I marvel at how often the policies of the Left hurt people. Worse, the people who impose them so often don’t care about the lack of compassion in their policies.

They ‘feel’ like these policies are good things, and that’s what matters. So when the people they tried to help are actually hurt, they turn a blind eye.

It is this mock benevolence that is so infuriating to conservatives.

The classic example of bad public policy is the minimum wage.

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Nationally, the unemployment rate for black teenagers is six times that of the general population, and double that of the general teen population. These gaps don’t seem to change, and will get far worse if the president and his party have their way and increase the wage to fifteen dollars per hour.

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Liberal policies have gutted black families.

Great Society programs replaced dads with a welfare check by creating perverse social incentives. Black illegitimacy rates soared from 1 out of 4 out of wedlock births in the early sixties to 7 out of 10 today.

Fatherless homes breed social pathology, including increased poverty for women and children, increased illiteracy rates, increased drug use, increased crime rates, increased murder rates, and increased black teen unemployment rates. This is all statistically verifiable using data from the Obama administration. Recent decades have shown us that kids who can’t find jobs often join gangs…

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“Instead of 12 cashiers making 8 to 10 dollars an hour, now there are 0 cashiers making 15 dollars an hour and 12 cashiers completely on welfare. That is Democrat’s version of furthering prosperity.”

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San Jose boosted their minimum wage to $10 per hour.
This happened a year ago. Minimum wage detractors warned of dire consequences to San Jose if they proceeded. Apparently, none of these dire consequences came true.
A Facebook friend of mine posted an article which pointed this all out, and added this sarcastic comment:

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