How Many Layoffs are Too Many for the Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When we hear practically anything regarding the minimum wage, we’ve been conditioned to first and only think of fast-food workers – McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, etc. But there are many other low skilled workers being paid on the same scale.

But particularly recently, as many States are pressured by far-left groups like “Fight for 15,” to increase the minimum wage, it is the fast-food employee which takes center stage.

Article after article has been written by liberal economists attempting to convince the public that a wage hike will not only not have a negative effect, but instead will be a positive.

In 2014, Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, took such a position. But we on the right understand that words mean things and as such, when reading a post written by a leftist, one must read a little more carefully.

Arguing that “raising the minimum wage doesn’t lead to layoffs,” he wrote: “Those who argue that increases in the minimum wage will lead to large numbers of layoffs have a problem: They’re consistently wrong. Job losses from moderate increases in the minimum wage have repeatedly been shown to range from zero to ‘small…’” read more

Left Coast Stupidity on Display

by: the Common Constitutionalist

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Here in New England we’re freezing our tushies off. It could be worse. We could be living in the Lakes region or Buffalo New York buried under several feet of snow, with more on the way. And winter is still over a month away.

I was speaking with a buddy of mine from Houston Texas a day or so ago. He told me was in the 30s. The 30s – in Houston – where they fry bacon on the sidewalks in May.

In fact the whole country is frozen over, save for maybe the southern tip of Florida.

However, none of this seems to have any affect on the liberal wackos in Berkeley California.

Kristin Bender of the AP writes: “Some of the country’s first gas pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history of green and clean policies. The Berkeley City Council voted late Tuesday to draft a proposal by next spring that will put stickers on gas pumps citywide to warn customers that burning fuel contributes to global warming.” read more