Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mimimum Wage

Wages have to be high enough to attract enough qualified applicants for an open position.  If wages are that high, then market forces say they are high enough.  If there is a surplus of labor, then good candidates will work for less money because there is heavy competition for jobs.

With so many illegal immigrates to the US wages are kept artificially low.  Since they are here illegally and are typically here from poor countries they are willing to work for any pay at any job.  As a result the competition for low paying jobs is very fierce.  In the past, teenagers and others with little or no job skills would work for minimum wage jobs until they get job experience and work their way up the ladder.

Since women entered the workforce during World War Two and never left, the number of workers as a percentage of the population has been very high.  As automation has increased, productivity has increased and the need for workers has decreased.  Increasing the minimum wage is the wrong way to increase wages.  We need to take people out of the working population so that market forces will increase wages.  We need to create more jobs for those who need to work.  Having the government forcing companies to increase the minimum wage is not the solution to low wages; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Minimum Wage

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/01/obama-revving-up-economy-calls-for-higher-wages/20955426/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl3|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D523266

President Obama wants Congress to raise the minimum wage.  President Obama has never owned or run a business of any kind.  He is as ignorant of business as he is of military operations.  His call for an increase in the minimum wage is a demonstration of his ignorance of how the economy works.

Every single time the minimum wage is raised people are laid off.  Many people who are working minimum wage jobs are barely worth what they are being paid.  When these jobs cost more money, these people are laid off and the work is either not done anymore, or the work is picked up by other people. 

Today, there are others who compete for minimum wage jobs.  Robots are being built now that can do many minimum wage jobs.  We used to have thousands of telephone operators.  Computers have replaced nearly all of them.  We used to have thousands of bank tellers, and now ATM machines have replaced most of them.  Fast food workers are being replaced by machines, and when the minimum wage goes up, it the machines become just that more cost effective, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ISIS

http://barbwire.com/2014/08/22/british-beheader-raises-serious-concerns-west/

Hundreds of British, American and other Westerners are fighting for Radical Islam.  That means they have passports to allow them to travel freely from radical nations to their home.  Someone born in Iowa goes to Syria and fights for ISIS and then decides to come home and commit terrorist acts.  There is little we can do to stop him from returning home and committing terrorist actions.

Once again, the terrorists are ahead of us in planning.  As we make it harder for foreign citizen terrorists to come here, citizen terrorists are now the next problem.  Some of them came here from other countries as children or even as adults and became naturalized citizens.  They repay our kindness by becoming terrorists.

We used to have a crime called "status offenses."  Members of street gangs or other political groups were considered criminals by the very nature of membership.  The idea was that the only reason to belong to a street gang or the Communist Party was to commit crimes or overthrow the government.  We may need to reconsider that option when dealing with Radical Muslims, instead of waiting for them to commit crimes individually; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Criminal Behavior



I hear and read about crime and sometimes people seem to get confused about who is responsible for the criminal behavior.  Someone robs a store and people try and explain it away by saying the robber was poor or disadvantaged in some way.  

The robber gets in a shootout with police and perhaps an innocent bystander gets hit, even killed by gunfire; perhaps from the robber, perhaps from the police.  People seem to want to blame the police in many of these instances.  The person who instigates the criminal behavior is responsible for all that flows from their crimes.

The responsibility for crime always rests with the criminal.  The victim, however, can take responsibility for their behavior.  Just as you don't go to the ATM, withdraw money and wave it around does not make you responsible for being robbed, it is a foolish thing to do.  Just as a young woman going to a party and getting so drunk she passes out on the floor is being foolish. The robbery victim and rape victim are still victims, despite their foolish behavior; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Economic Recovery



Our corporate tax rate is 35% most countries it's 15%.  What a shocker companies move out of the country to pay lower taxes.  We need to stop the stupid regulations on nuclear power and drill baby drill to become energy independent.  You can't run factories if there is no electrical power.  Do you think India can run nuclear plants but American cant?

Stop the flood of illegal aliens and build the fence and toss out the ones already here.  If the minimum wage is too low it’s because of a labor surplus.  The average illegal is making a low wage because he will work for $8 - $10 per hour and be better off than when he was in Honduras.  He will then send half of it home, hurting our economy.

I generally am not big on tariffs because I think American consumers deserve a wide choice of good.  I will say if a nation steals our technology, does not enforce our patents, uses slave labor, or does not grant religious freedom to it's people then I am okay with tariffs until those problems are resolved.  Germany, Italy, Japan would be okay, but Saudi Arabia, and Communist China might have a problem.  We need to use our economic power to help our people and others around the world, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Economic Recovery



I think there are several ways the nation can recover.  In general, I don't like the idea of the government gives one company a tax break that another company does not get.  I also don't like bailouts, companies should be allowed to fail no matter how big they are.  Saturn was non-union and made money.  GM dropped Saturn and would not even sell it as payback to the big unions for their bailout.

I do believe that we need to keep certain industries here in the US like computers and such.  I think we can do that with market forces.  We need to cut regulations.  As an example the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be amended to remove the words "and private" from the act.  The government should be color blind to its citizens, but private companies should be able to hire, fire, promote or bypass anyone for any reason, fair or not.  If I want to run a all gay black lesbian bar, then I should not have to hire straight white guys. 



If I want to have all my executives to be all white men under 30 years old for my hip clothing company, then I should have the freedom to do that.  We spend too much money on lawsuits and hiring based on things other than what the company wants.  We saw in WWII companies hired anyone they could get because there was a labor shortage and it was good for business.  Do you think Chinese companies get sued because they did not hire enough women, gays, blacks, or any other hiring practice?  We need to give our people and our companies more freedom to compete as they see fit, not require them to do what other nations don't require; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More People



California Governor Brown has said to be welcoming to the massive influx of illegal aliens into California.  The unemployment rate in California is a full percentage point higher than the national average. So let's bring in two million illegal aliens to further drive up unemployment and drive down wages. 

We are in the worst drought in 500 years. The average Californians uses 150 gallons of water per day. Lets bring in 2 million illegal aliens and they can use 300,000,000 gallons of water per day.  Our schools are overcrowded, our real estate prices are some of the highest in the nation.

Our freeway system is near collapse with rush hour speeds of 20mph in many areas. Lets bring in 2 million more illegal aliens so the roads can be even more congested.  Our taxes in almost every category are usually the highest in the nation.  Why do we want to burden our overburdened state with more people?  We can't take care of the people who are already here; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.