Tag: communism sucks

Color me unsurprised!

In the vein that reality always trump liberal illusions and fantasies about how things work in the real world, we get an article where a baffled MSM reports that if the minimum wage is jacked up, people will be laid off. I am not surprised that’s what is going to happen, and the article states so:

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A new study has found that 38 percent of employers will lay workers off if the minimum wage is increased as President Barack Obama has proposed.

Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm, surveyed 1,213 business owners and human resources professionals nationwide asking them if they would be impacted if the minimum wage was increased.

Roughly 54 percent of the study participants said they would reduce hiring and 65 percent said they would raise prices on their goods and services.

“There’s been a lot of debate and speculation about the impact of a minimum wage increase on job creation,” Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said in a press release. “At Express, we decided to go directly to the employers who make those decisions to find out what a minimum wage increase to $10.10 would mean for them specifically and for the economy in general.”

Nearly 213 of those surveyed pay their employees the current $7.25 minimum wage.

The problem with this idiotic belief that government should regulate pay rates, to overcome the unjust system that allows the people that actually take all the financial risks to make good on that so hated by the left, is that it ignores the basic concept that when you jack up the cost of labor, said cost will not be incurred by the perceived rich business owner, but by the customers buying the service or products. Remember, we are talking about jobs that take about a day of training, tops, and can be done by anyone with an IQ above what would qualify a person as a moron. That is why they are minimum wage jobs. At this insanely high new rate, I bet the employer is actually better off replacing drones with automation, reducing anywhere from 50-90% of the low skilled labor staff. Don’t you pretend otherwise, because the automation trend is already in high gear: ask bank tellers or cashiers.

I was discussing this very issue with a coworker that felt this $15 minimum wage was a great idea – because of social justice and all that – until I pointed out that the service he constantly complained about would now be done by fewer people, while that $1 menu item would probably cost him more, maybe as much as half-again as much. Blank stare. A glimpse of an idea, not thought through, of course, followed by a grin, and the idiotic retort: pass a law to prevent them from laying off anyone. Presto! I told him that wouldn’t be a problem at all, but now his morning coffee & bagel was going to cost him $20 instead of $5. Apply the same logic to any other product and service staffed by minimum wage earners or produced by an unionized workforce with their pay tied to the minimum wage (the real reason democrats want to raise the minimum wage, BTW). Businesses have to earn enough money to pay the people working there, and make a profit, after all, because otherwise there was no reason to be in business. His next retort, after the same cycle, was that profits should also be controlled. I kid you not. I pointed out that that thinking led to all pay being controlled, including his, and that it was very easy to make the argument that he was over paid for the value he was producing. That seemed to get his attention.

In the end his retort was that there had to be a way for people to be paid a decent “living wage”, the earnings of the boss to be controlled, as all good communists believe is socially just, and the cost of things to be kept low to boot. It’s the mentality inculcated by the rot Engels and Marx produced that defines labor as the only thing of real value and remains unable to distinguish between the value of the service provided or product produced. In that world a guy polishing turds all day long results in the same value as the efforts of a highly skilled surgeon. I told him that he needed to move to Fantasy Island, where all dreams can come true, regardless of how improbable and impossible they were in the real world. He didn’t like that either. The fact is that in the real world, things work a certain way, and no amount of stupid legislation, no matter how sugar coated it is to make the turd it is creating palatable, will ever change that. But that’s liberalism in a nutshell.

Yeah, sure they have learned their lesson

Most collectivists will twist themselves in a pretzel to avoid admitting the evils of communism knowing full well how despicable the murderous communist movements of the 20th century were. They have no such problem with fascism, which despite their attempts to relable as a right wing movement, is clearly another unholy version of the collectivist big state system. But when the topic is communism, these idiots simply cannot admit the thing was not just a miserable failure, but downright evil. Oh, they will tell you that they know it was bad, but there will always be a “but” to justify doing more of the same. Some will say that the problem was that it wasn’t real communism or some such nonsense. Others will say that it wasn’t done by the right people. But every once in a while, you will have some that let their guard down and tell you that they just really love that totalitarian evil shit, like that idiot Jesse Myerson did over at Salon.com with that communist cock fluffing job titled Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism). Let me stress that about the only thing people can get wrong about communism is how dehumanizing, evil, and downright despicable it is, and this author takes the prize for that.

In typical idiotic liberal fashion, this moronic piece basically tries, and fails miserably, to justify the murder of over 100 million people and the imprisonment of billions, and all in less than a century, by making the absolutely ludicrous and stupendously ridiculous claim that communism’s reign of intimidation, abuse and murder, a philosophy based on robbing humans of dignity while pretending to do the inverse, should be overlooked because the other side does it too! Even worse to me is the fact that the moron that wrote this piece is trying to argue that the violence and abuses of communism are OK, because the crony capitalism system that the left thrives off and is hell bent on growing, in the very name of the social justice they pretend can only flourish under such evil and tyrannical systems as communism, is bad. It shows a fundamentally flawed conception of the reality of how things work. The answer to the honest criticism of a collectivist system that murdered 100 million people and imprisoned billions is to contrast it with another collectivist system, run by other assholes, that under the pretense of trying to address the ills of society and usher in “social justice”, have created a dysfunctional society where government, through coercion or outright force, picks the winners and loser, and then pretend there is an equivalence that should give communism a pass. That makes so much sense!

The most ludicrous part of the article however is the “the right people were not in charge” argument that the author makes when he tries to pretend that an American communist system wouldn’t be like that in the Soviet Union or China. Maybe he has missed the massive abuses by the current administration, which for all intents and purposes can be labeled the most dogmatically communist friendly one in the history of this nation. Does he really believe that people like this, when given absolute power, wouldn’t do the same, if not worse? What? He figures that scumbags like Obama and Holder, when given absolute power like the leadership of a communist system would inherently get, suddenly would stop abusing said power (which they have been doing nonstop for the last 5 years). And I still believe in Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse too.

But the telling point is that made in the 7th misconception, where he, yet again, tries to pretend that the crony capitalist system set up by his communism loving fellow travelers is inherently unfair, because it doesn’t really foster individualism. This whole piece of garbage of an article smacks of another rewrite. The left was able to pretend communism was less evil during the time they had everyone convinced fascism, another collectivist disease, was a right wing creation. Now that we finally cleared up that misconception and pointed out fascism was just the other side of the collectivist coin, they lost that shield to hide behind, and they then, in desperation, have started grasping at straws. It looks like the new tactic is to help give communism some semblance of legitimacy, by making a comparison between communism and the despicable crony capitalist system that the communism loving shitbags that think government should be in the business of picking winners & losers, have straddled us with.

This desperate attempt to provide cover for communism smacks of the tactics currently used by these very same people that are trying to force us in the US to accept the government run system they want by destroying the existing healthcare system and claiming that justifies their intent. Supporters of communism have corrupted our society and economic system by giving government the power to pick the winners and losers, then point out the deficiencies of that system they created to justify the most murderous and evil curse ever foisted on humanity: communism. Apologists for communism are fucking vile, and we should treat them as such. The left still is enamored of this plague that struck humanity over the last century, and if we do not remain vigilant and roll back their work, we will soon find ourselves living under it or variants of it before we know it. Collectivism beyond the family circle can only produce tyrannical and abused systems. That’s the fact we must keep in mind.

Where have I see this kind of stupid shit before?

Looks like the unwashed hippies now picketing Wall Street have a list of demands they want met. Here is the text of their demands, because this stuff is just to sweet:

Posted 8 days ago by LloydJHart (Vineyard Haven, MA)

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

Demand four: Free college education.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

This is straight up shit from the communist playbook! We saw how well it has worked out for the people earning the “living wages”, getting the “free healthcare” and “free education” in these countries. And they want to make that wage obligatory even when all you do is stay home and play playstation/Xbox! North Korea is a paradise! And who doesn’t want debt forgiveness? Hopefully after they rack up a few million dollars in goodies they then get to keep too. Especially when it’s illegal to track if people are paying their bills or not. And unionize everything! Society won’t grind to a halt at all when these unions all start fighting over the boney carcass, because the state police will keep order like they do in that North Korean paradise.

Couple all that commie nonsense with such brilliant ideas as ending the use of fossil fuels, while the only viable replacement is nuclear, which I suspect would illicit a whole list of new demands from these morons, a trillion dollars of wasted money – why not since we already flushed more than that away so far these past 3 years – on “restoring the ecology” (WTF is that?) and planting forests, open borders, and a voting system I recall Stalin once pointed out didn’t much care about the votes but who counted them, and things are going to be awesome! Not my words. Here is the quote from that page:

These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

Maybe you need a 14th demand: free hallucinogenic drugs for those hippies! Fuck, some people are so stupid it makes you wonder if the universe wouldn’t be better off if a big rock fell from the sky and wiped everything out. Think of all the jobs fixing the aftermath of that event would create! Envy of what others have sucks.