Explain to us Libs, what is a living wage?

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    If it takes 15.00 an hour to have a "living" wage, well I really dont have an issue with that except that really all your doing is raising the cost to build a widget, or grow a widget to a point in which the 8.00 an hour becomes 15.00 an hour it seems to me
    What is a living wage?
     
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    What happens when employers build Widgets and don't pay a wage their employees can support their families on?

    The taxpayer steps in and subsidizes food, housing and healthcare for that family. Employer gets to profit off of cheap widgets.....taxpayers make up the difference
     
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    That is a subjective question. The answer is there really is no living wage since the cost of living varies so widely depending on where you live. It's why a minimum wage is so pointless. Hell my kids got 8 or 9 bucks an hour at Taco Bell when they were growing up. And the minimum wage was far below that.
     
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    So if Walmart paid their employees more money it would go from being Walmart prices to being Barney's 5th ave prices?

    You know how dumb that sounds? The free market wouldnt have that and would just shop elsewhere, which is the incentive for Walmart to keep their prices low
     
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    the "jrk" thought his thread so important that it needed to be posted twice? :cuckoo:\

    hey gramps, any thread that starts "explain libs....."

    is

    trolling

    and isn't designed to get a response or enagage in discussion.
     
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    The libs dont understand if they raise the min wage or have 15.00 an hour everything else raises and they will still be in the same position and just making more but also paying more for the goods.
     
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    What is your point?
     
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    Maybe, what we need is a society where more money is used to pay people at the bottom of the pyramid, and less at the top of the pyramid. Then, prices don't have to rise after all.
     
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    who requessted 15 an hour?
     

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