“in 1963 , on min wage buy a home , a car , food wage was 1.25 hour min. car new cost 3 k , new home 15 k.. min wage was 2400 year and avg American made 4200 year. big dif then in 2013 is avg work is 47 k and min wage is 13,920 not close too what was in 1963. see threw time poor got left behind. 2,083 month and 520.70 week be 13 hour for min wage . same as in 1963 min wage. gov wants ppl too work . pay more in tax's from local too gov tax's as ss,ssi, medcaid,medicare and raised them above food stamps .”
“How about a wage that allows individuals to be able to house and feed themselves without the need of government assistance.
So rather than making Corporate America pay a living wage you would prefer that we the taxpayer subsidize the poverty wages paid by Corporate America.
If they do not pay enough to live in this country, than the safety net offered by the government kicks in to make up the difference.
Corporate America make enough profit they do not need you and I to subsidize the minimum/poverty wages they offer.
In the last 33 years we have tripled our nations wealth and at the same time wages have been stagnant for the middle class.
We can either pay a little more as consumer so workers can be paid living wages or we can continue to subsidize Corporate America by spend our tax dollars to provide government assistance to those making minimum wage.
the taxpayer pay for it.
three factors allowed the top 1% of income earners
to accumulate 22.5% of all U.S. income in 2012, with the more expansive
top 10% of income earners accounting for better than 50% of all income
last year -- the highest level in 100 years of record-keeping. To put it
another way, the rich just keep getting richer.”
“Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain awarded himself and employees billions in bonuses after the struggling firm was sold to Bank of America in 2009 .,Transparency is great unless maybe you’re a multi-million-earning CEO whose employees are making minimum wage.”