My thinking here is The more cash you have the more you spend without worry. A person is willing to take a risk because they have that security.
I am not looking at this increase as an increase in the minimum wage but as a living wage. Businesses did this to themselves by keeping wages low and raise increases low by hiring temp employees.
Proposal $15/hr with inflation (The equivalent per state)
must be over 18... want the focus to stay on school
must be a U.S.citizen or legal Alien
under 18 the current wage would stay with the addition of the increase in inflation
work, housing, etc...
offer a choice
the self-sustained idea
basically, you work in exchange for food, shelter, medical in a self-sustained type area
$30? w/inflation for example would be the daily income? 8 hr shifts/ 5 days 40 total hrs...beyond 40 will be $40 beyond 50 hrs will be $50 ?
food would be self farmed/self employed, meat could be bought by money earned
(the same idea without additional income can be used for migrants)
12 year? commitment before you could apply for legal status or
or (if in country illegally you will have to reenter legally for path to citizenship)
once legal status granted they would have option to move out of city
Can return to ones own country at anytime but if return your 12 year? cycle would renew
migrants would need to be screened and be deported
no cars would be needed as autonomous transportation would be incorporated
We would have to vote on states where these work cities would be setup
These would be monitored by vets
medical would be in a site clinic with volunteers unless emergency
Costs acquired would be needed to be worked off...like medical bills, benefits...etc
One could in a creative way ,the idea mentioned above, turn it into a way for certain products or ?, to be low cost.
similar idea to battle homelessness
after commitment one would choose one of the options
If in the United States on a visa you would be able to work as long as the visa is not expired. At present at time minimum wage.
15/hour + an additional universal basic income.
food, shelter, medical your responsibility
Vote on city designated to where people refuse to work basically want to continue life of crime, drugs and poverty.Basically like living in a prison or communist state . Cannot change someone who refuses to change themselves.