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When Good Ideas Become Bad Ideas

Jacob55 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:20 AM
Let me explain the minimum wage. Most classical or austrian economists (for those of you who not familiar with economics, these are the sort of economists that are more fiscally conservative) think the minimum wage is entirely counterproductive, on the basis that if someone's output is worth less than the minimum wage, then an employer won't hire them. The catch here is that even the vast majority of Keynesian and Monaterist economists disagree with the minimum wage. That is, EVEN LIBERAL ECONOMISTS THINK THAT THE MINIMUM WAGE IS A BAD IDEA! But this is Washington we're talking about. If the government had an extra dollar for each time they ignored common sense, we could pay off the national debt.

For the conservative willing to endure it, President Obama’s State of the Union address was actually a handy lesson in how the left garners support for barrages of spending.

As such, it is also a guide for how to argue against it.

The President uses the predictable method of identifying something widely loved and then shoe-horning it into the only approved package-- government spending.

Take infrastructure. I am proud of my state of Texas as it looks for all kinds of things to cut to achieve fiscal sanity. But if there is one thing we need to pony up for, it...