Monday, April 04, 2016

I'm not dead yet,

just that parts of me feel like it.  So some of today will be recovery time, in between catching up some other things.

Speaking of recovery and such, Chris & family can still use some help, 'cause the surgery isn't just expensive, it's really gonna suck.  If you've got a few dollars you can spare, this is a good place for it.

On the subject of minimum wage, now it's not "Raising it will not harm jobs!", now it's "So what?  If people lose some crappy jobs, what's the problem?"
“The $15 minimum wage sweeping the nation might kill jobs — and that’s okay,” read the headline gracing Washington Post WonkBlog journalist’s Lydia DePillis’ report on the unsatisfactory outcomes of a massive increase in the state-level minimum wage. She quotes a variety of liberal economic policy activists who are now hedging their bets. “For its advocates, the question isn’t whether minimum wage hikes will kill jobs, but rather how to help people who end up unemployed when they do,” DePillis reported. That is, “when” they become financially dependent on the federal safety net; not “if.” 
Tranlation: "Yes, it'll put people out of work; we don't care."
“Why shouldn’t we in fact accept job loss?” asks New School economics and urban policy professor David Howell, who’s about to publish a white paper on the subject. “What’s so bad about getting rid of crappy jobs, forcing employers to upgrade, and having a serious program to compensate anyone who is in the slightest way harmed by that?”
"We'll just blame the businesses, and demand they take care of those people."  'How?' would be a question with an interesting answer, since they keep trying to put businesses OUT of business...

I shall now leave you, while I attempt the aforementioned catching up


Anonymous said...

Economic insanity in service to political enslavement. Of course the powers that be driving this don't care about lost jobs and failed businesses it's more fodder for the "war on Poverty" propaganda machine and of course bigger and more lucrative welfare systems.

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Firehand said...

I haven't been screening comments lately, so it was up for a while.

And it was terrible