Quote from Barack Obama »We're supposed to stand up to bullies, not follow them. We're supposed to stand up to discrimination. And we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?
Quote from Kraken B. TrippinI dunno, I guess I'm just a simple man with simple needs, and minimum wage works passable enough for me that I can live happily through it until something better comes along.
Quote from MaddingYou only realize how horrible it is when you start getting paid more to do less elsewhere.
Quote from RabidVacinI think it depends on the situation. If you are in high school or college and you need a job for some spending money, minimum wage is perfectly fine. If you are on your own paying rent, utilities, etc then minimum wage really sucks.
Quote from TheDarksyde86Skullclamp cannot really be considered a best for it was banned upon release. I think the best card/most broken card on that list has to be Bloodbraid Elf. That card was too busted.
Quote from sentimentGX4My advice is to have sex with your girlfriend's best friend. It's the only way you two will ever be on an equal footing.
Quote from ljossberirliberals become educated so that they can fail in new and unique ways. Conservatives like to fail in all the same ol' ways.
Quote from bocephusIts funny how everyone just assumes only people without degrees are unemployed.
As for minimum wage. If there wasnt a minimum wage, companies would be paying pennys on the dollar for employment. The gap between the haves and have nots would be huge if it was not for minimum wage. The problem is people will sell themselves short and swallow their pride for very little in terms of money. I expect the employment situation to get worse before it gets any better. Since people are not use to living without, most will do whatever it takes to keep their level of living.
Quote from PeterGriffinIt's that false sense of entitlement again. People here don't realize how good they really got it.
Quote from the_cardfatherWhy do you think this? Gains produced by minimum wage are quickly erroded by inflation. The only reason our food isn't much higher is because workers pick fields for way below minimum wage because farms are largely exempt. A local grocery store just agreed to pay 1c more per lb of tomatoes which nearly doubled the salary of the picker. Crazy?
Think about it. If you work at McJob for 7.25 and you buy food from McGrocier who pays workers $7.25 if you both get a raise to $8.00 then McGrocier has to increase his prices and your prices went up. You get no attributable benefit from your increased purchasing power.
Hidden inflation actually increases the divide between the haves and have nots. By raising your costs the ultra rich gain more control over the means of production. Just think about how much it costs to start a business. Adding more red tape and regulation makes it only viable for the big boys and cuts out competition. Why do you think insurance companies don't want doctors to dictate prices directly to paitents?
Do you know who really gets hurt when minimum wage goes up? That guy who has been working at McJob for 5 years and now makes $8.50. McJob doesn't automatically pass that $0.50 to him, so his purchasing power actually goes down.
Minimum Wage like most "help people" policies sound good, but thier effects are not fully felt or understood. Collective barganing for instance is usually used to raise the minimum wage for a group or industry, however since they don't control the prices at which goods are produced they don't control the margins. Owners desire profit so they raise prices up to what the market will bear. When the market gets weak those prices are nonelastic. When was the last time you saw the "new model" of car selling for less than the old one?
Production suffers. Then either people have to loose work, or the factory no longer becomes profitable. Next thing you know people are asking for a government bailout to save those jobs.
Quote from mystery45minimum wage was during the workers right act. what it did was enforce the a minimum standard of pay at a factory. when it was first enacted minimum wage was set at 5 cents an hour. It was never meant to be a living wage or anything else.
minimum wage is set for the least skill required to work at a job.
People are meant to move beyond minimum wage pay during their lifetime. Most of those jobs there require higher education.
Quote from Macius
As long as you arent showing images of japanese schoolgirls with the spawn of cthulu doing questionable things, you should be in the clear.