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Breitbart: More People on Food Stamps Than Populations of 24 States Combined

nodeamass Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:02 PM
Yes. It doesn't take a genius to also understand that increased minimum wage creates a much stronger DEMAND. If labor costs are 20% of the total costs to make a product and labor costs DOUBLE, the production costs increase by 10%! So, a DOUBLING of labor costs raises the product manufacturing cost 10%!
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:15 PM
All additional cost will be passed on to the consumer and raising the price of the goods produces eliminating the 10% gain.

You forget the profit margin.
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:07 PM
thus nullifying any benefit from the minimum wage gain.
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...