Thursday, November 12, 2015

Trump (and Bush) Think Workers already Make Too Much Money

So, one of the first questions at the Republican debate was if the Candidates supporting increasing the minimum wage.  Some states (NY), cities (Seattle) and companies have set $15 as the minimum.
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In a total non-surprise, no one argued for raising the minimum wage to $15.  John Kasich (who I love and is doing this years John Huntsman run) supported an increased minimum wage, albeit not to $15.  This has happened in Ohio, and employment went up.
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Mr. Trump thinks our wage earners make too much already which is why we can't compete with China.  So $15,080 a year - full time at minimum wage - is too much!  Okay...
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Dr. Carson, showing the same vast intelligence in this as everything else said,
“As far as the minimum wage is concerned, people need to be educated on the minimum wage,” Carson began in his opening salvo. “Every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases. This is particularly a problem in the black community. Only 19.8 percent of black teenagers have a job, or are looking for one. And that’s because of those high wages. If you lower those wages, that comes down.”  
This is incorrect.  Everytime we raise the minimum wage the number of jobless do NOT increase.  It is a great talking point, but a lie.  And, since he can't open his mouth without lying, the 80.2% unemployment figure for Blacks is a lie as well.
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Jeb! thinks people need to work more hours.  Jeb! is an idiot, so the less said, the better.
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However, in looking for an image for this I found the one below.  Here is the problem with this image and infographic.  Saying that people deserve a better minimum wage in no way diminishes what the military does.  The military needs to make more as well. We have military families on Food Stamps (SNAP) for goodness sake.
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The graphic simply sets people against each other for scraps, but doesn't address either problem.  The Americans need to work together for a better life, not fight each other for the right to live.
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