>>3770524>Is every employer that has a single employee earning more money than the federal or local government mandates that they should socialist?
No. That's not what I axed. You take issue with free trade agreements that help companies get access to cheaper labor so they can offer their products at more competitive prices. You support Mexican laborers unionizing and making $15/hr wages when their living wage is probably a few dollars. You support government policies and taxes on businesses to punish them for taking advantage of cheap labor opportunities. This is all socialism memes. > Was your dad's employer a socialist for paying him enough that you can live the carefree lifestyle you do now?
My dad was in private practice. Self-employed. Although he did do a lot of advising for a bunch of Think Tanks and was contracted by the Kochs for a while as an advisor. His background in behavioral psychology and using neurofeedback software to train people's cognition was being actively sought out after 2008, when the Republicans got blindsided by the effectiveness of social media. So in that instance his employers were "Libertarian" corporatists that microtarget their followers with psychological manipulation and abuse to keep them compliant and committed to supporting policies against their own interests. >Voluntary unions aren't socialism, either.
No they kind of fundamentally always are "socialism." >Well under 4% of workers make the federal minimum wage or below
Yeah and cost of living is still twice as high as living wage in most places. People making $8.50 or $10 are still often pretty far away from making a living wage. Stack that on top of companies limiting hours to avoid insuring people, and you end up with millions of people spending all of their time working multiple jobs just to keep up.