Minimum Wage. As with most conservative arguments they can be easily undone with the simple use of facts and logic.. Australian Minimum Wage: . 43 in Us Dollars
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As with most conservative arguments they can be easily undone with the simple use of facts and logic.

Australian Minimum Wage: . 43 in Us Dollars
5. 3% unemployment
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Submitted: 02/22/2013
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#3 - anonymous (02/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Typical liberal pointing this one piece of information while leaving out that the tax rate in Australia is lower than in the States, as well as the fact that the cost of living in Australia is higher than the States, nearly a third to double as of Feb 2013. This simply means that due to inflation and other factors it seems as though you are paid more. When adjusted Australians are simply getting paid little more in value than Americans. For example at this min wage of 16.43 an hour, you can buy 5.4 loaves of bread Down Under compared to 7.5 loaves of bread in the States. Sit down, shut up, and come back when you know what your talking about.
#15 - Hightower (02/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
But you can't use facts and logic on the conservatives here in the US. Most of them still believe a giant invisible wizard in the sky controls their life.
User avatar #30 to #15 - frenchgenocide (02/22/2013) [-]
Its pathetic that its the 21st century and people like you still can't respect other ideas and religions.
User avatar #9 - godofcorndog ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
16 dollars an hour doesn't get you shit in Australia. The cost of living is high to match that rate.
#4 - remsaman (02/22/2013) [-]
>Australia is mentioned in content
>feel the urge to comment simply because of my homeland
#24 - allamericandude (02/22/2013) [-]
Raising the minimum wage doesn't mean shit if there aren't any jobs to be had. If Australia has a low unemployment rate, it isn't because of the minimum wage, it's despite it.
#22 - thepyras (02/22/2013) [+] (5 replies)

Oh look, someone named "marijanelover" has a political opinion. I'm sure he has quite a few valid points to make.
User avatar #16 - retroper (02/22/2013) [-]
Because the minimum wage is the only factor in the unemployment rate, right?
User avatar #1 - corundum (02/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Aand you ruined your point by making low minimum wage a "conservative" thing.
User avatar #44 - strun (02/23/2013) [+] (2 replies)
U.S. Population: 314 Million

Australian Population: 22 Million.

No need to go further.
#12 - tariv (02/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Get it? The view is upside-down because Australia. Get it?
#23 - infinitereaper (02/22/2013) [-]
Things suck most of everywhere.

Things suck most of everywhere.
#5 - noshizl (02/22/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Australians don't have Mexicans though.
I deliver beer, and at a bar I found out
one of the workers just got laid off and
replaced by a Mexican willing to work
an entire day for $20 under the table.
User avatar #7 to #5 - BenniEGHR ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Australians have Indonesians
#50 - nordicmike (02/23/2013) [-]
Can people on FJ please stop posting stuff that they have no understanding of. If you have knew anything about economies, you would understand that different economies have different price in relation to other economies. Even though Australians earn more in relation to Americans, Australia is almost one and a half times or even two times more expensive than America
User avatar #35 - lordalpha ONLINE (02/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
there is no correlation between unemployment and minimum wage, nor is there a correlation between unemployment and economic health. I could have 0% unemployment and everyone be making peanuts, and still poor; or I can have 100% unemployment and everyone lives like kings through selling off a countries natural resources and using foreign labour. etc.
User avatar #25 - szymonf ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
In canada minimum wage is set by the provincial not federal governments. wouldn't the same thing be done in Australia?
#20 - anonymous (02/22/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Our population is nearly 350 million, their is much less. Their taxes are the lowest of an industrialized nation, ours are the highest. Like liberals, you ignore many facts and make many assumptions.
User avatar #46 - gggman (02/23/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Laziness of people has nothing to do with it right?

Come on you've named one of MANY factors in this "problem" called unemployment. Just because these lazy assholes like to blame their government for their own unmotivated selves doesn't mean the government is 100% responsible for it.
#34 - shutes (02/22/2013) [-]
7.40 is minimum wage in Michigan, I know this to well.
User avatar #18 - loszombis (02/22/2013) [-]
minimum wage for under 18s is like $8.25 or some shit like that
User avatar #17 - RageRambo (02/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Who's going to pay a random teenager 16 motherfucking Dollars an HOUR most likely with no skills or training to work at Wendy's. Liberals. Please. Take a business class and realize that profit margins aren't NEARLY as big as you make them out to be. Putting Minimum wage at 16$ an hour will bankrupt many businesses in a matter of months. Plus. Living in Australia is expensive as fuck. From what I've seen you guys are paying almost twice the amount for things than we are.
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