Mama Geek Posted January 12, 2011 Share Posted January 12, 2011 What I find disturbing is companies who get a huge tax credit to build their business in a community, and then pay the workers very little. $8/hr, full time, is just not enough for a family to survive on. So the workers, because they don't earn a living wage, are eligible for food stamps, housing subsidies, and other government assistance, not to mention various tax credits. All this "cutting costs" on the business end just means that businesses are foisting responsibility for people's financial survival on the government, and getting paid for it. It also penalizes those who try to work for a living, because they might end up with fewer benefits (such as health care!) than they would if they remained on welfare. I started a new thread instead of hijacking the other thread. If $8/hour isn't enough to work at Bass Pro (they were giving tax incentives to come into an area near me), then what is enough? Is $30 an hour enough? If employees made $30 and hour could everyone else afford to shop there? Would a T-shirt at Bass Pro then cost $100 just to cover the expenses? When minimum wage goes up the cost to live goes up. There is more demand for things because those making more money start spending more. I just don't see how this helps anything. Am I the only one that sees it this way? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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