Feel the Burn
gotta love the instant reality check, no?
it didn't take long...
Last Thursday, when the staffers were complaining of not getting the $15.00/hour plus health benefits package -- the same kind of entitlement package Bernie is touting on the campaign trail -- as in the same kind of government co-dependency programs that all of the left winged presidential hopefuls keep insisting upon through agendas featuring fundamental transformation to the 2020th power -- Bernie found a solution........wait for it.....
The solution is to "limit the number of hours staffers work to 42 or 43 each week to ensure they’re making the equivalent of $15 an hour," he told the Register's Brianne Pfannenstiel
and he then added:
"It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media," Sanders added. "That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it's improper."
yes indeed, airing the campaigns dirty laundry in public is quite improper. What, are you british now?
just love that, "going to the media...really not acceptable..." can't you just hear it coming out of his mouth? but honestly, since when have you believed that, Bern? Union negotiations have long been bosom buddies with the media -- from both sides! How else is the public swayed; how else do the negotiations feel the burn and come to an end over merely the stress factor, the amount of human suffering alone is enough, right? omg
the irony of the situation came whipping back like a boomerang; although, I still don't think the Bern even gets it. His answer is always the same thing -- tax more, he says. Talk like a Brit, sound like a Brit, he must be a Brit, that Bern. You know we colonists had a knock down, drag out, hellacious war over taxation, right? You know just finished celebrating the independence from those oppressors of the olden-days, like only a couple weeks ago, right?
And just love how Representative Dan Crenshaw responds: "So does this fall under the category of hypocrisy, irony, or poetic justice?" Crenshaw asked. "All three? Can’t make this stuff up."
The thing is, if this insane $15.00 minimum wage can't work within the confines of a small political campaign, how in the world does Bernie expect it to work in the real world?
As the Fox News post continues to point out --
"This situation is an instructive example of the downside of more than doubling the minimum wage," wrote The Blaze's Aaron Colen. "Companies don't just suddenly get more money to pay employees. They have to make tough decisions; usually either cutting hours, or worse, cutting staff."
And since when does it make sense to basically double the current federal minimum wage, like, overnight? (like, this girl is so sounding like the AOC today, like for sure)
Sure -- like, businesses won't feel the burn at all going from $7.25/hour (set in 2009) to $15.00 with a quick vote from
parliament. oops, I mean congress. boom! bust! ha!
And besides -- many states, almost half of them actually, are not affected by the federally mandated minimum wage at all, as they already land somewhere above it! For example, most of the state of California is at a minimum wage of at least $12.00, going up to $15.00, depending upon municipality.
But the thing is -- this game of minimum wage hikes and government mandates is getting America in a situation much like that of the British Open (ironically played in Northern Ireland, at Royal Portrush’s Dunluce...am I the only one to find that funny).
And forgive me (not really) if I carry you off the day's course for a wee bit....
That was a totally awesome day, yesterday, as the Irishman, Shane Lowry, took the most sizable portion of the purse! He won! And he deserved it! He played better than all of the other players! By a long shot! Even in inhospitable conditions of rain coming down sideways, winds, and lots and lots of scary things all around the course, from bunkers to weeds to cliffs to hilly greens. It was an amazing four day spectacle of true grit and talent -- and Shane conquered it all and won! And he was paid handsomely for it, too, nearly 2 million dollars! But runner up, Tommy Fleetwood -- although a wee bit higher on the handsome side, got only 1.2 million....and so on and so on.
Even though they all played the same number of days, the same course, with the same weather, with the same challenges...one got paid more than everybody else. imagine that.
You see -- if you demanded that everyone get the same fair living wage in the tournament, there would be no tournament. k? can you dig me another bunker for your shock and awe?
awww but G, that's not the same thing, you're comparing golf balls to basketballs....oh really?
No matter the industry -- whether for sport or for commerce or for service -- there is always the existence of supply and demand, of risk and investment, of capital in and capital out, of gains and losses, of development over time and patience, of market leanings, market evolution, to markets totally disappearing... and all coinciding with the natural separation of personal experience and expertise and talent and dedicated amount of time! And when you add it all up, that makes way for proper distribution of winners and losers and everyone in between. Even if it's for charity.
It remains a mystical, magical, economical equation -- much of which is no mystery whatsoever. It is all fair play according to the open marketplace; an open marketplace like the one a money guy like Adam Smith imagined...class, no matter your class -- middle and otherwise -- please engage and read up on the ideas of Mr. Smith and make your own foregone conclusions.
The more America drives away from being the land of the home and the free within the security (and spontaneity, shall we say) of the enterprising, free market, full capitalist, dimension, the less security and wealth we will attain, let alone keep.
yes. Let's Keep America Great again.
In order to do this, the free and open marketplace must win; and socialism -- of every ugly, miserable, envious dimension -- must lose! bigly. very very bigly.
end of story.
or it will be the end of U.S.
Bernie's campaign has illuminated everything we need to know and understand about the fundamental transformation he is pitching to all Americans. 1) Most importantly, it doesn't work 2) why do something that has been proven time and time again NOT to work?
Wouldn't that be taking us backwards, not forwards, Bernie? Fore! (yes indeed, with that link, this girl covered the Brits, the Irish and the Scots all in one blog; bringing new meaning to teehee, but I digress)
Dare I say again, fore! look out below......
is a philosophy of failure
with the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy.
It's inherent virtue
is the equal sharing of misery."
have a nice day.
Make it a Good Day, G