NPR's Scott Simon Asks Wrong Guy to Trash Minimum Wage Hike

Jul
02

One of the more unbelievable interviews I've ever heard on NPR -- at least on the Scott Simon show. Scotty keeps trying to get Congressman Adam Smith to agree that the recent minimum wage hike in Seattle is bad for working people (a conclusion you'd expect from Scotty) -- but Smith just won't have anything to do with it. Instead Smith brings up comparisons with income from earlier periods as well as what corporate management currently is getting. Incredible.
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Is Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Doing More Harm Than Good?
July 1, 20177:52 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

A study suggests the most recent minimum wage hike in Seattle may be doing harm. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., about the impact of Seattle's push for $15/hour.

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World Drops Dead?

Jun
02

Who cares if the world drops dead -- so long as we're still okay.

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Fake Newspapers in Illinois

May
25

Journalism on the level of Pravda. [Image from IWT News.]

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Sign of Hope

May
04

I shall live to see the day! Flying pigs blocking out that profanity. Hallelujah! (Source: Flying Pigs on Parade: A Chicago River Folly)

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The First 100 Days

Apr
28

Krugie-baby tells us,

"Right now, by all accounts, the child-man in chief is in a snit over the prospect of news stories that review his first 100 days and conclude that he hasn’t achieved much if anything (because he hasn’t)."

Meanwhile the rest of the world is in complete euphoria (not to mention relief) in reaction to this record of non-achievement. May it continue!

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Hashtag of the Era (Unfortunately)

Feb
05

#SCROTUS - So-Called Ruler of the United States

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America First?

Jan
20

America First? Do we really want to go there?

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I Want the People!

Jan
11

The New York Times discusses the lack of enthusiasm among performers to appear at Trump's inauguration (link). Trump pretends not to care:

Mr. Trump has maintained that he does not want A-List celebrities at his inauguration. (“I want the PEOPLE!” he tweeted in December.)

Trump wants the "PEOPLE!"? Well, maybe he should go here...

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Wisc. Vote Totals 2012 & 2016

Dec
25

Just to reiterate the point from here and here (and it can't be reiterated enough):

Wisc. Vote Totals for President
Year GOP Candidate DEM Candidate
2012 (source) 1,408,746 1,613,950
2016 (source) 1,405,284 1,382,536
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