A lot has is being said recently about the issues that affect this country. I wanted to take a moment to explain where I stand and why. I know this might make some of my friends mad, but these are my feelings on the issues.
- The "Living Wage" - The basics of this, as I understand it, goes something like this. Things are becoming more expensive and companies don't really care about you. So to combat this we need to make the minimum wage higher. The figure I keep seeing thrown around is around 15 - 16 dollars an hour.
Here is the problem I see with this. If we believe that companies care more about profits than people. I agree they do. Why would you want to make the cost of the manpower so high that it is cheaper to replace them than keep them?
People come with time off, sick time, not 100% productivity and they don't have perfect customer service. Machines don't have these problems. At least they don't have them to the extent of people. The main reason people haven't been replaced yet is their cost. Cut that factor and boom you have an almost instant replacement.
The other reason this is a bad idea is pure economics. Once you give people a minim wage of around 30k a year inflation will kick in...HARD! Once there is more money in circulation due to these high wages people will start charging more for the basics. That is just the way money works. The people that will be hit the hardest are those that just got more money.
The other problem here is that people on the border of that increase will be kicked even lower in the scale. They will be hit hard and will not be able to afford the extras so those sectors will take a hit. And that would likely increase unemployment and put further strain on social services.
- Health Care - Again, my basic understanding here is that healthcare is now a human right and everyone must have it. It is also massively expensive, so again, the government must step in.
First of all, healthcare being a human right is not even remotely true. You are not promised that anyplace. You can argue it should be and that is a good debate, but it is not. I don't give a shit what the UN says. Let's just move on.
The second is the cost and government helping pay for it in some way. The cost has risen because technology has to be paid for, educations have to be paid for, and insurance companies are slow to pay! People of spend years in school and provide services should be rewarded for that time. They should be rewarded. No one wants to work for free.
The truth about taking insurance is that doctors are really giving you a loan each time they see you. They have to pay people to deal with insurance and wait months to get paid. These are business and are run like such. This causes prices to rise.
- Imigration - The general concinses by the left seems to be illegal imigration is ok and we should still provide those people with all services that natrilized Americans recieve.
I am not sure that they hell is wrong with people on this issue. The key word here is ILLEGAL!!! They come into the country by illegal means they are criminals. Why the hell should we pay for them? Now I know some people that come over by illegal means work hard and find a way to become citizens. We should give these people our full support and I even feel like they should be celibrated. Anyone that comes over and starts a life and contributes to the American economy should be admired up to. That is what America is. If you come over illegaly and mooch off of others hard work you shoud be thrown out.
Those that want to come over and contribute should be fast tracked and we should grow in that way. If we find a way to do that I think we grow as a country. I also think you should take our language as your primary and our culture. You don't see the Irish still being druids or speaking galic as the primary language do you?
I know there is lots more that I could write about, but this is the core. They are also are being addressed the current administration in the best way possible at the momment.