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    I was taking a look at the Minimum Wage in U.S, I didn’t realize how low it was. How do Americans on Minimum wage even survive. States like Wyoming $5.15 an hour, and $2.5 and hour for employees receiving tips. Even if the Minimum wage is at 7-8 dollars in other states, with the rate of inflation it must be difficult for poorer families to get by. It certainly looks like slavery, who’d thought that slave labor would be so apparent in such a wealthy country.

    #1632817
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    Wow I never knew it was so low in the states. Here in Ontario it’s $10.25. Whenever I look for work on elance.com and I see an hourly rate of between $5-$10/hr I keep thinking “MAN! That’s below minimum!” and I would never work for less than minimum. But for some people that’s even above minimum apparently.

    #1632818
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    in australia it’s about $15.50ph one of the highest in the world but this is because living cost is also one of the highest. it’s all relative mate.

    #1632819
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    Minimum wage in California is $8.00
    that 8 dollar is worth even less because the dollar value has dropped dramatically.

    America hasn’t been a rich country since George W Bush became President.
    Check out the national debt and the unemployment rate.

    [i]Originally posted by Fuddyduddy[/i]

    I was taking a look at the Minimum Wage in U.S, I didn’t realize how low it was. How do Americans on Minimum wage even survive. States like Wyoming $5.15 an hour, and $2.5 and hour for employees receiving tips. Even if the Minimum wage is at 7-8 dollars in other states, with the rate of inflation it must be difficult for poorer families to get by. It certainly looks like slavery, who’d thought that slave labor would be so apparent in such a wealthy country.

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    #1632820
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    Last time I looked, it’s $9.75 in SJ, CA. I’m not aware of any decrease. I agree, it’s very low.

    #1632821
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    [i]Originally posted by Fuddyduddy[/i]

    I was taking a look at the Minimum Wage in U.S, I didn’t realize how low it was. How do Americans on Minimum wage even survive. States like Wyoming $5.15 an hour, and $2.5 and hour for employees receiving tips. Even if the Minimum wage is at 7-8 dollars in other states, with the rate of inflation it must be difficult for poorer families to get by. It certainly looks like slavery, who’d thought that slave labor would be so apparent in such a wealthy country.

    Don’t know… and then there are the illegal immigrants who get paid probably $2/hr, work longer hours, lesser breaks than normal. But then there are the people in the other side of spectrum where you got people making millions just partying & shopping all day.

    #1632822
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    San Jose is part of California.
    Minimum wage in California started at $8 since 2007(?) and $7.50 before that.
    to my knowledge, the US minimum wage hasn’t reached 9 dollar in any states.

    San Jose doesn’t mandate under the state’s minimum wage?

    I know San franciso doesn’t…it has the highest minimum wage in the US…close to $10.

    [i]Originally posted by pR3nCess[/i]
    Last time I looked, it’s $9.75 in SJ, CA. I’m not aware of any decrease. I agree, it’s very low.

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    #1632823
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    [i]Originally posted by Fuddyduddy[/i]

    I was taking a look at the Minimum Wage in U.S, I didn’t realize how low it was. [b]How do Americans on Minimum wage even survive.[/b] States like Wyoming $5.15 an hour, and $2.5 and hour for employees receiving tips. Even if the Minimum wage is at 7-8 dollars in other states, with the rate of inflation it must be difficult for poorer families to get by. It certainly looks like slavery, who’d thought that slave labor would be so apparent in such a wealthy country.

    dude, yes that the minimum wage but only teenager job pay minimum, like fast food, DUH!!!! aint no adult gonna work for that low.

    Teenage can survive cause they still live under their parent.

    #1632824
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    man thats poverty level

    [i]Originally posted by pR3nCess[/i]
    Last time I looked, it’s $9.75 in SJ, CA. I’m not aware of any decrease. I agree, it’s very low.

    #1632825
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    Well, I’m going to have to disagree with you. There are adults who work in the service industry, such as housekeeping, office cleaning, bellhops, nail salons and waitress. Even if you were making 10-11 dollars, after taxes its actually like 6-7 dollars. With the high rate of unemployment, I’m sure people are desperate for any job when they have to support their families.

    You’d think that with all the burger sales and fatties in United States, these fast food chains could afford to pay their workers a little bit more.

    Now the question is, why not raise the minimum wage, so families aren’t living at a level of poverty. Would raising it improve the struggling economy. We know that at large percent of the economy relies on consumer spending, and with more of the lower income families having money to spend into the economy could help stimulate it allowing more job creation instead of cutting more jobs. Remember when the federal minimum wage was enacted during the depression, it was to keep people out of poverty, and increase purchasing power to stimulate the economy.

    [i]Originally posted by ——[/i]

    dude, yes that the minimum wage but [b]only teenager job pay minimum,[/b] like fast food, DUH!!!! aint no adult gonna work for that low.

    Teenage can survive cause they still live under their parent.

    #1632826
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    Kadin
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    Raising minimum wage during poor economy will do little harm to McDonalds or Burger King. However, it will hurt small business owners.
    There are all sort of tax that employers have to pay
    Also, it’s not like they’re making a fortune in this bad economy. Raising the minimum wage will put them out of business.

    The unemployment rate is high, America can’t afford to lose more business.

    tax cuts across the board would help.
    But that’s not going to happen because America is in so much debt right now.
    The government needs to leech from the pple as much as possible.

    .

    There are so many workers in America who are willing to accept pay cut so they can keep their jobs.

    let me give you an example: there are 100 city workers who get $30 dollar an hour. instead of laying off 50 workers, they keep all 100.

    they have two options:
    1. each person only work 3 days a week for $30/hr

    or

    2. they can all work full time for $15/hr

    [i]Originally posted by Fuddyduddy[/i]

    Well, I’m going to have to disagree with you. There are adults who work in the service industry, such as housekeeping, office cleaning, bellhops, nail salons and waitress. Even if you were making 10-11 dollars, after taxes its actually like 6-7 dollars. With the high rate of unemployment, I’m sure people are desperate for any job when they have to support their families.

    You’d think that with all the burger sales and fatties in United States, these fast food chains could afford to pay their workers a little bit more.

    Now the question is, why not raise the minimum wage, so families aren’t living at a level of poverty. Would raising it improve the struggling economy. We know that at large percent of the economy relies on consumer spending, and with more of the lower income families having money to spend into the economy could help stimulate it allowing more job creation instead of cutting more jobs. Remember when the federal minimum wage was enacted during the depression, it was to keep people out of poverty, and increase purchasing power to stimulate the economy.

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    [i]Originally posted by ——[/i]

    dude, yes that the minimum wage but [b]only teenager job pay minimum,[/b] like fast food, DUH!!!! aint no adult gonna work for that low.

    Teenage can survive cause they still live under their parent.

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