10 April 2012

'Progressive' Solution for Ghastly
25+% Real Black Unemployment Rate? Price Them Completely Out-of-the-Market with $10/hour Minimum Wage!

"The minimum wage is the 
'Black Teenage Unemployment Act'... 


The guaranteed way of holding the poor, the minorities 
and the disenfranchised out of the mainstream is 
if you price their original services too high..."  -Art Laffer


As Rep Duncan Hunter (R-Ca) attempts to floor a bill that would force the US Labor Department to publish real unemployment numbers -ones that actually reflect the all-time-record number of Americans who have given up/left the labor force- some Democrats are now planning to unveil ill-advised legislation that would hike the federal minimum wage to as much as ten bucks an hour... a monstrous and unprecedented 35% leap from the current $7.25/hr (!)


Small wonder the Obama Administration feels the need to lie about the appalling number of jobless Americans today... 
all he's planning to do is make it worse.

Such a gargantuan increase in the minimum wage will only help those who already have jobs, and anybody (and their dog) can tell you that this sort of thing -along with massive tax hikes- is about the worst possible idea the Dems could propose here in the midst of the Great Recession.


Alas- since the habitually dishonest Obama regime is so skilled at purporting that they're helping the economy by crippling it, winning wars by quitting, and bringing us together by igniting race wars, nobody should be too surprised to see them tell unemployed young blacks they're 'helping' them while pricing their labor completely out of the market.

Politics is obviously at the core of this transparent election-year stunt (along with pressure from Bolshevik boneheads of the #occupy movement, desperate to produce some 'gain' from the last few wasted months), yet 'income-equality' is just another manufactured 'debate' (i.e. 'access-to-birth control' charades) the White House is keen to introduce to the conversation this year (and shift the topic from myriad reasons to not vote for them):
Many Democrats and their labor allies say the time is right to push for another increase, and not just because it is hard to live on the $15,080 a year earned by a person working full time at minimum wage. 

They say a public debate now over the merits of increasing wages is bound to put many Republicans on the defensive during an election year and would encourage low-income Americans — an important part of the Democratic base — to go to the polls this November. 

 “It’s always good to surface an issue that captures voters’ enthusiasm and distinguishes the bad guys and the good guys,” said Jen Kern, minimum wage campaign coordinator at the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for low-wage workers.


This one's just like Barack likes 'em, too... he can pretend to be aiding unemployed blacks and others while actually ensuring hordes of entitlement-dependent serfs remain surgically-attached to the 'progressive' Left for the foreseeable future- perfect.

Simply put, Barack Obama is black America's worst enemy: Van Jones may think that Obama owns you, but imho it might be time for more African-Americans to take a real hard look at what this guy has actually done for you... which is in-reality squat by any measure (unless you happen by odd chance to be running a scam 'green energy' outfit).


9 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

When will these people ever realize when you raise costs for business the easiest way to cut costs is with layoffs.

Reaganite Republican said...

Add this to ObamaCare and you'd wonder why any sane employer would be doing any hiring whatsoever- most aren't, in fact

Anonymous said...

All a minimum wage does is make it illegal to hire anyone who is not worth the minimum wage. Many teenagers aren't worth the current minimum wage, which is why teenage unemployment is so high.

As a thought experiment, what would happen if in order to address past discrimination, we raised the minimum wage for blacks to $50 per hour, and for black teenagers to $100 per hour?

Does anyone doubt that the effect would be almost 100% unemployment among blacks?

And in that light, can you not consider the current minimum wage bill to be a modern Jim Crow law? And with worse effects than anyof the original Jim Crow laws?

Anonymous said...

It's great to see that you folks are so concerned about African-American needs! It's clear to me now that you know what is best for them!

Reaganite Republican said...

You don't want to talk about the numbers I see, instead it's that I 'don't care' or something

lol

Anonymous said...

I just think it's fascinating when folks of one race decide it's in the best interest of another race to make less money.

Reaganite Republican said...

What if I think they -right along with everybody else- would make FAR more as a whole, working at labor market rates in a vibrant economy unshackled by misguided regulatory burdens?

Because that's exactly what I think

Anonymous said...

GEE, A TEN DOLLAR AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE MIGHT ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO WORK, INSTEAD OF JUST SHOWING UP AND PUTTING IN THE TIME TO EARN ENOUGH TO BARELY PAY THEIR RENT. TRUE ENOUGH, IT MIGHT ALSO ENCOURAGE PERHAPS 15 TO 20 MILLION PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY TRY TO FIND A JOB, INSTEAD OF JUST COLLECTING SOCIAL SECURITY OR SOME OTHER GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY. LETS TAKE A CUE FROM CORPORATE CEO'S.. THESE PEOPLE ARE SO INCREDIBLY LAZY THAT THEY WILL ONLY WORK FOR 10 OR 20 OR 30 OR 50 OR 100 MILLION DOLLARS, OR MORE, PER YEAR, WHICH IS MORE, PER WEEK, THAN MOST AMERICANS WILL EARN IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE TIMES. HEY, PAY ME A MERE 10 MILLION PER YEAR, AND I MIGHT ACTUALLY LIKE WORKING AT WAL-MART, TOO. RIGHT NOW, I MAKE THE 10 DOLLAR AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE ALLEGEDLY PROPOSED, AND I HATE WAL-MART, AND DESPISE THAT COMPANY AND ALL THE MANY THOUSANDS OF COMPANIES LIKE IT, THAT MAKE BILLIONS FOR THE OWNERS, WHILE THE PEOPLE WHO DO ALL THE WORK CAN BARELY SURVIVE ON THEIR LOW AND FALLING WAGES. OH.. WAIT... REPUBLICANS ONLY CARE ABOUT THE 1%.. I GUESS I AM AT THE WRONG FORUM FOR ACTUALLY POINTING OUT THE TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

And what have you done to make yourself worth more that $10.00 per hour? If you could figure out how to use the "Caps Lock" key, you might be worth $11 per hour.

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