You’re a hero, Homer J
You’re as crafty as a skunk
They’ll thank you in the morning for stealing Flanders’ junk
You’re a double-bacon genius-burger and just a little drunk!
DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THAT HIS FAMILY CONSISTS OF ANOTHER GUY + THEIR CHILDREN
Elsa and character traits shared with other Disney princesses.
I love Idina in Wicked and Elsa in Frozen. So here’s a little quick piece for the fandom. :D
anyone who complains about people wanting a higher minimum wage is fucking awful and should shut the fuck up
this isn’t even a Marxism thing this is a Basic As Fuck Human Decency thing
Who would complain about someone wanting a higher minimum wage?? We all want our minimums to go up.
If you study a few hours into economics you would understand the impact of the minimum wage law. As a small business owner (coffee stand), I WANT to pay my employees more. Nothing would thrill me more than giving them more.
However, consider these few facts and maybe you will get the reality of the situation.
1. The business makes at BEST a 10% profit. Raising minimum wage will reduce that by nearly 2%. Now I make 8%.
2. Raising minimum wage means all my suppliers have to raise delivery and product fees, because they too have to adjust for higher costs. That will run reduce my profit by 3-5%. Now I’m at 5% profit.
3. My payroll taxes is going up because the higher minimum wage creates a tax bracket bubble. With that said, I will make no money.
What can I do about this? The same thing everyone else does. I raise my prices. So does the gas pump and the grocery store and restaurant. Now suddenly everyone’s cost of living jumped 3-10%.
Are you grasping the reality yet? Yes paying people a good living wage is a business owners responsibility. The forced increase is a small piece of the pie that puts us small business out of business
Wow it’s almost as if clinging to a system in which owners need to be able to profit off of other people’s labour in order for the economy to function is preventing us from achieving a higher quality of life. Almost as if it might be in the direct interest of workers to abolish this system.
Except the economy isn’t a zero-sum game. It doesn’t prevent anyone from having a higher quality of life for their employer to profit. You are paid to do a job, and the person that has to coordinate everything else is the one paying you. Should CEOs sit on their ass, do absolutely nothing, and rake in millions upon millions of dollars? Hell no. But criticising a random small business owner because “let’s overthrow the market!”? This is a new low. I will agree that the CEO of, say, WalMart is making way too much money for what they do, but the owner of a random coffee stand here on Tumblr deserves to make a profit on their investment so they can fucking eat on a daily basis. That’s the way they feed themself and maybe their family if they have one, and it’s none of your right to say that it’s in anyone’s direct interest to overtake their right to do business. They’re not profiting off your labor. They are profiting off of the service they provide to society, and you are receiving a slice of that profit for helping. Think your wages are unfair? Talk to the boss. Do they agree, and will you get a raise? If they do, good job! If they don’t or can’t afford it, you need to consider how much you like working there. Is it worth the few extra dollars an hour to swap jobs, if you can find a new one? Look around at other jobs if this position isn’t very important to you. There’s no harm in applying to other places until somewhere with a higher salary accepts your application.
Also, think of it this way; the minimum wage law does not say, “you will pay everyone 15 dollars an hour”. It instead essentially says, “you will not pay anyone anything less than 15 dollars an hour”. It criminalizes all employment below the level of 15 dollars an hour. So, if I am an unskilled, young worker with little experience, how am I going to prove that I’m worth the 15 dollars an hour it takes to employ me? I won’t be able to - I have no experience, I’m too young, and I don’t know people in the industry yet. No name recognition. So, I look for jobs that pay less so I can prove my worth, build experience, and then go for a higher-paying job later. Might as well get payed a small sum while I’m young so it will be easier to make more money when I’m old. But with a minimum wage law, it becomes quite literally illegal for me to build experience and name recognition in an industry.
Now, many employers (particularly of large corporations) exploit this concept by keeping very experienced workers on minimum wage as long as they can before they all start quitting. This is where unions can come in and bargain for higher wages; this is okay when corporations are turning massive profit and the employees aren’t seeing any of it.
A higher minimum wage law means two $15/hour jobs instead of three $10/hour ones. And if it wasn’t for the federal reserve and the absolutely insane tax burden placed on the middle class and small businesses, that 10 dollars an hour would be worth something instead of being just above poverty level.
Am I defending fat cat CEOs making millions of dollars and paying their employees almost nothing (FedEx, Walmart, etc.)? Absolutely not, but the minimum wage, when legislated, only serves to increase unemployment and economic strain on small businesses. The moral of the story is, don’t rush to get the government to make a law about everything because nothing is a one-size-fits-all problem, and don’t criticise an entire economic system (the most successful economic system of recorded history) because a business owner is trying to earn themselves a decent living by delivering a service to society.
you’ve completely missed the point, congratulations.
"the most successful economic system of recorded history"
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DW MEME [two quotes] → The Name of the Doctor; 7.14And he hardly ever hears me. But I’ve always been there.
all i’ve done in 2013 was become more gay
"Stay with me, Elizabeth!"
The Modern-Day Princess - from the concept to the final product
Joan Blondell, 1931