Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Does Barack Obama hate black people??

Here's the late senator Jacob Javitz on why he supported minimum wage legislation:

"I point out to Senators from industrial states like my own that a minimum wage increase would also give industry in our states some measure of protection, as we have too long suffered from the unfair competition based on substandard wages and other labor conditions in effect in certain areas of the country – primarily in the South.
....Although probably no northern senator today would dare admit it, many who vote for increases in the minimum wage understand that one consequence will be to destroy  jobs for the least skilled workers, a disproportionate number of whom are black.”
And now, thanks to the good intentions of our government, we now have a black teen unemployment rate of  40%.

Here's a summary of the situation....  I can teach you how to play a piano, but if you pay me more than $7.00 an hour, you're getting ripped off.  I'm not much of a piano player, or teacher.  But if I had to, I could make some money teaching piano for $7.00 an hour.

My neighbor down the street is a really good piano teacher.  She gets $10.00 an hour.  One street over is another guy who gets $15.00 per hour.

If you raise the minimum wage for piano teachers to $12.00 an hour, who does it help?  Me or my neighbors?

It helps my neighbors.   I ain't worth $12.00 an hour as a piano teacher.  Nobody will ever pay me that, because I'm not worth it.  All it will do is guarantee full employment for my neighbors.

That's what happens to inexperienced and low-skilled labor when a Washington Messiah raises the minimum wage.  They get priced out of the market.  Just hide and watch what happens to the black teen minority unemployment rate if The Teleprompter Jesus gets his way with this proposal from his Union Of The Statists speech last night :
"Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That’s wrong," Obama said. "Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families.
The real question is this....

Why does Barack Obama hate black people?

Don't get me wrong...I love the minimum wage, because I'm white.  My daughter is white, and also has established plenty of work experience.  She was offered jobs at more than 40K per year at the age of 20.  Minimum wage legislation will ensure that we're the last to be laid off.  We got skills!!!  

But does Barack Obama really hate black people?  Or is he just not very smart?


MingoV said...

"But does Barack Obama really hate black people? Or is he just not very smart?"

He isn't very smart. He also cares nothing about Afro-Americans because he does not identify with them. For the same reason, our narcissist-in-chief cares nothing about whites, Hispanics, Asians, etc.

Perry de Havilland said...

But does Barack Obama really hate black people? Or is he just not very smart?

Not necessarily either one, though the last is certainly a possibility.

Barack Obama is a politician and so Barack Obama cares only about what benefits Barack Obama’ career.

And if minimum wage laws are perceived as being A Good Thing by a critical mass of economically unsophisticated people (i.e. most people), and thus supporting them provides a political advantage to Barack Obama… then that is the most likely reason he supports such laws. He does not ‘hate’ black people or poor people generally, he just wants their votes and as there is nothing whatsoever that he could do to lose the Black vote, he has zero reason to care if his policies actually hurt them as they will vote for him regardless. They are already in the bag no matter what.

This is the same reason Republican after Republican supports vastly expansionary statist policies even though much of the Republican grass roots wants less, not more… they will always vote Republican regardless so, to put it bluntly, the likes of George Bush or John McCain or Mitt Romney say “fuck ‘em” and support bail outs and ‘Americans with Disabilities’ or RomneyCare knowing the same people would rather eat their own heads than vote for anyone else. So yeah, fuck ‘em, why care what they actually want or what the real consequences of the policy are?

The only reality that matters to the vast majority of politicians anywhere in the world is political reality.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Perry De Havilland of Samizdata has entered the building.