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The Free Market and Welfare Are Like Oil and Water

August 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Welfare is a huge reason why the free market does not really exist anymore. Many families stay on welfare for generations simply because they can. They do not understand why they should work when they can simply get free money from the government. To be honest I cannot think of a reason why someone should pass up free money either if work would simply keep them at the same level financially. The only way to get those on welfare who feel that way would be to require able bodied people to work or prepare for work at least 30 hours a week in order to receive welfare. The problem this poses to a free market system is that companies have to increase their starting wage to make a job look like a better option than just sitting back and collecting a free check from the government. Read More

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How The Minimum Wage Laws Hurt Americans

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

It seems anytime someone wants to mention how the minimum wage hurts job creation they get slammed and marked as someone who hates the poor.  In reality the minimum wage hurts the poor who would otherwise be able to find a job if employers were able to pay them what they are worth.  If someone who does not have skills that make them worth the $7.25 minimum wage companies will not hire them.  This means that the person is unable to get a job and save money he or she gets and to further their education. Read the rest at AChatterer.com (with Video)