relevantmoose: Help me argue against Obamacare? It's been a while since I read anything, and you always have good opinions and sources.
seriouschild: Do the math. Minimum wage where I live is $7.25/hour. If you worked 9-5 everyday, you would make about $21,000 a year before taxes. That is not enough to live off of, especially if you have children. How can you say that Minimum Wage is enough?
If you could survive off of minimum wage/welfare, what incentive would you have to work for a better paying job?
Much like the bear analogy, it’s like that one Spongebob episode where Squidward gets fired from the Krusty Krab and Spongebob starts taking care of him. Not only does Squidward start freeloading and taking advantage of his hospitality, but he starts demanding everything from food to story time as if it was his God-given right!
That’s the sort of mentality that’s created when using other people’s resoruces - other people’s tax dollars - as a lifeline instead of a stepping stone.