Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 18, 2014 by Allahpundit

The new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report finds that 16.5 million workers would get a raise from increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and this would help millions of hard-working families, reduce poverty, and increase the overall wages going to lower-income households.

On employment, CBO’s central estimate is that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lead to a 0.3 percent decrease in employment and CBO acknowledges that the employment impact could be essentially zero. But even these estimates do not reflect the overall consensus view of economists which is that raising the minimum wage has little or no negative effect on employment. For example, seven Nobel Prize winners and more than 600 other economists recently stated that: “In recent years there have been important developments in the academic literature on the effect of increases in the minimum wage on employment, with the weight of evidence now showing that increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of minimum-wage workers, even during times of weakness in the labor market.”…

Overall the logic for the finding that raising the minimum wage does not result in large adverse impacts on employment is that paying workers a better wage can improve productivity and thereby reduce unit labor costs. These adjustments, along with others that firms can make, help explain why the increase in the minimum wage need not lead to a reduction in employment. Higher wages lead to lower turnover, reducing the amount employers must spend recruiting and training new employees. Paying workers more can also improve motivation, morale, focus, and health, all of which can make workers more productive. In addition, by reducing absenteeism, higher wages can increase the productivity of coworkers who depend on each other or work in teams. In addition, businesses can adjust in other ways rather than reducing employment (for example, by accepting lower profit margins). CBO’s estimates do not appear to fully reflect the increased emphasis on all of these factors from the recent economics literature.

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White House economist Jason Furman rejected the Congressional Budget Office’s prediction that a minimum wage increase will cost 500,000 jobs as out of step with the economic consensus.

“This is not a piece of original research into the impact of the minimum wage on employment,” Furman told reporters during a Tuesday afternoon White House call. “It’s completely reasonable to think that it would have zero impact on unemployment,” he said, citing the “highest quality” studies of the question.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that increasing the minimum wage would cost about 500,000 jobs, a view that another White House economist said reflects an freshman-level understanding of economics that used to be common among economists but has since been abandoned by most professionals.

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“No matter how the critics spin this report, the CBO made it absolutely clear: raising the minimum wage would lift almost one million Americans out of poverty,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a statement.

For Democrats, the report hit on their income inequality fault line, showing that 16.5 million low-wage workers would see their incomes jump.

“Hard-working Americans deserve a raise, and this new report shows that over 16 million Americans will receive a raise from an increase in the minimum wage,” wrote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nevada, in his own statement.

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[Liberals] further argue the minimum wage stood above $10 an hour in the 1960s. Raising it to $10.10 an hour would (supposedly) only return it to this previous level.

The Heritage Foundation found this analysis questionable. The most accurate inflation measures show that the minimum wage has never stood much above $8 an hour. So the President actually proposes hiking the minimum wage one-seventh above its all-time high. That would strongly encourage employers to hire fewer less skilled workers. Heritage Foundation analysis concluded that—even accounting for any stimulus effects—the proposed minimum wage hike would cost 300,000 jobs.

The Congressional Budget Office’s new report concurs.

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“This report confirms what we’ve long known: While helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working,” Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said in a statement. “With unemployment Americans’ top concern, our focus should be creating, not destroying, jobs for those who need them most.”

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas concurred.

“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed yet again what we know to be true of government overreach in the marketplace: raising the minimum wage would slash jobs and harm an already fragile workforce,” Cornyn said in a statement. “Whether it’s Obamacare, a minimum-wage hike or a trillion-dollar stimulus bill charged to the nation’s credit card, the bottom line is the president’s big-government experiment kills jobs.

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A new report by the Congressional Budget Office (see this summary by the Washington Examiner’s Joseph Lawler) contradicts several arguments President Obama has advanced as part of his campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour…

Obama: “Rais[ing] the federal minimum wage to $10.10 wouldn’t just raise wages for minimum-wage workers, its effect would lift wages for about 28 million Americans.”

The CBO said that 16.5 million workers — not 28 million — would receive a raise if the minimum wage is raised and that “increased earnings for low-wage workers resulting from the higher minimum wage would total $31 billion.” However, this increase would be paired with lower effective earnings “for the people who became jobless because of the minimum-wage increase, for business owners, and for consumers facing higher prices.” Thus, “Once the increases and decreases in income for all workers are taken into account, overall real income would rise by $2 billion.”…

The bottom line is that Obama has presented hiking the minimum wage as a no-brainer that would boost the economy, increase wages and immediately reduce poverty without adverse effects. CBO has estimated that in reality, the action would raise unemployment among lower-income workers, deliver most of its benefits to families living above the poverty level, and have offsetting adverse effects on businesses and consumers. To the extent that it will reduce poverty, according to the CBO, the effect will be less significant and less immediate than what Obama has claimed.

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Obama presented it as a way to help struggling families: “Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” That comment provides a misleading picture of who minimum-wage earners are. The White House’s own graph promoting the idea shows that only 26 percent of minimum-wage earners have kids. Thirty percent either have spouses and no kids or are kids themselves.

Raising the minimum wage is not an effective tool against poverty, either. A 2010 study found that state poverty rates were unaffected by minimum-wage increases. It also found that if the minimum wage were raised to $9.50 an hour from $7.25, only 11 percent of the beneficiaries would be people who live in poor households. Forty-two percent would be people living in households making more than three times the poverty line (which means they’re well above the country’s median household income)…

My American Enterprise Institute colleague Michael Strain puts it this way: “Hundreds of thousands of low-skill workers are trying to find a job but can’t. Is it really the right time to raise the cost of hiring and make it harder for businesses to hire them? Some studies say a higher minimum wage will lower employment; some say employment will remain unchanged. Shouldn’t we err on the side of caution?

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In an important article in the economic journal Challenge, “A Conservative Case for the Minimum Wage,” Oren Levin-Waldman, professor of public policy at Metropolitan College of New York, offered a similar view and made compelling moral points. Higher pay “increases the autonomy of low-wage workers,” he said, thus advancing “personal freedom” and “a core concept in conservative thought, which is personal responsibility.” This, in turn, means less dependence “on the largesse of others.”

And, as Annie Lowrey argued earlier this month in the New York Times, those who rightly worry about the breakdown of marriage need to remember that “creating good jobs with growing wages at the bottom of the income scale might be the best, if hardest, way to encourage young couples to wed.”

Conservative politicians really need to ask themselves: If they refuse to raise the minimum wage and at the same time insist on cutting health care and wage-support programs, are they not consigning millions more of their fellow citizens to lives of poverty? Most Americans reject this view, and that includes most conservatives who believe in work, family and personal responsibility.

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hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Two programmers meet at the water cooler. The first asks, what’s my line? The second says, GOTO 2330. Bwahahahaha

I don’t get it.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:39 AM

but BHO whipped out his pen and the federal
minimum wage earners got a raise….
(read that…punks that never served)
that should make you feel better….surely

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 1:47 AM

I just hope HillAREwe holds on long enough.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:44 AM

I hope so..BUT she definitely needs to lose the “racism” card..Ask Naturo Boy..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:38 AM

^^^ buzz kill.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Two programmers meet at the water cooler. The first asks, what’s my line? The second says, GOTO 2330. Bwahahahaha

I don’t get it.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

GOTO 2330 is a line of code from Basic. What’s my line? Nerd jokes. snort snort.

Okay, here’s a better one.

01001010 01101111 01101000 01101110 00100000 01001011 01100101 01110010 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100111 01101111 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100010 01100001 01110010 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110011 01101001 01110100 01110011 00100000 01100100 01101111 01110111 01101110 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100100 01110010 01101001 01101110 01101011 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100010 01100001 01110010 01110100 01100101 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110011 00100000 01110101 01110000 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101000 01101001 01101101 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100001 01110011 01101011 01110011 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01100001 01100011 01100101 00111111

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

Gillian Welch – Whiskey Girl

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 1:50 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:38 AM

.
Shauna Robinson was (is?) good, but in the “next to highest” division of NASCAR (I still think of it as “Late Model Sportsman”) I thought Patty did better.
The ‘Nation Wide Series’ I can’t really comment on, as I never followed that division. I knew it existed, and that’s all.
.
.
Ok … I’m outta’ here … off to “beddy byes”.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 1:51 AM

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 1:51 AM

you are correct…Shauna could drive…
and I believe she did some nationwide races too..

sleep well..cheers

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I hope so..BUT she definitely needs to lose the “racism” card..Ask Naturo Boy..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 1:47 AM

HillAREwe has a race card? I never noticed.

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:52 AM

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 1:33 AM

.
Yep. There is still time to bribe the judges.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2014 at 1:44 AM

.
There may be time, but I ‘ran out of steam’.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Golden Earring – The Devil Made Me Do It

non-nonpartisan on February 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

Okay, here’s a better one.

01110011 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01100001 01100011 yada,yada

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

It must be a hardware problem….

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Piece of string walks into a bar and orders a beer.
Bartender says “Get otta here! We don’t serve pieces of string!”

Piece of string goes outside, ties a knot in is midsection and fluffs his head up

He walks back in, sits down and orders a beer.

Bartender says “Aren’t you that same piece of string I just got rid of?”

“Fraid not.”

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Lanceman on February 19, 2014

the anti non partisan
plays tunes like A-C..
don’t ya think?

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 1:52 AM

LoLz..Almost got me..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Neko Case – Thrice All American (Tacoma)

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 1:57 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Erin Crockett had potential but Ray Evernham blew up her career..:(

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 1:58 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

The last year I deployed was Obama’s first year in power. A lot of contractors were replaced and some took advantage of the new administration to renet their contracts. I land a Bagram airbase. A civilian fuel truck pulls up to my Black Hawk. These dudes make about 80-90k a year over there tax free. But a PV2 from my brigade hops out of the truck and starts running the hose like he would from one of the units fuel Hemtts. I ask said PV2, who make about a thousand a month, why he’s doing the fueling and civilian dude is running the clipboard and just driving the truck around. PV2 says he doesn’t know that he was just assigned to run the hose for these guys. I ask civilian dude why he isn’t on the hose. He said as they were negotiating a new contract, they weren’t allowed to actually pump gas.

How, how in God’s good name they could be that way with a soldier, I still clench my fist.

Point of order of the story, KBR or Haliburton never pulled any crap like that.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:59 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:59 AM

+ 100..Very good point..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Erin was/is a very good midget driver
isn’t ay still married to her?….ehhh

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Steely Dan – Bodhisattva

non-nonpartisan on February 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:59 AM

smiles…government in action..
and the public cant wait to get more ….
I think Haliburton got the huge shaft in the press…
who else will deliver a laundry list of goods to the front..
from a band aid to a m16 to a tent…and air conditioning..

great story….

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:06 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Yes she was..And it think she might still race midgets..As far as I know she is still married to Ray..

PS..Evernham was a great crew chief Not so much a great car owner

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:07 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM
Yes she was..And it think she might still race midgets..As far as I know she is still married to Ray..:)

PS..Evernham was a great crew chief Not so much a great car owner..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:07 AM

Sorry…Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:08 AM

A hamburger, a hot dog, and a french fry walk into a bar.

The bartender says, “Hey, we don’t serve food in here!”

~~~~~~~

Hillary Clinton walks into a bar with an English Bulldog on a leash.

The bartender says, “Hey, what do you mean bringing that pig in here?”

Hillary says, “You idiot, it’s a dog!”

The bartender says, “I was talking to the dog!”

~~~~~~~

A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist walk into a bar.

The bartender says, “Hey, is this some kind of joke?”

Adjoran on February 19, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014

ray is a dreamer…never discount those who dream…
he brought an unknown paint boy to 3 of his 4 championships..
and I did not see Erins name on the chili bowl classic
entry list this past jan…
278 drivers…no Erin…

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Patti Smith – Perfect Day

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 2:11 AM

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Good points..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:12 AM

RIP Bob Casale..

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Folks, I’m too tired to stay and baby-sit you guys staying on topic for BG. I have to retrain Mrs Hawkdriver tomorrow (Not her real name) mowing with the mighty LS Compact tractor.

I will leave you all on your own recognizance to STAY ON TOPIC. THE TOPIC, WHOLE TOPIC and NOTHING BUT THE TOPIC.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 2:16 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 2:16 AM

rofl..Good advice..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:17 AM

ray is who chad is modeled after..
and ray watched those before him…
somewhere back there the wood brothers…
Maurice Petty..
or you could go to Europe and fine Newie, Chapman, Enzo…

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:18 AM

sleep well HD…

going2mars on February 19, 2014 at 2:18 AM

Dedication..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:21 AM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 2:19 AM

Good one!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2014 at 2:24 AM

I just did a test.
A word commonly used to describe what happens when a state chooses to leave the Union…is still no go.
Fascists.
*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 2:26 AM

Hank Williams Jr. – If the South Woulda Won

non-nonpartisan on February 19, 2014 at 2:38 AM

Battle Hymn of the Republic

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 2:47 AM

Dwight Yoakam – I Sang Dixie

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Waylon Jennings Atlanta’s Burning Down

kcewa on February 19, 2014 at 3:14 AM

One minute the WH loves theCBO the next minute the CBO doesn’t know what it is talking about…. I’m always right

Live by the CBO die by the CBO champ

So the squirrel now is the gop are big old meanies for not raising the minimum wage for a familyin poverty

Msdnc loving that tree hugging billionaire this am…..koch are evil though

Twitchy had a great chart on the amount unions give to campaigns vs the kochs… wow what a difference but no no no kochs are evil thanks to citizens united

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 5:25 AM

The silliness of some comments from “economists” is breath-taking.

What they are saying is that increasing the price of something does not reduce its demand…in other words the demand is inelastic.

Furthermore, the discussion about increased productivity and lower turnover presumes that these businesses are not managed efficiently now…and if you presume inefficiency in any economic system you can then speculate that anything can happen.

If raising the minimum wage to 10.10 does not hurt employment then why not change it to 20.10 or 30.10. You get the point.

Personally I think the Repubs should not engage in the minimum wage battle…just allow a vote and let Congress vote. There is close to 0 upside in it for Repubs and from an economic impact perspective the change between 7.50 and 10 caused relatively little disruption… the 500k jobs from CBO may be close. What Repubs should do is make the point that no one can go against the laws of supply and demand and let people know the affects… and then move on.

georgealbert on February 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Msdnc touting the WH spin on the CBO report as gospel, natch

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 5:43 AM

a raise in the minimum wage is a transfer in wealth…that’s absurd
-barnicle

we need to pass the american jobs act that the gop didn’t like a few years back
-ezra

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 6:17 AM

georgealbert on February 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

no matter what they do, they will get the blame thanks to the lsm…

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

For someone who claims he wants America’s Economy to make a comeback, Obama sure is doing everything he can to make sure it does not. – KJ

My take: Obama Issuing EO to Change Fuel Standards of Trucking Industry to Combat “Climate Change”

kingsjester on February 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Great Take KJ

We’ve got alot of squishy GOP up on the hill…. don’t know who wants to stop him

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 7:05 AM

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Thank you, ma’am. I know. These are same idiots who want us to “play nice” with Hillary.

kingsjester on February 19, 2014 at 7:12 AM

So I guess the IRS will be going after the CBO now, huh? More popcorn!

Naturally Curly on February 19, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Yepper KJ

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 7:18 AM

For someone who claims he wants America’s Economy to make a comeback, Obama sure is doing everything he can to make sure it does not. – KJ

kingsjester on February 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Zero taking Alinsky’s lessons to heart. Disgusting.

Royal Fizzbin on February 19, 2014 at 7:20 AM

the cbo lies
full time jobs are increasing more than under bush
why do republicans hate the working poor
-gene sperling

renalin on February 19, 2014 at 7:23 AM

And the mj crew nods along Renalin

cmsinaz on February 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM

I love that Mika gets up and leaves the table when John Thune is on. So she’s a coward too.

Naturally Curly on February 19, 2014 at 7:34 AM

So lets see… if you put in a minimum wage hike you get a smaller economy and fewer jobs?

And make it harder to get a job with more unemployed and a higher bar to hire individuals because of the amount it costs not just in minimum wage but in the overhead an employer has to sustain to have that employee.

That isn’t a sustainable path forward but a path towards a crony based system that dictates what a given hour of labor is worth and that if you can’t make that then you are only worth what the government gives you in a dole… a dole stolen from the pockets of those who work.

And yet it is possible to sustain oneself at the current minimum wage: there are people working at it and leading productive lives. Maybe if we dropped that the workforce participation rate would rise, leading to greater prosperity for all. And larger tax receipts, too.

Reagan proved it works!

Less opportunity for graft and petty power grabs once people sustain themselves.

Can’t have that!

ajacksonian on February 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM

I love that Mika gets up and leaves the table when John Thune is on. So she’s a coward too.

Naturally Curly on February 19, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Common sense – it’s kryptonite to Mika.

Flora Duh on February 19, 2014 at 7:49 AM

So lets see… if you put in a minimum wage hike you get a smaller economy and fewer jobs?

And make it harder to get a job with more unemployed and a higher bar to hire individuals because of the amount it costs not just in minimum wage but in the overhead an employer has to sustain to have that employee.

That isn’t a sustainable path forward but a path towards a crony based system that dictates what a given hour of labor is worth and that if you can’t make that then you are only worth what the government gives you in a dole… a dole stolen from the pockets of those who work.

And yet it is possible to sustain oneself at the current minimum wage: there are people working at it and leading productive lives. Maybe if we dropped that the workforce participation rate would rise, leading to greater prosperity for all. And larger tax receipts, too.

Reagan proved it works!

Less opportunity for graft and petty power grabs once people sustain themselves.

Can’t have that!

ajacksonian on February 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM

They just don’t get the part of your comment that I highlighted. This is an exchange I had with someone in another thread yesterday.

What’s wrong with that? I’d raise it to $12/hr. like Ron Unz wants to do, or even higher.

It is the only way left for us to pull people away from the government teat and turn them into taxpayers.

Will there be many people who won’t be able to upgrade their skills enough to be productive enough to warrant paying them that much? Of course. Mostly Democrats, and mostly people who are already trapped on the dole.

On balance, the benefit of turning millions of people into taxpayers way more than offsets the damage done mostly to Democrat voters.

fadetogray on February 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Uh, you do realize that small businesses (like my daughter’s restaurant) will have to offset the cost of paying employees $12 per hour by raising their prices to the consumer, don’t you?

And that’s on top of rising food costs and what they’ll have to pay out for Obamacare.

So yeah, let’s raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour – if you’re happy paying $13 for a hamburger. Or, seeing another business bite the dust, which will put dozens of now current taxpayers out of work.

Flora Duh on February 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Of course they will have to raise prices, and I loathe Obamacare more than you do, and the only burgers that will go to $13 will be the ones already at $12.

fadetogray on February 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM

*smh*

Flora Duh on February 19, 2014 at 8:02 AM

What kinda numbnuts forces themself to watch Mika and Scarbury???

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Nanzi says we need to raise the min wage so we can find out if half a million lose their jobs. We are being led by the truly ignorant. Will she be giving her restaurant workers and grape pickers this raise or has she figured that part out yet.
In other news from the WH, if you like your plan you can keep your plan.

Kissmygrits on February 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

What kinda numbnuts forces themself to watch Mika and Scarbury???

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM

A DUMDUM!!!!

ladyingray on February 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I guess!

But seriously, cms, why do you insist on watching that crap?

Lanceman on February 19, 2014 at 9:56 AM

John Kerry goes into a bar and sits down for a drink. The bartender comes up to him and asks, why the long face?

hawkdriver on February 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

That really the best you’ve got?

Freelancer on February 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I’m a business owner. A minimum wage hike is not going to help anyone. I will then have some choices to make….

1 – Pay my employees more, but lay some of them off to make up the difference.

2 – Raise my prices to cover the additional costs of doing business that the government force on me

3 – Close my business and lay everyone off.

So who’s this BS going to help?? No one.

BikerGuy57 on February 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

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