ELITES MINIMUM WAGE*
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Glen Beck, the fecal stain who wants you to panic and buy his sponsors freeze dried foods, but ONLY because there might be a tornado or hurricane victim nearby who needs charity since there is NO reason to panic as we have two hundred years of fracking oil available, and his retarded twin Rush Limbaugh who created a media empire trash talking the Klinton Kunts but then when Republican Bush was wiping his gonorrhea dripping dingus with the Constitution Rush was STILL blaming everything on Democrats, those two cretins would have you believe that God himself wants American businesses to be unhampered in their actions by the government. Hey, look how well that worked out when we let Enron write their own rulebook! And while Social Security is NOT welfare ( because most of their radio listeners are already sipping at that teet ), everything else including minimum wage most certainly is! Why, we could compete with the Chinese if we did away with that interference in the All Holy One Blessed Be They Name “Free Market”. Amen and hallelujah.
Now, I’m the last guy around who likes Big Government. To me, Social Security is indeed welfare ( although you can bet your last jelly donut if by a miracle it is available to me I’ll snatch it right up ) and I do NOT stand up and cheer the troops when they are engaged in imperial adventures. But if BigGov insists on handing a large chunk of the national wealth to big corporations and the banks, I’ll certainly cheer anything that screws me a tiny bit less. Such as minimum wage laws. Now, the only popular entertainment news out there regarding minimum wage is that the Unions agitated for child labor laws to increase the income of its members, accepting minimum wage at the same time, and that our benevolent Democrats ( probably originating with Big Daddy Commie Dingus Licker FDR, patron saint of all that is good for the Little People. Oh, wait. Is that Trump now? I get confused which one of the banker elites bitches was supposed to love the poor ) push for more minimum wage laws all the time which will force all the jobs overseas.
You rarely hear anything else. It was bad! ( bad Unions! No biscuits for you! Bad Democrats, costing business money! ). Every time the minimum wage is going to go up, business everywhere will immediately replace workers with robots and no more jobs can be had. I image those making the argument think they have a valid point, since we have lost all our jobs to China. However, if I may? What if, just mull it over a bit, what if minimum wage was ALWAYS for the benefit of centralizing forces? Big government, big business and big centralized banks. Because, if you strip away the ONLY argument against minimum wage which is that it hurts The Free Market, and instead Follow The Money, who benefits from minimum wage? Remember, the Free Market is only a law of physics to small business owners, the Mom& Pops. There, the Free Market kicks the crap out of the least efficient. Up the business food chain, where large corporations write the government regulations and Senators come to graze freely, there is no free market but rather mercantilism. Or, perhaps fascism. Whatever your definition, the three stooges of our nation, those blindly pulling levels which create money but do a whole lot more that is ignored, Big Business and Big Banks and Big Gov all feed and help each other.
So, if those idiots are in charge, and it is rather plain as the alcoholic induced burst veins on your nose that they are, why would they support paying workers more than necessary? Their whole lot in life is that of a parasite and so why get less blood than is possible? Here is what I’ve come up with as a working hypothesis. Minimum wage helps all three parties. It strengthens each. Corporations use costly workers as a means to destroy small business and as an excuse to automate. There is no profit in hiring more workers as far as the bankers are concerned but plenty in buying machines. And government sees more taxes on higher wages, amongst other benefits such as increased dependence and more Divide And Conquer. Let’s start at the corporate level. Remember, our entire economic history of a nation was one of abundant resources but dear labor. Indentured servants, then slaves, then immigrants from failed states, then petroleum slaves have all been used to make up for the lack of labor abundance. Elsewhere, serfs and other poor provided cheap labor. Here, it has always been a struggle to get that. Remember that big business hates materials or labor costing anything. To the capitalist religious fanatics, cost is a dirty word and profit is mothers milk.
With minimum wage, big business is better profited by automation, robotics and machines. It is cheaper to buy a machine on payments than to pay workers. So, you surmise, why not lower the wages to under that of machines? Because machines are eventually paid off and continue to produce but wages are forever. Because by paying for machines, wage costs are reduced, even if a few workers are paid more. And more importantly, if you don’t have big gov and big banks in your corner, you don’t get the tax breaks from automation ( regulations written to penalize competitors ) nor will the bank give you loans for the machinery. The banks love loaning money for more and bigger machines. And, if you ask why Chinese labor is encouraged rather than leaving American factories open, you are asking the wrong question. The correct one is, were Chinese machines cheaper than American ones? It was cheaper to lease time on Chinese machines to manufacture our products than to own them outright. It was a timeshare.
Granted, it would have been ideal to export our surplus, but only ideal to the nation as a whole and the workers, NOT to the elite. More profit was made in overseas factories than local ones. Certainly lower cost labor factored in but it wasn’t the ONLY consideration. Perhaps our CEO’s were tired of sucking in the industrial pollution along with the factory line workers. It doesn’t matter-you just need to keep in mind things happen for a reason and nobody just handed a gift to the peons of higher wages without a reason. The details are fascinating but hardly moot if slightly off. This has been an exercise in critical thinking which in and of itself is a neat skill to have for any apocalypse.
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