Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

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Hey GOP Call the Left's Minimum Wage Bluff

The left con­tin­ues to go all in on the min­i­mum wage nation­ally

The Repub­li­cans blocked a bill on Wednes­day that could have increased the min­i­mum wage. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and Democ­rats are furi­ous, but Repub­li­cans are hold­ing firm.
The cur­rent min­i­mum wage is $7.25 an hour; with an increase over three years, the wage would have been $10.10 an hour.

The rhetoric from democ­rats look­ing for $10.10 has been pretty steady includ­ing yes­ter­day on Morn­ing Joe.

We even see a few peo­ple call­ing for an even higher increase

Rep. Bar­bara Lee, D-​Calif., said that she sup­ports rais­ing min­i­mum wage in the state of Cal­i­for­nia to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small busi­ness own­ers.
Speak­ing on CNN’s “Cross­fire,” the Cal­i­for­nia Demo­c­rat dis­agreed with Repub­li­can con­gress­men look­ing to keep min­i­mum wage the same, or in one case, to be abol­ished as a whole.

While the left con­tin­ues to use this issue to play the class war card this actu­ally sets up the right for the per­fect counter which was, iron­i­cally pro­vided by by Demo­c­rat Gov­er­nors in Mary­land:


Mary­land Gov. Mar­tin O’Malley (D) touted his state’s move to raise the min­i­mum wage to $10.10 an hour and knocked Repub­li­cans for block­ing a sim­i­lar mea­sure this week in the U.S. Sen­ate dur­ing a speech to Nevada Democ­rats on Fri­day night.

and Con­necti­cut

HART­FORD — Con­necti­cut law­mak­ers on Wednes­day became the first in the coun­try to pass leg­is­la­tion that would increase a state’s min­i­mum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate Pres­i­dent Obama wants for the fed­eral min­i­mum wage.

The bill passed the Gen­eral Assem­bly, which Democ­rats con­trol, largely along party lines. It was approved 21 to 14 in the Sen­ate and 87 to 54 in the House.

I think these are both incred­i­bly fool­ish moves for their states but con­sis­tent with the right of indi­vid­ual states to go their own ways. In terms of the midterm elec­tions and beyond I think the Repub­li­cans should high­light, pro­mote and applaud these moves by the bluest of blue states.

In fact we should point to those states where the left has over­whelm­ing unstop­pable con­trol like Rhode Island, Ver­mont and even Mass­a­chu­setts to do the same say­ing: “Go ahead blue states, raise that min­i­mum wage to $10.10, in fast raise it more.” If I was the GOP I’d even chal­lenge Cal­i­for­nia dems to fol­low Bar­bara Lee’s advice & push their min­i­mum wage all the way to $26 an hour.

At the same time I’d encour­age Red States like North & South Dakota, Okla­homa, Texas to stand pat & let free mar­ket forces dic­tate wages.

And then lets watch the fruit of these moves.

If the left is right then these moves will cre­ate booms in their states, The whole New Eng­land region will have a renais­sance! Mary­land econ­omy, already fueled by fed­eral dol­lars and K-​Street, will become even stronger. As for Cal­i­for­nia, if they raise that wage to $26 and hour will become the new promised land.

We can watch busi­ness flock to all of these blue states to oper­ate and bring pros­per­ity, tax rev­enues and pop­u­la­tion will come with it. By the time of the 2020 cen­sus the left will reap the great­est of polit­i­cal rewards of increased pop­u­la­tion and rep­re­sen­ta­tion putting them in the driver’s seat in the house for a decade.

The left will have cause to cel­e­brate their good fortune.

But if they’re wrong, their states will fur­ther entropy. Small busi­ness will con­tinue to flee along with tax rev­enues and pop­u­la­tion and only the need to feed and clothe those who remain and to sup­port the bureau­cracy will keep busi­ness there at all and the Red States will have a lock on the House that will begin to resem­ble the Demo­c­rat dom­i­nance that wasn’t bro­ken till 1994.

If the left truly believes in what they are push­ing, they’ll make that bet in every state they cur­rently con­trol. and if the right is smart they’ll prompt and goad them into it until they do.

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The left continues to go all in on the minimum wage nationally

The Republicans blocked a bill on Wednesday that could have increased the minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Democrats are furious, but Republicans are holding firm.
The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour; with an increase over three years, the wage would have been $10.10 an hour.

 

The rhetoric from democrats looking for $10.10 has been pretty steady including yesterday on Morning Joe.

We even see a few people calling for an even higher increase

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said that she supports raising minimum wage in the state of California to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small business owners.
Speaking on CNN’s “Crossfire,” the California Democrat disagreed with Republican congressmen looking to keep minimum wage the same, or in one case, to be abolished as a whole.

While the left continues to use this issue to play the class war card this actually sets up the right for the perfect counter which was, ironically provided by by Democrat Governors in Maryland:


Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) touted his state’s move to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and knocked Republicans for blocking a similar measure this week in the U.S. Senate during a speech to Nevada Democrats on Friday night.

 

and Connecticut

HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass legislation that would increase a state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate President Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.

The bill passed the General Assembly, which Democrats control, largely along party lines. It was approved 21 to 14 in the Senate and 87 to 54 in the House.

I think these are both incredibly foolish moves for their states but consistent with the right of individual states to go their own ways. In terms of the midterm elections and beyond I think the Republicans should highlight, promote and applaud these moves by the bluest of blue states.

In fact we should point to those states where the left has overwhelming unstoppable control like Rhode Island, Vermont and even Massachusetts to do the same saying: “Go ahead blue states, raise that minimum wage to $10.10, in fast raise it more.” If I was the GOP I’d even challenge California dems to follow Barbara Lee’s advice & push their minimum wage all the way to $26 an hour.

At the same time I’d encourage Red States like North & South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas to stand pat & let free market forces dictate wages.

And then lets watch the fruit of these moves.

If the left is right then these moves will create booms in their states, The whole New England region will have a renaissance! Maryland economy, already fueled by federal dollars and K-Street, will become even stronger. As for California, if they raise that wage to $26 and hour will become the new promised land.

We can watch business flock to all of these blue states to operate and bring prosperity, tax revenues and population will come with it. By the time of the 2020 census the left will reap the greatest of political rewards of increased population and representation putting them in the driver’s seat in the house for a decade.

The left will have cause to celebrate their good fortune.

But if they’re wrong, their states will further entropy. Small business will continue to flee along with tax revenues and population and only the need to feed and clothe those who remain and to support the bureaucracy will keep business there at all and the Red States will have a lock on the House that will begin to resemble the Democrat dominance that wasn’t broken till 1994.

If the left truly believes in what they are pushing, they’ll make that bet in every state they currently control. and if the right is smart they’ll prompt and goad them into it until they do.

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