A single parent of two children would need to work 50 hours a week at a minimum-wage job in the U.S. to earn 50% of the nation’s net median household income, the organization’s international equivalent for the poverty line. “That’s just wrong.” – Cory Booker
Working 50 hours a week is injustice to Cory Booker?
“Have you ever had a f#cking real job?” asks Ace at the link.
Recently, I had a conversation with my son, who was frustrated by his inability to move up as rapidly as he would like. I had to explain to him that hiring an employee is making an investment; for an employer to hire someone even at minimum wage is roughly equivalent, in terms of cost, to buying a higher-end pickup truck. Before an employer makes that kind of investment, they want some assurance that the investment is going to pay off; which is why they want things like credentials and references. As an indicator of intellect or ability, a college degree is meaningless. However, it does show an employer that you are capable of starting and finishing a long-term task.
The Cory Bookers of the world don’t get any of this. Everyone is entitled to whatever they think is a “living wage,” whether they provide living wage value to an employer or not.
Face it, when you looked at the protesters in Baltimore or Ferguson… who would want to hire them? Bitter, angry, entitled, often barely coherent, and likely to fly into a rage at the slightest perception that they are not getting enough.