Why do republicans and social darwinists hate the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15/hr? It'd lower crime rate and raise our standard of living. Australia and Europe did it and it worked fine for them.
durr it'd raise prices
Prices only rise for things in short supply but high demand….. the more demand there is as long as their is supply… the price can stay the same or even be lower….. often it is less expensive to manufacture more things at one time than a few things at a time.
McDonalds profits billions of dollars every year. The only reason they are able to do so is by paying their employees less than what they are worth. They would happily pay people less than the current minimum wage if they were allowed to. They would happily cut their employees hours more than they do so now if they were able to. The government currently subsidizes their paying their employees dirt wages when workers are forced to go to the government despite working. It is corporate welfare. The bottom line is that anyone who is working 40 hours a week is doing the right thing by me and by society's standards. They should be able to pay their bills without going to government for help.
All of your notions that workers will be laid off have been dis-proven. What difference does it make to the fast food place if the person getting paid 15 bucks an hour is full time or part time?
well maybe they should work harder and learn a skill!!1!
You can virtue signal and brag all you want but at the end of the day you and I both know you don't give a shit about these people and just want to feel superior. Bottom line is not everyone wants to work that hard, nor does everyone have the correct guidance on learning the 'right' skills or 'employable' ones. Many people aren't like that. How about instead of them being dead weight on welfare or NEETbux using up our tax dollars we give them a decent wage so they not only get off welfare but stop robbing us? No? Too much? You'd rather see them suffer for fun? Then you're no better than they are.