Thursday, November 12, 2015
Common Sensical Is Magical
I think our country has some how diverted off the rails. Refer to my handy dandy flow chart above. See...I am not opposed to raising the minimum wage. I think it is years behind progressing with the nation's economy. Perhaps raise it from $7.25/hr to $8.45/hr. The minimum wage was never designed to be a livable or sustainable wage for raising a single person, let alone a family. Jobs also have different wages based upon skill sets, education, and experience.
See... minimum here...(it's my forum)... means mimimum wage given for no experience, no specialized skills, no training. For those who need defining, this is defined as the starting point for anyone who has nothing but a body, a working brain... and some limited physical, social, and/or communication skills...basic 8th grade levels. So...the minimum wage jobs are stepping stones to other job opportunities. Once a minimum wage job worker gains experience and/or education/training, other opportunities or promotions to climb the ladder appear. That's how it works.
We are not a socialist country. Yet.
When did we all start thinking that the minimum wage was the minimum required to raise a family in a certain region of the nation? I have no idea. It just appeared as a brilliant idea...like magical...one day...like the Starbucks cup fiasco. Beat me.
Everyone is so angry and offended.
This includes myself at times.
When I get derailed, it's a good thing I go upside down to shake some sense back into me.
When did we all become fascists and anarchists? I thought that subsided with the 60's and 70's. I think we need to bring marijuana back to calm the masses. If you look at history, years with "7's" are peak years. Like, for instance, 1790, 1970...egads...2017 is coming up!
Calm yo-selves. My daughter says, "Calm Your Tits." I hate that phrase. I don't even understand it. I banned it. She gets soap in her mouth. Incoming.....
Remember, minimum wage does not equate to livable/sustainable income to raise families. Well, that is unless, you plan on supplementing it with welfare and government subsidies.