What is your hourly wage, and do you approve of the proposed $15 federal minimum wage?

  • YES I approve of the min wage & I earn up to $25 per hour (equates to 52k per year or less)

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • YES I approve of the min wage & I earn $26 to $36 per hour (up to about 75k per year)

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • YES I approve of the min wage & I earn $37 to $48 (up to about 100k per year)

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • YES I approve of the min wage & I earn over $49 per hour (anything over 100k per year)

    Votes: 5 20.8%
  • YES I approve of the min wage & I do not want to say what I earn.

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • NO I do not approve of the min wage & I earn up to $25 per hour (equates to 52k per year or less)

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • NO I do not approve of the min wage & I earn $26 to $36 per hour (up to about 75k per year)

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • NO I do not approve of the min wage & I earn $37 to $48 (up to about 100k per year)

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • NO I do not approve of the min wage & I earn over $49 per hour (anything over 100k per year)

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • NO I do not approve of the min wage & I do not want to say what I earn.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    24

Jazz4ever

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Pretty good debate between Ben Shapiro and democratic representative Ro Khanna on minimum wage. Ben is the king of free marketers who says 0 should be the min. wage. o_O

 


LogGrad98

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It's worth addressing, I just haven't heard anyone address it. Care to take a stab at it?
The poll says most are in favor of starting with an increase to the minimum wage to $15 per hour. No one said that was the only thing, pretty much everyone agrees it is only a start. We have had lot of ideas floating through the thread. Care to add to it or are you just going to poo-poo everything if it isn't a comprehensive fool-proof idea that meets all of your lofty standards?
 

LogGrad98

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That is helpful. Seems fine. $14 in utah, $12 in Arkansas, $19 in California.
Much broader than that. Looks interesting though.

This is just San Bernardino county, where I work.

So to have a stay at home spouse with a child it would require the one working to earn $34.04 per hour. For a single parent with 1 child, $36.31, somewhat more likely due to child care expenses. Goes up from there.

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LogGrad98

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Here is Utah, just Salt Lake City though.

Not that far off California to be honest. Single parent with 1 kid at $30.59 vs Cali at $36.31. I honestly expected a $10 difference between the 2.

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LogGrad98

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Given a poverty wage of 8.29, that's more than 3.5 times the poverty level. That seems extreme for a minimum wage, to me.
Guess it depends on how they are calculating a "living wage" and maybe you are underestimating.
 

Eminence

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The trickiest part for me is always healthcare costs. If those weren't a factor I could give a pretty good estimate (for places I've lived) of what I feel a 'living wage' was.

Iowa, one of the bigger towns (sure you could buy a dump an hour from anywhere for cheap, but that by definition can't work for the majority of people), you could probably find a place to rent in the $800 range for a decent place (aka not next to a meth lab). I feed my family for about $400 a month, but recognize I'm a bit on the cheap side there. Car insurance, utilities, internet, clothing costs, bit left over to do some actual living on, maybe a bit left to put away. I think overall you're looking at ~$2000 a month on the pretty low end. So that'd be in the range of $12 an hour (post-taxes) here in Iowa if there was some sort of universal healthcare.

Central Texas, more expensive, probably closer to ~$15, South Dakota a bit cheaper ~$10.
 

fishonjazz

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How about not raising the minimum wage at all and coming at this from another angle.

Make **** more affordable. Home prices are out of control. Regulate that ****. Make the cost of living go down and there wouldn't be as much need to change wages.

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