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originally posted by: Ahabstar
And if so why do none of their headliners ever speak of them?
Yes there is the $15 Minimum Wage push, that quite frankly sounds like lip service as there are no actions towards that goal, no viable explanations of how small businesses would survive such an expense and I have heard lower amounts such as $10 and $12 pushed when even mentioned.
Infrastructure is mentioned, but again no action. The border wall could have be a large public works project contracted out to private enterprise, but now fall to I would guess the Army Corp of Engineers. At the same time military housing really needs major renovations. To me this is infinitely a better use of military budget and resources, but now they have to build the wall to secure the American people.
Why would anyone sacrifice $30 Billion because they couldn’t have $33 Billion because it really shouldn’t require advanced degrees in economics to understand that losing 10% is better than losing 100% or that 90% profit is better than 0%.
Party of inclusion; except for smokers, gun owners, successful entrepreneurs, differering political opinions, etc.
Is there any thing pro-America about any Democrat?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Lucidparadox
Who pays the bills for this?
originally posted by: links234
I was going to answer but then I realized it's really just a rhetorical question, in that, you don't actually want an answer but just want an opportunity to deride Democrats. The previous posters have pretty much covered your expectations.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: links234
Forget about advancing social programs for a minute. Let’s really look at minimum wage first.
Let’s say you have a lemonade stand for 25 cents a glass. Currently you have to sell 29 glasses an hour to make $7.25 minimum wage ignoring expenses because you have a lemon tree, a well and sugar cane in your yard. But at $15, you would have to 60 glasses an hour. Or 30 if you bumped the price to 50 cents. But at 50 cents you risk losing customers to other lemonade stands. Best you can hope for is selling 50 glasses per hour at 30 cents and stealing some customers from the 50 cent stands.
But here is problem, your lemon tree won’t produce enough lemons for 50 glasses per hour. You can plant more trees but it will be four years before they produce so you will have to buy lemons requiring you to sell more glasses per hour to cover that expense or you will go out of business.
This doesn’t help small business and if there are not enough customers for the product you are screwed either way. But what if your stand was part of a franchise? Those workers are screwed as well if you go out of business. And you were not rich, you were just trying to maintain minimum wage. You could diversify by mowing lawns, but that time takes you away from the lemonade stand. Complete enterprise change or become an employee for someone else? But what of the people that enjoyed that lemonade?
Well an alternative is social programs to support you to make up the difference, but doesn’t that increase poverty then by creating more users of social welfare? Plus you have costs rising on the social programs before adding more people just from doubling the prices of food and other essentials.
That is a self destructive path to me. Which can only be combated by raising minimum wage again and hoping more businesses are not impacted and increasing the population on the welfare rolls even more.