January 11, 2014
THERE'S NO DISAGREEMENT ABOUT WEALTH TRANSFERS...:
$12 an hour is conservative rocket fuel, says Ron Unz (Neil Munro, 1/10/14, Daily Caller)
A nationwide minimum wage of $12 per hour would shrink government, aid families, curb illegal immigration, spur high-tech investment, and boost GOP support among working-class voters, says Ron Unz, the California libertarian entrepreneur who wiped out his state's Spanish-only K-12 classes.The $12 wage would slash the huge taxpayer subsidies now given to companies that hire low-wage immigrants, and move tens of millions of Americans into the middle class and sharply reduce the 47 percent of the population who are now completely or partly dependent on federal handouts, Unz told The Daily Caller."Politics would be completely different... what you're doing is reducing the 47 percent by 10 to 15 points and giving Republicans a chance to make their case about cutting government spending and reducing taxes," he said.
...it's just a matter of whether you hate the very idea of government enough to cripple the economy by having the government force business to transfer wealth via jobs.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2014 10:11 PM