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I didn’t post on the devastation in Oklahoma yesterday. I couldn’t. I watched the images, along with the rest of the country. I cried. I listened to the ‘reports’. I got angry! One minute, they claim one thing. The next minute, they claimed the opposite. Yep, I got angry. If you don’t have the facts straight…SHUT THE HELL UP! Stop with the speculation!
Example: One school was cleared, all accounted for. Both schools were cleared, all were accounted for. One school not cleared, 24 feared dead. Then seven recovered, but injured. Seven bodies recovered.
Is it any wonder I got angry?
Last night, before I went to bed, I checked FB. One person posted in their status, with no link to back it up, that 91 were confirmed dead. I then checked Fox, Drudge and The Oklahoman…51 confirmed dead. This morning? That number has been revised down to 24, but expected to rise.
I realize that in such a situation, that it is difficult to report accurately all the time, when everything is in chaos, but bringing people’s hopes up, just to dash them, then bring them up again. It’s too much of a roller coaster. All I could think about was the families of those children, who, if they happened to have an emergency radio, that does more than just give the weather situation, hearing the news going from one thing to another… what if my child had been in one of those schools??
Oklahoma had two days of destruction, and they aren’t out of the woods yet as they are still under many weather/tornado warnings. To have a sitting Senator rise up on the Senate floor, and cast BLAME on the opposition for this horrible tragedy, is beyond the pale! If any blame is to be cast, point to yourself! The destruction being brought on this nation comes from those who have forgotten our Father! The innocent will be punished, sadly, along with the guilty.
No, I can’t watch it. But I can pray….pray for the families who have lost loved ones, pray for those who have someone missing, pray for the injured, pray for those who lost their homes, and I can give what little I have, to help those who are in such desperate need.
My personal preferences:
Photo via Fox News
Swiped from Politichicks:
To Sheila Jackson-Lee, With Love
by Sam Janney
Dear Ms. Jackson-Lee,
It has come to our attention, the conservative bloggers of the world that you would prefer if we “shut up.” We had no idea that we were in any way offending your delicate, tender sensibilities and from the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry.
We are sorry you are so obviously intimidated by our conservative voice that you feel the need to tell us to “shut up.” Honestly, being strong supporters of the first amendment we thought you, as a representative of the people, would be as well. You have been known to voice an abundance of ignorant statements, and while we snicker a bit at you, we would never insinuate in any way that you should shut up. Okay, we might wish you would educate yourself before opening your big mouth, but we would never just blatantly express such disdain for you, especially on television.
We are sorry you feel the need to continue down the path of division, propagating racism and class warfare. Granted, we know you have an agenda to push (all politicians do), but it saddens us that this is your passion. In the same interview where you told conservative bloggers to “shut up,” you also said that it shouldn’t be “Buy American,” it should be “Buy African American.” Personally, we feel that regardless of race, color, sex or creed, we are all Americans and are perplexed that you would want to segregate the black community as part of your agenda.
We are sorry you can’t see the bigger picture when it comes to challenges facing our great country, and would rather focus on creating a climate where conservatives are the bad guys and liberals are the victims. While we focus on the ability of all people to succeed on their own accord, you continue to push the idea that government is the answer to all our woes and even go as far as to tell people they are entitled and should go out of their way to become dependent via government programs. This is ironic because ultimately government dependence creates a cycle of poverty, trapping people and in a way, enslaving them. You of all people, who recently said you “Stand here as a freed slave…” should understand this more than anyone.
Finally, we are sorry you clearly don’t understand what it is we’re trying to accomplish. We are only a threat if you or your colleagues are lying to the American people, stealing from them or behaving in a way that we find unacceptable in an elected official. If you are honest, forthcoming and truly working under the Constitution to do what is right for this country, you need never worry about us.
Of course, since you wouldn’t understand the Constitution if we explained it to you with puppets and crayons, then yes, you should worry. We’ll see you in the blog-o-sphere.
I’ve highlighted the names of the “gang of eight” so you won’t forget them. If you want to read this bill, also known as JOLT ACT of 2013, you can read the whole text of gobbledy gook here. While there are a few issues that MUST be addressed, and should have been a LONG time ago, the is a lot in this bill that shouldn’t even be considered! At some point, I just might go through the whole 844 pages, and address those, but for now, do your own homework!
IMHO, they should have made issues addressed in the Congressional Findings (Section 2) THE bill, and left the rest for another time, when we are back on our feet, so to speak.
(1) The passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing the sovereignty of the United States of America and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society.
Our ‘sovereignty’ has become a really bad joke. And as for ‘integrating’? Waving the Mexican, or other foreign flags, DEMANDING ‘rights’, is not integrating. Refusing to learn the language of the land is not integrating. Bringing ‘third world’ habits and policies and insisting WE adapt to YOUR way, is not integrating.
(2) We have a right, and duty, to maintain and secure our borders, and to keep our country safe and prosperous. As a nation founded, built and sustained by immigrants we also have a responsibility to harness the power of that tradition in a balanced way that secures a more prosperous future for America.
Well, our borders are NOT secure, and we are NOT safe. The drug cartels have made themselves quite at home in cities like Chicago, a place where murder is so common place, with some of the strictest ‘gun control’ laws…in the world…it has become a poster child for how NOT to run a city, county….country!
These are the two major issues that should have been addressed, and the rest left to other bills, broken down individually, instead of lumping the whole chit works into one bill. Congress has a real bad habit of throwing in crap, and this bill is no different. Address these issues FIRST. Get the border secured, which will take YEARS, and remove the criminal element from out streets. Shoot the sons of beeches if necessary, but get them away from our children. Does it make sense for a legal citizen, or resident, to fear for their lives every time they walk out their front doors? HELL NO! So, why aren’t those in Washington concerned about US? Because it’s all politics!
No self respecting member of the U.S. Senate would EVER introduce such garbage. Then again, we have no self respecting representatives in the government anymore, and they SURE don’t respect us! WE want our borders secured, immediately, but this is not a priority. WE want our streets safe from criminals, and criminals removed, but this also, is not a priority.
What is the priority? Votes. 11 MILLION new voters, the majority of whom will make sure we continue to lose our God given, Constitutionally guaranteed, liberties by assuring that the Democrats>liberals>progressives>socialists>commies will have a strangle hold on power.
This bill, as is, is something this country can’t afford, financially, or morally. I’ve heard so many spewing on the idjit box how “no one is an illegal person’. Well, they are wrong. Being a person isn’t illegal. Breaking into someone else’s home, expecting them to feed, clothe, take you to the doctor, and pay for all your wants and whims IS illegal, is IS a crime. Handing over the keys to the house is just plain ignorant!
“Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) once noted that three groups spend other people’s money: thieves, children, and politicians—and all three need supervision.” Politicians have shown themselves to be both childish, and thieves. It’s way past time for WE, The People to regain control of our country, and OUR money! Any politician that fails to uphold his/her oath of office should be run out on a rail! WE need to put the fear of God back into them, and the fear of us!
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
American Families Cannot Afford the Cost of Amnesty
Derrick Morgan – The Foundry
Our nation is going broke, and now is not the time to increase burdens on American families.
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)—commonly called the “Gang of Eight bill” after the eight Senators who came up with it, Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)—includes amnesty for some 11 million unlawful immigrants. That amnesty would further burden taxpayers and weaken our fiscal situation. Congress should not rush to pass the bill without understanding the cost to the American taxpayer, especially when key research identifying and calculating those costs is nearly complete.
We have more than $12 trillion in public debt and tens of trillions of dollars more in unfunded obligations that we have no way to afford, thanks to promises made by past and present politicians. With this in mind, today’s political leaders must consider the fiscal impact of amnesty and a path to citizenship that would enable millions of unlawful immigrants to qualify for costly welfare and entitlement programs.
Williams-Sonoma has decided to temporarily halt the sale of pressure cookers in its Massachusetts stores, Patch reports.
The move by the specialty retailer comes days after it was first reported that pressure cookers were used in last week’s terrorist attacks in which three people were killed and approximately 200 injured.
“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” one Williams-Sonoma manager told Patch in an interview, later referring them to the chain’s corporate offices.
It’s an inanimate object! It, by itself, did nothing! To suspend sales of an inanimate (way overpriced, I might add) object because two animals used them to murder and maim the innocent is totally ludicrous! Do they suspend the sales of knives every time someone is slashed? Did they suspend the sales when the crazy stabbed more than a dozen people (14?) on the Lone Star campus?
“What’s next, a self-imposed ban on the sale of backwards baseball caps?” Reason’s understandably irritated Mike Riggs asks.
Is there such a thing as a “backwards baseball cap? I thought the wearer themselves, turned them backwards. Perhaps they should ban SELLING TO anyone who has a baseball cap on backwards. Always thought it looked ridiculous anyway!
First, we have John Stossel on our public education system. More money for administration, but no improvement in the quality of education. If you ask me, kids are being so dumbed down, they can’t answer simple question about their own country! Oh, they know who won in such and such a season on American Idol, but they have NO idea who fought for their right to be totally oblivious.
Next, we have Tom Sullivan. So, Barack Hussein Obama has decided how much you save for your retirement? YOU earn the money, YOU save YOUR money, but he says no, you can’t save that much, so will take it away from you once you hit that mark. Who gave him the right to say who can retire with how much? NO ONE!
And, on that note…. I have things to do today!
I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementation of the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:
They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard a young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.”
A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market wouldn’t work for health care.”
Another said, “The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.”
At this, I had more than enough. I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?”
They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.
“I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?”
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
What can I say about the most incompetent person who has ever occupied the Oval Office? Instead of surrounding himself with advisers with a modicum of common sense, he has people (?) whispering in his ear how brilliant he is, and no matter what he does, the populace will bow down. Pfft!
1.an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
This is not a ‘budget’. Looking at these five major problems with the budget, I have to wonder if we are all on the same planet, or if Obama lives in a different realm where all is rainbow farting unicorns? Because there’s no way a rational person would cut our defense even more than it has been, decimating our ability to defend our country.
When it comes right down to it, nothing I see in this budget will do ANYTHING to get us back on the road to prosperity. Quite the contrary! It will drag us down deeper into the socialist pit that D.C. has been creating for many years. Our children, grandchildren, and all future generations are now so deep in debt, they may never see the light of day.
5 Things to Know About the Obama Budget
Amy Payne – The Foundry
President Obama finally released his budget yesterday—more than two months late.
Heritage experts immediately went to work analyzing the mounds of new spending on education, manufacturing, “clean energy,” infrastructure, and small business.
But the President didn’t stop at more of the same failed stimulus and Solyndra-type policies. He also piled on the tax increases—including on seniors, the poor, and the middle class.
Five key things to know about President Obama’s budget:
1. It hikes taxes by $1.1 trillion.
Heritage’s Curtis Dubay says: “There was little doubt that President Obama would propose a huge tax hike in his budget. It is a bit surprising, however, that the total tax increase he proposes is almost double what he claims it to be.”
Dubay explains where all the tax increases come from—including the “Buffett Rule,” capping tax deductions, and hiking the cigarette tax and the death tax.
The United States has decided to delay a long-planned missile test scheduled for next week out of California “to avoid any misperception or miscalculation”, given tensions with North Korea, a senior US defence official has said.
The unusual precaution by the US follows a barrage of hostile rhetoric from North Korea – including the threat of open war – that has created jitters in South Korea’s financial markets.
The US decision will delay the test of the Minuteman III intercontinental missile, which had been scheduled for next week out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
“This is the logical, prudent and responsible course of action to take,” the official said on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Hell, I’d wanna be anonymous too if I was ‘reporting’ that the Obama administration was afraid of Lil’ Kim. Americans don’t back down, but I guess someone forgot to tell this current bunch up in D.C. So, now, this crazier than bat chit pip squeak has a ‘victory’.
I am a white, Southern, female. With the exception of 10 years in Wisconsin, 2 years in California, and nearly a year in Thailand, I have lived in the South all my many long years. Am I ashamed of being Southern? Nope. What embarrasses me is those who would take being Southern to the ugly lows of the Democrat Party, which by the way, is, and was, the party of slavery.
I remember the separate water fountains, the segregated schools, segregated buses, the separate waiting rooms in train and bus stations. I remember hearing the grown ups talk about another black person found hanging in a tree. I was young, but I DO remember how ugly it was, the horror I felt as a young child. I knew, even then, that there was something VERY wrong, but I was too young to understand just how very wrong, or what to do about it.
When I see someone like this guy featured in Zo’s video, Terry whatshisname, I get so angry, I would likely have thrown a punch at him, had I been stupid enough to attend CPAC, which, in my opinion, no longer represents conservatism. This assclown is a prime example. Was he a plant? Well, maybe, maybe not, but he sure isn’t a true conservative. The Republican Party started going down hill with that ‘big tent’ crap. No, we don’t need a big freakin’ tent! We NEED true conservatives, those who believe in God, country, and self reliance, not gubmint, gimmes, and the ignorance of public education.
On behalf of white, Southern, conservatives, I’d like to apologize for the rudeness of this guy. He does NOT represent the majority of us!
Expecting a government that can’t run ANYTHING efficiently to take over your health is pure insanity. To expect states to expand an already inefficient program is utter folly. If you doubt the waste of the federal government, here’s a few items that could well be cut!
If you’ve never had to be on Medicaid, then you can’t possibly know how it feels to have those who are suppose to care for you, or your child, to look down on you like you’re less than dirt. The medical assembly line is ridiculous, to say the least. You can make an appointment, for all the good it’ll do, say for 8am, but you’ll be lucky if you even see a nurse at 4pm, and if you get to see a doctor, he or she doesn’t have the time to listen to what you have to say. Even regular doctors, those not in the medicaid whirlpool, are having to overbook, so patients that, at one time, who could see their doctor at the appointed time, now have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Yep, ObamaCare is already kicking in!
According to the chart (below), the majority of the states will get royally screwed. One thing people need to remember, the federal government has NO money. None. Zip. Zilch. The money they demand, and spend, comes from WE, The People. In reality, it is not theirs to spend, and waste, as has become their habit. ObamaCare was a real bad idea, and is already costing WE, The People a lot more than the lies Obama spewed. One other item that should be of concern to every citizen….ObamaCare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Obamacare’s Medicaid Trap
While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states. Governors and state legislatures are sweating decisions about setting up government health care exchanges and expanding the Medicaid program.
While the offer of additional federal money for Medicaid is tempting for many governors and legislatures, it is a trap. And it is just one of the reasons Obamacare doesn’t work.
The Medicaid expansion is a crucial part of Obamacare that is supposed reduce the number of uninsured. But adding millions of people onto an already strained program doesn’t help anyone. The Medicaid program is already struggling to provide care to its core obligations—a diverse group of low-income children, disabled people, pregnant women, and seniors. So dumping more people into the program will make matters worse. Research shows that Medicaid enrollees already have worse access and outcomes than privately insured individuals.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified to Congress last month that the border “has never been stronger.” What she doesn’t say is that the department no longer measures illegal immigrants who get away — only those it catches.
“For two years, Secretary Napolitano has claimed our southern border is secure without having any metrics in place to make that determination,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Fox News on Monday. “Such statements demonstrate her lack of leadership and unwillingness to solve the problem.”
The Department of Homeland Security is about the most useless bureaucracy in the federal government. The homeland is NOT secure! We are being invaded on a daily basis, and that dumb broad flaps her gums, spouting lies about just how well her department works in keeping us safe. Pfft! Between DHS and the DoJ, the criminals are now running the show!
In response, the Department of Homeland Security argues staffing levels are at an all-time high, while Border Patrol apprehensions remain at historic lows, a downward trend it claims “reflect fewer individuals crossing the border.” Apprehensions are down 79 percent since 2000, and 50 percent since 2008.
I’ve no doubt the numbers are down because of the catch and release, or just don’t catch at all! Like I said….totally useless!
But those numbers alone mean little and one congressional aide called them a sticking point in immigration reform negotiations. “It’s like the juggler who tells you he can juggle three balls, but fails to tell you he dropped five. Apprehensions alone are meaningless. It could mean fewer people are crossing or you’re just missing a larger share of those who do cross. We don’t know.”
Apparently, it’s a requirement of anyone working for this administration to play fast and loose with numbers. Math obviously isn’t their strong suit.
Exactly what defines a “secure border” is critical as Republicans and Democrats inch closer to an immigration overhaul. Some lawmakers insist on border security first, as a pre-condition for any form of amnesty or legalization. The problem is, the Department of Homeland Security has no reliable or accepted metric to measure border security. That presents a problem for lawmakers who do not accept the administration’s claim the border is safe and secure.
Janet Napolitano is about the most incompetent person in this administration, and that’s saying something. The majority are incompetent, including the POTUS!
“There are areas of the border that have never been worse and never been more dangerous,” said Arizona rancher Dan Bell. “Every time someone mentions immigration reform we see a spike. We see more people coming through. And that is the case now.”
but yet, the claims that the border is secure keep being spewed!
“The canyons, the valleys, the mountains of Santa Cruz County, that is where the activity is now,” admits Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. “The activity has shifted from urban to rural areas.”
But in his next statement referring to Nogales:
“In my 45 years in law enforcement I have never seen it more secure than it is now,” Estrada said.
Yeah…because there is a major presence of Border Patrol agents, and vehicles. However….
But outside of the city, ranchers and agents tell a different story. Smugglers are mobile. Their routes are fluid and change every hour, relative to border patrol units, cameras and towers.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to increase the number of agents in the rural areas? And how about that fence? Add to it a few gun turrets…every 20 yards or so! The Constitution states quite plainly that it is the job of the federal government to keep the citizens safe. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had been doing their job? How many citizens would still be alive if they had?
Or perhaps it was totally intentional?
Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted.
Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America’s top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony.
“There’s one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington’s personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.”
Other than the obvious, my first question would be, if that’s REALLY the original draft of the Constitution, with George Washington’s handwriting, why the **** is that stupid SOB not wearing gloves????? Anyone who knows ANYTHING about dealing with rare, and aged, documents KNOWS you do not handle them with bare hands! It’s called oils, and they get on the docs, and do damage! What asshole let him do that??? They need to be fired….ASAP!
Then, we have the second, and equally important issue!
The Constitution itself went into effect in 1789. But troublemaking blogger Marcy Wheeler points out that what was missing from the Constitution in 1787 is also quite symbolic: The Bill of Rights, which did not officially go into effect until December 1791 after ratification by states. (Caution: Marcy’s post has some strong language.)
That means: No freedom of speech and of the press, no right to bear arms, no Fourth Amendment ban on “unreasonable searches and seizures,” and no right to a jury trial.
How … symbolic?
Symbolic? Well, in my humble opinion….yes, it is QUITE symbolic. Very symbolic of Obama and minions! Proof that either this entire administration is a dumb as a bag of hair, or they don’t believe those ever important GOD GIVEN RIGHTS are applicable for them to uphold.
Just because I’m having family time doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention!
Jimmy Kimmel did some on-the-street interviews on Hollywood Blvd. with people about the “Sequester.”
These aren’t low-information voters; they are no-information voters. They are clueless. They vote in terms of race, feelings, and what other people are telling them. Actually, it’s worse.
The most frightening part of what you’ll see in this three-minute video is how they go on even after admitting that they don’t know anything about what the Sequester is.
One day these people will have children. The gene pool is beginning to grow algae.
And they call US racist? Riiiiight! I’m thinking there ought to be a litmus test to vote!
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, takes effect April 25.
Passengers will also be allowed to board flights with some other items that are currently prohibited, including sticks used to play lacrosse, billiards and hockey, ski poles and as many as two golf clubs, Pistole said.
This would be the same TSA that took away my lighters? The TSA that came into being after 19 animals took over 4 airplanes with box cutters that murdered 3,000 human beings? The same TSA that gropes disabled children and old ladies, but not same type of people who murdered those 3,000 human beings, not to mention the millions of other around the world throughout history?
Ok, here’s a few little tidbits perhaps those idjits obviously haven’t thought about when making such a decision, other than the box cutter issue. Now, I don’t have a problem with the small pocket knives. I happen to carry one with me in my purse all the time. Granted, it’s a cheap one, mainly because I wouldn’t mind it being confiscated, but still…. A lacrosse stick, golf clubs, and hockey sticks can do some serious damage. People have been killed by being whacked with such sticks. A pool cue…billiard stick (?)….can stab quite well, as can a ski pole. Whiffle ball bat? Ok…sounds funny, but do you know how HARD that plastic is? Take out your little pocket knife, and cut it, and you have a lethal weapon, not to mention enough whacks could disable a person in short order.
Seriously, they think this is a good idea? I wouldn’t get on a plane with a muzzie carrying ANY of those items. EVER!!! Patriotic Americans? No problem! The PROBLEM is, there are always muzzies on planes these days! Now, if we could make sure none ever got on planes again….????
We’ve had this conversation before, several times. The first I can recall was back in 2007, when the ‘minimum wage’ was raised to $7.25, made mention of it in 2008, when the Dem Congress was already spending us into oblivion, Bush was letting them. Just last year, we had this discussion as well. I’m sure there were others between those, but that will do for the time being. You see, this is what you get when you have incompetent boobs running the show….people who have never run a business, has no idea how things work in the REAL WORLD, and most likely never worked for minimum wage in their lives.
I see no point in repeating everything I’ve said previously, other than the lack of common sense in D.C. is mind boggling, and no one was ever meant to support a family on ‘minimum wage’! IMHO, the federally mandated minimum wage should be done away with entirely, and let companies decide what an employee is worth. If they suck, then they will be fired, or paid less than an employee who actually does the job required of them. It’s not that complicated. Government just makes it so.
Busting 5 Myths About the Minimum Wage
When someone says “minimum wage,” what comes to mind?
Do you think of teenagers flipping burgers? Or a single parent trying to feed several kids?
While President Obama and other proponents of a higher minimum wage want you to visualize that single parent, the truth is that a burger-flipping teenager or college student with a part-time job paints a much more accurate picture of the minimum wage in America.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. Today, Democrats in Congress are arguing that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing an increase to more than $10 an hour.
Minimum-wage increases reduce the number of entry-level minimum-wage jobs available—actually hurting many of the workers proponents want to help.
And who are these workers?
The President and others keep going back to five key myths about minimum-wage workers. Heritage labor expert James Sherk has already debunked them all.