Should all jobs be required to pay at least a living wage?

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Should all jobs be required to pay at least a living wage?

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  1. asterism
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    Should all jobs be required to pay at least a living wage?

    Assume a living wage for the area, not a national one-size-fits-all standard.

    Why or why not?
     
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    all jobs should pay..... the minimum wage set by federal, state or local government....

    as to living wage... hell who doesnt want $100 bucks an hour to stock a shelf or take tickets at the movies.

    sorry... you should be paid based on the job you are preforming.
     
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    This is very interesting. If a job doesn't pay your gas money to turn up at it, then why do you take the job? It would be logical that this would set a natural minimum wage pay. But it doesn't. Why do people take jobs that pay so little that they end up at a loss for taking that job, like they pay for the job and not the job for them? If you advertise a job that you open for applicants and you offer 1c/hour, you will still get applicants. Why?
     
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    What the job pays is between the employee and the employer. It's really nobody else's business.
     
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    Living wage.
     
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    I am always amazed when liberals toss this idea of a living wage around, like there's no consequences. Say you raise the minimum wage up to $20 bucks an hour on average. How many businesses do you think can absorb that extra expense without raising prices bigtime or outsourcing jobs or going out of business? Say they raise prices to cover the higher labor costs, how competitive does that make foreign products here? How attractive will US goods be at a higher price overseas? The day this is tried is the day we enter a depression greater than the one in the 1930s.
     
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    I am always amazed the Conservatives see obscene greed in the form of corporate vultures who pay themselves millions and billions of dollars for little justification is a good thing, while people that actually do the work are getting coolie wages.

    We have a wage disparity in this country of over 400:1. Third world countries don't even have that.
     
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    why?..... really you have to ask that?


    never heard that entitlements pay more?
     
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    Only a fetus should have a right to live. Anyone else who can't afford to live deserves to die. :badgrin:
     
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    What constitutes a "living wage" is a matter of perception, but that aside, the answer is no. You should be paid what your skill is worth and only someone with a childish intellect would argue otherwise.
     

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