The minimum wage is a myth. It is a tool of elites to keep the poorest people in this country under their thumb. It also damages our currency and causes inflation. The minimum wage is not what it seems: It doesn’t raise anyone out of poverty. In fact, it has created a permanent unemployed underclass in this country that did not exist prior. The data are there, but those who make the policies choose not to tell you, because doing so removes their power and places it in your hands. Sure, it would be great if every worker in the world earned a good wage, and did a job they loved. but…
The world described by those supporting the minimum wage is socialism, but not the reality of socialism .. just the Utopian ideals of socialism, because there is no way to guarantee one’s success or ‘living wage‘ via government decree without also having government control over individuals/society. And, inevitably, government control over individuals has shown nothing but an increase is misery with a simultaneous decrease in wealth and opportunity.
I highly recommend this classic Firing Line video on Poverty and Dependence. It is a real eye-opener, and wisdom for the ages.
Also, more money means nothing if the value of that money is worth less. If a person earned $15K a year back in the 70′s they could actually live a modestly comfortable life, they would have to earn over $60k a year now to afford the same.
The value of the work is determined by the market.. If the government artificially ‘fixes’ the price of the work for employees at a level that is higher than what it is valued in the free market, then one of three things must happen to compensate:
- The work must improve to meet the value of the new price
- The value of currency must decrease to match the value of the work
- The job must be eliminated/re-formulated to cover the added cost
All three of these are happening, putting more and more unskilled workers out of the job market and into the government system of welfare dependency.
We can ignore the reality, but doing so is leaving generations of poor minorities in America under the thumb of elitists who are using them as pawns in their political games. Progressives spout their talking points, but have no solutions to poverty. All the progressive programs are actually worsening the cycle of poverty and dependence.
Poor people need the TRUTH. They need people who are not sold out to big party bosses, who are not afraid to stand up to the tyranny of the majority to tell them the HARD FACTS about exactly what it will take to get OUT of this sickening cycle of hopelessness and poverty. That truth is… there IS NO EASY SOLUTION. Sacrifice, self-discipline, hard work and dogged persistence are what is necessary to climb out of government dependence hell.