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Minimum Wage laws create unemployment and social unrest

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The minimum wage laws actually create unemployment.  State and Federal governments who think a minimum wage is a good thing for society are misinformed.  Imagine you are a small business owner and you are working 12 hour days.  You need some part-time help for a few hours per day to do some “busy-work”.    Shouldn’t you have the right to post a job opening and interview candidates and pick the person who best suits your needs.  This includes; the person’s references, work experience, dependability and what you are willing to pay them.  You should have the ability to hire the person you want for the wages you want.  This includes the candidate’s willingness to bargain for his pay.  If both parties agree to an acceptable wage, what’s the issue?  If you are mandated to pay a wage higher than you can afford, you will NOT hire that person.

As summer approaches, there a millions of kids who want to work and would work for less than the minimum wage.  Give business owners the chance to hire these young people.  The alternative is an idle group of students and we all know what happened in Egypt with their idle student groups.

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  1. Politicians are so concerned with political correctness that speaking out against minimum wage scares them to death.

    Jonathan Roberts

    March 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

  2. Why have minimum wage you ask?

    Because if you didn’t, the Corporate Fascists would band together and price fix wages to the lowest common denominator, which I guarantee would be MUCH lower than the current minimum wage, but very much in THEIR favor, not the favor of the workers.

    I experienced this while in high school. When I was 14, I went to work cleaning hotel rooms. Because I was 14, I was exempt from being paid minimum wage until I was 16. Therefore I got paid $2.50 per hour while the others who started working there after me (but were 16) got paid $3.35/hour. We all did the same work, and all had the same responsibilities. Hardly fair, so why did I work there? a) my parents made me, and b) it was the only place within miles that I could ride bike to.

    “Businesses” will always screw you if given the chance.

    missdisplaced

    March 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  3. Your points are well taken. You totally miss the point, why should an individual not have the right to engage in a job at a wage that the individual agrees to? Your reference to fascism couldn’t be further from the truth, fascism is a nationalist political ideology not private enterprise as you reference. Thank you for reading my blog as we are both hoping for a better America.

    opinionoregon

    March 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm


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