Ray_Cathode Posted January 4, 2018 Share Posted January 4, 2018 3 hours ago, Jester13 said: Living wage doesn't mean buying a house, car, etc. It means having enough money to live a basic life, like paying rent, buying groceries, etc. Inflation rises each year, yet wages do not, so every year wages don't increase to match inflation, employees make less money, which makes it even harder to live. We need wages to increase at all levels to at least match inflation every year. And I know this may be difficult for some people to understand, but not everyone has the privilege of living at home while they get an education. For some people, a minimum wage job is all they have, and all they will ever have. There is no-one on earth who owes you that. If all wages increase without a commensurate increase in productivity, you simply create a general rise in prices (inflation) and no-one is further ahead. In fact, inflation causes a reduction in capital, and therefore investment, which reduces the number and value of future jobs. For or people to earn more, they have to make themselves worth more in economic terms - either that, or the ‘shortfall’ has to be taken from someone else. Why should that third party be made a victim? If you can’t make enough in one job, take a second, and while you are at it, get educated. It is what many people have had to do. There is little in life that is free except the air that you breathe, somebody had to make everything, and it is not right that somebody unwilling to work should be having a proxy (the goverment) going around stealing from those who do, on your behalf. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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