The Silver Lining of the Obama Cloud

You can warn the general public about dangers of liberal policies and ideas ‘til you’re blue in the face, but it probably won’t do much good.  There are four reasons for this.  The first is, that most of them are not listening.  The second is, even if they heard you, they wouldn’t understand you.  Number three is, the left, who controls the media, is pushing the other side of the argument.  The fourth reason is probably the most difficult to overcome, and that is, the liberal view is almost appears to be more pleasant than conservative's reality.

Take the case of the city of Seattle raising the minimum wage to $15/hr.  A huge percentage of the public thinks that this is a good thing, and it’s not going to do any good to try and change their minds.  That ain’t gonna happen.  

About the only thing that can change the minds of people sold on liberal ideas is being an eyewitness to the failure of such ideas.  It’s kinda like telling a dumb kid not to touch a hot stove.  Eventually, he becomes a firm believer in not touching hot stoves, but it’s not because he listened to your advice.

I could go into detail about why Seattle’s minimum wage hike is a terrible idea, but I am confident everyone who may read this either already agrees with me and knows why, or disagrees with me and no amount of reason is going to change their minds.  People with no opinion either way on things like this, just don’t visit sites like mine

In the end the Seattle wage hike will probably be a good thing.  It can’t help but fail and in the process, demonstrate to all those who were in favor of it, why it wasn’t such a good idea.  Maybe, just maybe, some of them might begin to question other liberal policies and ideas.

Which brings me to the silver lining of the Obama cloud.  Once people who supported him, see his failures (and the consequences of them) first hand, perhaps some of them will begin to question the liberal philosophy in general.

6 comments:

  1. I had a co worker mention yesterday about 15$ minimum wage in Seattle, his comment was "all right". I told him all that will accomplish is make whatever product they sell more expensive and or mean they have less jobs. I said, it happens every time they raise the minimum wage. He made no response but the look on his face was priceless. It was like a light bulb over his head. He never stopped to consider where that extra money would come from. Unlike the bloated pig called the federal government, no one else can just print more money.
    As far as the Obama silver lining, as Captain Capitalism says "enjoy the decline."
    The great experiment that was America is gone forever.
    C.J.

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    1. C.J. You read Captain Capitalism? Awesome! Good job! Raising the minimum wage for a city is particularly stupid because even "big" cities aren't that big. It's often only matter of a few miles or even a few blocks to visit lower cost businesses outside the city limits. I wonder how many people who supported this, will be out of a job in the near future.

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  2. The mind numbing stupidity of some is...well...mind numbing. People just don't get it. And it is very frustrating that they don't.

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    1. They have to witness it first hand, and here's their opportunity.

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  3. Hey Neil,

    I have already heard of businesses and companies that are bailing out and ramping back their operation in Seattle. These pie in the sky people don't realize that the money is finite and companies can't operate in the red like FEDGOV and survive. So the companies scale back their operations and other cost. I read that the same people that got the price hike, have already lost their "free parking" and many perks that came with the job. The money has to come from somewhere.

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    1. "I read that the same people that got the price hike, have already lost their "free parking" and many perks that came with the job. The money has to come from somewhere." - Just as I predicted. Check out:http://goldengeesenews.blogspot.com/2013/12/fast-food-employees-trust-me-this-isnt.html

      The other thing these people fail to understand is that money (both that of the business owners and customers) is mobile. Even "big" cities aren't that big. Often it's just a matter of blocks to a lower cost area just outside of the city limits. If a Whopper is 50 cents cheaper just a few blocks away, that's where the customers will go. If wages are $5/hr cheaper just a few blocks away, that's where the business owners will go.

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