You do not deserve the amount of money you get paid, you're simply not worth that much, no matter what you do, or who you are (speaking of American people only. Non-Americans can make up their own labor laws).
If the purpose of raising the minimum wage is to help those who are underemployed, I fail to see the effectiveness in that. Raising the minimum wage raises prices on everything, and it raises the prices for everybody, including those we are trying to help.
If you're worried about people being dumb enough to agree to get paid $0.00 dollars an hour, then I have a valid question as a retort. How much do people deserve to get paid if they're willing to get paid 0 dollars an hour?
Raising the minimum wage is a form of socialism. It is my belief that it actually causes more economic hardship than it helps. It's can be argued that raising the minimum can be counterintuitive not only because it raises prices, but it also forces small business owners to cut hours or layoff low wage employees. It is a socialistic policy because it makes all of us have to collectively pay higher prices for everything we buy, for the sake of helping only a portion of the population. It's no different than a tax for the purpose of being charitable.
In the end, even if there were benefits to low wage employees (which is questionable), the plain and simple fact is that it is certainly not beneficial to me to have to pay higher prices for people I do not know or care about. Help is the worst form of torture we can give to somebody because it gives them a false sense of hope.
Four years ago, if I had put this thread up here it would have been squarely pointed at the democrats and their fetish for raising the minimum wage. Now, this is directed at both major parties because now the republicans have dropped their dedication to reducing the minimum so there is no major party in the US that will stand up for my anti-minimum wage ideal. Shame on ALL of you.
Consider voting for Jo Jorgensen.
Yes. We need to help others.40.00%
No. It only hurts us economically.60.00%
Keep the minimum wage as is.
Yes. It's at a good spot now.  0.00%
No. There must be more talk about setting it to a better level.100.00%
Lower, or even eliminate the minimum wage.
Yes. It raises prices on everything.80.00%
No. It will hurt the underemployed.20.00%
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