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Steve Benson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    A bit of difference don’t you think?

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @StL Cardinal Fan

    You’re so right !!! If we really wanted to create a lot of jobs, wages would be outlawed and owners wouldn’t have to pay them anymore. I bet they would then hire lots and lots of people to work for them!! Problem solved! Just repeal the 13th!!

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Let them earn a decent wage. Mommy government wages only dictate the bottom. He is selling out the human spirit in dictating the bottom of the pile. Those who want to work for the 1st time. Just check out the unemployment rate among teenagers.
    Then there is the hanger ons Obama is supporting, those who already make money dictated by Unions, now have a greater multiplier. So not only is he making sure that the bottom is over paid he is increasing the government unions pay by a greater factor.
    And if you think raising the bottom will help, you are an idiot and deserve only the bottom. Everything else will rise above your ears and you will drown. But that OK Obama also pays for those on Welfare and unemployment. So the democrat voting base is secure.

  4. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 8 months ago

    @StL Cardinal Fan

    yeah, like those “owner/stakeholder’s” in china. they keep the workers in dorms so they can work longer hours and don’t need to worry about rent or commuting – we should have more of that “living wage” stuff here!

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, 8 months ago

    Capitalism is based on the assumption that the goal is the maximization of profits. If a capitalist can increase his profits by lowering wages, then that’s what he should do. His wages have to be high enough to keep his workers alive, but if there is a surplus of workers, even that wage level isn’t necessary, since if one worker dies or gets too sick to work, there’s another worker to replace him. Of course this all sounds like a parody, but in the 1800s, that was pretty much the reality — read Thomas Mayhew, “London Labour and the London Poor”, or Dickens’ novel “Hard Times”, or Engels “The Condition of the Working Class in England”. Markets are wonderful, but they need to be regulated.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 8 months ago

    @Ionizer

    Not just the libs, every person I know eventually gets tired of a yapping dog barking at nothing.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Ms. Queen
    http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/obama-man-child-flipping-bird.jpg

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Darsan54 Just repeal the 13th!!"

    How about you let the workers keep the money they earn? Everyone who earns a paycheck will get a pay raise!
    FAIR TAX!!!!! fairtax.org
    FAIR TAX

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, 8 months ago

    @StL Cardinal Fan

    So lets say the average McDonalds sells roughly 80 burgers per hour.

    With 6 employees working.

    Take 6 × 4$

    divide over 80 burgers

    You see about 12% inflation in cost and 36% inflation in wage.

    So, yes it does help them

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 8 months ago

    Guess you never saw Bush 2’s 1 finger salutes.
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  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    She was known to have said “It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness”.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago

    @lonecat

    Good post, logically written. Instead of regulating the market, I personally think that upgrading the labor pool would produce better results.
    Education is horrendously expensive and God forbid if your on public assistance. Why not some more cost effective way to upgrade the labor pool? I had a friend (LONG time ago) that was on public assistance. She made a mistake and wanted to go to school to better her lot in life. Being ON those programs had alot of restrictions for her so she was somewhat sneaky in getting her education but today she has been a contributing taxpayer for a very long time; unfortunately DESPITE being on public assistance.
    Education is key.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @eugene57

    but but bussshh

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @echoraven

    self improvement is the key, and mommy government does not have to have a hand in it. You want to know why education is so expensive look no farther then government subsidizing it. The more they do the more it takes to get it.
    Upgrade the labor pool? That was what government schools were for, educated those farmers just enough to work in the factory but not enough to think for themselves.
    Education may be the key but the government should not be the one turning it in the lock. Only a individual who does not want the minimum to live on should be concerned about minimum wage increases. Why because it makes it just that much harder to get into a job and out of jobs that require minimum wage work. The money has to come from somewhere, less will be hired and more will be required for a longer period of time to make up for the expense. The more the bottom jobs that will have to be done by those that will have to be around longer not moving up to something that will pay more.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/02/06/biden_admits_government_subsidies_have_increased_college_tuition.html
    Why yes and it was government picking a winner in a pell grant that has caused more to go to college that has also dropped the quality of students.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/05/09/the-reason-why-college-is-so-expensive-is-actually-dead-obvious/
    this make some work of the problem.

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