Originally Posted by Crash.Override:
you're never gonna "get it"... the republican "logic" has a hold on you!
you can "second guess" my education all you wish..
you can preach all the "skill set" BS you wanna spout.
what's wrong with paying a person a decent wage for a decent day's work?
i have yet to find one conservative who could answer that question, without using the word "skill set"! ha!
Crash, labor is no different than any other good or service. It is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If there are people lined up willing to do the job for $8 an hour then the job isn't worth $10 an hour. It is the most basic of economic principles. Why do you think wages for people in the engineering and healthcare fields are increasing? It is because there is increasing demand for the "skill set" that these people possess. However, if you want to continue to contend that basic economics is "bs" then by all means please do.
Wages will go up as unemployment drops. Back in 05-06 when unemployment was below 5% I remember clearly that the fast food joints in Florence were offering $9 an hour. That is because the pool of labor was much smaller at that time.
As a consumer, you would never pay more than something is worth. However, you and people like you expect a business owner to do that very thing. It is lunacy.
As for your question about "paying someone a decent wage for a decent day's work", that is highly subjective. Who determines what this "decent" wage is? If gov't forces employers to pay more in wages then the market will simply adjust accordingly to maintain profitability.