Let’s Raise Minimum Wage and See What Happens! Curious…What DID They Expect?

Oh What a Time to Be Young! – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com:

“According to today’s job report, the overall unemployment rate (the percentage of people in the labor force not working but looking for work) in August rose to 9.7 percent, its highest level in 26 years. The teenage unemployment rate, however, is at 25.5 percent, its highest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track of such data in 1948.”

Stringing and Strowing says: The Bible says “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Pro.29:18) From the book “All the Promises of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer explains the verse “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth” found in Lamentations 3:17. He writes:

A good deal of rubbish is uttered about putting an old head on young shoulders, implying, of course, that youth should not be burdened with too much labor and responsibility. Bismark’s advice was, “To youth I have but three words of counsel – Work, work, work.” Jeremiah’s word is as good as a promise. It was good, it is good, and it will be good to bear the yoke. Many a yoke prepares a young person for future honor. The yoke of affliction, of disappointment, of hard work make for character. Soft times in one’s youth do not make for eminence. As a lad, Jesus toiled at the carpenter’s bench and grew up with a love for those whose day’s work was hard.

Some of the most conspicuous men in the ministry, in commerce, in politics, are those who as youths had to work hard in some realm or the other. Success has a sweeter taste if it has sprung from rough soil.

Those who think this increase in the minimum wage is good for America, is once again denying our youth their future. This time the cost is their potential for greatness. This concept of change…strangle our children with debt, and now remove their opportunity to develop character with hard work…I am not getting it.

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