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    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    That's where anti trust needs to come into play. Ma Bell all over again. It's not the political parties that are the problem but the corporates having too much power in one area. Interestingly enough it lead to the 80s telephone revolution with lots of choices.

    We have had good phones from the 80s and 90s that lasted well into 2010. They stopped making parts for landlines in 1999 and by 2004 you could only get landlines from the Phillipines so chances are you had a phone from overseas as stores were slow to get rid of their stock. In 2010 some cities actually ripped their landlines completely.

    In 2010 you had to go to used 2nd hand stores to even get landlines.

    [–]iamonlyoneman 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    The problem with this line of thought is that it was something you could live on, until the same congress that makes the rule for a wage floor also inflated-away the purchasing power of the dollar.

    The problem is not the wages. People used to thrive on a penny a day. The problem is debasement of the currency.

    [–]DefinitelyNotAnAgent 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Who is hiring at minimum wage? McDonald's is paying people $14/hr in some places. Finding someone that pays more than minimum wage only requires a bit of effort.