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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    I dare you libs to read this……
    It’s why raising the artificial minimum wage just makes more people UNEMPLOYED.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamdunkelberg/2012/12/31/why-raising-the-minimum-wage-kills-jobs/

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Hello, Conservatives. Time to start conserving the lives, mental and physical of your fellow Americans, not just the bank accounts of Rushbo and the Corporate Execs at Frobes and Fox Noise.
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    Monopoly is okay as a table game, but it in the marketplace it has unAmerican outcomes. Broaden your reading. Robbery Baronies, Putin style ‘directorship’ and Feudal corporation-hood will not play in the US of A, not in the democratic US of A.

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    I always find it fascinating that immigrants can come to this country with nothing and within a generation be prosperous, but native born, high school dropouts with no skills other than smoking weed and making babies seem to require handouts generation after generation.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “I dare you libs to read this…”

    You dare us to read an opinion piece written by someone who’s against raising the minimum wage? Meh. Dunkelberg has some cute soundbites, but I feel his arguments are flawed and contrived. “Consider a community based pizza parlor selling 100 pies a day for 360 days at $10 each.”

    1) That’s a pretty low price for a pizza.
    2) If they’re only selling 100 per day, they should worry more about why they don’t sell many pizzas than the minimum wage.
    3) If they’re only selling 100 pizzas per day, I doubt they have very many employees anyway.

    He goes on to criticize a study supporting raising the minimum wage. He casts doubt on the group that did the study, but doesn’t bother to name the group. He says the study “defies common sense,” but doesn’t bother to discuss the actual study or any of it’s findings.

    The bottom line is that the article you dare us to read is little more than an opinion piece that agrees with your preconceived outcome without providing any real substance.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    You made good points, Jase.
    Taking your pizza observations further…
    It doesn’t help that in areas like mine, there are over fifty places selling pizzas within ten miles and half of them deliver. There is also over twenty five Chinese restaurants, six are buffets, and the rest are small on the inside and mostly deliver; one is a ‘traditional’ restaurant. In addition there are nine TexMex. Beyond that, there are two or more of each of the popular chain restaurants, from Red Lobster, to Olive Garden, to Chili’s, then you get the family places that have been here forever.
    Lacking jobs in manufacturing, infrastructure repair/maintenance, textiles, etc, tens of thousands are working in restaurants that are in combat with each other for dollars while selling product that is essentially the exact same as that sold by their competitors. Where they usually differ is in the quality of service which improves as they learn who their ‘regulars’ are.
    You’re also right when you note the tendency of people to cite sources that support biases of the provider. It is hard to find objective sources to validate one’s opinion, but that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try. Sometimes, you accidently learn something in the effort.
    Thank you for a well stated comment, Jase.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Perhaps you are not aware of the Taft Hartley act. It basically outlawed monopolies.

  7. DAngelo136

    DAngelo136 said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Please explain how that works. Because that’s never been established by data. In fact, I dare you cheap labor conservatives to read this…http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116070/raising-minimum-wage-isnt-just-good-politics-its-good-economics or this:http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2014/02/11/raising-the-minimum-wage-would-be-good-for-wal-mart-and-america/ Which is from the SAME magazine you cited as a source. Why do you hate Americans so much?

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Hello, Conservatives. Time to start conserving the lives, mental and physical of your fellow Americans, not just the bank accounts of Rushbo and the Corporate Execs at Frobes and Fox Noise.
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    You left out the ones at GE,the big unions,(who get a raise every time the minimum wage is raised.) and Google and all the other big time DNC contributors

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    So, for jobs that are not economically feasible 20% of Americans should have to remain permanently poor so that 5% of them do not go unemployed. Great logic

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 1 year ago

    @rpmurray

    Hint Hint, Media prefers stories of success to failure, giving a poor narration of the american dream tends to get unsavory response.

    Of the one million three hundred thousand immigrants there should certainly be some success stories.

    Basing policy on annecdote is a very, very, very flawed concept when you have 350 million people to draw examples from, (1 in a million is 350 people)

  11. John Harvey

    John Harvey GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Well I read it. Just because someone paid by one of the world’s wealthiest people to push the line that anything bad for Forbes is bad for America does not make it so.

    William Dunkelberg does not offer any proof of anything he says. All he proves is that he will say and do anything Steve Forbes wants him to do.

    Steve Forbes pushed the idea of a flat tax. Exactly who would a flat tax benefit? Steve Forbes and his wealthy friends.

    Fine, so raising the minimum wage will not help people who do not work. Who said it would? The purpose of raising the minimum wage is to help the working poor. There is nothing like rejecting the good because it is not the ultimate good for everyone.

  12. John Harvey

    John Harvey GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    So maybe you want to go back to slavery. If “employers” don’t have to pay “employees” at all they can maximize profits.

    If employers could kill workers when they were no longer able to work they could increase profits by not having to pay their share of Social Security. Slavery again.

    Nothing like going back to the 18th century to make employers happy.

  13. John Harvey

    John Harvey GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    Are you saying my sister (born in the United States) did not work her fingers to the bone and work ridiculously long hours just because she was not an immigrant?

    Not all businesses built by long hours were started and built by immigrants.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    Minimum wage is a “cheap” issue for Democrats. With it they can appear to be “for the working man” without actually doing anything. Simple way to appease the ignorant.
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    A couple of weeks ago I watched a documentary on WW2 and the GI Bill how the soldiers turned civilians took advantage of it and ushered a new era of prosperity for this country. These soldiers adjusted themselves to be beyond “minimum wage”.
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    Perhaps a better educated populace with easier access to schooling. Then again, that would be much more difficult to accomplish then a minimum wage increase.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^While education is the key to advancement, for individuals and society, what happens to those unable to get the education, or WITH the education, find their field overcrowded with fewer jobs than “qualified” job seekers?


    It’s also a case that in general, those at the top who “got theirs”, don’t want to be pushed out of their place. It’s also true despite the claims, that a majority of those 1% actually inherited their wealth, and position, or both. Forbes, Kennedy, Bush, Walton, far more typical than the Jobs etc who just came up with that better mousetrap.

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