Being Sick Sucks

So it’s a good thing that we can still find things to cheer us up while we let our poor website languish (again, our apologies for that).

The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and “the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job.

Because of course they will be. The lowest shlubs on the totem pole are always the first to go in socialist run “for the little guy” societies. Because socialists care. They care a LOT!

Also, the only alternative would be to *gasp*, *horror!*, let somebody go who provides, say, priceless services through lectures on transgendered basket weaving or womyn’s studies for a modest quarter mil a year, and how would society possibly survive without that?

We’re sure that the former workers who had to slave mindlessly for less than $15/hr will be much happier now that they’ll be living the life on $0/hr!



  1. 1
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    If they have professors who teach womyn’s studies, they are wasting their money.

    And since UC Berzerkley’s money is taxpayer money, they are wasting our money.

  2. 2
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    In the immortal words of Nelson on the Simpsons:

    HA HA!


  3. 3
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Not to worry, comrades Bernie Hill have already stated that the gubbmint will have deep programs to pay them an equivalent wage for not working, with full hellth care of course! Pretty sure Gov. Moonbream will support it so long as all the rest of us schlubs who still work are paying taxes, and if not, why just speed up the printing press a bit more. BTW, who is loaning tens of Billions to the Saudis now? China mebbe???? Hmmmm. :em03:

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Terrapod @ #:

    BTW, who is loaning tens of Billions to the Saudis now? China mebbe???? Hmmmm.

    I just saw that. China probably. They would want to secure a good source of oil, and now that we don’t need M.E oil any longer.
    (Provided we can ship the EPA over to the M.E. and get back to drilling, pumping and refining)

    I wonder if the Saudi’s understand the strings attached to the Chinese? They might be thinking they’re playing games, but the Chinese are long term masters of games.

    Chinese troops moving into Mecca?

  5. 5
    tweell growls and barks:

    Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Chinese troops moving into Mecca?

    Seeing as the Chinese does not like muzzies, it will be some interesting times.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or take cover!

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    lc purple raider @ #:
    Buy popcorn (or pretzels) and beer and sit back and watch the show.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Minimum wage laws do not “extract more wages from greedy capitalist pigs” like the mouthbreathers who advocate for them believe. Instead, they make all labor that is worth less than the new minimum wage illegal. By definition, this affects only those unskilled and semiskilled laborers whose time cannot create more value than the new minimum wage. It also alters the equation for business owners who must choose how to allocate capital and labor dollars. A business owner faced with a new minimum wage requirement may suddenly find that investing capital in automating some or all of a process that used to be performed by labor now makes economic sense, where before it did not.

    Our nation has been making these kinds of policy and regulatory decisions poorly for generations now, and yet we wonder why our economy is coming apart. Until enough of the broader population begins to understand that they are being pandered to and literally farmed by the political elites, nothing will change.

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    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    tweell says:

    Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.

    Thanks, I needed that!

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    And yet more burden on those of us who actually work. :em08: