I agree with you that Americans want to provide for them selves. All real men and women have pride, but they are not stupid. If you give them more than they can earn working they will choose to take the more and not work.
I have a near relative in Ohio, a single mother that has a great job, earns a nice income, but if she made about $100 less on the month she has been informed she would be eligible for upwards of $5,000 in welfare benefits to help provide for her kids. The last I heard of her, she is desperately trying to get the employer to cut her salary by a little over $100/month so she will be eligible for the welfare benefits of about $5,000. This would give her an extra about $4,000 a year income. Again, all people have pride but they are not stupid..
Moore is a big noise in Hollywood. Low level citizens listen and believe him. I don't think he knows which way is up.
I agree with all of you that an individual employed need to earn enough to live on. I disagree with you that it is the gov't place to mandate wages. Wages are and must be an agreement between employee and mgt, not employee and gov't. In 1935 the US Supreme Court judges ruled MW is legal but not smart. 80 years later idiot gov't reps still do not understand it. Shame, shame and shame. MO
What truck has said and you do not seem to understand is; customers pay all the taxes-companies pay nothing. Hidden taxes are incorporated into final price of merchandise. What has been said many times is: No customer, no business, no taxes . Companies collect hidden taxes for the gov't.
A local employer, small restaurant, is on the verge of closing. His statement: Restaurant is doing a nice business, and everyone is making money but him. He stated; employees making fair wage; city, county, state and feds are getting good taxes; supplier get theirs, but after all of that is paid their is very little for me the owner. I think he will close soon.
As has been pointed out that the rich create jobs, this week when you go to your church service say a big prayer thanking the rich for all the jobs created.
A few posters here have strained trying to convince us that the poor create jobs and that gov't jobs create wealth. Gov't jobs bleed the economy.
Gov't jobs do not create wealth, they bleed the economy. In America today gov't employees average wages is over 25% higher than the average wage of the private sector. Corruption is rampant.
Global warming a myth or not, if there is a population explosion as stated we MUST increase food production dramatically. They estimate that now about 50 million people a day are starving. Increase population = increase starvation.
Since your major was the OT, you must know that God told Mose and Abraham that the max population for earth is just 2 billion. God said population = the number of stars they could see. Earth now has about 5 billion too many.