Today is Wednesday March 6, 2013. Today is the day my head may actually depart from my body.
Here are the issues:
NYS Assembly has approved the raise in minimum wage.
Side 1: Many adults are working jobs that pay minimum wage. How can a family survive on such a small means. Besides, ‘corporate profits are as high as they’ve ever been’ according to Sheldon Silver. So, this is good thing.
Side 2: Many small businesses have closed due to our downed economy/taxes. Many are barely surviving as they struggle to make payroll. With this added burden, where will the extra dollars come from? Will they have to fire/lay off more employees? If so, that will throw more into the unemployment line. Where will the additional unemployment dollars come from? Will they have to raise their prices?
“When legislators raise the price of low- and unskilled labor, it’s usually low- and unskilled laborers who end up paying the price,” Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby wrote.
Increasing the minimum wage has not proven to be effective at lowering the poverty rate, according to the business-backed nonprofit Employment Policies Institute. “Multiple studies have demonstrated little to no relationship between a higher minimum wage and reductions in poverty,” the institute says, in a policy brief.
NYS is pushing for an ‘enhanced STAR’ program for our senior citizens.
Side 1: Thank God, our seniors are having such a rough time and deserve the tax credit
Side 2: We are against unfunded mandates – where will these extra dollars come from?
The increased costs caused by unfunded mandates are absorbed by local governments and school districts and lead to increased local property taxes for homeowners – that’s where.
Side 1: R’s are against Obamacare
Side 2: Boehner and House R’s are preparing to move forward with a Continuing Resolution that provides COMPLETE funding for OCare. Just yesterday at a press conference with Republican leaders, House Speaker John Boehner discussed the need to cut government spending to address America’s fiscal crisis.
Side 1: We must reign in our debt
Side 2: $250 million to spare for Egypt; $60 million to a group of Syrian rebels fighting Bashsar Assad and to add insult to injury – the Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place with 400 jobs posted on first day back.
Disconnect? You betcha!
Side 1: “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime”
Side 2: Taxes went up across the board in January
I could go on but my head hurts!
Deceit is an inherent part of the political process. There’s no way to grow tyranny without lying to/deceiving the people who will be further enslaved. Only through deceit will people trade prosperity and liberty for stagnation and chains.
Think about it!