azimuth - 3/9/2005 1:21 PM
I think the minimum wage ought to be 357.00/hour.
1) We should support a regressive tax system that gives more tax breaks to the more priviledged. The rich did not become rich by being stupid, they worked hard for it, know the value of money, and have demonstrated that they could make use of that capital wisely. They should be trusted to reinvest in the economy, consume more Mansions (that helps the less skilled workers who frame the mansion), they will reinvest in consumption of gas guzzlers, etc...
2) Suppress minimum wage! The poor have demonstrated their inability to amass a fortune, how many more chances should they get, it's not like the rich people get many chances? Any attempt to give them more money will fail. They are not able to re-invest in the economy! If you give poor people money, they will squander it away in things like housing, food and clothing, but not medical (that bastion's still reserved to the elite). What a waste!
Can we just not be proud to be Americans? Poor and rich, that's the only time us rich people relish on associating with the poor suckers to demonstrate, to the world (at a NASCAR event preferably), what a united, responsible and caring society ours is.