Is it just me or anybody else getting tired of the market getting blamed for low wages?
Low wage jobs are nothing new. There have always been low paying jobs and there will always be low paying jobs. These type of jobs were not meant to be the end all of a person’s employment history. They are meant to be entry-level, minimum wage jobs. They are not meant to be jobs that a person gets to spend their entire lives doing. They are meant for people just entering the job market or for people who have retired from their careers and just want something to do.
If you are depending on McDonald’s or Wal-Mart to sustain you for the rest of your life, that is not the company’s problem. That is yours!
I’m sick of this idea that every business out there is part of the evil empire.
I will agree that there are companies that screw their employees on a daily basis but they are not indicative of the free market system as a whole.
And raising the minimum wage is not the answer either. Minimum wage jobs are meant to be entry-level jobs. They are not meant to be jobs that a person gets in order to live high off the hog or even to support a family of 5. Whether the left wants to admit it or not, raising the minimum wage is going to cause more job loss. If a company has to raise their wages, they are ultimately going to hire fewer people and potentially fire those they already employ.
If a person can’t live on minimum wage then perhaps they need to gain a skill and find another job. And the excuse that there aren’t any jobs out there is total bullshit. There are jobs out there. The problem is people aren’t willing to do real work in most cases.
So saying the free market is to blame on why there aren’t more jobs or enough jobs that pay enough. Bullshit. Get a minimum wage job to get some experience. Gain a skill to get a better job. Get off your ass and find a good job. And if you don’t like what you are doing, find another job. Nobody is forcing you to stay at a job you don’t like. And if you’re worried about not being able to find a better job than suck it up. Nobody said work is supposed to be fun. Stick it out and keep looking until you can find something better. But don’t blame the free market for your employment woes. Obama Care has done more to keep people out of work than anything the free market has ever done.