Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Climate Change


Many people talk about global warming, or climate change, or climate disruption; whatever the flavor of the week is for the name of the "crisis."  I think we should look at this as an opportunity rather than as a disaster. 

Canada, northern Europe, Russia, Siberia are all cold places with a limited population.  I think over time the growing seasons there will be longer, if this global warming is real.  The Earth does change, it gets hotter and colder and continents move.

We should not be fighting against change, but rather planning for it.  If we wait long enough, our technology will improve and global warming will either reverse or level off.  There is no need to panic.  There is no need to cripple our economy or destroy our lifestyle, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Ice Age

"There has been "no significant warming trend in surface average temperature" in those 18 years, said Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute's Center for the Study of Science."

Hundreds of thousands of people are marching against global warming.  They are being sent in by the bus load to protest against capitalism.  They speak to us that the world is in immediate danger.  They tell us that global warming is caused by people.  That global warming is reversible if people stop doing those things that create income, jobs and a first world standard of living.

They ignore the fact that there has been no warming in the last eighteen years.  They don't care about facts, they care only about their political agenda to destroy capitalism.  When I was a child in the 1960's we were told that there was a new ice age coming.

Later we were told that the population explosion was going to kill us all.  Then it was ecological disaster.  Next we were told nuclear winter would kill us all.  In every case it was the destruction of free enterprise and representative democracy and unilateral disarmament by Western nations that would save us.  Liberals have an agenda and they apply it to every crisis as the solution; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our Duty

The book of Genesis Chapter 1

"26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

God created man in his own image.  He then gave instructions on what he wanted man to do in this world.  He wanted man to be fruitful and multiply.  He set the pattern for a Biblical and Godly way of life.  One man and one woman together, not two people of the same sex.

He wanted man to have dominion over every living thing on the earth.  It is our duty to care for the earth.  It is also our duty to use the earth.  It is our duty to manage our resources.  We need to raise crops without destroying the environment, and use animal resources without causing them to become extinct.  We need to remember that; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


"WILT thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?"

Marriage is a sacrament of the church.  It is a sacrament, like ordination, and baptism, that is recognized by the state.  In this sacrament two people make a vow to each other and to God to perform certain duties and to not do certain things.

If people did not have sex with one another until they were married and then only had sex with their lawfully married spouse then our society would have a lot fewer problems.  There would be no more unwed mothers.  Much less venereal disease, less AIDS, fewer single parents, and far fewer murders.  Maybe God knew what he was doing when he had the Church set this up; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Radical Islam

Every non-Muslim nation in the world is fighting the War on Extremist Muslim Terrorists.  There are over a billion Muslims on the planet, and the vast majority of then are not friends to freedom, Christianity, or democracy.  

India is a Hindu nation and they face radical Muslim terror every day.  Communist China is an atheist nation and they face radical Muslim terror every day.  Italy is a Roman Catholic nation and they face radical Muslim terror every day.  Russia is an Orthodox Christian nation and they face radical Muslim terror every day.  Only radical Muslim nations don't face radical Muslim terror.  Radical Muslims will even terrorize moderate Muslims until they are radical too.

If even 10% are radical that's 100 million people who want to cut your head off. And the 90% are irrelevant, they will generally stand by and do nothing to save you.  Remember in Saudi Arabia, our ally, women can't vote, drive, or leave the house without a man; and they are the good guys.  Radical Islam is not a religion of peace, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hillary or Jeb?


It seems that Jeb Bush has decided to run for president in 2016.  While I think he would be a much better president than any Democrat that is likely to run, I don't think anyone named Bush or Clinton should run. 

It strikes me as too much of an oligarchy to have closely related people run for president after a close family member has already served.  With 300 million people certainly someone other than Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton can be our next president.

Surveys show that tens of millions of Americans want a third party in the United States because they are unhappy with both the Democrats and the Republicans.  How will running either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush appeal to those people?  How will running two people who are close relatives bring in new voters?  I think it will simply drive more people away from the political process; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

American Flag


American high school students were wearing tee shirts with American flags on them.  The students were confronted by several Mexican-American students who threatened them with violence for wearing these tee shirts on Cinco-de-Mayo.  The school sided with those who threatened violence.  The courts on two occasions have sided with those who are anti-American.

It should never be prohibited to wear an American flag in America.  In some rental units, renters have been told they can't fly the American flag in case it offends foreigners.  This is America.  I don't care if it offends anyone if I wear an American flag or fly an American flag. 

Thousands have fought and died for this nation and our flag.  If anyone is offended by a display of American patriotism in America, then they should leave the country.  I don't want them here; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Robot Theology


Robot theology?  The line between humans and robots is being blurred they say.  How foolish.  Humans are biological and are created in the image of God.  Each soul is a unique creation and was made for the purpose of worshiping the almighty God.

Robots are creations of man.  We make robots, often to look like ourselves.  Sometimes we take technology and add it to ourselves.  We make robots in our own image.  We are arrogant if we think we are making anything but toys compared to what God has created.

There is no such thing as robot theology.  Robots are just machines.  No matter how clever they become they are still here only to serve humans.  Robots do not deserve the rights of humans, even if they have artificial intelligence that mimics human abilities; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Workplace Violence


A recently fired man came back to his former employer and murdered two people and then killed himself.  No one else was injured.  There are several things this points up about today's American society we need to better about.

When employees are fired it can be devastating.  We need to do a better job of providing people with resources when they are let go from work.  They need counseling to insure their mental health.  They need to be shown the resources available for job searches, unemployment insurance and other government and private aid.

We need jobs in America.  We still have a high unemployment rate and a high rate of people who have stopped looking for work.  If we had a labor shortage instead of a labor surplus then everyone would have work, people would come off of disability, welfare and other public assistance programs and work in the private sector.  We need to kick out the illegal aliens and stop more from coming here.  We need to bring jobs back from overseas, lower corporate taxes so companies don't have to move away.

We need to provide better workplace security.  We need more armed guards in places where firearms are no permitted and we need to allow workers to carry guns to protect themselves if they can't work in a secure environment.  If a disgruntled fired worker can kill people easily, then terrorists certain can do so too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 21, 2014



The Church of England and the Episcopal Church, USA continue to slip into heresy, and apostasy.   The Archbishop of Canterbury says he sometimes questions if God exists.  The Episcopal Church is considering taking out the renunciation of Satan from their baptismal vows.  

They say that they want to try and bring more people into the church.  Perhaps many Satan worshipers have been prevented from baptizing their children and now they will be able to do that.

When you don't believe what the Bible teaches, you have no business running a Christian church.  That does not seem to stop the leaders of many mainline churches today.  If you don't believe the Bible, then you can ordain women as priests, marry homosexual couples, and call sin an acceptable behavior.  No wonder so many of our churches are empty; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


16,433 babies lie in a mass grave, every one an unknown body.  No one knows their names.  No on knows where they lived.  These tiny bodies lie in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in East Los Angeles.  They were all buried on October 6, 1985, but no one is sure when the died.

These were the bodies of children who were aborted.  Their tiny bodies were then experimented on by an unscrupulous scientist who simply stored them in a storage shed when he was done with them.  Like so many old file folders.

The left keeps telling us that abortion is a right.  It is never mentioned in the Constitution and was illegal in all 13 colonies at the time of the Revolution, so it's hard to figure out why it is a right.  The left likes to keep abortion hidden, and even tried to prevent these babies from being buried.  We need to remember these tiny martyrs to liberalism; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 19, 2014


The Republicans need to stop nominating the senior Republican.  They need to nominate someone who can win.  Christie is a RINO and not a good choice, he can't energize the base.  We don't need another member of the Bush family, no matter how good they might be otherwise, we don't live in an oligarchy.

We have to stop nominating 70 year old white guys because they are part of the Washington establishment.  We need to nominate someone who can reach out to Hispanics, Blacks and women.  We need someone who has a military service record, particularly combat.  Someone who has worked in the private sector who does not see government as the solution to every problem.

America needs someone who can articulate the needs of the common man.  Someone who values patriotism, militarily service, Christianity, personal property, freedom, and gun rights.  We need someone who can convince people it is better to work than to receive welfare.  We need a candidate who can explain to CEOs how it is a poor idea to make a 1,000 times more than their employees.  We need someone with international experience who will take a tough stance against our many enemies and stand by our many allies; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


The US Constitution provides for freedom of religion.  It does not call for freedom of religion.  Everyone who signed the Constitution was religious, nearly all were Christians.

The Separation of Church and State is just as constitutional as the right to an abortion and is mentioned in the Constitution just as many times as abortion is mentioned.  That is, neither are mentioned in the Constitution and neither are constitutional.  If someone wants to pray at a public school there is no Constitutional prohibition against it.  If someone wants to put up a Nativity Display in the public square there is no Constitutional prohibition against it.

The United States was not founded as a Christian nation as such, it was founded on Christian principles by generally Christian men.  The Congress has a chaplain and he has been there from the beginning as have military chaplains.  Liberals like to cloud issues and ignore facts to make their point, but history and facts are stubborn things' that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Paper Tiger


Ukraine and "rebels" signed a ceasefire that has been broken 249 times in ten days.  So about once every hour.  Not much of a ceasefire.  Still it worked, it gave the rebels a chance to recover from some recent losses and allowed Russia to move up more ammo and supplies and troops.

Ukraine says that some NATO countries have provided weapons but won't mention which nations.  Several NATO countries have said they did not provide weapons.  The USA has said they will provide non-lethal aid but even that has been slow in coming.

The United States could easily provide training, weapons, ammunition to Ukraine with little cost to ourselves.  Ukraine was on track to become a NATO ally.  While they are not a NATO ally we should be helping them to defeat the rebels and Russians who have captured Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine.  Unfortunately we have become a paper tiger that looks fierce but has no real teeth, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Not Terrorism


A woman in the UK was beheaded by a Muslim.  The police said it was not terrorism.  The police said it was not terrorism even before they released the name of the killer.  The police said it was not terrorism essentially while the woman's body was still laying in her backyard garden bleeding.

How could the police know it was not terrorism within seconds of arriving at the scene of the murder?  Don't you have to conduct an investigation to determine a motive prior to announcing a motive?  If someone robs a bank or steals a car the motive is generally part of the nature of the crime itself, personal gain.  If someone commits a murder the motive can be a love triangle, a drug deal, terrorism or any number of other reasons.

The murder is a Muslim and he killed one of the few non-Muslims still living in that neighborhood in Britain.  Is that just a coincidence that he was a Muslim?  Is is just a coincidence that she was one of the few non-Muslims in the neighborhood?  Do the police know the real motive and why are they keeping it secret?  Or is it terrorism and the government just does not want to admit that terrorists live among us and are willing to kill without notice?  I think the government needs to stop worrying about any possible backlash that might result in violence and instead protect it's citizens from violence that's happening now; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cold War


The United States under the leadership of President Reagan won the Cold War with the Soviet Union that raged for 75 years.  Almost immediately the liberals in the Congress and liberal presidents and even moderate Republicans dismantled the military forces and the industrial capacity that  allowed us to win the Cold War.

The Russians are now returning to sabre rattling and are keeping us off balance all over the world.  The Middle East was deposing evil dictators and we hoped for liberal democracy to take over after them.  Rather, we disengaged and allowed radical Muslims to take over or to conduct insurgencies.

We have cut our navy and our army and then wonder why the Russians are invading Ukraine, sending aircraft to the edge of our airspace and thumbing their noses at us when we try to get them to stop.  America is not weak, but we are weaker than we were.  Our trend lines are poor and our Presidential Administration is unable to bring diplomatic power to bear to solve these problems; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


My local city says due to the drought people can't water their lawns during the day, use commercial garbage disposals in restaurants or serve people water in restaurants unless they ask for it, and you can't wash your car using a hose.

How many people on the city council wash their own cars?  How many water their own lawns?  How many own restaurants?  My guess, is none of them.  They have created laws that will have no effect on them, but will inconvenience everyone else in town.

How much actual water will be saved in a year doing these things?  Enough for a day?  A week?  I suspect the amount of water saved will be negligible.  Still, they have to DO SOMETHING because there is a drought.  Just like so many of our laws, their effectiveness to solve the problem is not relevant.  The city council wants to be seen as leaders, when in fact they are just wasting everyone's time with an ineffective and unnecessary law.

Saturday, September 13, 2014



A high school student went to school and shot six students.  Three of them died.  He was sentenced to life in prison.  He was sent away never to see the outside world again.  At his sentencing hearing he wore a tee shirt with the world "Killer" on it.  He made obscene remarks and gestures to the families of his victims as well.

Now this killer has escaped from prison.  The people that he shot, but was not able to kill are now in fear that he may strike again.  The families of those victims he murdered are now concerned that he may return to kill again.  Other people who live in any reasonable distance from where he escaped are also concerned he may kill again.

For years guards have had to watch him, knowing he has killed before, and is unrepentant.  This is why we need a death penalty that is aggressively enforced.  California has over 700 murderers on death row.  We have hundreds of murders in this state every year because the criminals know they will never be executed.  I know of at least five families living in terror now because this criminal was not executed; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sports Stars

Sports stars in recent years have been accused of having dozens of children out of wedlock, rape of a cleaning woman, using illegal drugs for recreation, using drugs to enhance their performance, dog fighting, betting on sports they play, beating their wives and girlfriends, often into the hospital.  I expect more from people who are rich because they provide entertainment to the masses, usually at public venues.

I think there should be a law that says no convicted felon, or person convicted of a sex crime, or drug offense, or domestic violence may provide entertainment in music, sports, or other similar activity in any venue that was financed with public funds.  So if a sports player is convicted of a crime, he can't play sports any longer, for example.

Since sports players and other entertainment celebrities play dates at publicly financed locations.  Entertainment and sports heroes are often looked upon as role models by members of the general public.  It is not in the public interest to celebrate people who are criminals and anti-social.  This will not restrict their free speech.  They can still play at privately owned and operated venues, but not those that are paid for by taxpayer dollars, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9 / 11

Remember the words of President George W. Bush on 9/11:

"...Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a Power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23:
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me.
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

Thank you. Good night. And God bless America."  That's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mimimum Wage

Every day on line I read about how the minimum wage is too low.  People and elected officials keep saying the minimum wage needs to be higher, sometimes a lot higher.  If you own a business and think the minimum wage needs to be higher, than increase the pay of your employees.

Minimum wage jobs are a starting point.  Students, and recent graduates will work these jobs until they gain experience in working.  Once they get experience they can move on to other more responsible positions.  Many minimum wage employees are barely worth what they are paid.  If employers have to pay more they will cut hours, cut employees, or replace them with machines.

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his."  Those who try to mind other people's business would do well to remember this; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



The United States 82nd Airborne Division can get thousands of some of the finest soldiers in the world, anywhere in the world within a few hours.  The President of the United States is one of perhaps two leaders who have this capability.

When headlines read, "American beheaded" here is what should happen.  The President picks up the phone and tells his generals to get the people responsible.  As much of the 82nd Airborne Division as the generals deem necessary is sent to that part of the world and they kill everyone who was involved in the death of the American, then they return to the USA.

That's how major powers used to deal with the deaths of one of their nationals.  Being British, or French or American used to mean that you were safe from local rebels.  It used to mean that your nation would protect you from people like ISIS.  We did not write sharply worded memos, we did not make speeches, or stand on line with little signs.  We did not beg, or slowly escalate and drag out the response for weeks, months, even years, without solving the problem; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Minimum Wage

Every time you raise the minimum wage, people lose their jobs as employers can't afford to keep all their employees at the new rate. President Obama wants to give 5 million illegal aliens amnesty. That's five million workers willing to work for the bottom wage, that's why there is a labor surplus and wages are so low. 

Also machines are taking jobs too. As human labor gets more expensive machines take over. When I was a kid every elevator had an elevator operator. Minimum wage got too high so they were able to upgrade every elevator and lay off all the elevator operators and still save money. Not too long ago every bank transaction was done by a human, now most banking is done on line or by ATM and fewer and fewer employees are working in banks, because they are too expensive. 

Humans doing fast food jobs will be replaced by machines, they already are in some places. Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and you accelerate the process. If $15 is so good, why not $20 per hour or $50 per hour and we call all be rich?  If you raise the minimum wage, then prices will have to go up to pay for it, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Raise the Minimum Wage?

Someone showed me a photo of people protesting in favor of raising the minimum wage.  One of the protesters had a smartphone.  There was a comment that perhaps the person could spend their money on other things besides a smartphone and would not need a raise.  Perhaps it's an Obamaphone.   

Many people get free phones and plans from the government.  Also, many large unions hire people to march in labor marches, so the people you see marching or protesting may not be the actual workers.  I saw a photo of a Congresswoman being arrested during one of the protests, certain she makes more than minimum wage and is not poor.  

 The left has a certain group of "professional protesters" that travel the nation and even the world to protest in favor of the leftist agenda.  If you watch comprehensive TV coverage of a large protest you will see banners and signs from groups not really representative of the specific issue.  So at a "raise the minimum wage" rally, bulking up the numbers will be pro-gay, pro-immigration, animal rights, and various other groups that have no direct "minimum wage" connection; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fight Radical Islam

The best way to defeat radical Islam is with the cross.  Muslim nations typically don't permit people to convert from Islam to other religions.  They don't allow freedom of religion.  They don't allow people to conduct missionary work and convert people to Christianity.  They don't allow churches to be built and often they burn down existing churches and persecute existing Christians.

We need to put pressure on our Allies in the Muslim world to change that situation.  They need to give women the right to vote and the right to drive cars.  They need to allow freedom of worship and they need to allow Christians the same freedom Muslims have to work, to convert, to proselytize in their nations that they have here in the United States.

Those Allies that fail to live up to those expectations should feel the pain of their failure.  I think we need to work harder to generate more energy in the United States.  We need coal, and oil shale, and nuclear energy to achieve energy independence.  The United States should become an energy exporter and export energy to friendly nations and compete with Muslim nations that refuse to grant freedom to their people.  It's one more way to fight terrorism; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mimimum Wage

Elected officials have become a class of citizen that no longer have to worry about the day to day problems of life.  They get elected into a position and either stay there for life or they move from one elected spot to another, or retire with a huge lifetime pension that starts as soon as they are out of office.  No matter how old they are, no matter how much money they have.  

We need to return to the citizen legislator.  The person who goes to perform public service, so solve a problem and then return to private industry.  There are a few simple things we can do that will save us money and return our government to the citizens.

Strict term limits of only two terms for all elected officials.  If it's good enough for the President, it's good enough for the rest of them.  Pay elected officials minimum wage. Give them Social Security as their only retirement. Don't allow them to run for any office until their present term of office expires, except for one chance for re-election, even if they resign. Make all laws applicable to elected officials, even while in office; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Election for President

The media loved McCain because he was a RINO and they described him frequently as a Maverick. So when the choice in the primary was between conservative Republicans and McCain the media told us to vote for McCain. Once the election was on and it was McCain vs Obama, then the liberals in the media told us how old, tired and stupid McCain was. 

McCain selected Palin because he was grasping for straws trying to save his candidacy. He figured being a woman, the liberal media would give her a pass and being a conservative she could bring back conservatives who would rather vote Libertarian than vote for McCain. He was wrong on both counts. 

The liberal media attacked her ruthlessly and made fun of her because she is a woman. If you are Black or female and a conservative, then the liberal media will savagely attack you because you are their worst enemy and you go against the liberal "war on women" "all conservatives are racists" liberal mantras. Conservatives did not flock to McCain because he was just too liberal, and a boring campaigner.  Republicans need to do better than nominating some old, rich, out of touch, white, male, career politician in the next presidential election; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Performance Art


A homosexual man says he is a performance artist.  He claims he will have anonymous sexual relations with a different homosexual man every day for a year.  He claims this is art and the fashionable fools of the art world claim this is a valid piece of performance art.

This is not art.  It is not a performance.  It is a sinful perversion of God's gift of sexuality.  It is an immoral display of decadence that should be shunned by every civilized person.  Our society is falling apart.  Acts that were nearly universally considered immoral were generally illegal not that many years ago.

Now such perversion is all too common.  We have problems of unemployment, poverty, and disease.  Rather than waste time with participating in immoral events we should be focused on uplifting our people with art that is positive and joyful.  We need to pray for people like the one who is destroying his life with this immoral performance art; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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


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.