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Bill Gates on Raising the Minimum Wage (Not the answer MSNBC was hoping for)

Gates:

“Well, jobs are a great thing. So you have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution, and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.”

Full article:
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/110131-answer-msnbc-host-loo...




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11% of fast food workers that

11% of fast food workers that are not teenagers living at home? Doesn't seem like an accurate stat, not passing the smell test.

Bill Gates, an enviro-fascist

There’s an interesting connection between Obamacare and the global warming agenda. Bill Gates says, in order to save the planet from global warming, the U.S. needs to reduce CO2 emissions to “near zero”. In the link, he presents an equation that will achieve his goal of zero CO2 emissions. One of the factors in his equation is the human population. He said:

“The world today has about 6.8 billion people, and that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, healthcare, and reproductive services, we could lower that by perhaps ten or fifteen percent.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3WXcRfsrTQ&feature=related

Think about what he said, i.e., in order to save the planet from global warming caused by CO2 emissions, healthcare and vaccines will be used to reduce the human population. Bill Gates is a big supporter of Obamacare, so those who believe the lie that death panels are not part of Obamacare, should reflect on Bill Gates statement. Using healthcare to reduce human population is something Nazi Germany would have done. Click on the bottom link in the footer and check out the post on "Climategate"

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Can you actually back up anything you just said?

Your Obamacare and global warming agenda connection is laughable. The problem is that many on this site will mindlessly agree, chuckle and move on. Instead, let's look at your statements in order.

Yes, Gates said that CO2 needs to be reduced to near zero. It does. If you look at the formula you failed to post but accused, it simply says that CO2 = People X Services (per person) X Energy (per service) X CO2 (per unit energy). It's simple math, not agenda 21 vodoo.

What he goes on to say, that you incorrectly understood, is that the population will rise and 'if we're good at vaccines, healthcare and reproductive services', it will then fall by perhaps ten or fifteen percent. If you have followed any of his talks or if you know anything about population growth, you would clearly understand that when you make poor countries healthier, their trend towards overpopulation fades. Currently, the developed countries are almost all encountering lower than replacement birth rates. It is the poor countries' higher than replacement birth rates that is more than making up for the former's reduction. By raising the overall health of those developing countries, their rates will settle to around 2 kids per woman (2.2 or so is required to cover deaths) and the world will settle into a general reduction trend. THIS IS NOT SOME 'KILL OFF THE PEOPLE' MOVEMENT. It's actual science solving actual problems by actual thinking people.

The Gates on Obamacare comment - Where do you get that he's supportive of it? I'm not saying he is or isn't because I can't find anything related at all. Because of that, I'm asking how YOU know he's for it. His views on medical corruption and market inefficiencies really don't align with being pro insurance company mandates.

And please, please don't post this link (top of page) as proof he supports Obamacare:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023923849#post13
That would be just plain lazy. Honestly, this site deserves more intelligence. ...or it used to.

Under Obamacare, elderly will have a worse chance of surviving

Obama claims his Medicare cuts will knock out waste and excessive profits. Pushing down rates will force hospitals to spread nursing staff thinner. Elderly patients will have a worse chance of surviving their stay and going home. When Medicare reduced payment rates to hospitals as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, hospitals incurring the largest cuts laid off nurses.

Rewarding Skimpy Care

Eventually, patients at these hospitals had a 6% to 8% worse chance of surviving a heart attack, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research report (March 2011). The Obama administration will now impose a new measure on hospitals: “Medicare spending per beneficiary.” Hospitals that spend the least on seniors get bonus points, and higher-spending hospitals get demerits. http://blnnews.com/2014/01/02/obama-dooms-seniors-to-ravages...

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

You stated that Gates is an envirofascist

and that he's supportive of Obamacare because it will help cull the population. That's three connected statements that are false. I called you out on those lies and you give info that Obamacare is bad?

We all know it's bad. The exact ways and amounts are in dispute but no one is disputing its much worse than things ever were before it.

I would like your response showing how Gates is such a bad environmentalist, how he's a fascist and how he wants to kill people off. Those are unsubstantiated, made up lies that get propagated around the net and since everyone wants to jump on board, they never get challenged. Til now.

I'm so tired of the major news outlets, in general.

This snippet was accurate though. In other words: it's a bad idea to raise the minimum wage. Good answer Bill.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

Even a broken clock is right

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

"In reality, the Constitution itself is incapable of achieving what we would like in limiting government power, no matter how well written."

~ Ron Paul, End the Fed

wowzo

Thats good to hear that he's thinking rationally on this issue