Minimum Wage

GrokBite: Bill Clinton demands that we all pay the cost of a higher minimum wage

by Skip June 29, 2014

Once again, I can rely on Meet The Press to throw up some blog fodder from Socialistic Communitarians that believe that there should never be Liberty in action – you WILL be made to care (as Erick Erickson from RedState puts it) and contribute.  Former President Bill Clinton on the idea of raising the minimum […]

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Minimum Wage Laws Help Politicians Not Workers

by Don May 20, 2014

Have the basic laws of economics changed? Lew Henry from Gilmanton Iron Works (see his 5/7/2014 letter in the Laconia Daily Sun (laconiadailysun.com)) apparently thinks so and other Progressives, from President Obama to Mitt Romney, agree. They say that raising the minimum wage will create jobs. Progressives want us to believe that employers who don’t […]

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$15 Per Hour For The Usual Idiots, Or Not??

by Mike May 16, 2014

There is only one certain outcome from the misguided idea that employers can pay ever increasing amounts to unskilled workers and remain in business – Just as it no longer makes sense to employ 100 laborers to dig a ditch in a day that a backhoe can dig in an hour, it no longer makes […]

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How The Private Sector Pays For Obama’s Idea of “Honest Wages”

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2014
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Culled from Jonah Goldberg’s Column c/o the New York Post National Review’s Andrew Johnson noted that Zingerman’s is pretty expensive. That small Reuben cost $13.99 — pickle included. The large goes for nearly $17. The irony might have been lost on Obama that Zingerman’s “honest wages” also lead to high prices. The alternative to pricing […]

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Minimum Wage Hike = Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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We’ve talked about this.  Obama wants to kill jobs.  NH Democrats want to kill some jobs.  Make prices go up.  Reduce full-time opportunities.  Make it harder for new or unskilled people to find work.  Everyone knows what will happen, and still the Democrats persist.  They are willing to harm New Hampshire families to pad their […]

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GrokTALK! March 15th 2014 – Shaheen’s Obscene Civility, Joe Kenney’s Win, Ready for Hillary and more..

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2014
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In segment one we visit Jeanne Shaheen’s Global Warming problem, as well as her Obscene Civility.  We talk Democrat minimum wage eugenicists, global breeding habits, some post-election observations on Joe Kenney’s win, how Steve can’t possibly have his vote ‘suppressed,’ some musings on the funding habits of establishment Republicans in the Kenney race, and yes–we […]

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Thinking Of Minimum Wage……

by Mike March 12, 2014

Let’s Freeze, Personalize, Polarize, and Ridicule:Hey Terie – Here’s an economics lesson in pictures for the mathematically challenged!

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State Controlled Wages – Who Actually Benefits?

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrats think the government knows what an hour of labor is worth.  They think that because it does things that are good for Democrats and only Democrats. A State controlled wage  reduces competition by pricing out mom and pops and small business owners leaving larger companies unchallenged in the marketplace.  Yes, Democrats are […]

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UL Editorial – Terie Norelli’s ‘Dishonesty is Breathtaking’

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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The NH House Democrat majority will try to push through a job killing minimum wage hike today.  In preparation for the Democrat’s attack on low skilled and unskilled workers, NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D- Oz) has an editorial in the Union Leader.  In it she tries to justify the wage hike by, well, lying. […]

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You can thanks Democrats for sawing off those rungs, laddie

by Skip February 28, 2014

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101) The purpose of a company is to make money for its owners: sole proprietor, partners, C Corp, LLC, or bigger.  They exist to make wealth – I know my job when working for someone else is to maximize profit.  I was rather blunt with my employees – your job is to […]

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NH Democrats Want to Kill Jobs In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2014
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We already know that forcing an increase in the minimum wage kills jobs.  It’s commons sense.  So common even the CBO reported that Obama’s executive declaration will cost taxpayers 31 billion and kill half a million jobs to offset his royal decree. But no one ever accused New Hampshire Democrats of having any common sense.  […]

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Democrats Willing To Sacrifice Another 500,000 Jobs

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2014
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The Current Concensus view of Economists… is that the CBO is right when it supports their position but wrong where it does not. (Concensus:  When liberals agree on lying to people to get their way.) “CBO’s estimates of the impact of raising the minimum wage on employment does not reflect the current consensus view of […]

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Democrats Admit To Their Own Economic Incompetence

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2014
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Nothing says total economic failure like a political party (Democrats), which has crooned endlessly about its effort to create good paying jobs for American families, having to use the force of law to make wages go up. In times of real economic growth labor increases in value as business owners compete for the resource.  This […]

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The NH Democrats “War On Work”

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2014

The cost of doing business has a direct effect on your ability to hire, retain, and reward employees.  The more time and money you must expend interfacing with the bureaucracy, and the army of flying compliance monkeys being waved out the castle window by successive Democrat run governments, the fewer resources you have left over […]

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Blogline of the Day – on raising the Minimum Wage

by Skip January 7, 2014

“The idea that my antipoverty strategy is to force employers to pay a wage higher than what they estimate the worth of workers’ services to be worth . . . that just strikes me as an intellectually impoverished response to the problem of people being in need. And to make an ideological totem out of […]

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The Ghosts of Minimum Wages Past, Present, and Future

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2013
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New Hampshire Democrats, at both the state and federal level, are looking for a distraction from the lump of coal that Obama-Care put in America’s stocking this holiday season.  The misdirection they have settled on is an increase in the minimum wage. According to the Valley news local Democrats are looking to promote a state […]

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The Minimum Wage is Racist

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2013
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During the progressive era there was a movement among progressives to create a wage structure within the nation.  A minimum wage.  Their desire for this arbitrary sum assigned to the cost or value of labor had a very specific purpose.  They knew that by using government to make labor more expensive it would result in […]

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GrokTALK! 12-7-2013 With Michael Graham, Ed Naile, and Karen Testerman

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2013
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This week our guests are author, comedian, contributor to the Boston Herald, and Conservative talk show host, Michael Graham. The chairman of CNHT, Ed Naile joins us for a NH vote fraud update, Skip Murphy calls in to talk Republican politics, and candidate for US Senate Karen Testerman drops in to talk about issues and […]

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Guest Post by William Johnson: On Raising the minimum wage

by Skip December 7, 2013

I crossed the 40 year mark not long ago, and I work at a local successful eatery in the Lakes Region as a cook. I make 10.75/hr. Its woeful for sure. All businesses with regular employees have a fairly fixed labor cost that they need to work within. If it comes to pass that a […]

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Why Not Raise the Minimum Wage to $100/Hour?

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2013
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If employers had to pay even the least competent of their weak links a Benjamin an Hour we could make everyone rich almost overnight.  So why don’t the “We must raise the minimum wage” chest-pounding, axe-grinding, we-care-about-the-poor-more-than-you-proponents of increasing this arbitrary price point on the value of labor insist on it?  Because they know, deep […]

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Press Release – AFP/NH: Comments on Rally by Union Bosses to Hike Minimum Wage by 40%

by Skip December 5, 2013

Note: I went to the Gilford / Laconia / Tilton fast food outlets at lunch time – specifically to see if some of the busier places were getting “striked”,  However, nary a protest sign to be seen.  Just workers working away to provide their CUSTOMERS the best product available.  And that’s something that the Unions […]

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Unions And Democrats Sacrificing More Entry Level Jobs on Their Progressive Alter

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2013
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The professional union driven “strikes” being fomented by professional jack-asses around the nation are the culmination of several layers of manufactured failure and outrage.  First, the Democrats have been ruining the economy and expanding the part-time employment culture–that’s planned failure.  And now that these people feel trapped (as intended) the unions are organizing them to […]

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Notable Quote – Milton Friedman

by Skip November 3, 2013

The minimum wage law requires employers to discriminate against persons with low skills. No one describes it that way, but that is in fact what it is. Take a poorly educated teenager with little skill whose services are worth, say, only $2.00 an hour. He or she might be eager to work for that wage […]

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You Would be Right to Question Democrat Motives or Competence

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There is great value in ensuring that there are ample “entry-level” employment opportunities all across America, particularly in the current economy.  By entry-level I mean low wage positions that allow employers to take more risks with less skilled workers they are willing to train.  Let’s call it the employment equivalent of a property owner willing […]

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The Minimum Wage From Yet Another View

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2013

The notion that New Hampshire needs to set a minimum wage higher than the current and equally arbitrary federal rate is as flawed a notion as the faux-benefit of a federal minimum wage in the first place.   But New Hampshire Democrats and some Democrats elected as Republicans, continue to make a case for it. […]

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Where Does Jeb Bradley Stand on The Minimum Wage?

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2013

The New Hampshire Democrat Party is wondering where Republican State Senator (and likely candidate for higher office) Jeb Bradley stands on the minimum wage?  I confess, so do I. Does State Senator Bradley embrace the left’s obsessive desire to depress employment among teens and minorities by using legislative force to define the value of labor or is he more inclined to let […]

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Data Point – Teenage Jobless Rate vs Minimum Wage increases

by Skip February 16, 2013

(H/T: AEIdeas) For years, I have been saying “where are all the traditional teen-age entry level jobs?” with the stereotypical gas station high school attendants example.  Yes, times have changed and the types of jobs of changed.  Yes, there are some teens that have hit it big in the tech field where meritocracy and innovation […]

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He’s Not Down For The Struggle – Obama Calls For Racist Minimum Wage

by Mike February 16, 2013

Born into white privileged ‘limousine liberal’ society, riding affirmative action through academia, adored by liberal whites as the ‘Magic Negro‘ who could assuage their white guilt, thoroughly indoctrinated with Marxism, and best buddies with the labor unions, Barack Obama has been described by some black commentators as ‘inauthentic’, ‘not down for the struggle’. Indeed, even […]

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Minimum Wage Is Raacist!

by Mike January 12, 2013

Yes, indeedy, like most ideas promoted by Progressives/Liberals/Socialists, the helpful-sounding minimum wage is more about keeping the unqualified job seekers (read minorities) out of the labor market than it is about improving the living standards of the lowest strata of wage earners. It’s time to start calling a spade a spade (so as to speak), […]

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If Democrats Really Want to See Wages Increase….

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2013

Every good New Hampshire Democrat knows that the best way to have an immediate impact on jobs and the economy is to increase the cost of doing business.  Making it cost more to run a business acts like a tax on the business owner, and Democrats love taxing business. Enter HB127, An act relative to […]

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