California congresswoman wants to see the minimum wage raised to $26 an hour

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Obama reaffirmed his desire to see the federal minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour promising that “as long as Republicans in Congress refuse to act, I’ll keep working with cities, states, and businesses to give more Americans a raise.” Meanwhile, a couple of Democratic politicians on the west coast have even loftier goals for the minimum wage.

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to California Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) recently expressed support for a whopping $26 per hour minimum wage in her state and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s (D) proposal to raise his city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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“The Seattle mayor has come out and said he wants $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle. Good luck,” Glenn said. “Here’s the problem: There are some jobs that are not worth that. And so what’s going to happen is anybody who is not making minimum wage, you’re going to have more [responsibilities]. You’re going to have to… do all those jobs that you think are beneath you… because the ones that would have been done by somebody just making minimum wage… companies won’t be able to afford them. So everybody’s going to have to double up on their work.”

According to CNN Money, Murray’s proposed hike would take effect over several years. It would apply first to “large businesses” in 2017 and then to “all businesses” in 2021. It should be noted, Washington state already has the nation’s highest state-level minimum wage at $9.32 hour. Murray claims his plan, which will apply to 102,000 workers, has broad support across the local government, business, and labor communities.

“If you are one of those people who is not apparently worth $10 or $15 an hour, you will be cut,” Stu said. “As the CBO showed, 500,000 people would lose their job, if they raised [the minimum wage] to $10 an hour. So imagine what would happen to Seattle.”

While Glenn agreed that the wage hike would be a “blood bath for anybody who makes under $15 an hour,” he actually supports the way in which this proposed increase would be implemented. In this case, the city of Seattle will make a decision it believes is best for its interests.

“But this is what it’s supposed to be like. We are all supposed to be independent and be able to choose. If the people of Seattle, who have voted in socialists, want socialist policies, want $15, $20, $150 an hour, good. Do it… They will demonstrate how it doesn’t work. Or maybe it does,” Glenn said. “I believe that it won’t… but if it does, then we’ll all be proven wrong. And we could all say, ‘We should try that here.’”

If you thought $15 an hour seemed like a lot, just wait until you hear what Congresswoman Lee wants to do in California. During an appearance on CNN’s Crossfire last week, Rep. Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage. After being asked by Crossfire host Newt Gingrich if she agreed with Seattle Mayor Murray’s plan for a $15 minimum wage, Rep. Lee had this to say:

LEE: In California, more than likely, from what I remembered, a living wage where people could live and take care of their families and move toward achieving the American Dream was about $25, $26 an hour.

GINGRICH: Would you support that as a minimum wage for California?

LEE: Absolutely, I would support it for California. I think the regional factors –

GINGRICH: Doesn’t that effect unemployment?

LEE: Believe you me: You would have more productive work force. You would have people who could afford to live in areas now where they cannot afford to live. You would increase diversity in certain communities, where you don’t have diversity anymore.

“And the thing is, no prices would go up commensurate with the minimum wage. That’s the beauty of it,” Pat said sarcastically. “Everybody just keeps charging the exact same thing, despite the fact that salaries have gone up – what is that – triple?”

“Don’t worry about it,” Glenn added. “It’s not just that salaries go up. It’s everybody keeps their job without raising prices. If you raise prices, then the minimum wage has to go up again.”

As Glenn explained, progressives will condemn the price increases that undoubtedly must accompany such an increase in wage, which will ultimately lead to further regulation on businesses.

“This is what leads to price controls because what they will do is say, ‘$26 minimum wage, but they are gouging prices!’ No, [they] are just trying to make money, so [they] can stay in business,” Glenn explained. “This is what happens. You raise the minimum wage, prices go up, and they put price controls in. That causes the companies to go out of business, then you say, ‘Well, the government just has to take it because we have to have this business. So the government takes it. You are into communism. I mean that’s the way this works.”

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, that would do wonders for the job market? I just wonder how some people, like her, even made it through third grade? Their sheer ignorance and idiocy is absolutely stunning.

  • Anonymous

    My opinion on minimum wage may surprise some that think I’m a socialist. I believe increasing the minimum wage would cause more bad than good for the economy. On one hand, workers will have more to spend, thereby increasing GDP. However, a higher minimum wage will increase prices and make America less competitive on the global market, which is worse. That hamburger will cost $7 instead of $4. Even more of those widgets that are made in the US will be replaced by more Chinese stuff. More tech and telephone support jobs will go to India. Let’s face it, we’re facing a global standard of living and America will have to sell at a lower price to compete with the rest of the world for our own market. The solution for increased wages in this country is education, innovation and policies that promote investment thereto.

  • Anonymous

    Of course Beck is against raising the minimum wage: he wants people to keep the right and freedom to exploit peoples’ labor into virtual slavery…

  • Deckard426

    If you liked Detroit, you’ll love California. Socialism on display.

  • landofaahs

    If you made $25 an hour and they raised the minimum wage to $26 an hour, you would find in a short time that your $26 will only buy what your previous minimum wage bought if not less. Now the people making $26 an hour would all be minimum wage people and in the business environment today they would not be giving raises because there is way too much slack in the labor market for just one point. But now everyone who had previously not been making much money and thus not paying taxes, they would suddenly find themselves in a much higher tax bracket. Big Government crooks win and the masses lose.

  • landofaahs

    What an econidiot. Or economoron.

  • Canadianlady

    $26 an hour! Is she out of her mind?

  • Canadianlady

    It’s basic economics.

  • Yuri Ivanovich

    It’s a common sense approach. It’s the quickest way to finally run the state into the ground once and for all.

  • madman

    Barbara Lee is an idiot.

  • Van Snyder

    When people say “Raise the minimum wage to $10.10″ (or whatever today’s number is), ask back “What’s wrong with $100.00 per hour?” The problem is, most won’t get it.

  • Van Snyder

    If you had a brain, and a business, you’d know that wages don’t come out of thin air. They come out of sales. If wages go up, prices go up. If prices go up, sales go down. If sales go down, jobs go down. Anybody who thinks a minimum wage ought to be a “living wage” hasn’t thought it through. A minimum-wage job is an entry-level job, the first rung on the ladder. Not a career.

  • Anonymous

    Prices go up out of my $ range, I do not buy and look for an alternative.

  • Dennis Lane Rijkstra

    $26/hr may work for a while when runaway inflation intensifies. When it gets like Zimbabwe, no politician will be able to keep up with it. I expect runaway inflation to pick up drastically when FATCA* hits on July 1st. It could cause international banking to collapse where the US is involved.

    *A democrat law that everyone should be aware of now!

  • doug

    you want 26 an hour, i want you to have a degree.

  • landofaahs

    Don’t forget freedom from costly regulations set down by idiot politicians. But then I repeat myself.

  • landofaahs

    Perhaps we should not offend idiots by comparing them to Barbara.

  • landofaahs

    Why would anyone employ a person if not for the benefit they hope to make over and above the cost of paying the hired hand? Why would you take the risk? I don’t know what you do for a living but it’s clear you don’t know what you’re taking about. By the way, if you don’t like the pay you are getting then quit and go to work for someone like a democrat who will pay you more or even better yet go into business for yourself. Every man a businessman/ businesswoman.

  • landofaahs

    If raising pay makes for better workers then why don’t democrats who own businesses just raise the wages of their people on their own and attract all of that underpaid talent? Even if the evil companies that don’t raise the wage, they would lose out because all of their good workers would leave. Why? Because that lame democrat argument does not work. Neither will a whole bunch of employees because companies will not be able to pass on the costs to the consumer because too many of them are retired and are living on a limited income and the assets are getting next to nothing for interest rates. How dumb can people be?

  • Anonymous

    Tripling the minimum wage would obviously triple the price of EVERYTHING, so social security, medicare, medicaid and welfare would have to triple driving the the federal debt up faster than Obama. So they really do want to crash our economy!

  • Anonymous

    That depends on the regulation. I believe the banking industry needs much more regulation. “To big to fail” still exists. The public is still vulnerable to risky activities in the investment banking industry. The bankers got richer and the public paid for it.

  • Anonymous

    Well, what you say is true in a perfect little world where millions of people don’t get stuck in minimum wage jobs of no real fault of their own other than being born in and with certain unsurmountable limiting conditions. We don’t live in your perfect little world. I do hire people, and I do have brains for business; and in my businesses I haven’t had the necessity to reach the cynical point in which I can live with myself knowing full well I’m unfairly exploiting people. Share the wealth, buddy, don’t just accumulate so you can be happy you have more than other who you deem not worthy, whom probably are, and in cases, more than you. Work is work, if it’s hard, it should pay the same for someone who happens to work hard as a boss or as an employee. That would be just, but you people are not interested in just, you only care about you and your family having more… good luck with that, it might work at first, but people are getting fed up… funny, you guys (as we at the left) hate crony capitalism and big money interests in Washington, but when it comes to Main Street, you guys want people to be able to rig games so you always win… funny.

  • Anonymous

    If capitalists can get away with paying lower salaries for people who cannot afford to live by them and cannot find any other work, capitalists will keep paying inhuman salaries to those people. That is the gist of the problem. You want capitalists to be able to get away with virtually enslaving people, we do not. You think those people actually have the means to get out of the conditions that they were born in, but in reality many of those do not. You say sc re w them, we say help them. You tell me, WWJD?

  • Anonymous

    Yes that is the game plan. Cloward and Piven; Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbooks.

  • Anonymous

    Unortunately, the government is crying for higher minimum wages, education is going down the tubes and prices are all creeping up constantly. What America needs is to protect their market more efficiently, not from cheap priced items, but inducing big mrkups on luxury imports.

  • Charles Hurst

    Never in history has Marxist policy increased the standard of living for a nation. As a matter of fact it has greatly reduced it—every single time. So Mr. Progressive, begin your tirade—history still says you’re a lunatic to believe somehow, this time Marxist policy will be successful.

    And the next anti reason statement from the Progressive will be that Obama and representatives like the above are not a Marxist. Feel free to look up the definition of Marxism. From each according to ability—to each according to need. Like ACA—where one who earns more supplements with higher premiums for one who does not. And attempted takeover of means of production. Demanding businesses follow this proposed policy or that one for the “inequality” of pay on whatever victim they choose for that week.

    Marxism. Exactly the above. And with continued implementation we will continue to plummet. As it was once said: “Eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.” Obama’s entire agenda was to take from the producer and give to the non producer. That’s what he has done since day one. And we have an entire youth that is fine with it—as long as they have enough for a shack and bottle of vodka. And pretty soon the rest of us will look like Russia as well.

    I predict total economic collapse in my fiction followed by tyranny. Not because I’m a sage, but because I based my work on this wonderful professor known as History. And the thing with this lecturer is he tends to repeat himself on the podium.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • Steve Harmon

    $26 is kind of an odd figure, I’m sure that her business background and all the small businesses that she runs have led her to this amount, ha ha ha, Lying Lib-Lemming D-bag. Idiot.

  • Steve Harmon

    Hey, here’s one for ya, why do we have a federally mandated minimum wage anyway?

  • Steve Harmon

    In my opinion, none of the reasons you gave are the best reason not to raise it, it’s because of all the people that would laid off. The people making that $26/hr now would have to do their job plus the jobs of the old min wage employees that got canned.

  • Steve Harmon

    I guess you forgot what happened when the “luxury tax” was enacted under President Clinton. High end item (luxury boats) manufacturers shut down because of no sales. “Big markups” (taxes or tariffs) on luxury imports have never worked. The importers, office workers, office cleaners, uniform delivery people, local restaurants all suffer from these taxes. Higher taxes have always caused less consumption of that item, import or domestic, IMHO.

  • Steve Harmon

    Why does the banking industry need more regulation? The mortgage problem was caused by government run fannie and freddie. The banking industry was doing what the law allowed. What “much more regulation”, would you like to like to see? Aren’t you paying enough new fees at your bank?

  • Steve Harmon

    I disagree, everybody would not be paying higher taxes because most would now be unemployed. So, more on welfare and foodstamps. Where does this idiot congresswoman think the money, to pay $26/hr, would come from, thin air?

  • Steve Harmon

    Amen.

  • Steve Harmon

    How about the concept of, you make more when you are worth more to the person that employs you, sorry, you were just kidding, right? Because you can’t be that stupid in real life. Slavery? Ha ha ha.

  • Steve Harmon

    People don’t get “stuck” in minimum wage jobs unless they are too stupid to learn how to be worth more. Work isn’t welfare, your intelligence determines your ability to earn. Mommy and daddy are gone, no more allowance, grow up.

  • Steve Harmon

    It’s up to you to determine what your wages are going to be, stop looking for a handout, gain some self-esteem, make something of yourself, or not, not your employer’s problem.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the problem with you people, you find it (people being unfairly exploited) funny when it’s not you. Sure, “Ha ha ha”. Keep thinking you are entitled to more just because you think “you are worth more”. Your problem: ridiculously capitalist and exploitive concept of human worth. Good luck with that.

  • Anonymous

    “People don’t get “stuck” in minimum wage jobs unless they are too stupid to learn how to be worth more.” Says all-knowing you. Such near-sighted statement is only possibly for people who are not “stuck”.

  • Anonymous

    I am very well off, labor wise, wage wise. So all you condescension only indicates your prejudice.

  • Skip

    Most people seem to think that an increase in minimum wage is just passed on to the consumer; in my business that would be unlikely. I own assisted living places and I take care of seniors who are on a fixed income and my payroll costs are over 50% of my expenses right now. Oh, profit, if any, is usually limited to under 1-3% of collections. To counter these increases, I would either increase my price beyond the point many of my customers could afford and that would mean there would be an over abundance of supply and that might put me out of business, or I could absorb the cost increase and end up in bankruptcy since reducing staffing is not a viable solution. Either way, seniors would not have a good place to live and my employees would be out of work.

  • Steve Harmon

    Yup, you repeat me well, thanks. Here’s where I prove you to be the idiot we all know you are, read and learn little one (condescension intended). Lets say I work at McDonalds and make $7.25/hr. Lets say I decide I want to make more, I, living in a free country have options. I can work harder and learn how to do more so that I’d be able to cover for someone if they call in sick. That is called initiative and more times than not, rewarded with a promotion. Or I could attend a trade school in my spare time and learn I.T. or plumbing, welding, auto repair, etc. There, class dismissed, idiot. I was never stuck because I chose not to be. Free country idiot.

  • Steve Harmon

    You are a liar, you don’t do well, because if you did you would understand what it takes to do well. My prejudice is reserved for fools like you that think you know what you are talking about.

  • Steve Harmon

    We people have no problems with people that apply themselves only you disgusting, worthless, low self-esteem, whiny, gimme gimme, losers try to get something for nothing. You get paid that which you are worth or you move on.

  • Steve Harmon

    Exactly, well stated. Funny how these do nothing politicians don’t consult business owners before making policy on a subject they know nothing about. Sorry, not funny, tragic.

  • Anonymous

    You people, like all people, have a limited worldview. In yours, only people who deserve it have a bad time in this capitalist world. In your worldview fairness is maintaining the status quo: those who are up, stay up, and deserve to be up; same for those who are down. Mobility (and this is the reality) in the economic ladder is almost impossible in America, rich get richer, poor poorer. But that’s just fine by you, a hi-born who had the chance and means to get ahead. The sick part of you is that you think you deserve your luck. And think all unlucky people who demand a fair shot are just: “disgusting, worthless, low self-esteem, whiny, gimme gimme, losers try to get something for nothing”. When this is exactly what you are from our perspective at the left. Your words reek of self-entitlement.

  • normal business owner

    The banks were ‘encouraged’ to write loans they knew were risky with the guarantee of being covered by the government.

  • Anonymous
  • econpro

    Why is it that liberal idiots always blame the wealthy and corporate execs? I’m a hardware engineer, and my salary is $140K. I have recruiters from NVidia and Intel who found me on LinkedIn asking me if I would be interested in their job openings. Companies treat you well if you have skills they need. It’s up to you to get yourself out of poverty. Nobody is stopping you.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that conservative i d i o t s always want to take the limited example of their lives to use as a ruler to judge the lives of all other who didn’t have the opportunity to “get yourself out of poverty”. And yes, many things and people are stopping millions of people from getting our of poverty. Do get off praising yourself, and using your own privilege to justify an unavoidable reality: not all get the chances you got, and what you got is no general model for everybody else.

  • Anonymous

    “You are a liar”, nope, but apparently you are a wishful-thinker.

  • econpro

    Wrong. Everybody has a chance to get ahead. You’re just making excuses. My parents were poor, and I had nothing growing up. I didn’t even have a bike until I was 19. Taxpayers are paying for your public education, books, and lunch. What else do you want? Free tuition at Harvard? Look in the mirror. That’s the loser you should be complaining about.

  • Anonymous

    You seem to have a strong dislike for capitalism, and it is so tempting to ask what other system you would advocate, but I don’t want to go there.

    Instead, what do capitalists do? As I see it, they accumulate some capital, money, to invest in a business, with the hopes of making it go, and perhaps earning some money in the process. At some point, workers may need to be hired, and paid a wage, commensurate with their abilities and the requirements of the job. The capitalist now needs to balance the income from sales of the product, against the needs of the company, juggling purchasing raw material and wages, and looking to possible expansion and growth.

    Now, if we take that nasty old money away from that nasty old capitalist, the business won’t be able to grow, and buy new materials, and workers, always a liability, will be laid off.

    Now, that’s progress for you. Capitalist vs. whatever.

    Accumulation of wealth always has its ups and downs, more complicated than the simplistic scenario I have put forth, and we need to look at the Implications of actions that might be brought to bear, whether government intervention or labor unions, and so on.

    Anyway, my basic recommendation is to let capitalism work itself through the things that may come. It has done well in the past, let’s let it continue.

    Laus Deo

  • Obie Wan

    Honestly,has anybody…….anybody at all, on the democrat,liberal side of the aisle ever actually worked in the private sector and had to deal with the pressures of running a business,even a small one? News flash,it’s not like running government where you overspend and mismanage,along with corruption, and get away with it because there’s nobody to call you on it. Barbara Lee and her cohorts couldn’t make it five minutes in the real world !!!

  • Steve Harmon

    Why? Because we try to lead by example. People like you are too stupid to figure it out for yourselves, or too lazy. We are just trying to share our knowledge. You, however, appear to be unable to grasp the concept of, self-made, success.

  • Steve Harmon

    Yup, you are a liar. You can’t be successful and well off with your beliefs. So, Liar it is.

  • Steve Harmon

    Ha ha ha, now, like all trolls, change the subject to, “worldview”? Nice try liar. I’ll stick with my “worldview, time tested and proven to work. It’s called education. You are the master of your own destiny liar. Grow up little one and try bettering yourself or help someone else better themself.

  • Steve Harmon

    Zero luck, you are unable to understand that. Applying yourself is not luck. I don’t ever get something for nothing, unlike whiners like you. everything I have I earned. Try it some time, builds self-esteem.

  • Steve Harmon

    “Demand a fair shot”, ha ha ha, that’s like you asking your mommy for more allowance, you are a joke. How do you “demand” anything? You demand from a position of weakness and you get shown the door, as you should be. What a whiny little joke you are.

  • Steve Harmon

    Mobility is everywhere, if you choose to apply yourself instead of whining and “demanding”, ha ha ha, “demand”, now that’s funny. Thanks troll, I needed a laugh.

  • Steve Harmon

    That’s the problem Obie, in Utopia, nobody has to work, didn’t you know that? Ha ha ha, silly Libs.

  • Steve Harmon

    The only thing you’ve said that I agree with is “self-entitlement”, yup, that’s me, I worked, studied and applied myself to give myself “self-entitlement. Yup, I created it, now why don’t you do the same and make something of yourself that you can be proud of.

  • landofaahs

    That is also true as a paradox. But those fortunate to have a job would be in a higher bracket while actually losing purchasing power. Maybe a few fast food places could afford it if they lived near a posh neighborhood where the money is printed called DC. They could probably afford a $15 hamburger and a $4 dollar coffee.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong again, troll. What you are is a bigot: you think success is only possible in your terms and through your beliefs. I am an artist who sells his works and a professor with work to spare, and I’m an entrepreneur who hires others for art productions. What are you, that you think you can judge from you high horse?

  • Anonymous

    Now you have proved it, the liar is you. “Zero luck” you say. You might as well with that deny the existence of God, because what He gave and took away, is just that: luck, buddy, pure chance.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, mo ron, demand, you know, like demanding respect and human rights from our governments. You heard what I said before? No? here it is: you sound like you think your life, your beliefs entitle you to more and better… you are the epitome of what you say you hate.

  • landofaahs

    If a McDonald’s price for labor raises so too then does the price of hamburgers people who are retired and already on fixed incomes making no interest on their savings will not buy, neither will other people who were making what used to be double the minimum wage and now their $15 an hour salary is the minimum wage and their $15 per hour will only buy what $7.50 used to. You are just an idiot when it comes to business and you a worthless socialist. Socialism and workers paradise never did and never will work period.

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah, and you think you owe it all to yourself. Dude, you truly don’t get the magnitude of your megalomanic pretension? Hint: you had the CHANCE to work, study and apply to yourself, not only because you had the luck to do so, but because many many others set the conditions so you could. Good you exist: it’s proof that people helping and serving others, so they can have a fair chance, do have an achievable purpose in life. So proud of yourself, but in reality, you are just an ungrateful arrogant Steve.

  • mspatdev

    $26.00 IS TO HIGH FOR ANYONE. CALIFORNIA CAN HAVE THEM. NEW YORK CAN HAVE AND WASHINGTON D.C. THE REST OF US OR THE STATES WILL GO BROKE AND THE COMPANIES WE HAVE WILL GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO WORK. THEIR IS A LOT OF COMPANIES THAT HAVE MOVED TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND THEY ARE MAKING A LOT OF MONEY. WHEN YOU FLY, DRIVE OR WHATEVER YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF TOWNS, CITIES, MAJOR CITIES EMPTY, BECAUSE THEIR IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY JOBS. THEY ARE OVER SEAS. DEM. REPRESENTIVE LEE FROM CALIF. WON’T GET PAID OR OTHERS THAT WON’T GET THEIR FANCY BENEFITS AS NO ONE IS WORKING FOR MONEY. EVERYTHING WILL CLOSE DOWN. Then all of you who votes for this outrageous bill will be on your own and charged for MURDER OF THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S.A.

  • Anonymous

    You mean: inflation. Wages have to follow prices. Prices have risen, wages haven’t. You only tell the part of the story that panders to you. Are you too old to see this, or what?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, let’s not.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong, as things stand, not “everybody has a chance to get ahead”

  • Anonymous

    It is a misconception that government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) such as Fannie are the cause of the mortgage crisis. The crisis began as the market shifted from these GSEs to private investment secularized mortgage products. It was mainly the private investment banks that bundled risky mortgages and paid the rating agencies to mislabel them. Banks had an easier market for their risky mortgages with these unregulated investment banks. Underwriting standards were undermined as the regulated GSEs lost control to the unregulated investment banks.

  • landofaahs

    No they don’t. Just consider the jobs moving to China because of cheaper labor. As far as fast food places, since they cannot move out to avoid artificial increases in labor costs, they will be forced to slow down the service with fewer workers or close restaurants all together because of less demand. Retired people can’t raise their wages since they don’t work anymore and they receive so little return on their investments due to ZIRP they have to cut back even more. But you don’t have to believe it, just sit back and watch.

  • landofaahs

    He’s probably some sort of artist which translated means unemployed and unemployable.

  • faxxmaxx

    Here’s the problem. People in Ca. on welfare get $60,000 per yr. for sitting around and doing nothing. How do you get people off welfare? Pay them more than they’re currently getting. How will the democrats accomplish lowering the welfare rolls? Pay people more money to work. That’s the reason we’re seeing this push suddenly to raise the minimum wage. Of course it won’t work for the obvious reasons, but these politicians are economically challenged & have no idea of the consequences.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. That’s what happens when the system follows idiotic capitalist logics. But you guys don’t want any regulation. You think free market = free people, when the reverse is what is true.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Babs, let’s do just that. And let’s all pay $25 for a “value meal” at Mickey D’s. How will your beloved constituents afford to eat then?!?! Just asking…

  • landofaahs

    Yes you idiot even the owners who took the chance to borrow money and invest in the company have a right to protect their investment even more than workers who have not put equity into the company that they don’t receive right back in the form of a paycheck. Socialists like you must think that owners exist to provide sustenance for the public. They do not. They engage in business to provide a good or service for a profit and the money goes where it is treated best. Take your socialism to Cuba where they already have your workers paradise. I bet it won’t take long for you to come back you spoiled brat.

  • Mr. Sequel

    Those of the liberty school understand that we benefit more from the voluntary collaboration of free men than from centralized control by detached administrators operating with inferior knowledge of local circumstances.