are american workers worth at least $...

are american workers worth at least $9.00 an hour?

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??

Princeton, KY

#1 Feb 13, 2013
Can you live on a $9.00 an hour job?
2 B Determined

Owensboro, KY

#2 Feb 13, 2013
If I had two or three full time jobs making that and then maybe I could make it.
opinionpdb

Nebo, KY

#3 Feb 13, 2013
Well no. But you have to think about it
Certain jobs don't require much skill and I believe the more responsibility and skill required the more money you should make. For example a mcdonalds cashier shouldn't be making 9 an hour but a supervisor should make more than 9 an hour.
married

Owensboro, KY

#4 Feb 13, 2013
A single person with no children could probably live off that. Frugally.
alivia

Princeton, KY

#5 Feb 14, 2013
opinionpdb wrote:
Well no. But you have to think about it
Certain jobs don't require much skill and I believe the more responsibility and skill required the more money you should make. For example a mcdonalds cashier shouldn't be making 9 an hour but a supervisor should make more than 9 an hour.
I agree with you to a point but i mean the way prices on everything has gone up even 9 an hour is not a whole lot really.
omy

Utica, KY

#6 Feb 14, 2013
No way at all could a person live on that...
honesty

Owensboro, KY

#8 Feb 14, 2013
In all honesty, I have seen how crazy it gets at McD's, it looks like it can be stressful. Workers yelling out for orders theyve been waiting on, working in such a defined space together. I'd say the cashiers should make 8.00, cooks 9.00 and agree with manager pay. More than 9.00. Good topic guys :)
truth

Tucker, GA

#9 Feb 14, 2013
By the time you paid for health care and company health insurance, it would be more like a $7.00 an hour job. I hope the minimum wage gets increased to $9.00. We are one of the richest countries in the world. It is an embarrassment how many people barely make ends meet. I think when we support our citizens that work, it strengthens our country as a whole.
proudnewdad

Hopkinsville, KY

#10 Feb 14, 2013
So more money and even less jobs. Sounds logical. After last minimum wage increased the dollar menu decreased the amount of items and unemployment has not went down

Since: Dec 12

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#11 Feb 14, 2013
minimum wage is not established to offer someone enough money to live on. get a skill set or education and get an appropriate job that pays far more. Minimum wage jobs are for part time or entry level positions only.
busy bee

Tucker, GA

#12 Feb 14, 2013
proudnewdad wrote:
So more money and even less jobs. Sounds logical. After last minimum wage increased the dollar menu decreased the amount of items and unemployment has not went down
There are jobs out there. It's the amount of people filing for unemployment that has not went down. Some people don't want to work if they can get unemployment instead.
me again

Owensboro, KY

#13 Feb 14, 2013
Instead of increasing the minimum wage, the government could provide free health insurance for those making less than $20 per hour.

The Republicans can't have it both ways. Do they want a low minimum wage, or do they want low taxes and lack of health care for poor people?

One advantage of free health care and a low minimum wage is that it would increase the number of people with jobs. Because, the employers wouldn't have to provide more health care for more employees, because the government would provide it. And, at a low minimum wage, with lower benefit costs, they would be willing to hire more people.

It's important to keep people employed, even if it causes taxes in general to increase.

Since: Dec 12

Tucker, GA

#14 Feb 14, 2013
People need to start earning their keep and quit complaining. Many years ago when a minimum wage job wasn't enough for me, I worked a second and third job. Often days I'd work from 8am-3am. Nothing in life should be free.

Since: Dec 12

Tucker, GA

#15 Feb 14, 2013
For those unwilling to work, they don't deserve free healthcare.
typical neocons

Owensboro, KY

#16 Feb 14, 2013
I knew this thread would bring out those two Republican party talking point trolls...lol
proudnewdad

Hopkinsville, KY

#17 Feb 14, 2013
me again wrote:
Instead of increasing the minimum wage, the government could provide free health insurance for those making less than $20 per hour.

The Republicans can't have it both ways. Do they want a low minimum wage, or do they want low taxes and lack of health care for poor people?

One advantage of free health care and a low minimum wage is that it would increase the number of people with jobs. Because, the employers wouldn't have to provide more health care for more employees, because the government would provide it. And, at a low minimum wage, with lower benefit costs, they would be willing to hire more people.

It's important to keep people employed, even if it causes taxes in general to increase.
I love how you say free
George Jung

Tucker, GA

#18 Feb 14, 2013
typical neocons wrote:
I knew this thread would bring out those two Republican party talking point trolls...lol
Somebody has to bring some common sense to a thread that will bring comments from lazy people who want everything for free.

Since: Dec 12

Tucker, GA

#19 Feb 14, 2013
George Jung wrote:
<quoted text>Somebody has to bring some common sense to a thread that will bring comments from lazy people who want everything for free.
I concur.
work
#20 Feb 16, 2013
if you are single you probly could make it on $9/hr working about 60hrs a week
share the wealth

Tucker, GA

#21 Feb 16, 2013
Has anyone ever heard this phrase or has it all turned to greed?? The question shouldn't be is an American worker worth $9 an hour. It should be what is it worth to get a job done?? Here is an example. Take your vehicle to a shop to get repairs or maintenance done. The charges for the "labor" are greatly larger that the cost of the part required for that repair. Ok now think about a two hour minimum charge for that repair. It takes the mechanic 20 minute and you're charged two hours labor. The individual performing the repair gets paid by the hour. Lets say $9 an hour for working at that shop. Think about it that way and ask yourself. Who is screwing who here? I understand the aspects of a business and paying the overhead. Workers comp, insurance, employee wages, taxes, permits, business license and maintenance to keep a shop going and understand those expenses aren't cheap. I also understand the get an education or skills to get a better job. Ok that costs tons of money also. Money that alot of people can't afford therefore we don't have much of a choice but to take whatever job we can find. I'm not saying I want shit given to me either. I have always worked and earned everything I ever had in life. When gas was $.75 a gallon minimum wage was about $3.35 an hour. Ok gas being well over $3 an hour shouldn't minimum wage be at least $9 an hour? Do the ecenomical math. Any dummy can figure that one out.

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