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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Minimum wage, maximum deception

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes why labor unions are the chief proponents of artificially raising labor costs.

"Odd what liberal politicians and union-types see as 'fairness,' considering wage floors do exactly the opposite of what their shills preach. Not only do government-mandated minimum wages result in fewer entry-level jobs -- the kinds of positions so vital for young workers to learn how to work -- they put pressure on employers to increase all wages, and with no regard to productivity.

"And that's why unions push so hard for this maximum deception: If minimum wages rise, they insist that their wages rise, too. Thus, unions are more than willing to serve themselves at the expense of those they claim they're fighting for. How typical."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight it's liberal to increase min. wage but conservative and smart to pay CEO's millions (with plenty of perks) & Pa politicians health, dental, long term care, full pay in retirement, life insurance, etc etc etc. Boy did I have that all wrong for so many years.