Granted everyone needs to survive but the last time I checked, minimum wage jobs were never suppose to the kind of job one would use to “support a family?” It’s supposed to incentive that encourages people to become something greater than they are and not intended to create a system that encourages people to just get by.
After all, that is what America is supposed to stand for isn’t it?
Lately I’ve notice some very popular Internet dictionaries even changing the definition of the word, “Minimum Wage” and add the term “Livable Wage” to the description of the word. For as long as I can remember, no one has ever been able to support themselves, or their entire family for that matter, on minimum wage. Now, because of the complete and utter failure of our government as they refuse to keep a leash on greedy corporation while helping to maintain the value of the American dollar, millions upon millions of people have become minimum wage slaves… and their best answer/solution is, raise the minimum wage?
Seriously, what kind of crap is this? It’s the ultimate pass the buck routine! After all, they are the reason our nations education has been in a steady decline in the past 30 years and have made it so impossibly hard for pretty much anyone to start a business or get ahead…
The Great Dumb Down of America
U.S. Education has been in a slow and steady decline for decades regardless of what some number crunchers tell you! After all, if you know what numbers to use you can make any pile of poop smell like roses. All the proof you need can easily be is found if you look in a few20 or 30 year old text books or simply compare the required reading lists from the past to the ones in the present and you’ll clearly see this is true no matter who’s tries to tell you different!
In a world where college tuition’s prices have skyrocketed, the gap in the income inequality has expanded farther than its been in decades and there are not jobs available because these same jack knockers keep sending jobs overseas instead of finding ways to keep them here. And the only answer they have to solve the problems they created, while helping to create a smoke screen to cover up the fact that our current leaders are complete and utter failure, is raise the minimum wage… Wow, just wow!
The sad truth is there is only one type of society that requires minimum wage is capable of supporting a family regardless of one’s education or ability… it’s called a communist society. Of which, has proven to fail no matter who is in charge because when a group of people start consolidating power it creates tyranny which perpetuates a pattern of greed that eventually collapses on top of itself. Always has and probably always will until we evolve as a society and learn to become more enlightened, civic minded and compassionate people. Now don’t get me wrong back then, about 30 years ago, you could get by on relatively low wage but that was because the cost of survival was so low. Now, even families where both parents work while earning a decent income are struggling… and in many cases they make more than the $10 an hour!
It makes you wonder though… how the hell did this happen?
But for now, this hype is just another distraction designed to take our minds off the fact that minimum wages jobs are pretty much all that is available to everyone without the proper training and education, hell even those who have both of these are scrambling now! The reality is, when you don’t have a quality education or a passion for learning, you’ll pretty much fall for any distraction that makes sense. Once you’ve been dumbed down enough, you become lazy and when that happens even really smart people will begin to do stupid things. You know, like forget to find the truth out for yourself and fail to realize that you need to verify all the facts before you come to a conclusion…
Don’t Believe the Hype!
So, although it does make a great campaign speech the main thing jacking up the minimum wage will do is incentives the larger corporations to eliminate millions of these low paying positions anyways via automation, and, it’s already begun. Just look at all the self-service checkout counters in super markets. Even Mc Donald’s plans to install 7,000 self-service kiosks in their restaurants which will eliminate twice as many jobs, and what do you think will happen to millions of jobs if they roll these out in every chain across the world? Did you ever stop to think what this pay increase will do to small businesses barely getting by? You know, the backbone of America that are the only real decent paying job providers that are producing more jobs than these major companies who have no problem shedding thousands of jobs so their CEO and other executives can get their bonuses.
Ironically, these people usually pay a couple of dollars above the minimum (but often below the famed $10 or $15 figure) and they barely make enough to stay in business already, especially in today’s sluggish economy.
Whether you realize it or not, this little push will pretty much push most of these people over the cliff which brings me to why the minimum wage push is a big joke. THE TIMING REALLY SUCKS!!!
Seriously, why did you hear a peep about this “problem” when our economy was booming?
You simply just don’t do things like this to small and medium size businesses when you are in the middle of a recession!
And, when thousands upon thousands of large companies are closing thousands of stores with plans to shutter even more. Millions of more people are going to lose their jobs!
Now, on what planet does implementing such a policy make sense when the economy is suffering? Especially when no policies are put in place by our leaders to stop jobs from being shipped overseas and no programs are put in place to really offer anyone the opportunity to make more than the minimum wage? I think you’re talking from planet Uranus if you believe that this idea ever sounds like a good idea worthy of implementing until we get our nation back on track. Squeezing blood from a stone is just none sense no matter how you slice it!
In Reality… It’s Not Really A Bad Idea!!!
The joke is, this idea would actually work if you had regulations in place that prohibited CEO’s from making huge bonuses from outsourcing American jobs and raising the cost of goods during tough economic times. Pretty much what President FDR did to help pull us out of the depression of the 1930’s! Many people don’t even know that one of the main things he did, which was key to helping get our nation back on track so fast, was to put a freeze on the cost of goods. Now, the cost of food alone has skyrocketed while the ability to pay for them has diminished…wtf!
So you see, believing that one simple policy like alone will help our economy is just foolish. Yet, we are only getting lip service on what should be done, while nothing gets done.
As anyone with any sense knows, these companies will always find a way to make sure they can get around a singular issue or regulation and simply pass the buck onto to the consumer if you let them. They will always eliminate a position/job all together if you let them and the reality is, they are already planning to do so anyways. And, with a nation of leaders who clearly don’t represent the will of the people as they cater more to the whims of big business pretty much all these companies will come together and simply decide to stick it to us all.
So, although it’s really sounds like a great idea to raise the minimum wage. It simply is not a practical solution to our shrinking middle class as it makes a really good excuse to push everyone to the lower-class because now, you can get by on minimum wage. That is, until the cost of food and surviving begins to creep up once again like it is right now regardless of how much those in charge retool the data to give the false impression that our economy is in a recovery…
The simple fact is, raising the minimum wage is a joke that will only provide a temporary solution that will lead to an even bigger problem down the road. Pretty much what our leaders have been doing for 30 years…lol And ,we need to wake up and realize that we real leaders who know how to solve the problems they created. As Albert Einstein once said,
So if you have any bright ideas on how to create jobs and fix our economy let’s here it in the comment section or go to the “I Have A Great Idea!” form on this blog website. If you want to see some of my own, check out my blog post, “How To Create A Million American Jobs“
Hey! Somebodies go to do something because these clowns in control of our nation are just killing!