m00: cameroncrazy1984: I'm talking about the actual journalistsDo you have any examples?
m00: cameroncrazy1984: No it isn't, that's an absolutely ridiculous analogy.It's a very accurate analogy. The large corporations (really in specific sectors) are stealing the wealth of this country. They do this with the help of the government who writes foreign and domestic policy specifically to aid large corporations in these sectors. There are innumerable examples from energy bills, to trade policy with China, to even the ACA. The vast, vast, vast, vast majority of this wealth that is extracted from the US economy is not reinvested. The problem with tackling things from the wage side is that there are plenty of small and medium sizes corporations that are also struggling, as they are not the beneficiaries of the pro-wealthy policy. Raising the minimum wage hurts them further.But yeah raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 isn't going to make a dent in wage inequality, especially because it will just get taxed away and given back to the rich again. The most it will do is sink some corner markets.
m00: dripping with sarcasm: The tea party position is keep my bennies coming and cut off the other guy and I want to pay(tax) less. Oh, and support the troops until they come home. Yea, murica!That's the tea party position the same way that "helping terrorists win to institute socialism and death panels" is the liberal position. Meaning, if you form your opinion about a group based on the literature of those opposed to that group then you get a distorted view.
cameroncrazy1984: m00: Minimum wage raises by $5. You are struggling to survive already, and now you can't afford to have an extra cashier. The guy you get your meat from is in the same boat, and he has to raise his meats by 3 cents / pound. Maybe your profit margins are so thin already that this is the straw that breaks the camel back.Wait, why would you need an extra cashier if you're already struggling to survive? That doesn't make sense. A struggling business isn't expanding.
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