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Would it come as a surprise to the Supreme Court that if they cannot rule based on the clear language of the law that citizens some day will not abide by the clear language of their rulings?
Let's get something straight. My MAIN POINT is that getting this minimum wage argument off the table would benefit Republicans in the next election. I am in favor of Republicans winning, and I assume since you are here that you are too. So what we are talking is political tactics, not economic. I personally see a small increase in the minimum wage as having a significant political impact but a small impact economically. Some here seem to go into hysterics, sounding as though they believe the sky will fall if the MW is bumped up a quarter an hour. Well it won't. It won't even make a ripple.
Personal insults are the tools of those unequipped to engage in intellectual discussions. You arguments would have the appearance of some validity if you would stay on subject and offer at least some facts rather than unsupported criticism. You obviously did not understand my point. It is simply that the rise in the minimum wage over those nearly 60 years (check your math inkling) did not prevent McDonalds from succeeding. Nor did it prevent their competitors from succeeding.
The only legitimate argument against raising the minimum wage is that in the end it does not increase the employee’s purchasing power. Prices eventually go up and absorb the additional earnings. The best argument in favor of raising the minimum wage a small but reasonable increment is that it would take the subject out of the news and not be a deterrent to Republicans winning elections in the fall. The argument that increasing the minimum wage costs jobs ignores evidence to the contrary. In 1955 the minimum wage was $0.75 per hour. That same year McDonalds opened their first store with a handful of employees. Today the minimum wage is $7.25 and McDonalds stores employee thousands. No lost jobs here. The point that is lost is that most employers who pay minimum wage compete against other employers who also pay minimum wage. So in a competitive sense, it’s a wash. Prices go up, but the market adjusts. How many of us have stopped buying gasoline because it is so expensive? And its high price, like many other high prices cannot be blamed on the minimum wage.
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Misplaced Mercy In Arizona Execution Drama

MrPaul Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 7:16 AM
The point missed here is the very real possibility that some future juries will not impose the death penalty even when it is appropriate over concern about the process. If bungled executions result in less deterrence then innocent lives will be lost. If one of those innocent lives were a family member of those who appear to celebrate these screwed up executions, I suspect they would soon change their point of view.
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Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

MrPaul Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 3:12 PM
Good one Hannah!
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Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

MrPaul Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 10:27 AM
You're on to something Doug. What about people whose last name is Brown or who are brown complexioned. Do the Cleveland Browns offend them?
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Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

MrPaul Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 9:21 AM
The Washington Red Skins can solve this PC dilemma and save their nick name at the same time by referring to something other than native Americans that also has a red skin. Red skin potatoes come to mind, or how about red worms?
I am not defending Robert's first ruling on Obamacare, but maybe, and this is a BIG MAYBE, Robert's had a plan. He had expressed concern about the SCOTUS appearing political. Perhaps he saw cracks in the ice and knew Obamacare would be back again, so to appear nonpolitical, he ruled left the first pass, and will rule right on the second. Time will tell.
Ron Paul is like a satellite in an elliptical orbit around the sphere of truth. Sometimes he is inside the atmosphere, and sometimes he is out.
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