*straight person voice* you’re making me not want to be an ally
anyone who complains about people wanting a higher minimum wage is fucking awful and should shut the fuck up
this isn’t even a Marxism thing this is a Basic As Fuck Human Decency thing
Who would complain about someone wanting a higher minimum wage?? We all want our minimums to go up.
If you study a few hours into economics you would understand the impact of the minimum wage law. As a small business owner (coffee stand), I WANT to pay my employees more. Nothing would thrill me more than giving them more.
However, consider these few facts and maybe you will get the reality of the situation.
1. The business makes at BEST a 10% profit. Raising minimum wage will reduce that by nearly 2%. Now I make 8%.
2. Raising minimum wage means all my suppliers have to raise delivery and product fees, because they too have to adjust for higher costs. That will run reduce my profit by 3-5%. Now I’m at 5% profit.
3. My payroll taxes is going up because the higher minimum wage creates a tax bracket bubble. With that said, I will make no money.
What can I do about this? The same thing everyone else does. I raise my prices. So does the gas pump and the grocery store and restaurant. Now suddenly everyone’s cost of living jumped 3-10%.
Are you grasping the reality yet? Yes paying people a good living wage is a business owners responsibility. The forced increase is a small piece of the pie that puts us small business out of business
Wow it’s almost as if clinging to a system in which owners need to be able to profit off of other people’s labour in order for the economy to function is preventing us from achieving a higher quality of life. Almost as if it might be in the direct interest of workers to abolish this system.
rest in pizza
crust has risen
I’m gonna put my dick in that pizza.
I’m sorry for posting all the Mountain Goats stuff as of late, but I don’t understand why this doesn’t have more views. It’s John Darnielle fucking skateboarding.
this is an important video
[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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If you can’t donate, then signal boost if you can. This deserves all the attention it can get!
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target is getting so chill