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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

AmericanLiberal Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:04 AM
Nawlins:***Cut the sh!t with your "moral equivalence" drivel. This type of ad hominem garbage when you're confronted with dissenting opinion is tiring. You've yet to address any questions posed to you.*** There is no moral equivalence with me. Liberalism has a very high degree of moral differentiation. It is just that with monetarism, public choice, supply side, Ayn Rand, rational expectations, Austrian school, or whatever, the fundamental assumption is that fiscal policy has no constructive role to play in the life of an economy, and that is wrong. I answer any and all questions posed to me. Boo hoo to someone else about being insulted.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:10 AM
Somewhere along the line, you clowns got the idea that the marketplace of ideas is like Foxnews, where you are entitled to have your every conceit and resentment stroked , even as you engage in the most insulting language imaginable. Oh boo hoo with the "ad hominem." At least my insults carry an objective argument with them. Your insults are just the honking of a failed worldview.

So quit barking at me, chump. I am neither impressed nor intimidated. Either treat me with respect, in which case you will get some civility in return, or else stop whining about "dissenting opinion."

Serious question: How on earth could anyone oppose a policy that would effectively give low-skilled workers (workers who barely make enough money to feed themselves, let alone a family), higher wages? After all, we live in difficult economic times, and it doesn’t seem wholly unreasonable that individuals working in low-skilled jobs should be entitled to a minimum, universally agreed upon standard of living. And indeed, as you might expect, this isn’t by any means an unpopular idea: According to a recent Gallup poll, almost all the Democrats -- and precisely half the Republicans -- surveyed would vote “for” a proposal...