It's just a game of musical chairs on the deck of the Titanic. The entire West Coast is way past due for a 9.2.
Obvs this is an old complaint, but more valid then ever.
Raising wages is not deflationary. Raising wages ought to be inflationary, but there aren't any discretionary funds to raise wages with. Deflation is a shortage of dollars relative to a surplus of commodities, goods, and services. Yes, it would be nice to have a raise, especially for low income recipients, but raising wages is like your cutting off the branch upon which you sit.
As a matter of fact, right now, the Senate plans to lower the minimum wage, and employing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants.
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You know, when I complained about this shit 10, 20, 30 years ago, no one said a word. NOW it's a problem.
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Its ok Dread. No one else believes it either
Well than here's another one for you, guspasho: I need a blood transfusion, so I will take several pints of blood from my left arm and put it in my right arm, while spilling a bunch along the way.
Where exactly do you think that this money will be coming from again? Your proposing to essentially tax it from the productivity of other people, thus reducing demand somewhere else. Labor is a product. The worker is the producer, and the employer is the customer. The price of labor rises, and so people buy less of it. Unemployment rises, and people with jobs find themselves either laid off or forced to work fewer hours in order to reduce costs.
The notion that reallocating resources to the poor is going to create enough demand in the general economy to off-set the higher price of labor is specious at best. Poor people tend to buy things like consumable goods; food, utilities, rent, ect. They don't tend to save up a lot of money in the here and now and invest it into building a business, capital goods and capital growth that will increase productivity over the long run. You're working off an economic model where I can come into your store, take 100 dollars out of your cash register by force with the vague promise that I'll spend it in your store later. You're not 100 dollars richer.
I have been explaining to you why that's wrong in this very thread. You conservatives refuse to listen.
Your analogy is horribly flawed, as usual. How do you think wealth is created in the first place, Spindles? What do you think an economy is?
Guspasho's argument is essentially taking water from the deep end of a swimming pool to fill up the shallow end.
You won't have to raise taxes at all when you are raising incomes already. Higher wages -> higher tax receipts. Since most people who will benefit from this are private employees and there are few public employees that make less than $15/hr already, the increased tax receipts from the raised wages would easily cover it.
Again, there's absolutely no reason to think that raising the minimum wage would be deflationary. Such a thing can only come from a profound misunderstanding of economics.
Yeah, that's a weird piece of net naivete, there.
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I love pigs--and soy sausage and veggie bacon and other mock meats. You can enjoy great food without harming animals.
Get into the 21st century, people. We know that pigs are intelligent beings who feel pain, terror, happiness, and love. They have complex social relationships and are fiercely loyal to their friends and families. They are just like cats and dogs. Just like I would never slaughter and eat a dog, I'll never again eat a pig.
People who have spent time around pigs compare them to dogs because they are so loyal, friendly, playful, love to cuddle, and even like video games. Pigs are beloved companion animals to many people. I quit eating animal flesh 13 years ago and I have never looked back. I'm healthier, stronger, and I feel great about protecting animals and the environment. And no, plants don't have a central nervous system.
Hope you're not as bad at driving as you are Googling. Next!
She's an interesting performance artist, and iconic counter-celebrity, but even the Sex Pistols were self admittedly not really musicians, which was actually their point.
The fact that Hanna has a new act, illustrates that perhaps she is an artist, after all.
Bravo for her encouraging young fans to become what they most admire for themselves.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
The parks get more crowded, the lawn gets trampled, more soap and toilet paper gets used, but essentially, Firtz' plan is a boondoggle in the first place.
Government has all this high powered shit, but now that they have created a tax mechanism for legal distribution, they only want to sell burn crap.
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