In case you forgot,

…GOP economics is as bunk as everything else they do.

Despite the constant claims that paying people enough to actually live will destroy jobs, on average the states that raised the minimum wage are seeing higher than average job growth.

This could very well be due to other factors, and not because of the minimum wage, but certainly the minimum wage isn’t killing jobs.

Actually, turns out there is more evidence, and when we add that we start to see actual trends. As the Washington Post points out, raising the minimum seems to create jobs.

Naturally facts won’t change the arguments from the right. But I already wrote about that.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on July 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    You have to admit the Tea-GOP is great at messaging. The media always treat a zombie lie like “minimum wage laws kill jobs” as if it were a legitimate argument.

    • #2 by Shane Smith on July 4, 2014 - 3:29 pm

      They still treat climate deniers like they aren’t basically flat ear there’s too. The media needs help.

  2. #4 by cav on July 4, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    Great opportunity in ‘Star-Spangled Burkas’.

  3. #6 by Richard Warnick on July 6, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Crazy but true:

    The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush’s birthday this weekend by selling wistful “I Miss W.” t-shirts to its supporters.

    • #7 by Larry Bergan on July 6, 2014 - 2:44 pm

      Now that all the chickenhawks are back, I should probably make another iron-on T-shirt that says: “Chickenhawks – Suit Up Or Shut Up!”

      That Cheney tattoo is “off the table”.

      • #8 by Richard Warnick on July 6, 2014 - 8:53 pm

        Katrina vanden Heuvel told Bill Kristol that if he’s so keen on a new war, he ought to enlist in the Iraqi Army.

        • #9 by Larry Bergan on July 7, 2014 - 4:41 pm

          Propping Krystal’s eyes open and making him watch the violence and death that he loved creating, like Malcolm McDowell in “A Clockwork Orange”, probably wouldn’t work because he might enjoy it.

          The man is a world class ass; not act… ass.

  4. #10 by brewski on September 1, 2014 - 5:38 am

    In case you forgot, your post used as its “source” Harold Meyerson who is the son of long time leaders in California of the Socialist Party of America and he was active in the 1970s in the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.

    He is a vice-chair of the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America.

    Then he says that places with the highest minimum wages have the highest job growth. He doesn’t seem to consider that perhaps the relationship is the other way around. That cities that have the highest job growth, then enact the highest minimum wages. So rich techies in San Fran and Seattle push the wages of the whole city up (you know, actual labor demand), and then higher minimum wage laws follow.

    The suggestion that these cities have high job growth because of higher minimum wages statutes is laughable. Anyone who suggests it is laughable.

    • #11 by Larry Bergan on September 1, 2014 - 9:06 am

      That’s ridiculous brewski. The template used for the last decades now, is keeping wages low to lure businesses. There isn’t ONE proposal by the real power structure to EVER raise wages. That’s why they stopped going up since Reagan, and you know it.

      • #12 by brewski on September 1, 2014 - 5:36 pm

        False.

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