‘Liberal’ Washington Post: $15/hour minimum wage will put people out of work, hurt poorest people

“We don’t understand basic economics!!!! Fight for 15!!!!”

Well, you don’t say…

Hey, if you still want to blow up your community (and hurt poor people especially) with a $15/hour minimum wage you go right ahead. But when things head inevitably south, and likely quickly, just remember that you were warned multiple times. This time even by The Washington Post.

(From The Washington Post)

According to the 146-page report by Philadelphia-based consulting group PFM,

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Trump Bumping and end of Obama era relief: U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six Years

Trump bump? To a large degree yes.

Obviously Trump has his issues – to say the least – but the uptick in the ersatz economy (the one that most of us live in until reality inevitably hits and overwhelms the fakery) is about American optimism inspired to some degree by Trump, but as much as anything by relief that Obama is adios. The people who make things, who grow the economy had little confidence in Obama. The media had confidence,

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Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying (Maybe much more than “improper”)

“Improper”? Is that the correct word?

The prior administration still has much to account for, which may be why so many from the Obama years are freaking out in government and out.

(From The Hill)

The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

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“Participatory Fascism” is the future?

By Robert Higgs

“Socialism with Chinese characteristics” = Chinese fascism
“American capitalism” = American fascism
“Post-Communism in Russia” = Russian fascism
“Scandinavian Third Way” = Scandinavian fascism
“Italian fascism” = Italian fascism
“German fascism” = German fascism
“European corporatism” = European fascism

Are you starting to see a pattern?

Many people continue to perceive the presence or impending advent of socialism here, there, and everywhere. But full-fledged socialism is almost extinct.

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Want to make BANK? Be a CEO of a taxpayer funded non-profit, $870,000/year for Urban League head

This is a shocker. People in the poverty business making huge piles of money? Who would have thought? I mean it’s not like the people at ACORN were crooks. Or Al Sharpton. Or Jesse Jackson. Or the people who run much of places like Chicago, Detroit, New York, and LA. No no, these people are for helping the poor. Selfless servants seeking justice. No way they are lining their own pockets and scamming the tax base.

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Raul Labrador: ‘Ironic’ that Democrats want to turn the US into the countries illegal immigrants are fleeing

This is a very legitimate point and a point a friend of mine, an older man who came from Argentina originally, made also to me years ago.  He and his wife were very concerned about the rise of “El Jefe” (crony) style politics. He believed that much of this rise came from the urban political machines exploiting a new immigrant population that was more familiar with Mexico or Guatemala’s system of patronage than with the US Constitution. These people knew the PRI,

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Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

Sounds like a case of the “Detroits.” Actually many cases of the Detroits.

The government is too big in these states. There are too many state employees. These employees want unrealistic pensions. (What’s a pension?) They lived like there was no tomorrow for decades and now “tomorrow” is here.

And we ain’t – I repeat are not, will not, ain’t – a’gonna bail you out.

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The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

People seem confused by this rally. Really a rally on top of a Fed induced (to a very large extent) bull market extending back many years. How can this be, some wonder? Trump is bad news. How could the market tick up, solidly and definitively, in the wake of Trump’s election?

My feeling, and it is only this, and it is sure to contradicted by many a CNBC Squawk Box special guest, is that investors are just relieved that Obama is gone and that America dodged the Hillary bullet.

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Totally Unhinged : Huffington Post writer calls for the execution of Trump (This was before yesterday’s shooting and has been pulled, we found in an archive) PIC

This article has been removed by The Huffington Post or Huff Post (now that they are trying to cut out Ariana Huffington). And indeed it seems some of the writers at the site are huffing something. Check this out.

It’s insanity. It is completely divorced from reality. So this is what the rank and file are being fed? No wonder yesterday happened. These people honestly think they are part of some “resistance” instead of doing the bidding of folks like the Clintons,

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Obamacare Death Spiral: First 2018 Coverage Map Reveals At Least 47 Counties With No Coverage

“A drop dead sprint from the day he’s born straight into his maker’s arms.” – The Black Keys 

Some think Obamacare was designed to implode so that it would create the impetus for socialized, taxpayer funded medicine. Some say that Obamacare is just a flat out disaster that was constructed horribly by people who thought they were smarter than they actually are. I think it’s a mix of both but more parts just plain old idiotic statism than any sort of conspiracy.

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