In a recent headline one saw on the BBC website under “Health”, there was a report that tobacco “rotted the brain”.
Clear proof of this must have been displayed in nicotine-addicted President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, when he proposed an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 (US) to $9.00 (US). At least that’s what we read he said. We couldn’t bear to watch his speech, not because it was President Obama especially, but because we cannot stand to listen to any politician save Ron Paul, who at least teaches you something new about political science with ever speech. Even Gary Johnson is boring, (and thus, far more electable since he seems to be a typical politician).
But President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage is clearly insane, and suicidal to the economy. It could never even be voiced in a Libertarian society without hoots of ridicule from the mass of the public. Has the President already forgotten his huge inflation in large part caused by the last minimum wage increases which have taken it up from the $5 and change level to its current $7.25? Evidently he has, which isn’t too hard on a $400k a year salary, while 40% of the country now has $500 or less according to a Drudge report listing. The inflation that wage raise has helped cause (along with FED money-printing) has driven the price of necessities up fourfold in terms of food and gas, as well as undoubtedly wiping out millions of small businesses who could not survive at the higher minimum wage, thus shutting down competition and further raising prices. It has also disemployed all the people who were working at those businesses, as well as anyone who would have been hired at any new business that would have been created at a $5/hr minimum wage, but was not even started because of the higher wage costs.
Isn’t it nice to hear people making $100k/yr (the average Federal salary and San Francisco city worker’s salary), or who have a lifetime pension, or an overpaid union job, tell unemployed people who have no money that it is immoral for them to work for less than whatever the wage level the government sets. Armchair Liberal Democrats who disenfranchise the homeless hobo from any opportunity to get any kind of money. Let them eat cake, huh? The Marie Antoinettes of the Democratic Party.
But the level of the minimum wage is not the vital question at all. The real question is, why do we have a minimum wage law at all, especially in a society that could be so wealthy thanks to the developments of science and technology? Why is it that in a supposedly Capitalist society, where all give lip-service to the “free-market”, we permit the government to restrict this one item of trade — labor— and make it a crime to engage in a free-market on this one issue? What gives a wealthy politician like Barack Obama the right to say to a penniless hobo, “It is a crime for you to rake leaves for $6.50 an hour, even though you’re starving, homeless, and this kind poor pensioner on Social Security, who can barely feed himself thanks to the Obama Inflation and who cannot afford more than $6.50 an hour, offers you two hours work. Both you and he are criminals!”?
Under a $9/hr minimum wage it will be virtually impossible for the homeless to get any kind of work, thanks to President Obama and his wealthy Liberal Democrats. How immoral.
This Immorality would not exist in a Libertarian society, where people would be free to contract and pursue their happiness as they saw fit. Should a wealthy man be called a criminal because he charged a very poor man for the wealthy man’s labor at less than the minimum wage, because the poor man was too proud to accept charity, and the wealthy man didn’t want to embarrass him? We’d say that was highly Moral. The Democrats have made it a Crime.
Of course, the greatest sufferers from the mimum wage laws are our tormented American Youth, who are growing up under the miserable conditions of the Obama Administration’s misadministration of the country. Go look up the levels of teenage unemployment in America before the introduction of the minimum wage and after it. Then look at the level of White teenage unemployment compared to Black teenage unemployment before and after the introduction of the minimum wage. (If you haven’t looked it up, the rates for both classes of teenager soared after the minimum wage introduction, but the rates for Black teenagers soared far higher than Whites and have stayed like that ever since. The minimium wage is not only an assault on our Inalienable Rights, it is an assault on teenagers, and even a racist assault on Black youth. No Klanner fiend could have ever thought up a more effective anti-Black Racist measure than the minimum wage laws.) A higher minimum wage will just make it that much harder for teenagers to get any kind of work and experience in learning how to handle money, while the inflation it causes will make them poorer if they do manage to get any. No wonder so many youth drop out of high school, take drugs, and drift apathetically. What does this rotten government offer them but more hurdles to any kind of economic freedom? Under Pol Pot, it was a crime to have money.
Under Jeffersonian Libertarianism, the Right to Contract is one of the Natural Rights, the Inalienble Right of every Human Being — the Right to Pursue Happiness. The Communists, and we call them that because they are restricting a free-market by force and coercion, have stolen that Right, and the People must take it back at the ballot box, through the Court of Public Opinion, of which this blog is a miniscule part, and through non-violent political agitation (demonstrations, rallies, running for office).
The only exemption from this principle of no minimum wage should be for those commonly referred to as “Mongoloid Idiots”, a horrible term for someone whose intelligence is so primitive that they could easily be gulled into working for an amount that could not even sustain life, a level at which no rational person would accept employment.
After reading of the President’s minimum wage raise proposal, Silverwolf believes the BBC report that “tobacco rots the brain”.
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf
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