Minimum Wage

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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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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