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|Subject: Re: PD: Owner made fast-food restaurants succes||Date: 5/16/2013 10:28 AM|
|Author: jgc123||Number: 422999 of 454814|
"Heck, if a $1 wage increase is fine, why not raise wages by $2? $5? $10?
dave: "LOL! That's the argument Rush Limbaugh used a few years ago. You should have seen the consternation he caused.
"But the argument is valid
No it's not.
In fact, it is a really stupid argument.
You don't refuse to draw a line just because it is diffult.
You don't legalize sex with a five year old just because you can't decide whether the minimum age should be 16, 15 or 14.
You don't refuse to adopt a minimum age for drinking, smoking or driving just because you can't decide between 19, 18, 17 or 16.
And you don't completely abolish the minimum wage and turn us into Pakistan or the U.S. in 1932 with 40% of the population in soup lines unable to find work to feed their families.
The argument that you cannot draw a line just because it is hard to do, is a really, really stupid arguemnt. It makes Rush Limbaugh appear to be stupid. And it makes his followers appear to be stupid.
It lowers the level of the discourse to the point that it ruins the board for people of average intelligence.
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