Friday, February 23, 2007

Lynch to Free Market Economy: "Drop Dead"

Seems Governor Lynch is becoming more and more enamored with the idea of turning New Hampshire into North Massachusetts.

CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch urged legislators on Thursday to raise New Hampshire's minimum wage.

He spoke in favor a bill to raise the wage from the current $5.15 an hour to $7.25 over two years.

The governor told a House committee that many families are working hard just to get by, and often not making enough for basics. He said raising the wage is the right thing to do.

"It is time we do the right thing for our families and raise the minimum wage," Lynch said.

Hotel and restaurant owners are criticizing the proposal, saying it's unnecessary because most businesses already pay their workers more.

Fixing something that ain't broke by throwing up some knee-jerk, feel-good bullshit to appease the ideologically-blinded segment of the population (i.e. one's voter base). Massachusetts-style liberalism at its "finest".

Forcing an employer to pay his employees a minimum wage, independent of their work output, just because it feeeeeeeeeels like the right thing to do, makes as much sense as government-enforced price-fixing. And, history has shown us, time and again, how well that's worked. Not.

Memo to Governor Lynch:

Pack your bags. Time to let the grown-ups take over.