Skip to main content

View Diary: A Few Heretical Thoughts About The Job-Killing Minimum Wage (3 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  All for raising the minimum wage but... (0+ / 0-)

    ...the #1, #2, and #3 priorities should be and should have always been and must be Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

    This dizzying series of pivoting from one issue to another, ironically by the most unproductive Congress and WH in my lifetime, does not bode well for results. The state of the economy for wage earners and outlook for the next decade illustrates the utter absence of policy or adaptation to markets and demographics.

    Not enough Americans are working.  Every able bodied adult under 65 needs a job, wages, and with an abundance of both work and wealth the nation must install an employer of last resort that pays until a different employer presents an opportunity. We have all of the necessary resources waiting to be allocated sensibly.  

    Raise the minimum wage. Fine. Not likely to happen and if it did would not create jobs for the "left out" and "left behind" but I'm all for it. Immigration? Absolutely. Not happening and not creating jobs but I'm all for it. But we need to know that as Democratic voters we are enablers, feathers in the wind, neither demanding nor relentless. We may not be batshit-insane but with respect to governing we all suck! ;)

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site