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Thursday, November 02, 2006

State Question 6

This one is for the minimum wage:

"Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to raise the minium wage paid to employees?"

Definite NO.

The minimum wage is a terrible idea. Let the free market work, people. It's given us the most powerful economy in the history of the world. Don't screw it up with socialism.

I won't get into too much detail here, unless someone wants to argue with me in the comments. Socialism kills economies almost as quickly as socialists kill "undesireables." A minimum wage doesn't help anyone when the jobless rate doubles. Need proof? France and Germany are racing each other to see who can crater their economy the fastest, and the most effective way either has found is through socialism. That leads to mass unemployment. Thanks, minimum wage! I'm sure it's much better to make nothing and sit around all day than to make less than Ted Kennedy wants you to make.

I mention Ted Kennedy for a reason. This Question is keyed into the federal minimum wage, so that if the feds raise it, Nevada's automatically gets a boost. That means, as a practical matter, that pompous gasbags from Massachusetts or Rhode Island get to decide what Nevadans get paid. I don't want to give Ted "Fat Sack of Fat" Kennedy or Hillary Clinton any more ability to jack up our state than they already have.