Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    That should work out well…..

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    And the Boss pockets an extra $4.40. And complains.

    On the other hand, if you lower the minimum wage they WON’T hire more people, because they aren’t doing enough business to NEED more workers.

  3. cenright

    cenright said, 7 months ago

    Err? Costco? Oh, and how could the lower paid workers buy their stuff? They can’t afford it.

  4. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 7 months ago

    Yet another basic of reality that never intrudes on Obama dogma, he apperently thinks businesses just take money away from other people at IRS gunpoint like he does.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 7 months ago

    The people getting more money from increased pay will be able to afford to go to places spend it, especially those in school and still living with parents. In side by side comparisons, states that have raised the wage have actually had things improve in their states when compared to the state next door.
    Everytime the min wage has been raised people cried out that jobs would be lost, but the only thing that has lost jobs for people is outsourcing, the use of for profit prison labor, and automation.
    The real victim in all of this is the executives of companies who may have to take a 1% to 5% hit to their ten figure salaries and bonuses.
    I heard Mr. Issa of CA talking about how young people working in the fast food industry don’t need higher pay, it is confusing how a Congressman who leads an important committee is unaware that the AVERAGE age of people getting minimum wage is 29.
    On another note, I went to my local library last night and Scott Rigell, R, congressman of Va had one of his workers there to answer questions and get input. The worker said that because Mr. Rigell was against the gov’t shutdown, is still working to end the sequester, and was polite to Mr. Obama when he visited local businesses, Mr. Rigell is facing a threat to his seat from the right, not the left.
    I’m against his stand on many things, but I give him credit for being willing to compromise, which does NOT mean doing it my way.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Dummy left can’t spell “minimum”….LOL

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    Yes, it will be so much better to buy fast food from a kiosk and automated burger machine rather than have minimum wage high school drop outs make it. At least the kiosk and burger machine can’t spit in your food….

  8. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, 7 months ago

    Plan A: Tax the rich! That will save our economy!

    Plan B: Raise the minimum wage! The poor will save our economy!

    The math doesn’t work for either of those solutions. Taking every penny from the rich wouldn’t generate enough cash to dent the deficit. A job that pays $10 an hour still doesn’t take anyone to the middle class. Maybe we should make it $20/hour, hell why not $50/hour? Then everyone would be wealthy. Does anyone think that would have any negative effects?

    When something costs more, people buy less of it. That goes for labor as well as Dom Perignon. Businesses will hire less or raise their prices to offset their higher operating costs. That’s not economics, it’s common sense.

    This whole minimum wage thing is REALLY about keeping the goodies flowing so the low info, what’s-in-it-for-me voter will keep picking the Democrat.

  9. friendlygardens

    friendlygardens GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    This explains it really well for those that haven’t the mental ability or education in economics to understand what happens when you “magically” raise minimum wage almost double. That’s okay, you’ll just keep voting democrat and send the country further into the crapper. Soon there won’t be the strong country most of us loved once or the “evil rotten businesses” or “evil rich people” for you leaches to suck from and you’ll bemoan your way in life and wonder what happened. Atlas Shrugged and you’ll all be scratching your heads wondering where your candy train went.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 7 months ago

    @Habenero Hound

    A minimum wage of $20 or $50 per hour is of course silly and not relevant in a meaningful discussion. It’s about what is fair and reasonable. $7.25 is too low and is due for updating after no change for several years. In Canada the minimum wage is set by province, but is generally around $10 per hour. The rate doesn’t seem to have affected employment opportunities or business practices in any visible way. Income disparity is lower in Canada and the government is in relatively good shape with more balanced budgets than deficits in the last 15 years and on target to balance next year.

  11. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, 7 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    $50/hr was hyperbole – exaggerating for the sake of making a point. I think most people would agree that raising the minimum wage to that level would have negative consequences. Why can’t they see that raising it to $10/hr will have the SAME effects. It’s just a matter of degree. Be careful about drawing direct comparisons between Canada and the US. There are significant differences in the way the two economies function.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I was going to say great strip because maybe, just maybe a liberal might be able to understand it. But at last a few posters have proven me wrong.
    But I will say a good and logical group of pro posters here today. So I guess i can say good job Mike!
    Next up Obama uses the wand to create his “green jobs” that will save the auto makers here in the USA. Just look at Detroit for his blue print.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 7 months ago

    To hire someone at $10.10 will cost the employer approximately $ 11.52. Including the hourly rate plus the employers share of Medicare and Social Security plus the Federal and State Unemployment taxes. Most employers will look for ways to cut that cost.

  14. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    I don’t often speak to Obama supporters, but when I do I order larger fries.
    If this happens I will be speaking to them less because the cost of the fries will double.
    On the other hand Obama does need someone to make enough to pay taxes.
    Wait till they find out their tax refund is going away because of the fine for not buying Obamacare insurance.
    $95 this April
    $395 in 2015
    $695 in 2016

  15. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 7 months ago

    I don’t think I EVER started even the most inept carpenter’s helper ouit at minimium wage…granted, I sent a few down the road kicking beer cans because they wouldn’t WORK, but for those who stayed the course, they got trained, got regular raises, and some even learned enough to become REAL carpenters and made good money. that kinda shoots down the theory of higher minimum wages elimanates jobs, huh?

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