Possibly if you quit worrying about the two that can’t hurt you, you could take care of the one that is already hurting you. But, of course, the rightwing media toadies who serve the one percent are stirring up your fear of the other two in order to protect their masters who profit by keeping you poor, stupid and paranoid.
Cost of Relaxing: The pricing for glasses of wine at many restaurants is rather hideous
The cost of living problem is easy: elect people who will raise the minimum wage. That will help the entire middle class. The other two are bugaboos — they’ll hurt people overseas, and the right thing to do is what Obama is doing — help them over there so that the problem doesn’t come here.
ARodney said, about 1 hour ago“The cost of living problem is easy: elect people who will raise the minimum wage. That will help the entire middle class.”——————————————WRONG!Almost every non-political economist says that raising the minimum wage WILL INCREASE the cost of goods and services. It’s common sense.Now if you want to argue the morality side of forcing people to pay their employees more, go ahead, but don’t kid yourself about prices at stores going down after a min wage hike.
Sprinkle lots of fear on the paranoid, and it sums up our nation today, at least in ALL the media.
^^^“On the other hand, if people are well-off, they’ll buy more HDTVs……..”First off, people making minimum wage should NOT be buying HDTV’s or any other luxury items.I used my entry level job at a local shoe store as a means to pay for my classes at the local Junior College. I rode my bike everywhere, lived at home and worked hard. I became Asst. Manager after about a year (which paid almost double min wage) and then bought myself a 15 year old economy car. That car lasted me through my next years at one of the State Universities which I paid for through student loans.With my degree I then joined the ranks of professionals. No I’m not going to pretend I become a CEO, or a corporate lawyer or doctor, but I make a good living, have a nice house and yes, now I have HDTV’s.If for some reason I didn’t have the mental capabilities to attend a university, I would’ve of worked my butt off at that shoe store, made Manager and would’ve been making a livable 50k a year. Or I would’ve gone to an inexpensive trade school which many of my high school friends did and now they are electricians, plumbers and carpenters making good money.That’s what a minimum wage, entry-level job is supposed to do. Start your journey. Nothing else.
Hey old, I’m glad you have tons of free time in your life to scour Lexis because here’s a list of over 500 economists from universities all over the country that say raising the minimum wage is a HORRIBLE idea.Oh and it’s from this year, not 1980’s.Have fun.http://nebula.wsimg.com/0ac0b639d50f7fea43d0378b1ee19215?AccessKeyId=D2418B43C2D698C15401&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
There’s also 4 Nobel Laureates in there that I’m sure you’re much smarter than too.
^ Non-Political, as in they do not work in politics old!For example…These are not economic advisors for Republican Governors.
You said to name a few Economists that do not agree with raising the minimum wage, I give you a list of over 500. 4 of which are Nobel Laureates in Economics and most of the other 500 are respected professors of large universities like UCLA, Stanford, UVA etc. and as a typical liberal all you can do is whine that you don’t like a couple of them.I backed up my claim, you just can’t answer any of these 500 economists claims that raising the minimum wage HURTS lower income people and HURTS the economy.Nice try kiddo.Get back on Lexis and try doing some research of your own.
Maybe just start with the first page of names and show how they aren’t qualified in economics and how you know more than they do about the effects of raising the min wage….Vernon SmithNobel laureateBurton AbramsUniversity of DelawareEric AbramsMcKendree UniversityRichard AdamsOregon State UniversityDoug AdieOhio UniversityFrancis, AhkingUniversity of ConnecticutWilliam AlbrechtUniversity of IowaEdward PrescottNobel laureateDonald AlexanderWestern Michigan UniversityWilliam AllenUCLAJohn AndersonUniversity of Nebraska- LincolnWayne AngellFormer Member of the Board of GovernorsJJ AriasGeorgia CollegeEugene FamaNobel laureateDick ArmeyRetired Majority Leader, U.S. House of RepresentativesNathan AshbyUniversity of Texas El PasoBan BanerjeeUniversity of Wisconsin- PlattevilleChris BarnekovFederal Communications CommissionJohn BarrettUniversity of North AlabamaLowell BassettUniversity of WashingtonRobert BattalioUniversity of Notre DameStacie BeckUniversity of DelawareRobert BeekmanUniversity of TampaDonald BellanteUniversity of South FloridaDaniel BenjaminClemson UniversityMichael BennettCurry CollegeWilliam BeranekUniversity of GeorgiaNancy BertauxXavier UniversityRoger BetancourtUniversity of Maryland, College ParkSanjai BhagatUniversity of ColoradoMiles BidwellBidwell AssociatesSeth BiedNew York State Department of Taxation and FinanceAndrew BiggsAmerican Enterprise InstituteBob BiseOrange Coast CollegeBob BlewettSt. Lawrence UniversityCecil BohanonBall State UniversityMichael BondUniversity of Arizona
Who do you think offshored all those jobs to China? The workers? Job creators is just a euphemism for rich greedheads.
Actually, the ’toon reminds me of the scene in “Highlander” where the immortals fought, OO7 lost his head, and lightning struck. Today in America, it seems nobody thinks to just buy a lightning rod.
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