Minimum Wage

Sleepless in Seattle?

by Steve MacDonald July 27, 2015
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Income trigger warning. A certain class of nearly-doing-well-enoughs are concerned that recent wage justice victories in Seattle will trigger income thresholds in a variety of government subsidies that will result in those free-rides being discontinued. They are asking their employers for fewer hours so they can keep their government handouts. Yes indeed. Seattle’s best only work to […]

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Progressivism is Managing Those Deemed Undesireable

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2015
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Most gun laws and permitting requirements were not proposed for the general safety but to disarm portions of the population deemed undesirable or a threat to those in power. Minimum wage laws were created to exclude portions of the population from the work force deemed undesirable -something they have always done and continue to do, […]

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Unions Want Exemption to Mandatory $15/hr Minimum Wage they Just Pushed

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2015
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Unions pushed for a $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles. They worked hard to make sure there were no exemptions, work-arounds, or loopholes for businesses. But they’d like very much–thank you–to carve out an exemption for themselves. (Just get a load of the language they use…) “With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and […]

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Union Admits 15$ Min Wage Will Cost Jobs

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2015
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Union Admits 15$ Min Wage Will Cost Jobs, but they are OK with that. @jasonahart will some people lose their jobs? yes, but the work still needs to get done — IBEW Local 570 (@IBEW570) May 13, 2015 Jason Hart | Watchdog.org

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Perhaps the answer is fewer Democrats?

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2015
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John Stossel Hobby Lobby’s owners were represented in court by a group called the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Becket’s director, Kristina Arriaga, says Hobby Lobby isn’t stingy or cruel: “The Green family pays twice the minimum wage, closes on Sundays, gives very generous benefits to their employees, and they did not object to 16 […]

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Dinner for “few”

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2015
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Do they know that they are nothing more than wage-chattel parading to advance a progressive policy that will make more than a few of them wage-slaves to the welfare state? (NY Post) Fast-food and other low-wage workers picketed outside burger joints in New York and across the country Wednesday, demanding pay hikes to at least […]

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Seattle and its $15 minimum wage – the aftermath is arriving

by Skip April 7, 2015

We’ve been blogging about the extremely Liberal city of Seattle and its misguided attempt to suspend the economic laws of Supply and Demand in order to feel good about themselves “Hey!  We’re HELPING!” the poorer amongst us.  They’ll have more money, they’ll have better lives, they’ll be happier”!  ON the conservative side, we all went “this […]

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GrokTALK! – Wages, Death, Energy, & Fungus

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2015
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We talk about how Seattle small business owners “feel” about that $15/hr minimum wage the progressives had to have, where not to go in New Hampshire if you want the base to vote for you, then its on to death taxes followed by a few minutes on electricity and energy.  Listen to the entire broadcast […]

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They Took My Joooooob….In San Frannnn-cisco.

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2015
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San Francisco recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 an hour with incremental increases to $15/hour by 2018.  At least one small business owner is shuttering a business as a result. (Yahoo! Finance) “Borderlands Books as it exists is not a financially viable business if subject to that minimum wage.” … The blog […]

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Minimum Wage “Did You Know…?” (Washington DC Edition)

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2015
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Among the fifty states and the District of Columbia Washington DC had the highest mandatory minimum wage in 2014 at $9.50 per hour.  It also had the highest percentage of people on Poverty in the US; 20.7%. Over one in five residents live at or below the poverty level in DC. Democrats need to stop […]

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NH Mean Hourly Wages: Proof That Less Government Interference Equals More Income?

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2015
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This graphic below comes from a NH Employment Security and NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Report.  It’s a map.  Don’t you love maps?  This one depicts the most current hourly wage data available for New Hampshire – a state with the lowest poverty rate in the nation and that only enforces the federal […]

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Minimum Wage Workers Not in Poverty According to Feds

by Steve MacDonald January 16, 2015
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What of them that there are… (Human Events) At the federal level alone, full-time minimum wage workers with any number of children are eligible for both the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—$496 in 2014—and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which combined with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 equals or exceeds the poverty level for all […]

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Democrat War on Work – Minimum Wage Hike Helps Democrat Campaigns

by Steve MacDonald January 13, 2015
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Democrats want you to believe that their mindless pursuit of a minimum wage hike has something to do with helping low wage workers. Democrat Jackie Cilley is this year’s Democrat Golden Calf, proposing an hourly minimum wage hike in New Hampshire above fourteen-dollars-per hour.  But think it through. Who is most likely to be hit […]

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Observation on minimum wages and big box stores

by Skip January 5, 2015

Note also that people who are against large retailers because mom and pop shops can’t compete with them on price are all for a minimum wage that ensures mom and pop businesses will never be able to compete on price. Can’t have it both ways simultaneously….but for some of these folks, math is very hard…. […]

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Does Chairman Ray Buckley Even Know He Is A Racist?

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2015
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New Hampshire Democrat chair Raymond Buckley supports raises for public union employees regardless of the state of the economy.  He has never once complained nor concerned himself (to my knowledge) about Congressional raises under Democrat majorities.  But now he is appalled at the idea that Republicans in the US Senate opposed a minimum wage increase […]

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Minimum Wage? (Fixed Video)

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2014
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The Gruberette’s in the Democrat party are constantly pushing a minimum wage increase which ill serves those they claim to care about (That’s the Grubering part), while advantaging unions from whom they reap so much politically.  So they lie outright and by exclusion. Government wage fixing harms low income workers while often driving up union […]

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“Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth”. Including Minimum Wage and the mean truth about raising it.

by Skip November 6, 2014

Quote from Andrew Breitbart.  All a minimum wage uplift is Progressives / Liberals / Democrats demanding  that Government no longer has to provide welfare directly (and no hard votes to be faced later on raising welfare taxes).  Instead, you and I are obliged to do so and Progressives get to blame “capitalism” Which it isn’t.  […]

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Socialist Freedom Party – Only YOU ALL should pay that hourly rate (we pay less)

by Skip October 17, 2014

Seattle just raised its minimum wage to $15 / hour and that also include small biz – the Mom & Pop type operations – as well as the big ones.  One of the biggest yellers at the time was the Socialist Freedom Party that was jumping up and down demanding others pay more for goods […]

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GrokTALK! – How NH Taxpayers Can Save 2 Billion Dollars

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014
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We do eventually get to Maggie Hassan’s proposed budget expansion, but not before Mike and I bring up Democrat Renny Cushing’s proposed sexual consent bill. We then move on to NH Democrat John White insulting low income voters, then discuss the minimum wage and the value of accumulating entry level experience on the road to […]

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A Little More NH Wage Perspective

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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Yesterday I wrote about John White, the Democrat state Senate candidate who called New Hampshire’s low income residents bottom feeders.  Had a Republican said this it would be above the fold on every paper but the Union Leader.  But a Democrat said it.  But that is how Democrats think. They also think that they can […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for October 11th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014

This week on GrokTALK! NH House candidates Patrick Page and Josh Moore join us, along with NH State Senate (Dist 20) Candidate Eileen Landies. We’ll also talk about Democrat Double voter Jared Cram, New Hampshire’s Bottom Feeders, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, some NHGOP stuff, CATO’s opinion of Governor Hassan, the state homicide rate (and what it […]

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NH Democrat John White – About those NH Bottom Feeders…

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2014
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Old news from the Fish Wrap that’s gained new life; Democrat State Senate Candidate John R. White calls low income residents bottom feeders. If the Republicans were serious about job creation, they’d get serious about boosting the bottom feeders and stop worrying so much about the boys in the boardrooms. Instead, they eliminated the state’s […]

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Middle Class First Bus Tour? More Like Middle Class Last.

by Steve MacDonald October 7, 2014
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Is there something wrong with your rhetoric when only your paid protesters manage to take any interest? NASHUA – A pre-election push for a pro-Democrat platform came to Nashua in a big way Monday with the arrival of a Middleclassfirst.com bus tour at the Nashua Public Library. The 45-foot-long bus began a 18- state tour […]

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NH Gas Tax Fighters MN Cafe Showing the Way: Real Transparency

by Scott Morales August 8, 2014
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Check this out: The image above is of two receipts.  The one on the left is a receipt from a Oasis Cafe in Minnesota.  Never mind the embarrassing comment on our educated society with the machine doing the simple arithmetic for the rube that ordered the burger, note the “*MIN WAGE FEE”. Now look at […]

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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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