Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Umm you can't trumpet "true costs" market BS then come back with minimum wage should be 15 bucks. In a true free market there would be no minimum wage. Only the price that someone would agree to do something for. If you force a wage then right there you will not see the true price of what good and services should cost. You will see the inflated version because of govt forcing low wage workers to make 15 bucks an hour.
Show me where I agreed with the idea of a $15 minimum federal wage.
And it's absolutely about true costs. If people don't make a living wage, then the difference is made up by social programs (food stamps, etc.).
The true cost of what you buy at wal mart (or other similar labor abusers) is not the sticker price. It's the price on sticker + the extra taxes that go to wal mart employees who aren't being paid enough to be self sufficient.