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[–] XPS 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's not that the less educated or less industrious don't deserve to have the good life or whatever you want to call it, it's that it erases or denigrates the work those who are already there did to get it. No one likes to see people get what they worked hard for without doing likewise. I feel the same about student loan forgiveness, mortgage debt forgiveness, financial oppression through confiscating saved funds in a bank during crisis, why do the irresponsible get off while I paid and get fucked? It's the same sort of feeling going on here. If it were really true that all wages would get a bump up, I don't think anyone would cry out as much. I don't care as much as I make well above 15 but if I was around that amount I would be annoyed. Those guys will get a raise too but I bet it won't be by the same amount as those at the minimum now. People will see that as a clawback.

People also just assume businesses will eat the costs to do this. They won't. It will get passed along to the consumer and long term eliminated through efficiency whether technological or lowering in service or quality. I'm not saying it isn't the right thing to happen but people will see prices rise in a visible way and that gives reason to complain.

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

"I had it bad when I was your age, so you should too otherwise I'll feel that it's unfair" isn't a healthy view to have. The quality of living is supposed to get better for everyone as time goes on.

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

This is what I like to call the "grandpa complex". Your whole life the generations before you have pounded in your head that there are only a couple dozen jobs in the world that are actually meaningful and anyone doing anything else does not deserve to be paid even remotely similar.

Because that kind of selfish shit ever advanced a society.

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[–] pitapityparty 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No one likes to see people get what they worked hard for without doing likewise.

So you're faced with two alternatives: one in which you make $X, and those who didn't work as hard make less, and one in which you still make $X, and those who didn't work as hard also make $X. To me, a bystander, I'm drawn towards the former latter, since more people are better off. Did you work hard so you could make a living and maybe follow a passion, or did you work hard to feel superior to others?

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

Exactly, the reward should be to not have to work a shit job flipping burgers. And if you'd rather flip burgers than continue working in your field of education you can.

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[–] dabork 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is getting closer to the truth. It's not about economics, it's about people getting jealous that someone they think is not as good as them making almost the same amount. That undermines your worth as a person and all the "hard work" (read: inside connections and luck and student debt) you put in to get where you are. Why should some person I think is lazy make a living wage?

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[–] lolol42 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think you mean the latter. The former is the first option.

And in reply to your post, I would say that I would wonder what the point was in working so hard and going into debt to get $X when I could just get a job sweeping floors for the same pay.