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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #780 on: November 20, 2020, 01:30:32 pm »
I see what you're saying but this gets tricky because of the market for wages which works off supply and demand of the workforce.  If the government starts subsidizing lower wage jobs it gives companies more of an excuse to keep those wages low and passes it onto the taxpayer.

People deserve a liveable wage but we also need to make sure it doesn't have unintended consequences in other areas of the market and becomes counterproductive.

On the contrary, an income supplement means businesses would have to compete on wages with the government.