A friend of mine who was a U. S. Marine Corps career officer, Vietnam war vet, helicopter pilot, fighter pilot, and Squadron and Group commander with the rank of Colonel at retirement is a very insightful man who shares his thoughts from time to time with others. Consider his take on the idea that, "Democrats enjoy giving other people's money away."
It is so gratifying to realize there is still some good sense in this world that otherwise seems to have so little.
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What would happen if he were to voluntarily raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Please consider that the price of his burger would go up a whopping 18 cents. His employees would no longer require government subsidies. The tax burden they once represented would disappear. The deficit would be reduced. They would spend the money they make. The infusion of money would improve the economy. The improved economy would cause the jobless rate to go down. This would further reduce the burden on U. S. taxpayers and serve to further reduce the deficit. Surely you would not object to this scenario.
As GHW Bush so rightly claimed, the Reagan trickle down economics you mindlessly support is "Voodoo Economics." It has had a devastating effect on our economy and our society in general.