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[–] voat- 5 points 19 points (+24|-5) ago 

So you think it's fair to have equal wages for people who actually go get an education and better themselves? There is no incentive to thrive if your making a high wage with NO SKILLS

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[–] Tonguestun 6 points 34 points (+40|-6) ago 

I'd argue that they'd be more incentivised to better themselves if they didn't have to worry about how to pay rent this month or scrape enough up to feed themselves.

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[–] Msheno 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

What's stopping you from helping paying their rent?

If you want higher taxes, do what I do and donate monthly no need to force your ideals on other people.

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[–] toatsmavoats 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I would think that struggle would be the fire of incentive

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[–] arisoncain 6 points 19 points (+25|-6) ago 

Who said anything about equal wages? If the minimum wage is raised, then the wages for skilled workers will increase to correspond with that hike. This has happened time and again in history.

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[–] TexasComments 5 points 13 points (+18|-5) ago 

Business owner here, I'm not paying more for an employee than I have to and that is true for 99% of workplaces; if the minimum wage goes up I am not going to bump everyone up by that percentage of increase or that amount - I would lose too much money.

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[–] voat- 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Not sure if serious

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[–] sailorbrendan 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I currently am making below minimum wage (salaried) because I love what I'm doing. I have put a lot of time and effort into my career and licensing for doing it.

Money isn't the only thing that decides what job someone will do. When I walk past a burger king with a help wanted sign I'm not gonna walk in and apply because the pay bump.

And maybe skilled labor is being underpaid in this country.

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[–] voat- 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So your admitting that making less then minimum wage is livable. Having a job isn't about doing what you want to do. It's about earning money and being able to support yourself

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[–] Einmensch 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

He never said equal wages. 40 hrs per week at $15/hr is $600/week or $28,800 per yeah. Even young public school teachers with little experience make more than that per year and don't work 40 hours a week for the whole year, they don't work during most of the summer or winter break unless they are in a senior position making their own curriculum in which case they get paid much more. $15/hr is not a lot, as an engineering student I get paid more doing an internship.

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[–] nemoid 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's actually $31,200 per year.

I hope you check your work better than your voat posts ;)

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[–] ineedanap 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Do you realize that teachers often work 60+ hrs a week while school is in session? Just because students arent sitting in front of them doesnt mean they arent working.

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[–] voat- 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You're a clueless college student with no real understanding. It's easy to make assumptions when mommy and daddy are paying your bills