Well, Obama is talking about the minimum wage again. This is the dumbest left-wing trick that we really need to crack down on. You have a bunch of morons in D.C. who know nothing about business pick some arbitrary number (they never even pretend there’s any actual science to it) that they say wages must be, and how in the world is this not supposed to do damage to the economy?
And they make these absolutely idiotic claims like, “Raising the minimum wage won’t cause jobs to be lost!” Okay then, let’s make the minimum wage $50 an hour then. Yes, at some point people will admit it could damage business, but they pretend it’s way past whatever made up sum they just pulled out of their posterior.
I’ve said this many times and I’ll keep saying it: The minimum wage is and always will be zero dollars an hour. And that’s a wage more and more people will get the more you let the absolute idiots in D.C. have influence over the economy. In fact, for the people who actually take the risks and make businesses, the minimum wage can be less than zero dollars an hour because they often have to spend their money to get a company going. That’s who we should be supporting… or at least getting out of the way of by not putting more costly burdens on them.
It needs to be ingrained in every American that when a politician tries to interfere with the economy, we strike him very hard on the nose and yell, “No!” Think of businesses as someone carefully putting together a house of cards, and the politician is some dumb toddler coming to “help”, a big, stupid, uncomprehending grin on his face as he knocks the whole structure down. “Me make jobs!”
We have a way to determine how much money people should make: It’s called the marketplace. It’s a much better system than dumb toddlers breaking things as they try to help.