General Assembly Resolution # 341
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #21 “Living Wage Act” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Praising GAR #21, "Living Wage Act", for its well-intentioned attempt to ensure a decent well-being for the most vulnerable members of society,
Dismayed that the resolution uses illogical means to achieve its ends,
Baffled that the resolution defines poverty lines "on an area basis, and sets no limits as to how any nation may define such areas save that they must lie wholly within the nation's boundaries", effectively allowing nations to negate the wage mandate by maliciously defining poverty line areas,
Disturbed that the resolution authorizes wages below the poverty line for individuals receiving national income or benefits, effectively permitting unequal pay for the same work,
Disappointed that the resolution fails to exempt tip-based professions from the wage mandate,
Troubled that the resolution does exempt "convicted criminals who are required to perform work in the course of their sentence", effectively approving of unethical punitive labor camps,
Concerned that the resolution defines the "basic poverty line" to include "one week's rent for an average one-person dwelling" and the "Dependent Poverty Line" to include "one week's rent for an average two-person dwelling", which will endlessly inflate the price of housing and make housing unaffordable by continuously increasing the average price of rent,
Confused that the resolution requires "that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Dependent Povery Line unless that person has no dependents and explicitly waives this right", resulting in all persons in full-time employment receiving the weekly net wage of no less than 25% over the "Dependent Poverty Line", regardless of whether they have dependents or not,
Perplexed that the resolution "defines the Dependent Poverty Line as the Basic Poverty Line" to include "the pro-rata weekly cost of schooling for a dependent" regardless of whether the dependent is in school or not,
Concerned that the resolution essentially mandates that low-skill workers be permanently unemployed,
Further Concerned that the resolution "requires that power and water supply be deemed appropriate utilities", whereas power may be considered an extravagant luxury in less-modernized nations,
Acknowledging the absolute necessity to assist the poor,
Noting the serious flaws in GAR #21, "Living Wage Act", and its unsustainability,
Hereby Repeals GAR #21, "Living Wage Act".