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Vic Biorseth, Thursday,
December 31, 2015
"Americans won't do that work" is the perfect, classic example of the self-fulfilling prophesy variety of a very slick lie. First, you tell the lie. Then, you agitate to make the work illegal at a natural wage for the product of the work. Then, you convince the workers that they have a "right" to the unreasonable wage. Over time, a Wuss Generation of American workers is created, spoiled and expecting everything in life to be handed to them, and, the Government assumes more and more unconstitutional control over the price of labor.
Note that wages if labor or any kind of control of labor or labor practices is not among the limited and enumerated Constitutional powers of government in Article One section Eight, or anywhere else in the Constitution. It's out of scope, and unconstitutional, for the government to even be making pronouncements on the cost of labor, let alone making laws controlling it.
We recommended closing immigration entirely for national defense and national security reasons, as well as to give legal immigrants already here time to assimilate into American culture. Most recently, we said it in the page on Recognizing Islam's Declaration of War Against Us. Here's part of what we said there:
Every bit of that government-induced nonsense is unconstitutional, and no one in constitutional government is doing anything to stop it. Note well that sodomy, let alone any other sexual perversion, is not listed in Article One Section Eight, and, in fact, neither is Marriage. And yet, the morally depraved majority on the Supreme Court, in their infinite but unconstitutional wisdom, has made sodomic marriage "Constitutional". Despite their oaths of office to uphold the Constitution.
We don't need no stinking Constitution!
We have argued against minimum wage laws forever. In Criminal Aliens and Taxes we showed how minimum wage laws create an illegal "Black Market" for labor, because there are people, American citizens included, who will work "Under The Table" for less than minimum wages. It is a market demand; the market will always find a way around any law. All such laws do is create criminals where they didn't exist before. In Income Minimums and Caps we showed how government controls on income, at either end of the income spectrum, are nothing but Marxist inspired destructive interference with free market principles, i.e., the automatic operation of Capitalism.
Capitalism is a natural system; Socialism, or a government controlled economy, is unnatural, and will ultimately economically fail. And it will ultimately fail by Marxist plan, design and intention. The destruction of the inter-dependent institutions of the free market and the liberty of man is the end goal of Marxism. That's what the Marocrat Party lives for.
If a willing Congress and a willing President were to fast-track the Fair Tax and eliminate the IRS, the main financial power of the Marxocrat Party, the Republicrat Party and the whole unconstitutional Ruling Class would be broken. Then, it might be possible to legislate to take our unconstitutional Political Parties permanently out of existence, as we recommended in Two Party Treason, No Party America and New Way Politics.
The Fair Tax, all by itself, would fund the entire government and then some. Instant balanced budget. If even a fraction of the cuts recommended among the Cut The Spending pages were instituted, we would experience an enormous annual surplus at the federal level, which could be split between paying down our debt and building back our National Defense. (See the Fixing America pages.) But, perhaps more importantly than that, every worker in America would get a huge raise, with the total elimination of the income tax and the FICA tax, and a permanent end to tax returns.
And, with no corporate taxes and no income taxes, America would be irresistibly attractive as a location for foreign businesses, to be selectively allowed in at our national discretion.
Countervailing all of this is the existence of minimum wage laws. The federal government can't do anything about state and local wage laws, but we could eliminate them at the federal level. The very idea of a minimum wage law is so counter productive as to be stupid. To force an employer to pay $10 to a worker to produce a $5 product is idiotic.
The natural laws of supply and demand automatically set prices for goods and services, and also for wages. Artificially raise the wage, cut the number of workers. Raise the wage high enough, and you put the business out of business, unless it begins to operate illegally.
But what's worse is the psychological effect wage laws have on the citizenry. They come to expect a certain wage, as a right. Eventually, they won't work for less, and we have another contributing factor in the building of the Wuss Generation of Americans, who cannot take care of themselves in the real world. The world they live in is ever increasingly artificial, and not natural.
The more the government controls any part of the private economy, the more perverse and unnatural the private economy becomes. And the private economy, driven by free private citizens, is the only source of the creation of new wealth. The sole source of government revenue. A free market booms; a controlled market stagnates.
(Does anyone remember the economic collapse of the Soviet Union?)
Even among the best Conservative spokesmen for Capitalism, the view is artificially skewed in favor of the Big Idea, or Corporation Capitalism, as opposed to the Little Idea, one-step-at-a-time self improvement Capitalism.
Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
Create a Killer App, and become a millionaire.
But don't worry about just simply making your own way somehow, out there in the big bad world.
Consider what the Pilgrims did. Consider what their grandchildren did. Consider what the new immigrants from Europe, who followed them, did. Consider what the Indentured Servants did. Consider what the slaves did, some of them even while they were still slaves, let alone after they were freed.
Consider what any humble person who came here to begin life anew, here, where he was free to do as he pleased, did.
They Share-Cropped. They farmed. They hired themselves out for labor. They found their own way to make a little extra, save it, and do a little better.
A free man will work to improve his own condition.
That is the sole source of wealth. (Wealth = Income = Private Property.)
The best business a man seeking independence can begin to associate himself with in some way involves the production of food.
If he gets himself some chickens, he can sell some eggs, and he will have some eggs to eat. He can sell some chickens, and he will have some chickens to eat. If he gets a cow, he can get some milk to sell, and he will have some milk to drink. If he raises some steers, he can sell some meat, and he will have some meat to eat. If he grows some corn, he will have some corn to sell, and he will have some corn to eat.
How could any business be any better, all around - if you kept the government out of it - than farming or ranching? Is it any wonder that A Country Boy Can Survive?
A boy mowing lawns with dad's mower can save money to buy his own mower, and eventually a trailer to haul it, and dad's pickup truck, and more equipment, and wind up in a lawn care / landscaping business of his own.
Just take a brief look at Paula Deen's work history, and you will see that a mere love of and ability to do good cooking started with nothing, and built a large, viable, long-lasting family business.
What college could teach that? Where among the Ivy League schools could she have learned to start sending her boys out on their bicycles with brown-bag lunches for people in the neighborhood? And just look at how well her boys are doing today!
That, in my view, is Natural Free Market Capitalism on full display.
The problem with many of the spoiled Wuss Generation is that they are used to hand-outs, if not from mom and dad then from the government. Most of them might be too timid to strike out on their own with nothing but the Fair Tax Prebate as income, and somehow make their own way. Especially after all the government benefit eliminations that would follow the Fixing America and Cut the Bureaucracies recommendations, if they were implemented.
But some of them would, and they would prosper, for the most part. Sooner or later, hunger, if nothing else, would drive others to follow suit. Picking fruit or grapes or whatever would become more typical teenage beginning jobs, and I'll bet the wages would be somewhat higher than the existing illegal wages now. The workers could be paid more and the product could still be sold for considerably less, because the producer would not be paying taxes any more. The consumer would be paying all the taxes. A huge cost of doing business would be gone.
Same with all the current minimum wage "McJobs" out there. No more corporate taxes, no more tax accountants, no more tax lawyers, no more government reporting of any kind. A Big Mac might cost less, and a worker might be paid more.
I would bet money on the legal immigrants already here becoming a lot more entrepreneurial than Wuss Generation Americans, at least at first. The most industrious among us would lead the way, and start an economic boom the likes of which have never been seen, even here.
But, I still maintain, the best of them would start small, without inventing any new mousetraps or developing any new apps. Just making their own way, in their own way, according to their own interests.
Making your own way is better than just getting a job, although getting a job might be a part of making your own way. Improving your own condition, in accordance with your own personal sense of industry.
That's what Capitalism is all about.
It's a matter of citizen independence.
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A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again.
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard" The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great). Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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