Scared straight, for republicans: Make them live on minimum wage, in a low income neaighborhood, where they are the minority, for six months
Scared straight, for democrats: Present the facts. Show them minimum wage hurts low income workers, specifically minorities.
Extremely debatable. Elimination of the minimum wage can be a harsh blow, because the idea that no one will work for a job that pays very little and thus the employer will raise the pay of the job will not work when everyone is desperate for a job and will take anything they can.
“He accepts the job because he’s partial to eatin’.” is a quote from The Day the Cowboys Quit, a book about cowboys going on strike against the ranchers because of the terrible working conditions placed on them, including but not limited to extremely poor wages, harsh work conditions, and thus also the freedom that comes with the life as a cowboy. It outlines that strikes result in two possible outcomes.
One: the employer will adhere to the demands of the strikes and at least come to a compromise with them because it’s hurting his business and he needs employee. - Free market capitalism, excellent.
Two: the employer will just hire new employees, replacing the strikers and making their strike meaningless, or the employer can wait out the strikers. People need to eat, and desperation can break up a strike from within by hunger. Poor wage and working conditions were the reason numerous unions were formed. Do unions get in the way of laissez faire? Ofc, but there always need to be some regulations.
Do I think someone should get paid $20 an hour at McDonalds? Not at all. But for there to be growth in the economy, money to be reinvested and not stored, which can be one of the downfall or the backbone of increasing the minimum wage, people have more buying power and can spend more and stimulate growth. Just my two cent as a moderate.
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