Pres. Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, reflects his contempt for lower-income people. If a $9.00 minimum wage would help poorer people – and without any negative effects, as defenders of this form of price-fixing often pretend – why would he not have the state confer untold wealth on us all by raising the minimum wage to $9.00 per minute, or even higher? Why is he such a piker? After all, wealth is just money, is it not? And if providing every American with $100 billion in cash would make us all rich, why is he holding back? If the government of Zimbabwe had the foresight – and generous intentions – to do this, why not America?
If Congress does not come through with his paltry $9.00 per hour minimum wage, will the president demonstrate his strong leadership and simply order it on his own?2:13 pm on February 13, 2013 Email Butler Shaffer