The minimum wage issue is an easy one.
If you force an employer to pay someone more than they’re worth, that employer will hire fewer people. Worse, he may let employees go.
The minimum wage is a cruel piece of legislation because it deprives young workers of entry-level employment opportunities … More…
What do Elton John and Barack Obama have in common?
Today is the 43rd anniversary of Mr. John’s first live album titled 11.17.70. It was recorded on November 17th, 1970, in the A & R Studios in New York and was broadcast live on radio.
This album was one of my first exposures to Mr. John’s music, and I was quite taken with it. I’m a piano player. Most of the rock music of the mid and late 60s was driven by the electric guitar. I like rock music that is driven by the piano. I like it even better when accompanied by strong melody.
That’s what Elton delivered then and now: pop rock music with infectious melodies and great piano accompaniment.
Listening to some of the tracks from 11.17.70 today, I couldn’t help but think of President Obama as I reacquainted myself with the song, “Can I put you on?” which I’ve linked above … More…
A loyal Quiner’s Diner reader fired me an e-mail with his take on the economic affairs of America.
I like his analogy. Let me know if you agree: More…
Here’s the premise: “give Obama a Democratic Congress and the jobs will come roaring back.”
This is the mantra of liberals, as discussed in my earlier post today.
Is it logical?
I don’t know, because Obama had a liberal, Democratic Congress (forgive the redundancy) his first two years in office. They pursued very specific legislative initiatives in their hope to revive the waning economy and create jobs: More…