Skip to comments.A Defining Moment (Sowell on Romney & minimum wage)
Posted on 02/06/2012 10:56:14 AM PST by jazusamo
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If the “very ample safety net” worked, there wouldn’t be the very poor.
I remember my first job at 14. It was cutting tobacco in the fields. Tough work, You got a hot meal for lunch that went with it.I got paid $5.00 a day.My first job after High School was at $1.35 cents an hour. The good part was gasoline was 19 cents a gallon.
Increasing the minimum wage like Commie Romney suggests will only cause further inflation. He’s such a damn clueless liberal.
How I wish a great man like Thomas Sowell was President. What a splendid mind.
It’s of no wonder to me that this great American has endorsed Newt Gingrich and that he sees right through LIBERAL Romney.
I agree...He’s started speaking out against Romney just as he did against Obama, he saw through both of them.
I am curious, what you mean by worked?
The Food Stamp and other programs are working exactly as they were designed -- to build a voter base for the Rats. The programs were designed to destroy to trap and destroy the futures of millions of poor.
If anyone thinks these programs were designed to show compassionate help for the downtrodden, then they need a serious reading of history.
People I can believe and trust as true conservatives who have endorsed Newt and not the Bishop Mitt Romney...
* Thomas Sowell
* Jim Robinson
* Herman Cain
* Rick Perry
* Todd Palin (and 70% of his wife ...at this point)
Too bad there are no current Senators or Congress-critters with some spine willing to do the same. I've heard from McCain, Trump and their ilk. Where are the conservative voices in the chamber?
Note to all "conservatives" who are running for office in 2012: The friend of my enemy is my enemy!
...and imprison them in housing projects far from the elite liberals who keep them there with our tax money.
I hope people also consider that Santorum is on record as voting to RAISE the national minimum wage, and voting to PREVENT Congress from making cuts in the foodstamp program.
GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH
Labor unions, prime Democrat contributors, lobby for minimum wage increases because the rate is used as a benchmark for higher union wages.
“...there is little escape from it these days because it is so difficult to find work.”
The existence of these programs is not unconnected from the difficulties in finding work. These programs have direct and indirect costs. The direct costs are the crushing tax burdens on businesses, the indirect costs are 1)the unskilled and uneducated labor force, and 2) the lack of moral character of the labor force this system creates. Thus, there are simply no jobs for these people because not enough are created in a hostile business climate, and the people it creates are never going to be qualified to fill the jobs that are created.
Not close. He needs conservative coaches and consultants to tell you what you want to hear. Why there are those here who actually believe anything he says is unfathomable.
But he's swing-and-a-miss on minimum wage.
Thanks to legal and illegal immigration, America has a massive oversupply of low skill labor.
Thanks to automation, supply chain management, and foreign competition, American demand for low skill labor has steadily declined for 40 years.
And thanks to the cultural catastrophe in the Black community, trying to manage low skill Black workers is the most challenging business assignment in America.
Reducing or eliminating the minimum wage will not solve any of those problems.
I've been a free enterprise Conservative since I was folding laundry in my Dad's hotel in the 1950’s.
But I've changed my mind about the minimum wage.
I think setting a high minimum wage would create two important outcomes:
(1) It would force marginal or poorly managed businesses to close.
(2) It would force successful businesses to continuously improve their management, their products, their production process, and their capital investment.
The following message was published many years ago, utilizing Walter Williams' warning about the negative consequences of minimum wage laws on families and those who most need work experience and earnings. His words were true then, and he repeated the same message recently on Stossel.
Dr. Williams understands and has been teaching, speaking, and writing for decades about the tragic consequences of the so-called "progressive" policies which Democrats have inflicted upon Americans--all in the name of "helping" them.
As America's Founders knew, slavery to government is no better than slavery to individual masters. Yet, the "regressives" continue to buy power and influence by promoting policies that destroy opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for our own and future generations.
In the case of the minimum wage, as Williams also has pointed out, union wages at the upper limits increase, while opportunity for youth and low-skilled workers is destroyed.
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