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WHAT THEY DO BEST: Democrats are Using the Minimum Wage to Make the Poor Poorer

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Leftist politicians back raising the minimum wage to $15 for one reason, and one reason only. They KNOW more people will be forced out of work because businesses won’t be able to afford the higher wages. They KNOW those people who are left without jobs will end up on government assistance. And what happens when people end up on Welfare? They tend to keep voting for those who promise to keep the flow of “free money” coming in. And who keeps that flow coming? Democrat politicians.

As more cities & states raise the minimum wage to $15, layoffs will occur as businesses cut back on labor costs in order to remain competitive, and profitable. Many of those who are laid-off will go on the government dole, and they’ll vote for the politicians who make sure the checks keep coming. It’s how Dems maintain control of government, and expand their base… by buying votes, and by keeping the poor on their plantation. Losers, the lot of them.  

Over at the Ron Paul Liberty Reports, Chris Rossini brilliantly explains what so many liberals seem to have such a hard time understanding. Namely, that government is forcing employers to automate their businesses instead of hiring low-skilled workers.

What’s that, you say? ‘But I thought government was trying to help poor people by raising the minimum wage?’ This is precisely the problem. When liberals use the government to step in and force employers to raise the minimum wage, the costs of doing business rise prohibitively for employers, forcing them to think outside the box for solutions to staying in business. If minimum wage goes up, perhaps the business will be forced to fire employees in order to pay the bills. The problem is that this solution means that service will suffer. If the business decides to keep everyone on the payroll, then the likely solution is that prices will necessarily rise, meaning that the business may lose customers who can no longer afford the prices. In either scenario, the business suffers, the employees suffer, and the customers suffer. Raising the minimum wage is a lose-lose-lose proposition… unless the employer can ‘think outside the box.’

Which is where Rossini jumps in to explain how employers are solving the problem of BIG Government messing with their costs by forcing higher wages for unskilled work.

One way that employers adjust is with automation. A machine becomes so much more attractive when government comes around with its minimum wage mandates. A machine will always be on time, will always do the job right, and will not demand “healthcare” or “access” to contraceptives! A machine won’t steal, or get sick, or demand three months vacation.

How attractive do you think a robot becomes when government says that businesses must pay someone $20/hr when they’re not worth it? It becomes very attractive.

And so we watch as one low-skilled job after another gets turned into a computer screen. Kiosks, robotics, and various types of automation are the pushback against the bully government.

There is nothing inherently wrong with robots or automation. After all, they free up people to perform other tasks. However, people who are laid off need a free society so that they can quickly find other work. Options exist in a free society. You don’t have to jump through hoops, and neither do employers.

The next time you hear a liberal whining about how unfair the pay is at fast food restaurants and other such low-skilled employers… remind them that if the wage were any higher the jobs would likely not exist. As Rossini says,

So the next time you order fast food on a computer screen, or airline tickets, or any other job that people used to perform, thank the minimum wage.

It’s the law that forces the employment of robots over people.

Via Eagle Rising

 

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MEDIA BLACKOUT: Read The Letter Obama Was Sent Warning Him Of Dangers Of Uranium One Deal

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Once again we are getting word on just how lax, and downright negligent former President Barack Hussein Obama was when it came to our nation’s national security and its interests. Today we are seeing the warning about the Uranium One deal with the Kremlin which was issued on December 21st, 2010. Barack Hussein Obama was already President then and Crooked Hillary Clinton was a year and a half into her tenure as his Secretary of State.

The Uranium One deal which allocated a sizable portion of United States uranium reserves had just been awarded to Russian government-controlled interests. The deal made no sense. It weakened American security and it also made the Clinton Foundation, and the Clintons themselves, very rich via donations and Bill Clinton speaking arrangements made by Russian corporate interests directly tied to this deal.

Warning letter to then-President Obama:

Republican Senator John Barrasso from the great state of Wyoming first sounded the alarm. But as usual Barack Obama, his administration, and much of the establishment mainstream media chose to ignore the dire warnings. But today they are worried about so-called Russia collusion because the left wing lost the 2016 Presidential election. Fascinating, don’t you think?

Via Investors Business Daily:

Trump-Russia Collusion Is Fake News — Fire Mueller, And End This Bogus Investigation

Russian Scandal: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a tough job. After all, how can you prove allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to influence our 2016 presidential election when, from all evidence after a year and a half of investigation, it didn’t happen?

Naming Mueller to head the investigation was a huge error. His investigation should be shut down and Mueller sent home.

Off This week’s stunning revelation that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee funded the fake Trump/Putin dossier, filled with outright lies, exaggerations and misleading information, is the final straw.

For it shows that not only were Hillary Clinton, the DNC and her lawyer, Marc Elias, lying when they denied any involvement in the phony dossier, it showed that they — not Trump — were deeply, perhaps criminally, compromised by collusion with Russian officials.

In Hillary’s case, in 2009 she promised the Russians a “reset,” and then over the next two years proceeded to help them build their own mini-Silicon Valley with U.S. funding and expertise, and approved the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company that controls 20% of U.S.-based uranium supplies, to Russia’s state-owned nuclear monopoly, Rosatom.

If that isn’t dizzying enough, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton, and their Clinton Foundation charity took in millions of dollars from Russian entities and the grateful executives of Uranium One, who were taken over by the deep-pocketed Russians. It was a classic example of illegal pay-for-play, and yet neither President Obama’s Justice Department nor his FBI found anything wrong with it.

Fast forward to 2016, and Hillary and the DNC retained Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion then hired former British spook Christopher Steele, a man who, as former head of the Moscow desk for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, has deep espionage ties in Russia, to do “research” on Trump. What they got instead was innuendo, half-truths, distortions, exaggerations and just plain gossip — much of it from Russian “sources.”

And yet, this phantasmagorical bit of research became the basis for a full-blown investigation of the Trump campaign’s supposed ties to Russian officials and their interference in the 2016 presidential election.

With each new revelation in recent weeks, it has become ever clearer that the collusion that took place wasn’t on the part of Trump, but Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, who have been playing a double-game with the Russians since at least Obama’s first term. That’s the real collusion here. Typical of how the progressive left works, they have accused their opponent of the very thing they are guilty of: colluding with a possible enemy.

This is where Robert Mueller comes in. Mueller himself was head of the FBI from 2001 to 2013. But from 2009 to 2013, all sorts of alarms were going off over the apparent influence peddling by Hillary Clinton while serving as secretary of state. The Justice Department, headed by die-hard leftist lawyer and Obama loyalist Eric Holder, did nothing. Nor did Mueller.

Fast forward to 2016. Mueller’s successor at the FBI, James Comey, did do something: He paid Fusion GPS, which received funding from Russian sources, for its bogus “research” on Trump. That research also became the basis for the equally bogus investigation headed by Mueller.

Yet, as we said earlier in the week, it’s now clear that the real Russian collusion was among Hillary and Bill Clinton, their Clinton Foundation, the DNC, Democratic operatives and bagmen John and Tony Podesta, Fusion GPS and James Comey. Not Trump and his campaign confederates.

When a legal mistake of this magnitude is made, it must be undone. That’s just what Congress is doing right now.

In recent days, both houses of Congress have unveiled investigations into the Uranium One deal and possible pay-for-play deals at Hillary Clinton’s State Department and her family Clinton Foundation.

Just Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican, called for naming a special counsel for the Uranium One deal and the related financial shenanigans. He’s on solid ground here: In a new Rasmussen poll, 51% of likely voters said they believe “it’s likely that Bill and Hillary Clinton or their close political associates broke the law in their dealings with Russia.”

In the meantime, however, the purely political investigation of Trump led by Mueller since the start of this year has gone nowhere. It should be ended immediately, and not just because they’ve found nothing or that the original basis for the investigation has been tainted by being funded by the Democrats, FBI and Russians.

We have nothing personal against Mueller, who led the FBI’s shift toward counterterrorism in the immediate years after 9/11. But as special counsel, Mueller has conflicts all over the place, including his personal ties to Comey (who was Mueller’s favorite to succeed him at the FBI in 2013) and by the fact that he headed the FBI during the time that Hillary was engaged in soliciting donations, selling access to the office of the secretary of state, and officially approving the highly questionable Uranium One deal.

In addition, the very premise of the Russian investigation has been proven faulty, based almost entirely (at least initially) on a politically motivated opposition-research operation run by the Democrats against Trump, and later picked up by the FBI’s Comey. Based on this, it’s time to let special counsel Robert Mueller go, and dismantle the Russian investigation he leads.

Isn’t it great how the media is so up in arms about a fake Russian collusion narrative that was made up by the Clinton machine in order to excuse the fact that not many liked, nor wanted, Crooked Hillary Clinton as their president? They ignore the real Russian smoking gun but they are intent on trying to make an already proven fake narrative stick against President Donald Trump that just won’t stick no matter how hard they try.

The American people aren’t stupid, they also see the media biased and the outright unfair assault against our president and the left will continue to pay for it at the ballot box.

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As Military Hero Sang The National Anthem Fans Immediately Watched The Disgusting Display On The Giants Sideline

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As the boycott of the National Football League picks up steam, the spotlight on the players who are protesting the National Anthem keeps getting brighter. Even though their protest is on the verge of bankrupting the NFL, the league has decided that it won’t put a stop to their disrespect, that this is the one area where the players will have free reign.

Despite what is being said by the players (that the protest is meant as no disrespect toward the military or those who have served in the past) it’s hard not to see this as a slap in the face to everything patriotic. The entire premise of the protest is to draw attention to what they’re calling a broken system. They’re saying that the country is, as a whole, racist and that police are targeting the black community.

Since most of their former fans don’t agree, or at least don’t appreciate the protest, everyone at the NFL’s jobs hangs in the balance. What the NFL needs right now is some good press, but with players like New York Giants Olivier Vernon around, they’re not about to get it. Vernon, like many other players, insists that he means no disrespect to the military, but his actions at a game on Thanksgiving would say otherwise. The defensive end knelt while the anthem was being sung by a military hero just before the Giants game against the Washington Redskins, and people aren’t happy about it.

Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon kneels during the

This shouldn’t come as any great surprise though since Vernon recently told Newsday that he planned to keep kneeling until he feels that his cause has been made right. No word on what that will look like, or it’s ETA, but until then, Vernon will be kneeling:

“Vernon is the only Giants player who continues to protest during the national anthem, and he plans to do so for the foreseeable future.

Still hoping to raise awareness about social injustice and racial inequality in America, the defensive end will not relent in the face of criticism that continues to come his way from fans who believe he is disrespecting the military by not standing for the anthem.

‘What it would take for me to stand is if people can understand what the whole message is behind it,’ Vernon told Newsday. ‘That would actually help a whole lot, but everybody doesn’t see things that way and tries to distort what the message was from the beginning, which is basically social injustice on African-Americans and police brutality.’

Vernon understands that not everyone respects his decision to take a knee, but he remains convinced that the best way to draw attention to the issues he’s most concerned about is to continue his form of protest.

Would there ever come a time that he would stand for the anthem?

‘Unless we can work something out and find the solution and try to address what the real issue is,’ he said, ‘I’ll continue to take a knee. I really don’t care what people outside have to say. I just believe in what’s right and what’s wrong, and I’m going to show support for what I believe in.’ Vernon said he continues to be criticized for not standing but that he tries to ignore most of it.

‘I get [criticism] all the time,’ he said. ‘If it was anything that actually bothered me, I would care. There’s stuff that some people say that comes out of their mouth that is just ignorant and uneducated, so I just keep it moving and I don’t really address anything anybody has to say. If they can’t come at me on something intellectual, then I don’t have a response for you.’

He also isn’t concerned by the recent television ratings decline, at least some of which has been attributed to fans being turned off by the anthem protests.

‘At the end of the day, there’s a First Amendment right as an American citizen,’ Vernon said. ‘You have a right to protest peacefully. Protests aren’t supposed to be comfortable. Some people aren’t going to understand.’”

At the end of the day, he shows up for work and puts on a uniform just like millions of other people. And just like the rest of us, he has to do what his boss says, or he’ll lose his job. If his boss says that it’s ok to kneel on the job, then he can do it, but if his boss says he has to stand while working, then he’d better stand. And if that company goes out of business because it’s employees have made themselves so unpleasant, and the owner refused to ask them to stop being unpleasant or fire them when they didn’t, then both he, and the owner will be out of work.

None of that has anything to do with the constitution; it has to do with how a free market works in a free country, like the one we live in, and the one that our military veterans have fought and died for. Call me old-fashioned, but I think that deserves enough respect to stand for a few moments, once per game

[H/T: Newsday]

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TRUMP IS ON FIRE! Taunts NFL Commissioner With Epic Statement About His National Felon League

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And this is why we all love President Donald J. Trump.

Because the NFL and its ingrate ball tossing illiterate players have effectively managed to put an end the most popular spectator sport in America, Thanksgiving Day did not feature the best football anymore. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t any NFL fireworks courtesy of President Donald Trump.

President Trump retweeted an article shared by Dan Scavino Jr. about the NFL’s poor ratings, pinning them on the Giants’ Olivier Vernon taking a knee as a serviceman sang the anthem this Thanksgiving day.

But as usual, Trump didn’t just stop there, he also incorporated the now infamous statement from the Texans owner Bob McNair’s about the “inmates running the asylum’. But he rephrased it a bit and wrote “players are the boss!” at the NFL.

The ignoramus that is the ball tossing Vernon has, of course, been kneeling since Week 3 so this protest isn’t necessarily news. But the lack of support for Thanksgiving games does prove the American public as a whole are sick and tired of the politicization being done by people who get paid on average 2.1 million dollars a year to toss around a ball. That’s more money than most of us will see in our entire lifetimes.

Although the NFL and left-wing media outlets like ESPN are set on trying to convince us that since there are so many games per week people are suffering from “NFL Fatigue,” yeah right!

Via Fox News:

I’m from Green Bay; my high school colors were green & gold and I am part owner of the Green Bay Packers from when they sold stock after the 1997 Super Bowl victory. So, it took quite a bit to get me to boycott the NFL, but they managed it. Until the owners require their players to stand for the national anthem, or sit for the game, I won’t watch a minute, and I’m not alone.

Since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in a misguided protest against police violence, the NFL has been hemorrhaging fans. Both TV viewership and attendance at stadiums are well down and once people find other ways to spend their Sundays, they may not come back.

Let there be no doubt, the NFL is a business and the owners of those billion dollar plus franchises have a problem. A bunch of their players want to play social justice games, but their core audience, the folks who pay the bills, just want them to play football. And we really don’t like the disrespect shown to the anthem, the flag and those who fought for our country including those who came home in coffins with that flag draped over them.

This Veterans Day weekend there was quite a duality. The NFL went whole hog saluting the military and trying to mend fences. Historically the league, and most of the players, have been very supportive of the military. Part of that was the tens of millions of tax dollars the military paid them to put on displays with the flag and flyovers for the recruiting value, but there was also a genuine bond for the most part.

But at the same time there was a push to boycott the NFL. I did my part on social media:

Like many others, seeing a bunch of pampered millionaires stealing the moment when we should all come together in thanks for the freedoms we enjoy, and yes for those who safeguard them, well that just flat pisses me off.

They say the protests are not against the anthem or the flag or the military for that matter. But that is garbage because the effect is to disrespect all of those things so they can virtue signal their solidarity with the radical left. They could do their social justice pandering whenever they want, and they made a conscious choice.  By choosing to put the spotlight on themselves instead of the symbols of what makes this country great.

That just doesn’t sit well with those of us who served, or have family who did or who just want to enjoy a football game without politics. We get plenty of bitter arguments and displays of partisanship all day every day. Football was a time to forget all that and just remember how much the Bears still suck. They took that and even worse did so with divisive anti-police grievance mongering to a crowd with a heavy component of Blue Lives Matters sentiment.

We will see if the NFL charm offensive worked, although the pictures of half empty stadiums should sure give the owners cause to worry. It’s pretty simple to fix, tell the players to stand up for America or the rest of us may sit out…permanently.

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

The bottom line here is that no matter what narrative the left wing media tries to spin this on, people as a whole side with President Trump on this issue. If this was indeed NFL fatigue then NFL stadiums wouldn’t be half, or more, empty while college football stadiums are practically full and have not suffered any decline in viewership or attendance whatsoever. Americans still love football, it’s the NFL they refuse to watch!

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