Raising Babies To Be ... Babies

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    Yes, because wages suck but cost increases are considerably more compared to income..
     
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    Jobs don’t pay what they once did.

    Thank you St Reagan for killing the unions and the middle class.
     
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    What? Are you crazy? Shhhhh! If you spread this around and force the adult children to move out of their parent's basements and computers and go out and get jobs, we'll lose at LEAST 30 or 40 of the top whiny Leftards on this forum! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    When costs go up eg. food prices, fuel prices, utility situations then the law should be that those on the LOWER wages then ALL the LOWER wages are increased to cover the costs of the new increases. All of that crowd cannot cover the increases in costs and have to reduce what they pay for quality foods to be replaced by crap foods that are unhealthy and also many are getting into debt. I know that American Conservatives are going to STRONGLY disagree with my comments, perhaps it's just a European thing and at one time the lowest wages did used to rise at the same rate as Inflation, Wages and Inflation were connected together.
     
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    No you can thank Big Corporations for that they want their workers to work LONGER but for LESS wages and IF the workers do not like that they will give their jobs to China or India to peoples who are okay with LOW wages, the jobs not paying what they used to is a World Wide thing not just an American thing so it cannot be blamed on Reagan, you CAN blame it on Globalisation which is ANOTHER reason why my crowd are Anti-Globalisation.
     
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    We’re finally seeing the results of a coddling attitude democrats have been pushing for years.
     
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    Because Millennials are lazy.
     
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    That's not necessarily true, Lucy, most middle income jobs are definitely not paying what they once did, all one needs to do is go back and look at what a position payed 25 years ago and then use the inflation calculator to find that income has NOT kept up with inflation! So the dollar you are being paid is worth less.

    The other and more insidious factor is the ACA's "Shared Responsibility." Years ago, employers paid 100% of your medical. At least every job I ever had did. That Shared Responsibility, your portion of your healthcare, PLUS the deductible plans now carry (deductibles used to be practically nothing), takes a HUGE bite out of your income! That is like taking a big pay cut (you used to make more + got full health coverage).

    As former CEO of two companies, I know the dollar value is part of the calculation in expenses and profits, therefore, as the dollar loses value, employers SHOULD be able to increase wages just to keep you even. On top of that, the ACA and the Shared Responsibility clause has been a HUGE savings in corporate business overhead.

    By your reasoning, if increasing wages forces the increase of domestic product consumer costs, then the concomitant DECREASE in employee costs by keeping wages flat in a devalued dollar + the transfer of a large share of heath costs to the employee SHOULD have effected a significant INCREASE in wages.

    It has not.

    Nor has consumer product costs dropped according to your metric. Indeed, they have never stopped going up.

    The average middle income worker is getting BONED.
     
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    Once the threat of an organized workforce was eliminated, companies could fuck the workers anyway they wanted.
     

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