THESE GUYS MAKE SCROOGE LOOK LIKE A PHILANTRAPHIST

Lower the minimum wage they scream and let the low wage  worker do better.  Yeah OK, and while we are at it let’s lower the wages of the folks (there are ladies?) saying it too. On my list are the talking heads of the right, banksters, insurance execs, congressman, fed chairman, treasury sec., the president, ceo’s , hedge fund managers and all other crooks.  Here’s the video from The ED Show of the talking heads spouting their crapola and everyone of them is a millionaire several times over.

So we know what were talking about the federal minimum is $7.25/hr that’s $15080/yr , the federal poverty level for a family of 3 is $18310 that’s $3220 bucks short of living in poverty.  So I would suppose that under these conditions you wouldn’t have long to live. Here’s the data on family status , roughly 12 million single parent households with 10 million of those being headed by a women.  If these fools had there way all 36 million people living in a single parent household would be living below the poverty line.  It  is obviously damn easy to say this when your dinner plate is made of gold.

The argument presented by the Free Market Freaks (free except for labor)  is that raising the minimum wage increases unemployment , yet they cannot provide data that proves that.  Time and time again I have listened to them try to prove they are right , but like most of their arguments , they fall far short on evidence.

Look at graph at the bottom of this article for historical unemployment.  If you weed out the depressions and recessions the rate doesn’t vary all that much .  So what does that mean, my take is even if you doubled the minimum wage you wouldn’t change the unemployment rate by much.  They argue that raising it caused business to look for other ways of doing business, like voice recognition software, outsourcing, doing it their selves.   That only works today because we put up with it.  A good example I switched from Dish TV to Direct because Dish switched customer service to India and now Direct has a voice recognition system, and if I find someone providing satellite TV and a real person for customer service I’ll switch again.  Same thing with these big box stores, I don’t shop in them unless their is no other choice.  Local stores with real people satisfy most of my needs.  Check out your friendly big box store today, no clerks, God Damn scanner checkouts with no people, crap crammed onto the shelves defying you to find what your looking for.  Sure it a little cheaper, (if you can find it)  but as I have said before cheap doesn’t mean good.

A fantasy world link the effects of doubling the minimum wage!!

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