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Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

David Neumark is the nation's premier researcher on minimum wage. Neumark wrote a whole book on the subject (Minimum Wages, Amazon), wherein he sifted through hundreds of studies to determine the effects of minimum wage.

Neumark found that putting a minimum wage into law severely hurts the poor by reducing their incomes. It now only reduces the incomes of the poor immediately but it changes the trajectory of their entire economic lives by denying them the work experiences that enable them to climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

We see this most severely recently with the economic downturn. 85% of African American youth, 16 to 24 years, are locked out of the job market. We have an all time record number of job openings and 85% unemployment.

The minimum wage causes jobs to shift from the poor to the children of the rich and it further reduces incomes by reducing the total number of jobs.

The minimum wage provides very little benefit to anyone as 85% of people who work in minimum wage are at higher levels within three years.

Bad in theory bad in practice, politically popular. We are still the people who believed the world was flat and the earth the center of the universe.

Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 09/26/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Max Rose

I think the plot is better than the Bridges of Madison County "oscars awards" where the letter is delivered and this story is dropped on the kids at the burial service.
That mom and was not happy,had a beautiful affair had a chance to leave. No she stayed for the kids and dad and was miserable and wanted to be dropped for eternity next to Eastwood. She just wanted the kids to know one last twist of resentment.

Me I would droper her right on top of DAD same plot and paid for eternity of maintenance. Ever wonder the lifetime of guilt tripped these kids? It was her time and regret not theirs.

Just how far popular actors are understood. Does anyone really think that Jerry Lewis would get a unprejudiced review just where was the casting director yea. Well maybe reading the note he found one can understand the affair. After all what would you do if married to Jerry Lewis. I have to see it it has to be better than bridges. 6 academy awards and 14 nominations

Posted by Martin & still Lewis on 09/26/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Can't shake it: AZ Senator playing Video Poker while "at work".

Posted by Must Vote Year on 09/26/2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

This Campaign Financing, on both sides, is pure BS; especially the Reports in the Arizona Daily Independent (ADI); an Online Forum for Racists and Bigots!!

Substantive change in TUSD will NOT come with a Change in the composition of the Board/Administration. It will only come when TUSD Teachers regain Control of their Classroom as given them by Arizona Law: Arizona Revised Statutes 1- 841, A(1)(2). TUSD Teachers have been Professionally Emasculated by the Board/Administration. They have permitted such to happen by NOT speaking out under the guise of Job Security and at the expense of their Students and Academic Programs.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/26/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Fruit Fiends Unite for Tucson's Pomegranate Festival

I went there Saturday morning at 9 AM...and saw nothing going on and no one there

Posted by Doug Priore on 09/26/2016 at 7:12 AM
Posted by Susan Hirsh on 09/26/2016 at 6:05 AM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Clime? Seriously? Keep Tucson stupid?

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Posted by Starving for phonics on 09/26/2016 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

He's a herion addict? Well, at least he's not doing heroin.

Posted by Kevin Bitten on 09/26/2016 at 12:51 AM

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