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runningrepublican:

ponies-against-degenerates:

runningrepublican:

joehilley:

Slavery - the exploitation of people - remains at the core of American capitalism

Communists: Forgetting that trade will not occur unless it is mutually beneficial since 1848.

Capitalists: Still thinking that wage slavery is “mutually beneficial”

This is it! This is the nazi/brony blog! Tumblr keeps me young.

runningrepublican:

communismkills:

thesuperjew:

penguinlass:

communismkills:

I’m pretty sure everyone becomes a conservative the day they get their first paycheck and see the taxes taken out.

Nah

Or liberal the first time they receive a paycheck while living on their own and realizing they cant possibly survive on what they’re making

… Because of the taxes taken out.

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theartofanimation:

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objectivistnerd:

reasonreigns replied to your post “Liberty Prime is from Fallout 3”

Dude, do you not play video games? Best form of media, hands down.

Have I ever given any indication that I do?

No, which is why I asked. Max level entertainment.

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Do the math. Minimum wage where I live is $7.25/hour. If you worked 9-5 everyday, you would make about $21,000 a year before taxes. That is not enough to live off of, especially if you have children. How can you say that Minimum Wage is enough?

redbloodedamerica:

kindlewood:

redbloodedamerica:

How many single parents do you know that are working a single minimum wage job?  Honestly.

When I worked a part-time minimum wage job in high school, I lived rent free; in college I had roommates to supplement my lifestyle.  As Erick Erickson said yesterday, most people aren’t on minimum wage and if you are thirty something years old working minimum wage, you have failed at life at some point.  It’s true.  It’s not saying you can’t start over, but it’s not going to be easy.  That’s the point.  But using the government to force an employer to supplement your failure is theft.  Minimum wage isn’t supposed to be something you are meant to live off forever.  It’s a stepping stone job.  That is why there are so few people actually earning it.

Reality may not make you feel good, but facts are what they are.

That doesn’t mean you failed. It means the job market failed. Did you know that only 28% of minimum wage workers were dropouts? The highest percentage of minimum wage employees actually have some form of college degree with 7% having higher than a bachelor’s. How can you expect a person just out of highschool to go to college for a better job (which doesn’t actually work like that anymore) when they aren’t even making enough money to live, much less pay for college. I know several people who have welfare and food stamps and scholarships and grants and can’t afford college. Why is it executive people are allowed huge pay raises, but we can’t even muster a minimum wage raise when the minimum wage was designed to support a family on a single income?

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Well, first off, I’m not sure how you believe it’s the job market’s fault that minimum wage workers were dropouts.  Did the job market cause these workers to dropout of high school?

Secondly, where are you getting these numbers?  Let’s look at Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers (2013) by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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I apologize if that’s very small, but here’s what it states:

• 20.3% of minimum wage (or less) workers have only 1-3 years of high school.  That also means that many are still in high school but haven’t graduated yet.  So, I’m not sure where you got that dropout statistic?

• 28.1% of minimum wage (or less) workers have less than a high school diploma, meaning they also may actually be in high school.

• Only 3.3% have 4 years of high school but no diploma.

• 71.9% have at least a high school diploma.

• 7.9% have at least a bachelor’s degree.

• Only .9% have anything more than a bachelor’s degree and are still working for minimum wage.  I’m assuming these are the dimwits who got their master’s in sociology, creative dance or women’s studies.

How can you expect a person just out of highschool to go to college for a better job (which doesn’t actually work like that anymore) when they aren’t even making enough money to live, much less pay for college.”

Probably the same way I did.  I had to get a minimum wage job after high school because I ran out of money just to eat while I was in college.  I thought I saved enough money during high school for college and living, but quickly blew through it faster than anticipated.  I ended up getting a roommate to help me offset costs, balanced my budget better, and figured it out…like an adult.  That’s part of growing up.  You have to start solving problems on your own.

Also, if you believe there’s no value in a college education, then by all means, go get a job and work your way through life.  There’s no shame in working a blue collar job.  Some pay nicer than a job you might land with a college degree.

"I know several people who have welfare and food stamps and scholarships and grants and can’t afford college."

No offense to your acquaintances, but they may be stuck in the government dole mentality.  That of course is not always the case, but when a bear figures out they can obtain free, easy food from a dumpster, they rarely go back to foraging in the woods.  What they need is a job to teach them that things like college are a privilege you must earn, not one that you deserve.  Sometimes a bit of panic can get you motivated, but when you’re getting supplemental income from the government, that lessens the stress of the situation.

Why is it executive people are allowed huge pay raises, but we can’t even muster a minimum wage raise when the minimum wage was designed to support a family on a single income?”

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Almost every minimum wage argument reverts back to silly class warfare fallacies.  Let me be clear - the pay of a CEO has very little to do with the wages or salaries of other employees.  Most CEOs do not get pay raises if the company is struggling or not making a profit anyway and many fixed salaries are set by board or owner(s) just like any other employee’s salaries.  This caricature of the rich executive lining his/her pockets while the poor workers are slaving away is dumbing down this conversation.

Furthermore, the minimum wage is not meant to support a family or even single incomes.  That’s precisely why most minimum wage earners live with their family, are have some kind of other supplemental income source, or have multiple jobs.  Minimum wage jobs are temporary.  It is not an employer’s job (nor the state’s job for that matter) to try to determine what your “living” wage should be.  That is up to you.  It is your responsibility to determine your own budget and what type of wage or salary will fulfill your lifestyle and goals.  Stop begging businesses and/or the government to make that decision for you.

Republicans Vote Against Bill To End Fabricated Social Problem, Democrats Furious

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Recently, all of my recommended blogs are either conspiracy theorists or the side of libertarians that tend not to like money or America.

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fyp-philosophy:

In deontological ethics an action is considered morally good because of some characteristic of the action itself, not because the product of the action is good. Deontological ethics holds that at least some acts are morally obligatory regardless of their consequences for human welfare. Descriptive of such ethics are such expressions as “Duty for duty’s sake,” “Virtue is its own reward,” and “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.”

Teleological theories differ on the nature of the end that actions ought to promote. Eudaemonist theories (Greek eudaimonia, “happiness”), which hold that ethics consists in some function or activity appropriate to man as a human being, tend to emphasize the cultivation of virtue or excellence in the agent as the end of all action. These could be the classical virtues—courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom—that promoted the Greek ideal of man as the “rational animal”; or the theological virtues—faith, hope, and love—that distinguished the Christian ideal of man as a being created in the image of God.

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