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Forum Post: want to help people?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 31, 2012, 11:30 a.m. EST by vothmr (82) from Harrisonburg, VA
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people are unemployed, that sucks. we can all agree. if we lowered the minimum wage to around 6 per hour then more people would be hired, but everyone would be making less. its a trade off. where do you stand?

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20537) 2 years ago

No. No. No. Corporate profits are at an all time high. Raise the minimum wage. Hire employees.

The reality is that we need to change this economic system drastically to make it work for the majority of people and not just the wealthy and the corporations. The economy does not have a beating heart, but people do. Make the economy work for the people.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Who's everyone?

This might work, if it was applied to everyone on WallStreet, as well as all CEOs.

They're lazy anyway.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20537) 2 years ago

LOL!!!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Forum Post: SOLUTION: Raise the minimum wage to $110,000 per year

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 3:49 p.m. EST by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The problem in society is income inequality. So the ONLY solution that will fix it is income equality.

We produce $15 trillion in income each year which is enough to make every worker wealthy. If that income was allocated equally, for example, it is enough to pay every full time worker $135,000 per year.

That's right, the average income in the U.S. is $135k. And that is more than what 97% of all workers make. That means 97% of all workers make a below-average income. That is simply not fair and the root cause of all our problems.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/solution-raise-the-minimum-wage-to-110000-per-year/

[-] 1 points by vothmr (82) from Harrisonburg, VA 2 years ago

that math is all fine and dandy except that no one would hire anyone for 135k a year to deliver pizza and no one would take on any risk to start a business when they would only make as much as their employees. income inequality is a natural part of a society. not everyone can make the same because some people are simply more productive and more valuable to society than others.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

indeed

perhaps a new economy is necessary if one desires to distribute wealth more evenly

people that make more money aren't necessarily more produvtive

[-] -1 points by asauti (-113) from Port Orchard, WA 2 years ago

I have a bit of truth-based advice that will help people: Watch the film "Forks Over Knives".