House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:01 pm

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:This is what happens when you want paid beyond your skill level.

Tech may replace half all low-skilled jobs in the U.S.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tech-may-replace-half-all-low-skilled-jobs-in-the-u-s/


You cannot imagine how many highly educated foreigners I've discussed the U.S. educational system with. In the dozens of conversations I've had with the world's educated, they have all been astonished at how the system locks out the brightest and best of our own American citizens with the high cost of higher education.

Higher Education that prepares our children for highly skilled jobs used to be a priority in the U.S. Instead of prividing free MS & Phd degrees for those qualified to pursue them, our system makes it unaffordable to middle class and much of the working class' children.

There's plenty of high tech engineering jobs available for qualified U.S. nationals. Just not enough of the qualified to fill them. Instead we draw the brightest and best from country's that have educated them for free, to compete with our own to drive down the value of the higher education our own still owe student loans for.

You don't get something for nothing. The work our own children put into higher education that should be free, would level the playing field and turn things around.

Our own should not depend on low skilled jobs to make a living. Those are accurately called 'jobs', not careers. They should depend on reaping a reward from their hard work of qualifying for higher skilled, better paying jobs. Or resign themselves to being replaced by the technologies they could find employment in. There's plenty of mid-level skilled jobs in the service industries. They too, require a degree of computer literacy and/or vocational training.

It all begins and ends with a good affordable public educational system.


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby goat47 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:44 pm

Instructors at Southeast making over 100,000 a year is the reason it's not affordable.
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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:33 pm

goat47 wrote:Instructors at Southeast making over 100,000 a year is the reason it's not affordable.


I don't believe that. The starting pay for adjunct professors is between $40k & $50k. And thats for Phd Adjuncts too!


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cornbread » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:17 am

It is true. One was just photo'd in the Harlan Daily Enterprise retiring.
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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:24 am

Cornbread wrote:It is true. One was just photo'd in the Harlan Daily Enterprise retiring.


Aren't State university staff salaries a matter of public information? When I find time I am going to research this.


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Gopher » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 pm

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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:48 am

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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:34 am

goat47 wrote:Instructors at Southeast making over 100,000 a year is the reason it's not affordable.


As promised I researched the salaries of Instructors of Kentucky Southeast Community College. As expected, I found your statement that 'Instructors at Southeast making over $100,000 a year, the reason (higher education) is not affordable' to be an 'alternative fact' a/k/a as an untruthful hyperbole, (lie).

Southeast Community college employs 44 teaching staff. The average 9 month salary salary for Southeast Community Professors is $60,658. The average effective annual salary $74,926 for a 12 month contract. None have a $100,000 plus salary!

Associate
Professors at Southeast Community College average salary is $45,207.
For Assistant
 Professors it's $37,224 annually. Instructors are paid an average salary of $36,495 a year.

http://faculty-salaries.startclass.com/ ... al-College


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Demon Hunter » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:18 pm

Well Cate why is higher education so expensive???
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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:00 pm

U.S. based corporations benefit in keeping higher education unaffordable to our own U.S. kids, while it gets to pay highly educated foreigners with H 1B Visa's much less, those that have been educated in their own countries for free.

The biggest reason is instead of subsidizing higher education for Masters and Doctorate level education, our government allows banks to charge 9 times the interest rate of Prime set by the FED. That means a four year college graduate that doesn't have the money to pay for these higher degrees must take out long term variable interest loans that result in higher monthly payments when the Prime interest rate increases (as it has three times in the past year). A quarter of percent increase adds dollars to the monthly student loans that must be paid.

In effect the highly educated that didn't have wealthy parents to pay up front for their education, spend a good bit of their earnings when they get jobs, paying off their loans. This is at a time they are struggling to start a family, or support one they already have.

The problem with H1B Visa's that our American corporate businesses uses to attract the highly educated from countries that have paid for their educated Master's and Doctorate's afford them to work for lower wages in the U.S. that are higher than what their own countries businesses pay. This drives down the pay for our own highly educated that do have loans to repay.

Top Universities in the U.S. are largely dependent on their wealthy benefactors for monies to keep their programs going. Tuition at these top University's is much much more than State Universities. Those qualifying for acceptance into these top universities either get limited scholarship diversity spots (where tuition is largely subsidized or waived), or go into debt to pay their exorbitant tuition fees. State Universities are dependent on State & Federal grants, and tuition fees from those acquiring loans to further their higher education goals.

Universities are ranked world wide. Only a handful of universitues outside of the U.S. are top ranked. It only seems fair that our government should subsidize higher education giving our own citizens the same opportunities for employment, now offered to holders of H1B Visa's. Our own should have the opportuynity for their hard work to be adequately rewarded without being burdened with loans and suppression of salary by corporate and universities use of H1B labor to fill highly skilled positions.

Bernie Sanders proved taxing each stock market transaction only a penny each would pay for higher education for our own.


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Legion » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:45 pm

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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Pappy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:11 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:U.S. based corporations benefit in keeping higher education unaffordable to our own U.S. kids, while it gets to pay highly educated foreigners with H 1B Visa's much less, those that have been educated in their own countries for free.

The biggest reason is instead of subsidizing higher education for Masters and Doctorate level education, our government allows banks to charge 9 times the interest rate of Prime set by the FED. That means a four year college graduate that doesn't have the money to pay for these higher degrees must take out long term variable interest loans that result in higher monthly payments when the Prime interest rate increases (as it has three times in the past year). A quarter of percent increase adds dollars to the monthly student loans that must be paid.

In effect the highly educated that didn't have wealthy parents to pay up front for their education, spend a good bit of their earnings when they get jobs, paying off their loans. This is at a time they are struggling to start a family, or support one they already have.

The problem with H1B Visa's that our American corporate businesses uses to attract the highly educated from countries that have paid for their educated Master's and Doctorate's afford them to work for lower wages in the U.S. that are higher than what their own countries businesses pay. This drives down the pay for our own highly educated that do have loans to repay.

Top Universities in the U.S. are largely dependent on their wealthy benefactors for monies to keep their programs going. Tuition at these top University's is much much more than State Universities. Those qualifying for acceptance into these top universities either get limited scholarship diversity spots (where tuition is largely subsidized or waived), or go into debt to pay their exorbitant tuition fees. State Universities are dependent on State & Federal grants, and tuition fees from those acquiring loans to further their higher education goals.

Universities are ranked world wide. Only a handful of universitues outside of the U.S. are top ranked. It only seems fair that our government should subsidize higher education giving our own citizens the same opportunities for employment, now offered to holders of H1B Visa's. Our own should have the opportuynity for their hard work to be adequately rewarded without being burdened with loans and suppression of salary by corporate and universities use of H1B labor to fill highly skilled positions.

Bernie Sanders proved taxing each stock market transaction only a penny each would pay for higher education for our own.

Cate has more wind than a hurry cane make it short foo. :lol: :lol:
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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Pappy wrote:
Cate has more wind than a hurry cane make it short foo. :lol: :lol:


Oh yeah?

https://youtu.be/bPYvluJlwHA


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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby VoteMout » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:03 am

Claim: Says his free public university tuition program "is paid for … by a tax on Wall Street's speculation."
Claimed by: Bernie Sanders
Fact check by PolitiFact: Mostly False
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Re: House Hill 278: Minimum Wage Increase

Postby Cate McCalley » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:48 pm

VoteMout wrote:Claim: Says his free public university tuition program "is paid for … by a tax on Wall Street's speculation."
Claimed by: Bernie Sanders
Fact check by PolitiFact: Mostly False


Would you make mind posting a link? I tried to find the Politifact post you referenced and couldn't.


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