There is a wacky Democrat US senator from Massachusetts named Elizabeth Warren who is on the far-far-left. She even has proposed that the minimum wage should be…. get this… $22 an hour.
Notice that she does not run a small business and pay her floor mopper and everyone else at least $22 an hour (the average private-sector wage in America is $24 an hour). No, she wants other people to pay $22 an hour. She is a classic liberal. She even lives Kennedy-style in a $2 million townhouse in Cambridge, Mass. (home of Harvard) with her wealthy husband. Thus she has no idea what it would be like to run a small restaurant and be forced by government rules to pay every employee at least $22 an hour. Most small businesses would go out of business under such a rule.
Now Wacky Warren has issued 11 commandments for liberals and they are absurd. Here are the commandments with a Nikitas3.com response debunking each:
Warren says: “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” Nikitas3.com responds: Notice how she conveniently ignores the fact that most of Wall Street today is Democrat and that most of the hedge-fund billionaires are Democrats and that the three richest men in America – Gates, Buffett and Ellison – all support Obama. She also ignores the fact that the big convicted mega-swindlers on Wall Street today are Democrats like Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajaratnam and others. New York super-crook Bernie Madoff was a big-time Democrat donor. Warren conveniently forgets that the stock market collapse of 1929 was caused by manipulators like Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the ultra-liberal Kennedy political family. She also omits the fact that the two biggest figures today on Wall Street, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JPMorganChase, are huge Obama supporters and have been involved in a devious speculation scheme to trade commodities back and forth to make money between their companies. This scam was detailed in a front-page article in The New York Times. Where are the “stronger rules and tougher enforcement” for liberals? Answer: Liberals make one set of rules for themselves and “stronger rules” for everyone else.
Warren says: “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this earth.” Nikitas3.com responds: This comment is about the alleged “science” behind ‘global warming’. Nonsense. Liberals do not believe in science. They use “junk science” over and over and over, like saying that the world is burning up in ‘global warming’ while frigid weather all over the planet exposes it as a fraud. Even on elementary issues of quantifiable scientific fact they have lied. For instance they have said for decades that “the United States is running out of oil”. Yet the US just surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil production and is entering a new age of petroleum abundance due wholly to technologies like “fracking” that liberals had nothing to do with inventing.
Warren says: “We believe that the internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.” Nikitas3.com responds: Warren and the liberals are upset with the internet because it actually allows corporations and conservatives like Nikitas3.com to have a voice, and it cannot be controlled like the Liberal Media in America are. “Net neutrality” simply means that liberals will do to the internet what they have done to the rest of the media – censor conservatism.
Warren says: “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.” Nikitas3.com responds: Liberal-owned businesses – and there are millions of them across America – should simply pay a $22 an hour minimum wage to show us how it works. But they won’t. Then liberals use our taxpayer money to create government jobs at enormous cost, and pay exorbitant salaries like $22 an hour and much more. In the field of “green” energy, for instance, they create jobs only with 100% government subsidies but then the companies often fail, as Solyndra did.
Warren says: “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.” Nikitas3com comment: Nikitas3.com has discussed the minimum wage many times. Warren wants fast-food workers to make $15 an hour. And here is the Nikitas3.com test to determine if the minimum wage is the right amount to pay: If a worker protests his minimum wage, say $8 an hour ($16,000 a year), and demands more money but the business owner does not think that the job or the worker is worth more money, then the business owner should be allowed to advertise the job at the same minimum wage. If the business owner gets acceptable applicants for the job at the minimum wage then the protesting worker should be fired and the job given to a new employee. If the job has no acceptable applicants at the minimum wage then the worker should be given a raise. This way the free market economy determines who is right. And in today’s Obama Economy any minimum wage job opening is going to get many applicants, even hundreds, because Obama and people like Elizabeth Warren have ruined the American economy and people are desperate. It is in fact Obama and the Democrats who are keeping wages down with the worst economic recovery ever.
Warren says: “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.” Nikitas3.com responds: Warren here is agreeing with us conservatives. We conservatives have been saying for decades that the leftists who control our universities are socialist con artists who have stolen vast wealth from the families of America with their outrageous tuition charges, and have left many millions of students with massive debt and worthless degrees. Warren even taught at Harvard and earned more than $400,000 a year just for one course. There’s your problem, Liz. The problem is YOU.
Warren says: “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.” Nikitas3.com responds: Social Security (SS) is a construct of liberalism, and it is a massive failure that actually is impoverishing tens of millions of Americans as we speak. SS payouts have been sinking like a stone for decades precisely as SS taxes have skyrocketed. That is why the Democrat legislature in Warren’s home state of Massachusetts has excused Massachusetts public employees from paying into Social Security – so that they will have much more money when they retire. These employees are overwhelmingly Democrats and this legislation is a gift to them from people like Warren. This is common all over America. Liberals know, like everyone else does, that Social Security is a fraud and want to avoid paying into it whenever possible.
Warren says: “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.” Nikitas3.com responds: This “equal pay” canard is about equal pay for men and women. Here is the explanation about why men do and should have higher average wages and why men have vastly more money overall than women. First, it is important to remember that in cases where men and women have equal qualifications for a job that either can do, that women today often make more money than men.
But then remember why the “wage gap” and the “wealth gap” exists. It is because A) Men in general have higher and more valuable educational skills like an electrical engineer or petroleum geologist. B) Men often are successful independent businessman like a construction contractor, or they own a computer software company or a manufacturing firm. Women rarely own such companies. C) Men have always made the big fortunes in the world even after 40 years of feminism. Women have been free to make fortunes but have not been able to come close to men. D) Men take harder and more valuable and higher-paid everyday jobs than women like truck driver, heavy equipment operator, railroad engineer or track worker, electrical power lineman, pipeline worker, coal miner etc. These jobs often require long and arduous apprenticeships and special skills. In fact women simply cannot physically do these jobs. Often these jobs require men to travel widely and spend much time away from home. D) Men work more hours than women so their cumulative income is automatically higher. E) Women often choose lower-paying jobs so that they can have lives with less risk and stress and with regular schedules, for instance so that they can be home every night, often to take care of the kids, which is a good thing. F) Women usually do most of the care for their children, cutting into their lifetime earnings potential and bringing down the average of women’s earnings. And finally G) Feminists like Warren never want you to know a brutal reality about this so-called wage gap between men and women – that men suffer the vast majority of on-the-job injuries and deaths, always have and always will.
Warren says: “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.” Nikitas3.com responds: She is talking about gays here. Yet homosexual males suffer sky-high rates of disease and death compared to non-gays, while homosexuals and lesbians have elevated rates of alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, mental disorders, cigarette smoking and suicide. Perhaps Warren should seek to explain and fix those other problems before talking about “equality”. Because statistics show that gay people are not really like the rest of us.
Warren says: “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.” Nikitas3.com responds: ‘Immigration reform’ to liberals like Warren means amnesty and open borders. We conservatives believe that we should have no immigration reform until the border is sealed, and all illegals under deportation orders, in detention or in jail are deported. And if we ever do offer citizenship to illegals we conservatives insist that it should include one big penalty for those illegals who have broken our laws in coming here – that these illegals can never vote in the US if they become citizens.
Warren says: “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!” Nikitas3.com responds: This is a reference to several Supreme Court rulings, one of which allows corporations to donate to political causes like individual people do. The only reason that this is necessary is because corporations are now micro-managed by the government. They should be able to fight back through political action. Hobby Lobby refers to a recent Supreme Court ruling that small businesses owned by Christians cannot be forced under Obamacare to offer after-birth contraception, i.e., a pill to kill the fetus after conception. That is a one single pro-life ruling in a sea of pro-abortion laws, which is why it angers Warren.
Warren then said that the conservative philosophy means “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.” Nikitas3.com responds: No, folks, that is the Obama/Warren philosophy. Poverty has skyrocketed under Obama while his mega-billionaire cronies and financial contributors and other wealthy Democrats like Elizabeth Warren swim in money and live in luxury, i.e., “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.” Conservatism embraces free enterprise and self-reliance which always expands prosperity and makes the middle class bigger and also helps to elevate the poor. Even communist China is using capitalism to save its sorry self.
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