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Heritage Foundation´s Index
of Dependence exposes
the ´living wage´ lie

Washington Examiner, by Editorial Writer

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/2/2013 7:37:50 AM

Liberal activists across the nation have since 1994 demanded a “living wage,” which, depending on who is doing the defining, means the amount required to cover the basic needs of an individual or family. As with so many arguments made by the Left, the living wage appeal sounds reasonable. After all, why shouldn´t an employer pay employees at least enough for them to have decent housing, clothes, food, transportation and educational opportunities? But there is a big lie behind this seemingly reasonable argument, namely that the employer is responsible for providing a person´s basic needs, not the individual himself. The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/2/2013 7:53:57 AM     (No. 9636498)

Maybe the left would like to return to the days of owing one´s soul to the company store...instead of to the government.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/2/2013 8:46:33 AM     (No. 9636573)

Get those folks up to 15 bucks an hour and with two earners in a household, they might start paying some taxes. At the least there would be some FICA tax coming in to the fed coffers.

Now, you don´t think having more bucks coming in to buy votes could have something to do with this push do you?

All I know for sure is that the math is all wrong in our tax system. The more you earn, the less services you should need from the goobers in DC, so, I think the tax rates should go down the more you earn. Once you are making 100k, you can take care of yourself so no tax after that point at all. It´s called an incentive.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janjan, 12/2/2013 8:54:20 AM     (No. 9636587)

This is the heart and soul of socialism. The Government shall determine what you need and will force your employer to provide it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/2/2013 9:05:25 AM     (No. 9636605)

How is it possible to support a "Living Wage" and one world economy? We already ask American businesses to compete against countries with disparate tax policies serving as back door tariffs, less costly regulatory environments, and far less costly labor laws (no unions). Do they want to completely kill employment? Not to mention defense with no manufacturing infrastructure. We´ll all get rich rearranging money with no one creating wealth?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Subal, 12/2/2013 9:10:23 AM     (No. 9636614)

These libs assume that a position flipping burgers or packing a grocery bag should provide the income to afford a 3 bed room house, two cars 2 kids in college and ,.........!

The term ´entry position´ has been washed away.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/2/2013 10:25:32 AM     (No. 9636724)

Does a Living Wage include an amount for one´s tattoo budget?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/2/2013 11:43:11 AM     (No. 9636822)

I guess you need to earn enough to afford the Bimmer, the hip clothes, the big screens and all the other necessities, plus the NFL season tickets and nightclubing. At least the iPhone are free.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/2/2013 2:04:58 PM     (No. 9637016)

The only winner in higher min-wage is the tax man! All else is eaten up by inflation! The liberal way, pay old debit with inflated money! With cyclical spending it´s like a dog chasing its´ tail! You´ll never get there and with each cycle the burden just gets heaver until collapse! Why liberals don´t recognize this is begone me! Oh! that´s right, POWER over the stupid! A living wage sounds good!

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