On the contrary, according to Wikipedia, the minimum wage was always intended to give the poorest workers a living wage.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" - right Hightower?
The minimum wage is simply the very first step in many for the American work force. It was never meant to be a living wage. If a person is still at minimum wage after many steps should have been taken, that person is likely not even worth the minimum.
It seems that you do indeed see yourself as Mr. Cranks mouthpiece. I wonder if he realizes how inadequately he is being represented.
I believe not "receiving" advice or believing that advice is not required was the crux of my statement, leaving yours to miss the point entirely.
As to your question "Have you noticed...". Now that you ask, I have certainly noticed that behavior in you on many occasions.
siggie, what you describe applies to 99% of the human race. There is nothing so universal as the practice of giving, receiving, and ignoring advice.
In a similar vein, have you noticed how some people cannot deal with real individuals, but must pigeonhole everyone with the "proper" label so they can apply the "appropriate" stereotypes, whether they fit the particular individual or not.
A crack in the crank?
You know Mr. crank, we agree on so many things. I wonder if we agree on this. There is a certain segment of the population that always gives advice, but never takes their own nor anyone else's. This same group comprise the folks that need the advice the most. This group is defined by a word that begins with the letter "L".
Are you attempting to pick a fight Mr K? Or do you believe yourself to be Mr Crank's mouthpiece?
siggie, are you so intellectually bankrupt you cannot attack Old Crank's ideas? And so morally bankrupt you are more than willing to attack the man instead?
I would hope that Mr. Crank writes his response from a maximum security facility in which he is kept in restraints. The word delirium comes immediately to mind.
"Everybody does better when everybody does better." "If only our leaders in Washington and on Wall Street would begin practicing this American philosophy."
Back in the day when there WAS bi-partisanship in Washington, this was known as "A rising tide lifts all boats." Ronnie Raygun (R) and Tipsy O'Neill (D) actually got a lot done, even while robbing us blind with the awarding of loopholes and tax breaks; at least the highway robbery was an equal opportunity game, a stasis of sorts.
The game now is all scorched earth, lies, destroying the other side, and stunning greed.
The GOP and its evango-fascist base have become our Al Queda and Taliban, ruining us.
siggie, are you so far to the right, you think the Little League is a Communist organization? All you have proven is that you have never read the Communist Manifesto, you have no clue as to the nature and meaning of Marxism, and you have no idea what America is all about.
The preamble of the United States Constitution says the document was "ordained and established" in order, among other things, to "promote the general Welfare." By your "logic" siggie, our Founding Fathers were just as "Red" as Jim Hightower.
"...we can make our individual lives better by contributing to the common good." Sounds like it was taken directly from the Communist Manifesto. And Hightower is so Red, he actually believes this is what America believes.
So, Hightower, what have you ever given? If you think this column is a contribution, you are sadly mistaken.
In this article Jim Hightower calls the news media "fearful" and "pusillanimous," but nowhere does he say it is "biased to the right" or "conservative." It seems to me I have heard similar opinions expressed by conservatives.
Hightower thinks the media is biased TO THE RIGHT!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, what kind of Marxist nutjob do you have to be to think that the news media is conservative! Stop it now, my sides are splitting!
You state: "Yet, reporters and their bosses, fearful of being accused of taking sides, failed to make a distinction - which, after all, is their job."
I would submit that it is not their job. Their job is, by definition, to report.
One of the great problems we have today is that no one reports the news as is. Everyone has to "make a distinction" and color any and all news with their opinion.
I'll leave it to the reader to decide in which direction that opinion overwhelmingly blows.
Why don't you try something novel, TejonTech, and put your argument in scientific terms.
In the meantime, perhaps this will sink in: "only the strong survive" are your words, not Darwin's. Darwin never said nor meant any such thing.
Jimmy, they're not coming out of bankruptcy. They are getting "Bained" right up their "Hostess Twinkie."
Maybe if I put in terms of rock music it will sink in: only the strong survive.
Natural selection will rid the world of liberals.
Since you repeat your point, TejonTech, allow me to repeat mine: your thesis and conclusions are not supported by Darwinism, and your interpretation of the phrase "survival of the fittest" does not agree with Darwin's.
So those who adapt to self sufficiency in the midst of dwindling resources (the amount of money that can be redistributed from workers to no workers) will survive...my point.
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