Adolph Hitler, COVID, Deep State
Minimum wage. All a matter of regulation and laws.
Regulation, mandates, edicts and orders. The news is filled with such stories. Liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, and centrists all make statements of support or opposition without understanding what good regulation is.
Top down regulation is extremely awful and bottom up regulation can be just as bad. Jeremy Aspen and State Senator John McCollister wrote about two completely different topics but both are missing the problem of how the government gains control at the expense of individual liberty and provides lacking results. I provide links to their articles at the end of this essay.
COVID has resulted in lots of top decision making. COVID experts pontificate monologues on vaccines and masks. What dialog exists amounts to defending the COVID dogma and accusing critics of being advocates of the Grim Reaper.
We are told the vaccines work great, but the vaccinated are told they must wear masks and get booster shots. And, if the masks work as great as the experts claim, why the rush to get vaccinated? Is it too much to let a pregnant woman give birth before being vaccinated?
The experts claim the vaccines are greater than natural immunity, but a very large portion of the medical community says privately such a claim is nothing but lots of odorous raw sewage. If natural immunity did not work, there would be data showing thousands of people being sick twice. There is no such data. Instead, there is data showing thousands of vaccinated people who end up getting COVID. McCollister does not understand any of this.
To add to the problems, the Democrat Party refuses the processes of democracy, including legislating and freedom of speech. Instead, the Democrat Party emboldens the autocratic rule of bureaucrats whether it be OSHA or Dr. Huse. Who speaks for the common people? Not McCollister and Aspen has yet to speak out on this.
Mr. Aspen takes issue with Congressman Fortenberry and chatter of the deep state. Sorry, but when the prosecutor’s main charge is “lying to the FBI”, I know the prosecutor has no case. So why are the charges made? Because it works in politics. Aspen needs to rethink this.
Yet an issue like voter ID comes up and it appears to be another regulation, but this issue is coming from the voters themselves. This is bottom up type regulation. While the idea is sold as a matter of preventing voter fraud, such a requirement would provide much needed formality to the voting process and force transparency.
Every election, write-in votes are cast for Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Jeffrey Epstein, Betty White, Mickey Mouse, Edward Snowden, Elon Musk, Ayn Rand, Jesus Christ, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Zodiac Killer, Fox Mulder, and the latest turd in my toilet, and so forth. This happens because people are told they have to vote when they really don’t want to because they hate the candidates. Unfortunately, our elections do not have enough transparency where election officials disclose what those write-ins were. You would think leftists would demand such transparency to expose white supremacy yet they appear to be more interested in manipulating the voting process instead of exposing evidence of white supremacy.
Another example: minimum wage laws are often bottom up legislation but pushed from the top and do substantial harm of which many studies fail to pick up the extent of the damage. Most low paying employers do not want to pay at the minimum wage and will pay up to a dollar above the minimum wage. When the minimum wage goes up, they adjust and their taxes and labor expenses go up, so expenditures have to change. Minimum wage laws should have exemptions and parameters but many are very rigid such as Nebraska.
This leaves employers with few choices. They cut back on benefits and pay raises become less generous and pay ceilings are reduced meaning many employees simply will not receive any more pay raises unless they change jobs or get promotion. Before Nebraska raised the minimum wage, self-checkouts in retail stores were not common, but when the raise went through, the self-checkout stands proliferated. So whatever benefit raising the minimum raise was to provide, it ended up getting nullified. Yet, Nebraska's Unicameral has no interest in the topic. I had hoped organizations such as the Platte Institute would be more aggressive on this topic, but not much has been said.
Articles at links below: