- Sep 2017
It was hyperbolic. Six years to triple a salary is almost instantaneous - if you do not comprehend that, you have no clue to the schedule of wage increases for the people that we want to help. How would a company react with perhaps near insurmountable task of maintaining the same number of staff with the same hours tripling in 6 years? Most people that work for $5.15/hr would be lucky to see a $0.50 raise in six years, perhaps not even enough to keep up times. Why argue over semantics when my point is that a universal minimum wage will not work across the board, tremendously enriching some and having absolutely no impact on others unless the State or County steps in?come on man, you said that a worker in Mississippi would "suddenly" see triple pay
"suddenly" does not mean 6 years from now
that was the only reason for my post that you replied to last night,
people in this thread (including you) were talking like the wage increase was going to be overnight
The idea of this min wage is noble, but like all things government, it is ill thought out and should bet should left to the municipalities to decide what is a living wage in THEIR area. That should be the focus of a federal law, not some magical number. And what the fuck happens if by 2026, inflation have surpassed this magical number for it to actually do anything for anyone it was intended to help?