Re: Are you all ready to start paying about $15 for a Big Mac?Mar 18th, 2011
I guess our philosophies are a little different in this regard, Karrie, although I do agree with you in one aspect and that would be where child labour is being taken advantage of. Otherwise I think Gov't and Business should be separate (I wouldn't expect business to start enacting legislation). I think if you are going to have wage controls you have to have price controls and then we are into a real mess. I've watched this charade for 50 years.........increased wages, increased prices and the only difference I've seen is where we used to take $10 to the store to go grocery shopping, we now have to take a couple of hundred? I'm not sure how anyone thinks that is working.
Just like you said, you could make your 300 per month go further, back then.
And, who's hands would you leave the minimum/starting wage of an employee, if there was no guide to
follow, and why do you think the guide came into affect in the first place, to protect the worker so that
he/she didn't have to go to work for 'slave' wages, because the employers are 'for the most part' greedy,
want bigger profits, and don't give a flying 'fu**' about the well being of his worker, and that also
creates workers offering to work for less 'just' to get a job.
Thats nice that you don't like government mixing with private sector, and i'm sure the employers wish
it was that way too, but I like the fact that someone in the country is looking out for the person
on the street, without big education, without pull, etc, who just needs a fair shake in life.