Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On, the Minimum Wage (And why it should be abolished)

Oh I know this is going to come off as exceptionally uncaring of me.  As you can tell I don't care about the workers by the way this post is constructed already right. </sarc>

Well let me tell you I find that this is probably the easiest way to solve the issues that are plaguing the country.  While it may seem counter-intuitive it actually at least in my scrambled brain seems to make perfect sense.

You let the market decide the price of labor.  If the job is low paid enough there will be no one that wants to take said job.  And if they do they will be looking for a better provider of the service.  If we look at a job as another product for a consumer.  Though slightly backwards where the company hiring to create products is consuming the service then we start to find why our current way of delivering jobs is broken.

Now lets look at the unemployment rate.  Currently it is 5.9%  Not too shabby but not good by a long shot.  If the unemployment rate looked somewhere more along the lines of 3.0% then we would start having companies competing for the product again.

As soon as you reach 'full employment' The help wanted signs start coming back, and the wages start going up to attract people to the jobs that need filling, not the other way around.  Costing the consumers more money is going to drive down the desire to purchase a product.  In this case raising the price of a worker to 15.00/hr is going to make companies choose to purchase less labor.

If the minimum wage were lowered, or eliminated this would draw more people into jobs.  Some still would be unable to afford to live on these wages to begin with but it's only the beginning.  Once all the jobs are filled then the tide will start changing.  More jobs can be added as the productivity of the nation will have risen.  And suddenly there are more jobs than people that are seeking them.

Once the consumers of labor find this out and the jobs sit open for a month, two months, six months, they will start offering more to attract candidates to fill the jobs.  More money, more benefits, more vacation days.  Better working hours, more fringe benefits.  People will start moving from the lower paying jobs to the higher paying better jobs because they can and the jobs are available.  Then the jobs that have been left vacant will be forced to compete.

The wages will rise until the market for jobs starts to thin again.  Then the process starts all over again.  People make their money start buying start producing and create a simple loop that draws more people into the workforce.  The minimum wage is terrible because it tells the consumer of the labor how little they can, and thus how little they will pay.

If there were no minimum then it would be the workers that would set the rate of pay.  They wouldn't work somewhere that they didn't feel was paying them what they deserved.  They would move on to a job that would provide for them what they felt they were worth.  Instead they demand a minimum wage and the companies say 'Fine,  we'll elminate positions to make up for the money we now have to pay the fewer workers.'

Enjoy your $15/hour of work that you won't have... ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Returning from Hiatus

So as my 1 reader may have noticed I have been negligent in my blogging for a while.  Well I am planning on returning at least until the election with more political feelings and leanings.

As it turns out the spy cam footage of the now confirmed GOP candidate at a fundraiser has piqued my interest, as it turns out Mister Romney while answering a question gave an honest answer (ZOMG I know) and that honest answer seems to have touched off a firestorm.  Personally I don't see what the issue about what he is saying really is.

Not to mention that the video, and audio as admitted by the eavesdropper is missing at least a minute of Mitt Romney's answer.  So how does one respond to this fact.  Well easily I think that what Mitt Romney is talking about are those that game the system, those that don't work because they have found it easier to just sit at home and be on the government take.

He was not talking about those that put in the effort and either succeed or fail in finding a job that may eventually supplant their dependency on the government.  Though what he did say within this video is that 47% of the voter base has a built in interest in voting for mister Obama over either himself or Gary Johnson, and that is that 47% of the voters want the status quo when it comes to their taxes.  Though that isn't to say there aren't those in the 47% including some green soldiers who can see that our President isn't actually looking out for them.  But none-the-less Mitt Romney is not saying that he wants to beat the poor into a pulp.  And, as far as I can tell never has, but is merely asking for the other side of the everyone should pay their fair share.  If, as the left loves to crow, that the 1% should pay their fair share of income taxes (and another question what is their fair share is it 40%, 60%, 80%, the left never cares to answer this question), Then why is it so terrible and so wrong to ask that the 47% put some of their skin in the game.  Currently they don't, at least on the federal level.

Why is it so wrong for we as the 53% ask for the 47% to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Just 2 cents for a return starter,

The Answerer

Monday, May 21, 2012

On Minorities (and other topics)

Yup my FBFeed gave me a reason to rant again, apparently I have A LOT of liberal friends.  Today's rant is sponsored by the internet meme Gobstoppers (shown in context above).

Can I start by mentioning that no I am not afraid of being a minority.  I am saddened that it has come to this.  The only reason that minorities are 'second class citizens' is because people still perpetuate that they will be treated different.

In jobs, education, etc etc, these 'minorities' feel the need to identify themselves as minorities, and the institutions cow tow to it to ensure 'social justice', to open their doors first to these individuals regardless of merit or suitability to the job or as another example the quality of income in circumstances of loaning money.

No, I'm not worried that if a white person is now considered a minority.  Infact the issue that I have is that while the 'whites' will be treated as the majority even still.  We won't be afforded the same 'rights' as those that have for decades or centuries been given the ability to come up with exclusive organizations because they were a minority, no it will still be seen by those groups as their right alone.

Though of course this isn't all groups.  Hell look at the Asians do they have a group like La Rasa, or the Black Panthers.  No, they do not, they melted into this country.  Yes I understand that there was a time not too long ago that the African-Americans were a seperate class but that is no more.  The only laws that are out there, the only difference in the rights of the African-Americans and the other Americans are the senses of entitlement and their ability to have organizations that are solely focused on themselves and not get called racists for it.  Can you imagine if, within the next 20 years Caucasian-Americans decided that since they were now the minority in the country that they wanted to start up an organization called the NAAWP.  The shit storm that would be unleashed would be immense to say the least.

Can you imagine if after a crime was committed that an organization called the Snow Leopards (or some equally 'white' militant establishment) called for people to be murdered in the streets just for being of a different race.  Yes I know there was once a group of people who did things like that, and for those of us who were sane individuals, we denounced them does the name KKK ring a bell, or how about the Aryan Brotherhood, how many Caucasian-Americans were actually members of this.  Yet every time that there is some incident where a non-colored man, attacks or defends themselves do you hear coming from important individuals in the African-American society go off like it's the end of the world.  Treat the crime as the crime and take race out of it.  That is what I say, for everything race should not be a part of it.

Instead of a Job/Education application that looks similar to this


()White ()Black ()Asian ()Native-American ()Hispanic ()Other____

Why do our Job/Education Applications look like this?


()American ()Work/Student Visa# _____

And again thanks for letting me answer another Rhetorical Question *§*

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

58 BILLION dollars... (or On Deficits Surpluses and falsehoods)

So is it just me or does this dis-ingenuousness of the federal government make you sick.  It's not just on one side its on both, but as it stands the federal government or more appropriately the house and senate have not passed a budget in OVER 3 years.  Now that's all well and good I guess as it means all funding has stayed at the same levels as three years ago but my problem with this is that now there are those Obama supporters out there touting the newest fiscal surplus as this great achievement.

Can we all just be honest here, if the Democrats and/or Republicans could have pushed through any budget we would be sitting here complaining about and looking at yet another month of budget deficits.  Could we also look at where the cuts that allowed this surplus to appear are at.  Can the fiscal conservatives be more inept at pushing their message...  If you really want to put the screws to the spenders on both sides point out that the reason there is a surplus right now is massive losses to the benefits paid to those on Medicare.  Could we also push the fact that the majority of this current surplus is due to so many dropping off the unemployment rolls...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Education and you

Wow FaceySpace lately has been a great place to find topics to rant on... This picture just came across my feed and my jaw just dropped to the ground when I read some of the comments.  So instead of getting into an argument with the 'sharer' of this photo I figured I would make a post with all my thoughts in it at once.

So lets start with my obvious question.  If you want free tuition, then who is to stop companies from requiring you to go to college to get your lowest level entry job, to REQUIRE a college degree.  This is my first issue with 'free' college, note the '' around it, cause those who have any idea about these things realize that it would not be free it would be saddled with money from the job creators, referenced in my previous post and those job creators would then require you to have used the education they are providing to get even a mop jockey job, at least this is where I see it leading.

Now lets move onto what I feel is a real solution.  Let's fix the lower education (Grade-, Middle-, High-School) so that you can come out of school with the equivalent of a degree in the arts, history, a trade etc.  Hell if you ask me coming out of High-School you should be able to fill an IT Help Desk position, and then the company you are with can offer or allow you to go back to school to get the more interesting degrees.

Some of my own thoughts on Education are as follows

Not all teachers deserve to have tenure.  Unions do as much or more harm to the education system than good.  The current set up of education in this country is broken, not because of what or how the teachers teach but because of when they teach, and how students are just pushed along from one grade to the next, yes some will always rise and some will fall based on their abilities, but we shouldn't just shove the students through.  Testing of various sorts should show that a student is ready to advance, not the factory line like atmosphere just to get a graduation rate.

Arts should be used as a tool rather than looked at as the Red Headed step child of the educational process, the arts provide a person with the ability to think outside of the box, to get creative with their mind and give them the ability to critically think.  Cutting these programs is at the expense of our students not to the benefit of the schools.  As many studies have proved music and math are very much tied to one another for example.  Students who learn to play an instrument, be it piano, drums, trumpet, or flute, skew higher in math and science than those who do not.

So in short I think that we truly need to look at our lower educational institutions the ones that are already free and get them working properly and leave the college education, to the topics that need college educations...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Tax the Rich" -- Yeah just saw this

And I quote " Tax the rich. Contrary to popular belief they do not create jobs."

And then in response,

"I would like that etched in stone somewhere so people never forget it. Perhaps on a national monument: "Rich people do not create jobs." People that want to become rich do."

Could I have this explained to me as to how this makes any sense at all, I mean honestly this is like saying that once you get rich you don't want to stay rich, right.

Tax the rich as they create no jobs, so what you are telling me then is this, right, That S. Robson Walton, Andrew J McKenna & Don Thompson, William Clay Ford, Gregg Steinhafel, and Bill Gates create NO JOBS right, they are rich and they run fortune 500 companies but they create no jobs at all...  If you believe this you are DELUSIONAL that is all.

Thanks for coming to listen to my rants again listeners...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Updates: Constitutional Study and onto something more fun, well maybe

So as you all saw in my previous post Politicing from the keyboard, I am sure that you will all remember I was going over the constitution, while I think I did a fair job representing myself on the finer points of the pre-amble I think I have come across a snag, and haven't realized it until I actually started writing my post about Article I.  There are actually some interesting things inside of this document that no one seems to remember or pay attention to so with that said I am putting my review of the constitution on hold for a while, so that I can do some proper research on the subject and will come back to this at a later date.

As for more fun endeavours I think I am going to start going back through my games catalog again and putting up a review or two.  Yes this blog is about more than just politics, it's about my other past time and that's Gaming.  So since I started playing back through it and while it is approximately 8 years past it's prime I am going to start by reviewing in my own terms Doom 3.  From my objective standpoint.

I am about half way through this play through and will start writing sometime after Mothers Day.