As one who labors, is a contractor, I see what happens when you let Corporations have their way, they rarely ever do what's fair to workers.
Never forget greed and hording is one of the seven sins, even though modern political conservatives will try to convince you that greed and hording and exploiting the labor of others is a good virtue...
Any one not for raising minimum wage is near insane.
Anyone not for minimum wage isn't working for minimum wage, and probably doesn't work at all in traditional sense.
Work as in physically labor, toil, does an essential job, rather instead is on a large salary to sit in office all day looking important and making phone calls, or a Government politician receiving 6 figure income just to debate issues in Senate hall, or some city administrator, who again, paid very well, job loaded with benefits and pension plan.
This notion that all people who work as Security guards, or fast food, or retail, or janitors ect, are college students working part time, that notion is very outdated.
With millions of jobs being, or having been, shipped over seas (so companies can pay them minimum wage also), or many jobs just becoming obsolete do to technology, is leaving adults, aging adults, with less and less choice for income.
Now you're seeing truck drivers, for example, driving big rigs well into their 60's and sometimes 70's, working cause they have to, working cause the bills never stop coming in, working cause many of these jobs, unlike Gov or Union jobs, don't offer any kind of pensions, insurance, or anything.
So these older drivers are driving basically until they crash or have stroke or heart attack.
With prices on everything going up, and pay remaining stagnant or going down for labor class, you're seeing more and more elderly working jobs that are dangerous, it's either that or they loose everything and become homeless.
But don't tell that to Rush, and others who say 'Minimum wage gooooooood'
Insane I tell ya, insane...and those who are brainwashed by their political rhetoric.
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More and more people are finding out what it's like to work full time, bust your butt all day, and still fall behind on bills.
It builds resentment after a while, anger, frustration.
Expecially when you have those who earn 6 figures for basically doing nothing (although they'll convince themselves they're worth it, while convincing themselves those who are income poor are such do to 'low skill job').
Expecially when you have those who earn mass amounts of money on the public diol, on radio and news shows making it seem as those who are poor are such cause they 'don't work hard enough'.
Yet they're the ones who pass laws limiting the amount of time you can labor.
No one cares about how much money they are given (cause they don't physically earn it), yet even though they earn well from State, they seem to want to hold back how much lower income working people should make.
Their own health would not allow them to work or stand, or lift for 18 hours a day, or work 2-3 jobs, yet they expect others to do the same.
No one has that kind of stamina, and more and more people working low income jobs are growing in age, in their late 20's, 30's, 40's 50' even 60's.
As if health doesn't play a role in it all.
After a while, when working in vain, it turns into a labor camp situation.
When you don't know any low income people it's easy to assume untrue things about why they're low income.
People who think just cause someone earns pennies has no skills, should swap work with them for a week.
What they do is probably more essential than what someone who's given 6 figures does.
All people who are given 6 figure or millions do is figure out ways to be given even more dough, without having to earn it, by manipulating markets, or receiving huge bonuses for basically doing nothing but trading ideas, while other beneath them labor.
But they'll convince themselves that they're worth super high pay, while others at the bottom are not.
They got the kind of jobs that they don't even got to show up at work, and still get paid $6000.00 a day, just simply for being alive.
And wealthy people scam the system even more so than poor people, always figuring out how to add more free, unearned money, to their coffers.
One of many things that annoys me about society, and the mainstream banking system, is that they're more than willing to finance you a new useless car, where basically your in debt for x number of years, and can't really use that car for commercial purposes.
So instead you're driving around in new car like a dope, wasting all that money just to feel 'special'.
But if you want a loan for a small business, or vehicle they consider 'commercial', they more than often say No!
That's very revealing, in that they're more interested in your being a dope, a consumer, than someone with Entrepreneurial ideas, who could rise up out of the slave labor class.
They'll deny you a business loan, even if it's 1/4 the loan amount than a useless car loan.
As if they think we're all mindless dopes.
They, the banks, the system, will loan you money for stupid stuff, but won't loan you money for stuff that could actually improve the quality of your life.
Mankind is wickedly evil, the lives, dreams, destroyed by the system, where common people with dreams are just stuck and bogged down.
People who work 5 days, if not paid adequately are still poor, broke and struggling, one is just working just to work.
4 day work weeks are ideal, and remember long ago working for plumbing outfit where they worked 4 days a week. It was wonderful, longer days, but at least you always had Friday off, and pay was still the same.
Friday work would turn into over time work.
This particular company located in Everett, WA was way ahead of it's time, don't even know if they're still in business though.
I worked there as a apprentice plumber, trying to learn the trade, and wish I had stuck it out.
Even if you no longer use it, selling item you've owned feels like giving up on a piece of self, and all for what, a few dollars?
If you sell something you own for say $80.00, that $80.00's will be spent in minutes on what, a bill?, food, or some other perishable item, some other disposable expense or item.
Where as if you don't sell it, item stays in your possession until you can give it away to someone you think is special.
I thinking giving away item, to someone you think is special is more meaningful and rewarding than just selling it for cheap cause you think you need the extra cash.
These days cash goes so quickly, but items last almost forever, or at least until you're dead, then they become treasures to those who inherit them or who want to know more about your life while alive.
Unless they themselves then turn around and sell everything you saved....
Then it would of all kind of been for not.
Selling or pawning things you treasure, for pennies on the dollar is never an easy decision.
If one labors hard in low wage position they'll fiscally get no where, yet if one barely works in high salaried position they'll live well
On days like today, or mornings like today, I just don't feel like going in early, in the weather ect.
The body is not invincible, and industry could care the less about personal health, there's a ton of labor to replace anyone.
None the less, as an individual health is all anyone has, when that goes, usefulness to self and world pretty much evaporates.
This idea that working hard gets you ahead, is really not true anymore, especially if no one notices your efforts, or if locked into low paying wage.
High wages is what gets you ahead, and working hard and high wage don't always have a relation.
Most people who are wealthy don't physically work any harder than anyone else, they simply make better career decisions. (read that again)
People who earn more simply plan better for their future, all aspects of it, and are motivated to do so by personal drive which can be effected by many things.
One could work hard at Walmart for 20 years as a cashier and still get no where, still live check to check. Or one could take classes on the side, get degree in management, and transition into a higher paying position.
But motivation to do that isn't always there for variety of reasons...some of which could be health, age, lack of love and support in personal life, lack of funding and or even adequate transportation.
But those who get ahead on their own have to find ways to over come all of that.
People who attend college, join Fraternal orders ect, are surrounded by network of successful people and peers who help them to succeed by creating opportunities for each other.
Friends tend to hire friends, just look at NFL...coaches hire staff they already know, or have worked with in the past, but if you just walk in off the street and hand in resume, forget it.
It works that way everywhere accept labor.
Labor is different in that one is basically a human cow or donkey, and businesses need basic labor to give their company wheels.
As such just about anyone can get a job as a basic laborer where role is clearly defined and limited.
Anyways take care of your body first and foremost before anything else, cause if body goes one won't even be able to get simplest of labor job.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2015 8:15:36 GMT -5 by X factor