Celebrating ignorance in Boston

It is a weird world Revoistas.

Earlier this week we showcased Elizabeth Warren engaging in weapons grade jackassery regarding the minimum wage. We had some fun razzing her idiocy. It was just so very, very brazen.

The muggles, however, are celebrating here. Check this out.

Elizabeth Warren was the only senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aside from the chair and ranking minority, to show up at last Thursday’s hearing on indexing the minimum wage to inflation. This was unfortunate for the two witnesses representing the National Restaurant Association in opposition of the idea, because it meant that every 15 minutes it was Warren’s turn to ask questions again.

She carved them up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Has their association ever, in its history, supported an increase in the minimum wage, Warren asked — and if not, does that mean they believe it should still be one dollar an hour? Where, she inquired, had the extra $14.75 per hour gone, representing the difference since 1960 between increased worker productivity and the increase in the minimum wage? And which should we take as more meaningful, your speculation about what might happen at your store, or this study of what did happen at tens of thousands of companies in states that adopted minimum-wage indexing?

The writer is incorrect to the point of absurdity. Warren wasn’t indexing minimum wage to inflation at all. Minimum wage is pretty much the same today as it was in 1960 indexing for inflation. Indexed for inflation, the $1.00 an hour minimum wage in 1960 would be $7.84 today. Actual federal minimum wage is $7.25. Warren was indexing to something else completely with her fantasy $22.00 per hour number.

Warren took economic productivity gains and, for some reason, tied them to minimum wage. It is manifestly false that minimum wage workers work harder today than in 1960. Productivity increases have nothing to do with workers and everything to do with automated production, computer controls, network communications, high speed supply chain distribution, etc. Warren was making the Marxist argument that technology steals the the value of labor from workers because all value is produced by labor; never capital or technology.

In other words, Warren made a radical leftist argument that has been widely discredited, the writer didn’t understand what she said, imagined she said something else completely and then he praised her for it. He then went on to say that, “she carved them up like a Thanksgiving turkey”, showing that he clearly doesn’t have the first clue as to what he is talking about. A fool being praised by a bigger fool…

Sadly, the article commentators are even more depressing.

Elizabeth Warren is without question the best thing going in the Senate.

We need more like her in government at all levels. I’m fed up with empty suits who spout whatever platitudes their handlers feed them from corporate approved talking points. You go, EW. Fight the powers that be.

This dude loves Ms. Elizabeth Warren..she’s is my heroine .. I donated to her campaign from here in CA and will again as millions more of us will do….Warren will do nothing to to not get re-elected in 2018…certainly not doing what Warren is dong now, ripping up & talking down to the lazy greedy, keep the status quo lawyers, lobbyist and CEOs NONE of whom represents working people, the aforementioned who only speak & represent the richest 1% who they themselves are. Eat shit and die republicans! Cheers to the great Elizabeth Warren!!

Ms Warren is the best thing going in the government.

They go on like that.

This is what we are dealing with folks. Profound economic ignorance, deep misunderstanding of the facts tied with hero worship for the purveyors of nonsense.

We are in big trouble.

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12 Responses to Celebrating ignorance in Boston

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Warren is arguing that wages should increase with labor productivity even if the increases in productivity is due to other factors such as technology. This isn’t her idea.

    Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the labourer. ~Karl Marx

    • DocO says:

      Ughhh…, I was thinking about this the other day.

      I bussed tables while I was in college. It was dirty, hard work. Occasionally I’d need to clean up a table for someone I went to high school with. It wasn’t great but I was glad to have the work, especially when the restaurant started to do better and the waitresses would share their tips with us.

      In my wildest dreams I never thought if someone came up with a device that would increase my ability to bus tables and wash dishes that I would be owed a raise!

      You nailed it RD, the new vessel of Social Justice has replaced the old Marxist label but it’s still straight up commie crap inside.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Just think about the implications of that. Every time an ATM is added, human tellers get a raise?

        Every time a self check out lane is added, cashiers get a raise?

        Does email mean that postal workers should be making a million dollars a year?

        Does the existence of the backhoe mean that ditch diggers get to make six figures and sit around and watch the digging?

        In other words, we need to take 100% of the value out of innovation and make sure that technical advances are completely unprofitable. Yeah, that would be good economic policy.

        It is a vortex leading to a singularity of infinitely dense stooopid.

        What’s worse, the dumb ass author doesn’t even know she was talking about productivity and states she was talking inflation!

        Fucking muggles….

  2. DarthJay says:

    I know I’ve said this before, but I have to imagine my life would have been radically different had my parents not moved our family away from Boston when I was 12 and to Texas. I’d like to think I wouldn’t have succumbed to the stupidity of the left, but I’m glad it’s not something I have to worry about. Such a sad group of idiots.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Think about the implications here. Imagine you have a house painting business and employ four or five painters. They use brushes.

    You could buy a $1,200 sprayer and increase their productivity 50%. Only in Warren’s universe, you would have to give your painters a 50% raise for their increase in productivity. Would you buy the sprayer?

    Would anybody buy a sprayer?

    Would anybody make sprayers?

    Would anybody try to innovate and invent more efficient sprayers?

    Would anybody buy any kind of production increasing device?

    Would anybody try to innovate and invent any kind of production increasing technology?

    Would the creative destruction that drives our economy break down?

    These people are amazing.

    • notamobster says:

      Yes, they would, because people are altruistic and virtuous. Without the corrupting influence of capitalism and your imperialistic & exploitative dogma, the people will rise to become their true selves. Stupid Americans.

      • DocO says:

        Sorry Nota,

        Your forgot a few adjectives, I’ve edited your post to be double plus good.

        Yes, they would, because people are altruistic and virtuous. Without the corrupting influence of capitalism and your imperialistic, racist, paternalistic, racist, homophobic, racist, religious, racist, humans-first & exploitative dogma, the people will rise to become their true selves. Stupid Americans.

  4. PhoneGuy says:

    You have to consider the source of this article. The Boston Phoenix is a far, far left weekly newspaper which – at one time – had its finger on the pulse of the entertainment world in Boston. Most of it’s articles were about local music, new nightclubs, new plays opening, etc. with very talented entertainment writers, reviewers, etc. I read it every week when in my 20s and early 30s.

    About 10-15 years ago, it grew into Rolling Stone envy and became a far left rag where liberal rants were the norm and its core writing became, well not secondary, but tertiary.

    Ironically, that is when the tabloid became “free” at local stores. Last week, the Boston Phoenix announced that after 30-40? years, they were ceasing publication. Talk about “Too Big to Fail”. Their liberal migration killed off their core readership then their large advertisers and finally killed off their weekly publication. But it probably is the Republicans fault.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      That does put things in perspective. Thanks.

      • PhoneGuy says:

        It still doesn’t negate your comment about their readership’s lack of any basic economic. That simple truth is the basis of future ecomonic failure in this country. And it will continue as Rep. Ed Markey – with the help of Warren campaign staff – attempts to win John Kerry’s vacated Senate seat. His campaign ads make as much sense as hers and will draw this type of voter.

    • DocO says:

      The SEQUESTER is to blame for their failure.

  5. RD Walker says:

    Elizabeth Warren pays interns $0 per hour