With an honest congress, a minimum wage wouldn’t be needed! And the effects on the economy would be fabulous.
By Jack E. Lohman
But wow. Do you mean cutting politicians off from taking bribes?
As it is, corporate law so favors the CEOs and Fat Cats that you, Mr. America, are totally screwed. Look to the cash that changed hands. Nothing else. Don’t be blinded, and don’t get hung up on the little fires.
No country can survive this corruption, especially one registering 24th on the corruption index scale, as is the United States. But the people who can change this — the politicians — don’t want anything to do with it and in fact receive cash bribes to keep hands off.
I blame Republicans mostly, because they get 60% of the bribes. But the Dems are not free of guilt.
It all started in 1976, but culminated under Clinton
And the Republicans loved it. Actually ALL politicians loved it. So when the politicians spend your taxes on Fat Cats rather than health care and growth of America, understand WHY! And do something about it!
Yes, George W. Bush gave the drug industry a payback in 2003, by prohibiting Medicare from negotiating the same 50% discount given to the VA system. Because HE AND CONGRESS WERE PAID CAMPAIGN BRIBES TO ROLL OVER!!! And they did.
But the real question is MINIMUM WAGE!
I’ve worked for minimum wage… more years ago than I care to remember. Even before we had a minimum wage. Of course I felt used and abused, but I moved on and started my own company.
Yes, some people will like $10 per hour… at least those who still have a job will. But until our politicians are willing to rewrite the laws that permit sending jobs to lower-wage countries, our lower-waged people are screwed. It is what it is.
Looking at who would actually PAY for these higher-paid jobs — lower-wage consumers — this would clearly be a very regressive policy. It would do more damage to overall employment than anything else I can think of.
This is yet another of those little fires!