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max8987
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The minimum wage should be $9, and after about a decade, should be eliminated completely

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Started: 8/12/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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stealthmaster96

Pro

First round is acceptance only.
My position in a nutshell: For fiscal year 2015, the minimum wage should be $9. This goes with the rate of inflation until fiscal year 2025. The minimum wage law making minimum wage $9 reaches its sunset and all minimum wage laws are eliminated.
max8987

Con

Minimum wage is closely tied to the "poverty rate" and "quality of life" variables, which in turn directly affect crime rates, real estate values, and the economy.

Eliminating minimum wage would force the least skilled demographic of society into a "money trap". They will not be able to afford training for a better position or for college because they will have to keep working for 4-5 dollars at workplaces that exploit them (what other place would charge a human being $5 an hour to work?).

As all humans, the poor and unskilled have to survive - and they will have to choose other options such as criminal enterprises, robbery, etc. Like I said the crime rate would skyrocket because you're essentially creating a huge unemployment and homeless problem by getting rid of minimum wage. This is a little different then welfare, but I have a feeling you want to get rid of that too?

Perhaps eugenics would be a faster method of breeding out the pure and hard working?
Debate Round No. 1
stealthmaster96

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Freddy44 4 years ago
Freddy44
"assuming" it does not make it true, and his opening statement does not tell us anything of that sort; he merely states his stance. Unfortunately you're both forfeiting the debate, so we'll never get to see you two hatch it out...
Posted by max8987 4 years ago
max8987
i mean far right
Posted by max8987 4 years ago
max8987
It's not a fallacy if it's true! This guy is obviously a FAR FAR left leaning person. I assume he wants to get rid of all the programs that support the "scum"...
Posted by Freddy44 4 years ago
Freddy44
"Perhaps eugenics would be a faster method of breeding out the pure and hard working?"
Reductio ad Hitlerum:
http://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by Freddy44 4 years ago
Freddy44
Problem with minimum wage is that it makes it harder for people to enter the workforce, so my contention with this proposal is: Why wait for 10 years before abolishing it?
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