Seattle Washington and Washington DC are preparing to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, this seems like a lot of money but it only amounts to $31,200 per year for full time employees. In fact most employees in $15 per hour jobs are part time. Nevertheless $15 per hour is an attractive wage for menial type jobs requiring little or no skills, so my hope is that every illegal, I mean undocumented, person in the United States makes a bee line for the Washingtons and starts lineing up for those jobs, of course there won't be that many jobs available because most businesses employing such people will be automating the functions they would perform. The hourly wage would be better spent by paying low skill potential workers to go to school or back to school to learn skills that would make them employable.
Friday, August 21, 2015
As this article shows the Democratic Party is not fairing well in the nation as a whole, the author dosen't say it but I will, the main reason for the Democrat's decline among the nation's voters is a complete lack of presidential leadership. The leftist media won't criticize President Obama's lack of leadership, instead he is extolled as an idealistic man of great vision.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
After months of silence President Bill Clinton admitted that he had an "Inappropriate" sexual relationship with Monica Lewinski, but claimed he did nothing "illegal". Does this sound familiar? Hilary Clinton admits that she used and unauthorized server to conduct government business, including classified matters, and destroyed some of the records she created and received but claims that she did nothing illegal. One has to ask the question: What is the matter with these people, do they at long last have no shame?
Sunday, August 16, 2015
David H. Petraeus, a retired general considered one of the greatest military minds of his generation, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified materials, ending a long-running legal saga that had threatened to send him to prison.
Petraeus, who admitted he provided the materials to his former mistress and biographer, will instead face a two-year probationary period. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler also imposed a $100,000 fine — more than double the amount recommended by prosecutors — to reflect the “seriousness of the offense.”
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I must confess, although I've heard the name, that I had no idea what Camille Paglia was all about until the Salon interview. I don't agree with everything she said in the interview, but I was impressed by her candid analysis of many subjects from feminism to politics and found my self nodding my head and saying to myself "that makes a lot of sense". I hope Salon will forgive me for posting the interview on my little blog, which nobody will ever see, I just wanted a record of what this extrordinary woman had to say so I could refer to it in the future.