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Sunday, May 4, 2014

THE COST OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE

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THE COST OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE

international executive Marius Forte, author of The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven claims that raising the minimum wage is like a cast on the leg of a healthy person, a virus infecting the able-bodied.
Here's why:

Imagine a minimum grade in school. You could strive for honors, you could work hard to be a B student, or you could get a D as a minimum score in order to pass regardless of performance and be content with the minimum.

You could excel, you could fail, or you could get by with the minimum. The tendency for a society that sets a minimum is to descend to the minimum required. Many will, instead of trying harder and instead of doing more, do less and say, after all, why bother? I am going to get the minimum anyway. Over time, and as a society, we become content with the minimum.

This principle applies when we guarantee our children a medal in any sport just for participating. They get a reward not for trying hard or trying to be the best. They get rewarded for just showing up. Children are not stupid. They know the award is worthless.

What is achieved in a society where awards are handed out for being last or for just serving up the bare minimum?

Did we beat Fascism or Communism by giving the minimum?

Did we reach the Moon? Will we beat cancer? Can we overcome world
hunger by descending down to the minimum? Can an attorney win a court case by giving a minimum performance? Can anyone win a race by giving the minimum?

Should we give a minimum Oscar to any actor who got a part?
How about a minimum Grammy to a kid who hardly picks up an instrument? How about a minimum award for a car with a minimal safety record?

Minimum wage is not supposed to be a career choice. It is pay for an entry level job for kids to get their feet wet in the labor market. The tricycle you got as a kid is not supposed to be the means of transportation for the rest of your life.

You will not be able to raise and feed a family on $7 an hour just as you
cannot commute to work every day on the tricycle.

The American Dream is not the minimum wage. The American Dream is to get educated, to work hard, to excel.

As a diesel mechanic, a carpenter, an oil field worker or in the medical field
you will make a lot more then minimum wage and you will create a future for yourself and your family.

If the minimum wage begins to compete with jobs that offer a good living wage and give back to society then an entire generation will give only the minimum and receive only the minimum in compensation for the minimum in satisfaction and security.

If we accept a lowest common denominator, we set ourselves up for a false sense of security and eventual failure. Rather than tapping into the human spirit to reach its fullest potential, to dream, to stretch, to achieve, by raising the minimum wage we will cement into place a state of misery without future and hope.

Raising the minimum wage would drive many businesses out of business and force others to set up shop abroad which would reduce investment and expansion in America. Raising the minimum wage would raise the prices of inexpensive products such as McDonalds, which would become even less affordable for lower income people. Raising the minimum wage would inflate the value of the workingman’s dollar while contracting the economy at the expense of small business, those on fixed incomes, and the working poor.

If raising the minimum wage is a good idea then why not raise it to $25 or $35 or $60 per hour?

When the government gets involved in private industry, particularly in the area of fixing wages, it never ends well. Government controlled industries always redistribute poverty to all and capital to the top 1%. This system has gone by various names including Fascism, Socialism and Communism.
Issues covered by Marius Forte:
Capitalism is the answer to poverty
http://awhigmanifesto.blogspot.com/2014/05/capitalism-is-answer-to-poverty.html
The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven
Obama assuming dictatorial powers


                              
BIO:

Marius Forte’:
Born in Vienna, he traveled and worked extensively throughout Europe,
most of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, exploring religions, cultures
and political systems.  He is a practicing Catholic. 

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