Comments on: Why I’m voting for the first time in 2016 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/23/why-im-voting-for-the-first-time-in-2016/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dladermann http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/23/why-im-voting-for-the-first-time-in-2016/#comment-1119818 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44844#comment-1119818 Have you ever considered that you only make $8 an hour after 18 years is because you’re a poor employee?

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By: wilsonbj http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/23/why-im-voting-for-the-first-time-in-2016/#comment-1119814 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:06:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44844#comment-1119814 Supply and demand set both prices and wages. Common skills earn the least, rare talents in great demand earn the most. If voters demand a higher minimum wage, business will react by using fewer works via automation. Pushed far enough, prices will also move higher, making the net raise zero.

There is absolutely no reason that a good employee with 18 years on the job would still be at minimum wage. You need to look at yourself and your work habits.

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/23/why-im-voting-for-the-first-time-in-2016/#comment-1119804 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:10:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44844#comment-1119804 I certainly feel for the writer. If this is all you can make you need to get your spouse to work also. Unfortunately, the jobs we used to have for strong backs and no training are all automated now and you are caught in the education gap our system in the Umited States has thrust on us. Your generation is probably lost and should try to ensure that your children become educated to the best they can possibly be, and perhaps they will do better. This has worked for many groups, including the Vietnamese, and Mexican immigrants who started with nothing and worked very had at low wages, but their children children are getting better educations and their children will be better off than they were.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/23/why-im-voting-for-the-first-time-in-2016/#comment-1119775 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44844#comment-1119775 Only about 60% of the eligible voters vote and these voters are split about 50/50 between the two parties. So, a third party which captured the remaining untapped vote would defeat both the democrats and republicans. The problem is that the 40% won’t vote because they fear responsibility. They are filled with the fear of their education or they see the injustices and know that everyone is corrupt, because no honest person could espouse some of the garbage that comes out of the two parties. Anyway, because the two parties split the voters about 50/50, small numbers of organized voters can make huge differences in who gets elected and what policies get implemented. I thought that was common knowledge. Of course, because I thought that was common knowledge, I also thought that most people in the US were masochists. The masochist part is likely true anyway. I suspect because they lack intellect and a natural curiosity, the fear and pain of being a slave is as close to feeling alive as they can get.

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