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Obama's No-Growth State of the Union

carole28 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:12 PM
There's another aspect to raising the minimum wage. In the past before we had such high self esteem issues as we do today, young people worked at low wage jobs learning how to get along with others in the work place and how to develop skills as well as how to be responsible to a job and all that means. Now we have kids who think that they should just be hired regardless of having any real experience in the work force. I had a bunch of minor jobs when I was growing up, but they all taught me responsibility and other important traits for the workplace. Raising the minimum wage takes away those options for young people, even for the children of parents who haven't bolstered their kids with unrealistic expectations.

By far the best line from this week's dueling State of the Union messages came from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Nice and simple, and right to the point:

"Presidents in both parties -- from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan -- have known that our free-enterprise economy is the source of our middle-class prosperity."

That's a brilliant summary of pro-growth policies, on the supply-side and in a free-market context.

Kennedy slashed tax rates and held down the budget. So did Ronald Reagan, who borrowed Kennedy's ideas: smaller government, lower tax-rate incentives and a thriving middle class, where the economic pie grows ever larger....