ryanoSince when is it the governments job to take care of society and their poor decisions that lead them to making a career out of working for McDonalds, etc.
And you do realize there are tens of thousands of businesses (small or relatively big), other than wal mart or mcdonalds, right? Thats what this new law is and already has affected.
So since minimum wage is increasing in LA, does that mean I can double my day rates when charging for my work? It should be only fair, right? Or at the very least, raise my rates the same percentage that the cost of living will go up.
People said obamacare wouldn't affect hours, employment, etc.. But guess what. It has. I know several people that have had their hours cut to 24hrs a week so the company doesn't have to pay for healthcare..
You just said that the government shouldn't do anything at all for their constituents. Forgive me if Im wrong, but Im pretty sure the whole point of government is to take care of society. Most people who make a career out of McDonalds are forced to. They didn't choose it. Most either didn't get a college education because it was insanely expensive (which is a whole different topic) or have some other handicap like not speaking english. According to the Washington Post, "nearly a third fast food workers have some sort of college experience." Virtually no long term fast food employees got that way by their own means.
Everybody keeps claiming that raising the minimum wage will hurt small business, but it can have several benefits. For example, the Washington Post says “The only way a business is going to survive is if people have money to spend, and if people have money to spend, they will buy your product,” Barb Johnson, who owns a small cafe in Minnesota, said in an interview earlier this year with the University of Minnesota.
“I’m not losing money by paying one or two people higher wages if I’m busy enough,” she added. “And I would be busier if more people had more money.”
John Shepley is one of the owners of a Maryland business that grow plants for eco-friendly roofs. His state last month became the second state to embrace the president’s calls for a $10.10 minimum wage, says he favors the wage hike. He noted that low-wage workers usually turn right around spend nearly all of their earnings, often at local businesses.
“That added spending, added tax base, and all the other benefits are going to far outweigh any conceivable downsides,” he said at an event with the Department of Labor."
As to obamacare, the only reason there were so many problems was because the conservatives were determined from day one to hinder it in every way possible to make obama look bad. If the company cuts their hours to 24hrs a week to avoid paying for healthcare, then theyre being dicks. Healthcare should be universal, but at the very least covered by the employer.