Thank you for your response and for your questions. I appreciate your tone and would like to give you my opinion on each of the things you've asked about. I apologize in advance if the responses are wordy but you've asked some great questions that deserve adequate answers. I'm going to respond to each with a separate post.<quoted text>I agree with evrything in the above post. I am a bussiness man and have reiterated all of the above for many years. What your point is and who you ARE TALKING TO IS ANOTHER matter. H ow about the minimum wage? For or against? How about workplace safety? How about shipping jobs overseas and getting tax breaks? How about the corporatocracy of Washington? Of course bussinesses should be allowed to run things the way they see fit, but, capitalism without controls is just as f#cked up as socialism out of control. It's interesting that the two richest guys in the world Buffet and Gates think that the rich should pay more. it seems to me that they might know a few things about bussiness, don't you think?
I am for a minmum wage but maybe not the way it is or the way you would like it to be. I would try something progressive. I would take into account age and the fact that many of these are entry level jobs that don't require a lot of experience. I don't like the fact that businesses like McDonalds are forced to pay a 16 year old high scool student what they do. Minimum wage has become more of an emotional issue based on standard of living rather than on the value of a job and that is what makes this a difficult question. We have to distinguish between an entry level/low skill job and one that requires more. Different businesses have different profit margins so in that way I see where a minmum wage limits job growth. No one is going to hire if the investment in that hire isn't going to earn them a profit. Great question. I know my answer seems all over the board but in a nutshell, I like a minimum wage but only if it reflects economic realty and not a social agenda. I think what we have is unfair and is a job killer.