valerie wrote: It never does any good to raise the minimum wage. It's almost a joke.
They usually say the minimum wage will go up slowly over the course of a few years.
That gives the employers time to restructure and revamp. In the mean time, while
the small business owner closes down and other mom and pop joints let employees
go, prices go on the rise every where.
So don't be fooled. It's one of those things that initially sound good but it always
bites you on the.....you know where, before you know it.
A lot of company becaming greedy. they want take over the world. Now Fast Food restaurant want to be like starbucks. Wal-mart want to be one shop grocery store. Mcdonald try sell fried chicken compete KFC. Mcdonald try to sell pizza compete domino pizza and pizza hut. American became lazy because they are happy with working mininum wage. But the rest of the world want come to American to get education and get higher pay.
American became spoil brats since our mininum wages can be ablle to buy a car, tv, iphone and other. Compare the third world country mininum wages. You can't afford to buy latest gadget iphone, tv, and cant afford to eat mcdonald all the time.
Oh come on now.
How many people in the USA do you see suffering because they don't have a cell phone.
There is noting wrong with competition. Competition is good.
When I started high school I moved to a rural area at a nearby college town. I'll never
forget how there was nothing there but the university and the hospital. There was no
walmart, no target, no major department stores. What there was, was a court square
with little mom and pop stores surrounding it. The prices those people charged for the
most part, was outrageous! In regards to those stores employees, no one worked at them
but MOM and POP and BRO and SIS. In fact, everyone in the community would often
refer to the store as not the stores name but 'Bertha's' or 'Old Man Jones', etc. When
major department stores came to town, all those mom and pops complained and yes
some shut down. Today there is plenty of business around the court square even tho
Walmart, Lowes, Kmart, HomeDepot, and more exist.
Don't get me wrong, I believe Walmart really should pay their employees more than they
presently do. However, most of what I hear in regards to Walmart and Mom and Pop
stores is very one sided. There are plenty of businesses that mom and pop can create
in which they can make a good living with little to no competition from walmart.
The reason why business is booming around that old court square where I once lived,
even tho there is big box stores, is because those mom's and pop's now offer a good
service at a good price.
It works both ways.