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Make Jobs, Not Propaganda
Washington Post Writers Group, by Robert Samuelson

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Posted By:garnet, 2/24/2014 8:16:11 AM

The great virtue of the Congressional Budget Office´s recent report on the minimum wage is that it injects a much-needed dose of reality into the debate over job creation. The Obama administration and its congressional allies have taken the position that raising the minimum wage almost 40 percent would have little, if any, adverse effect on jobs. The CBO rejects this view as unlikely. The gap between the administration´s claim and plausible outcomes reveals larger inconsistencies in the White House´s boast that job creation is a top economic priority. Under the proposal, the federal minimum wage would go from today´s $7.25

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/24/2014 8:28:55 AM     (No. 9744141)

No! Don´t make jobs either. Stop throwing roadblocks in the way, protect our freedom and the jobs will flow. One of the best things the government can do is nothing. Read the constitution, go back to your job and we can get back to ours.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/24/2014 8:33:14 AM     (No. 9744149)

Robert Samuelson describes Obama´s callousness about jobs:

"An administration serious about job creation has to sacrifice other priorities to achieve it. This, President Obama hasn´t done. In another report, the CBO estimated that the health insurance subsidies in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would discourage people from working, resulting in a loss of the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers by 2024. The ACA also contains powerful disincentives against hiring low-income workers, by requiring companies to provide their health insurance. The Keystone pipeline is an example of a job-creation project that has been delayed on other grounds."


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/24/2014 9:40:35 AM     (No. 9744271)

Begins with the false premise that Obama can ´make jobs´. The only ones he makes are those of the regulators who stifle real job creation.

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