December 6, 2013
There’s a lot of talk surrounding minimum wage this week. Somehow the issue has become important again…Why? Oh right, because this president always finds a way to deflect from Obamacare’s disastrous roll out.
Are workers being exploited by greedy business owners? Is the free market so oppressive the government has to intervene? Before you reach this foolish conclusion about employment, I encourage you to read about the implications of raising the minimum wage.
Here’s how I feel about the issue:
The crusade for raising the minimum wage is quite laughable. $10/hr, $15/hr, $20/hr? Why not $100K/hr? Do people understand how businesses operate, or are they really convinced money grows on trees? Don’t claim “oppression” or “exploitation” if you aren’t adult enough to work a basic job.
Whenever someone hires and chooses to employ you, you should thank your lucky stars they have given you the opportunity to work and prove yourself. Success doesn’t come overnight. In high school and college, I worked many unpaid gigs and paid internships to end up where I am today – gainfully employed at a respectable organization. Many people follow the same course to achieve success. Whether it’s an entry-level job or working for a fast food chain, make the most out of your experience, work hard for bonuses/promotions, and make as many connections as you can before better opportunities come your way. If you want to be self-made, you must work your way to the top.
Raising the minimum wage sets a dangerous precedent…This policy admonishes hard work, punishes small business owners, and ultimately worsens our economy.
Agree? Disagree? Weigh in below!