What’s the right thing to do about increasing the minimum wage? It will, no doubt, cause the price of goods to increase but there’s no way a family, or even an individual, can live on our current minimum wage.
I know some say it’s just another entitlement thing but entitlement cuts both ways. Employees feel like they are entitled to a fair wage as much as many people feel they’re entitled to a cheaper Big Mac. Some think if people earning a minimum wage didn’t prepare themselves for the working world by getting an education and/or proper trade training, why should the rest of us have to pay for it. After all, we’ve worked hard to get what we’ve got so why shouldn’t they. So, who’s more entitled, them or us?
Everything in 21st Century America seems to boil down to us verses them rather than plain old we.
Perhaps we all need to do some serious soul searching to see what really is driving whatever side we choose. I complain about the lack of statesmen in our government and all politicians looking out primarily for themselves but isn’t that precisely what most of us do? “What’s in it for me” is the new American Creed. But what do we expect when we as a nation reject the unconditional lover of mankind. When certain biblical absolutes are traded for majority rules. When entitlement only applies to the other side and rules every strata of society. The us verses them, the haves verses have nots is going to be the battle lines drawn on most economic issues in our current political, anti-Christian religion culture.
But aren’t these things the logical, natural, expected results of turning our collective, I use that word since we have a representative form of government, backs on God. Isn’t the overarching issue not do we raise the minimum wage but do we raise up God? Do we turn the control of our individual and corporate lives over to His leadership? Do we truly want a Nation Under God or just another godless, lawless, politically correct mass of people looking out for number one? It’s not just turn or burn anymore in our once great nation but now choose or lose America.
Ps: I think we should raise the minimum wage.