xxxdeadbirdxxx asked you: What good comes if a person that can only run a cash register with menu pictures on it starts making 15$ an hour?
A person who works, no matter where they work or what they do, should be paid a living wage. I was raised to believe that all work is inherently valuable and as such, the person doing it should be respected and paid a decent wage. The good that comes from $15 an hour is that we as tax payers no longer foot the bill for the corporation who aren’t paying a living wage. Right now, we are supporting people who are working full time because these greedy companies don’t want to pay their employees a decent wage. It needs to stop. If they want the privilege of running a business, they need to respect their workers and pay a livable wage. People would not need food stamps or medicaid if we forced the greedy corporations to pay their employees enough to live on and be able to afford insurance through the exchanges. It’s demeaning to a person to be working your ass off and STILL need government assistance. Not everyone can be a corporate executive or even afford college but they still deserve a living wage. I don’t understand why people have such a hard time understanding this.