For the past couple of days the ridiculous notion of getting rid of the minimum wage has been floated by Senate candidates Linda McMahon (R-CT) and Joe Miller (R-AK). Some how setting a minimum wage is hurting businesses, stifling their growth so much that having a national standard of $7.25/hour is too much. According to the likes of McMahon and Miller it’s just another example of the federal government interfering in private business.
What world is McMahons and Miller living in?
What’s even more disturbing is that when asked recently about the minimum wage; Linda McMahon could not even tell reporters the federal or the state (CT) minimum wage level. I just don’t see how Republicans or Tea Party kats can say they are for the protection of the people when they float ideas of eliminating minimum wage. For the record in a recent debate Linda McMahon pulled a page out ofher old WWE wrestling handbook when she denied ever talking about eliminating minimum wage.
While I will argue with any Conservative that having a minimum wage is a good thing, I will hesitate in debating whether or not the minimum wage should be increased at this time. I believe having a minimum wage is protection for low skilled workers; overall I do not trust businesses to look out for employees. If that was the case business would not always look for cheap labor, I understand business wanting to make a profit but I ALSO understand fair wages for employees; there is a fair compromise we just have to find it.
As for hesitating in debating an increase to the minimum wage, well that is a little more difficult to defend. With the current state of the economy and the slow growth in job creation; it would not be wise to increase the minimum wage. Studies show that increasing the minimum wage can lead to less jobs being created as employers look to maximize profit. In a bad economy it would be difficult to ask a business owner to forget about profits and to thing about creating jobs; in my opinion it is just not a realistic thought. In a booming economy employers are more than willing to add employees as profit margins and demand increases.
If Republicans/Tea Party kats want to campaign on getting rid of the minimum wage go right ahead. LOL, it would be the dumbest thing they could ever do themselves. The smart thing to do is listen to Conservatives like Joe Scarborough; “Keep Calm and Carry On”! It’s very simple, control spending and focus on jobs, stay away from nutbags like Joe Miller and to a lil lesser extent Linda McMahon. Definitely stay away from Princess Nutbag Christine O’Donnell (Queen Nutbag = Sarah Palin), let me stop with all the nutbag talk…
What’s important here is that we focus on bringing this economy back. Cutting minimum wage is not the answer, let’s focus on better ways to help businesses and the people at the same time.
Here are a couple of ideas:
1. Responsibly cut payroll tax
2. Give companies tax exemptions for creating new jobs that hire the unemployed
3. Tax companies that sends jobs overseas. Currently there are a number of tax exemptions these companies receive
Republicans/Tea Party kats these are good ideas to float and support. By the way these are all ideas that Democrats have pushed.
Stop playing the political game and start doing what is right for every American!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!