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Bad Gov. Cuomo, The $15 Minimum Wage Debate

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in a lot of trouble. Also, the debate over raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Okay, it's news to us. The Week of March Eighth, two thousand and twenty one, Andrew Cuomo has been a very, very bad boy, very bad boy. We'll talk about what he has been up to. Very disappointed by this. And then the debate around the minimum wage. What both sides are saying should have been in wage be fifteen dollars an hour, should it not? Why do some people say it should? Why do you some people say no, that it should, don't, don't do fifteen dollars an hour. And then we also have people sneezing as well. That's going to be on the show. Here we go. It's news to us. Eddie and Jason, Hey, that was a wrong intro. Too Cool. No, why is it even on? There? No, I'm still here. Jason's here, but also Katie and Chris. I don't know what happened to our old intro there. Something gotten mixed up over here, but it's okay. How do you doing? Okay, today I got thrown off a little bit by the video thing, but I'm good. I'm back. I'm good. All right, yeah, all right, all right, I'm totally fine. Whatever. I'm used to things going wrong on the show. It actually doesn't even face me anymore, to be honest. It's another day. There you go, it's another excessional expect the unexpected. Oh Yeah, Andrew Cuomo, though, you know before we talk about him. By the way, this is a this is the show. Is Proof that we this episode is proof that we cover both sides and we don't play Kate two Democrats. We really don't. We've been accused of that on social media, but when they mess up, we'll call him out. Isn't that right, Katie? Yeah, I would agree with that. Call him out. Okay, Katie's our social media director. Let's find out what's happening on our socials. IW radio follow its news to us on twitter. Who? Well, that's that was a racing I Katie. You tweeted a video of Kevin McCarthy, geop leader, McCarthy. He decided to to film a video of himself reading green eggs at hand a doctor Seus Book and then put then on. Dude, what he is? Yeah, what is this like? This is I have any he has? He has real things to worry about, right representative? Hey, RTHY, doesn't he like there's a pandemic going on? There's people without work, but then he decides to read green eggs and Ham. What was this all about? Apparently, Dr Seus, the like the company. They actually took six books off the shelves because they had some questionable things regarding race printed in them and the pictures, and so Dr Seus did this, like the company. The prince the books did not, liberals. So then mccarthe, he is going nuts over cancel culture and being canceled. But if somebody decides to say sort of them, hold, but they're censoring themselves, though. The company decided that I was in these books wasn't cool to have in there anymore and they decided to pull those books. So how's that? Cancel Culture? Exactly, exactly, like it was their choice. They did it on their own fruition. Nobody canceled them. A business decision. Yeah, so exactly. In our Republicans all about freedom of business and businesses. Could they? They can do whatever they want. It's a free country and this is does what it wants and they they decide that this, this business, is going too far. So he starts heat. So what? So this asshole goes on twitter and reads green eggs and Ham, like them here there I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them. Sam. I am, yeah, doubling down. said he sounds so proud that he can read that book. Doesn't like. I'm so proud of myself right now reading this. I really worked all my life for this level of reading. I know he must be very proud of himself. So He's doubling down on the racism in the book and saying eggs and Ham is not one of the books that they hold visit. No, yeah, it was like, yeah, there was like a whole bunch I'd never heard of, and the Mulberry Street One. Why doesn't he read one of those? Probably because he couldn't find it. Well, what a weird what a Weird Hill to climb. and well, it's all distract. It's the distract everyone. Yeah, like this is what they want to talk about instead of, you know, the it are dying of the FBBI director testifying in front of the Senate oversight about the January sixth attack on the...

...capital. How, you know, what's funny is racist, stereotyped images notwithstanding. I'm double checking the strain now, but I'm pretty sure Dr Seuss was like a liberal political cartoonist who was like prone you deal and like like, I think, maybe even an a vowed Marxists. So, yeah, Republicans doing their research yet again. Yeah, well, all right, all right, a good, good job, killy McCarthy, really helping out America. And then this leads into our dirty dates. Should Governor Cuomo be impeached? He's been in trouble a little bit. will explain in just a second. But it turns out people say that overwhelmingly in our old twitter poll. Nobody says yes. This poll is still going on. It's news to us on twitter. If you would like to vote live. But forty eight percent say no, zero percent say yes and fifty two percent say not enough info to tell it whether a Cuomo, New York governor, should be impeached. But what is going on with him exactly? Let's getting to dirty dates and find out and in depth, look at this week's most important stories. Should have very, very bad boy and R cuombo fairy bad boy controversy. This this guy was. He had the opportunity to become America's sweetheart, like much in the way Rudy Giulietti did. After eleven with the way that Cuomo has been handling covid nineteen. But we're finding out that maybe there's some shady things going on right. Perhaps, yes, perhaps covering up covid deaths? Yeah, and he's also a bit of a creep. Two things are happening with the sky. Yeah, yeah, bad boy, bad quombo. So, as of this afternoon, Republicans in the New York state assembly of drafted a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against him. There's in the wake of mounting allegations of inappropriate behavior against younger aids and employees, and also there's been a cover up of some nursing home deaths, apparently from covid nineteen within the state. Well, let's talk about both of those. Let's start with the the cover up with the COVID. Yes, this happened first. Yeah, this came out was like a month ago or something, back in January, HMM. And there was a probe and they found out in this probe when they were probing, that are probing in. Well, turns out clomos the prober. We're gonna us that in a second. But Yeah, they subtle. Yeah, you gotta. I'm trying to insert a funny and there doesn't always work, but there's a so they they found out that they were under reporting the deaths in nursing homes to try to keep the the death rate, the death number, down by as much as fifty percent. Now it's not a small amount, it's a lot, rather large amount of numbers here of actual human beings, like these are people. Now it's the motive behind this so that Clombo can tout his policies is being better than everybody's, and say look, look to New York, where the best the way that we're handling covid is that what he's for? A lot of it had to do with this like original like roll out of his information sourced press conferences and really ragging on other people for not giving up all their data and other states, and he was so data driven and you know, he was so forthcoming with information, and then come to find out he wasn't really. He was just ragging out of their states for not being forthcoming with information. He was really just fudging his numbers. Bad Quomo, come on, think he was fudging his numbers because he didn't want Dj t to attack him or like Geo Peers, like who cares? I don't know. I mean why else would you find them? Like they were already terrible back in the spring. Like what did he gain from budging these numbers? Yeah, I don't know. That's what they say. That's the reason they give. But I mean, I mean really, what is that? What gain is there? Like they were by far the meames hed HMM, initially, like. But also the matter what the total numbers...

...were. You're right, because, I mean also New York's population is pretty talk about New York City. It's densely populated, so obviously covid deests and infection rates are going to be higher thannywhere else. Plus is the biggest city the United States and it's a huge international hub, like for flights, and in fact that's why where they think it entered the US is through New York. So it's you know, I mean, like what are you trying to prove their clombo is? It just seems really stupid thing that to lie about your right. Do you think they right Er the you think they were incompetent? Do you think they like purposefully left the like led about the numbers are but why? I just don't understand why. By as much just fifty percent somebody was lying. But was he lying? Well, I guess we're going to find out. He might not even have known about why? I don't know, baby is a possibility. Didn't know and somebody just gives him the report every day and like here's another way, but he defended. The buck stops it with you, right, you're the leader, like you hired this person, like they're part of your when you're but you're when you're in the administration, when you're managing a Goddamn pandemic, though, like, do you have time to stop and anytime somebody brings you number, ask how valid it is? Are you supposed to be doing that? No, but you should have the right people in place before when he took office. You have the right people there. Why are you telling like politicians are accountable for anything. I'm saying the way it should be, all right. Yeah, that's part of our goal, though. Show the way it should be, not the way it is okay, which is why I'm kind of thrown off by our pole little. Well, all right, yeah, what's going on with that pole? Not One person says that he should be impeached. That's a little weird one, and a lot of people like I mean, I guess we could talk about it more when we get to the end of what he's done. Yeah, let's talk about it without allegedly this to be liked allegedly. The next thing with Colombo. That is again this guy's a Democrat, so we're railing on a Democrat, everybody. We talked about both sides. Just want to make that clear. Yep, it just so happens. We have time. We talked about the other side. We had an hole. We haven't to it's come up. Yeah, we had so much material the past four years with the boob in the White House. So what are we supposed to do? Do you see a boob? I said the BOOB, boob with the White House. He was a boob. He was a boob. That's such a great derb boob. Actually, I don't like to disparage your boobs. Bike are from great, it's international. Is Our bingular BOOB. Boobs are so wonderful, welcoming and woo. Is it FROMP is horrible. He's a dumb tip. I would would say he's more of a taint. I mean, I don't even like to I don't like it's a compare them to a Boob, but not on an international women's Day. How about a tick anyway. Anyway, so these sexual misconduct alligators came up with Cuomo. Turns out he might be a bit of a creeper. He like he should be hanging out with Matt Lower and Bill o'riley. Sort of creeper. Good Lord, you know this isn't fair at all, but he definitely has creeper face, resting creeper face. Yeah, you're right. The yeah, you're right. There is something about the guy you looks like he's trying to interress you with his eyes. Yeah, even as a man, when I look at him, I feel like it is a press briefings and covid. He's trying to see what kind of boxers I'm wearing. Yeah, which I don't mind. But these women, these women minded these all these alleged allegations. Okay, so there's five women that come out. Man, this is horrible if these allegations proved to be true. Of course you know they're allegations, but he really made a lot of people, a lot of women, feel very uncomfortable. And I who keeps yawning. Somebody keep me yawning. I think it's you, man, Hell's going on? Tell, how do you o? Can you tell bad? Now? I want a yacht. Keep hearing somebody. I've heard somebody yawn three times during the show. I'm like, Geez, Katie's yawning right now, so I'll blame that one. But the rest of not being us. Hey, okay. Well, the first woman, Lindsay Boylen, she came out and said she didn't release the details until February, even though the allegations were first raised last year. But she...

...says that the governor kissed her and invited her to play strip poker while she was working as his aid. Can you imagine playing poker with guy? Yeah, Yuck it look she said she became fearful of being left alone with Cuomo and his actions created a toxic work environment. That's horrible. Is Does that move really work too? If you're the governor, you have, I mean, fuck up. Guys like this to are just really piss me off, because they prey on these women that are in positions that are beneath them. When they are the governor of effing New York's New York state, they could literally pick up any chick that without a conflict of interest or creating these weird power dynamics, just like going to a restaurant or a bar or is he's no, he's notice, he's single. Okay, he was when one of these took place. Okay, so then there's another. The second girl, Charlotte Bennett, a former health policy advisor to governor Cuomo, said she was repeatedly asked about past sexual assault and whether that trauma affected her comfort with actual intimacy. Like that's highly inappropriate. He kept asking her that. Yes, what is he? Her Therapist? What a Dick? It's not his burning gross. That's pretty gross. Yeah, that's weird. It's weird. Yeah, so weird. She said. Quote, I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me and I was wondering how I was going to get out of it. That is just in as being placed in a very, very, very disgusting, scary, gross position, if she felt like that, and I feel bad for her. Yeah, and a Rutch, I'm pretty sure's the one that we've all seen pictures of going around. She worked on Joe Biden's two thousand and twenty campaign. said the governor asked if he could kiss her at a wedding reception. In two thousand and nineteen, and then gave her an unwanted kiss on the cheek, and there's a photo of it, with his hands on her cheek. Yeah, I saw that photo and she looks very, very, very uncomfortable, like she's standing there and she like she wants to walk away but she can't because of who is in front of her. Yeah, and all the While, New York state sexual harassment policies, championed by quomo and signed in two thousand and nineteen, state clearly that unwanted touching and invasion into personal spaces unacceptable. So's if it's, why is this guy not a dem or a Republican? I mean, right now, he's just switch parties and everything will go away. It will then go away, nobody will care. Huh, they won't try to impeach you. May Be the best move this guy could make it just become Republican. Yeah, the next girl, I am the lease, said the governor referred to her as sweetheart, touched her lower back and kissed her hand. He also inquired about her boyfriend. So did he want to sleep with a boyfriend as well? Anyway? Karen Hinton, a former top aid for Cuomo, said he was inappropriate with her at a California hotel twenty one years ago, quote. He started asking me personal questions. I was uncomfortable with that conversation, so I stood up to leave. He walked across from his couch and embraced me intimately. It was not just a hug, it was an intimate, a brain embrace. I pulled away, he brought me back, I pulled away again and I said look, I need some sleep, I'm going. It was an inappropriate we both were married. I worked for him and it was too much to make it so personal and intimate. Well, if these allegations are true, he's a total creeper and well our you know, after these five allegations our twitter pole is still nobody saying yes, that he should be impeached. Do you think so? I mean I want everyone, I would like to know what everyone's opinion is of like what he asked, like the questions he brings up is definitely creepy. Right. Feel like the kissing is part of personally and how he is like. I don't think he was like trying to like sexually. Know was there wasn't any sexual you know, how would you feel if it was me and my boss was treating me that way and he was trying to kiss you on the cheek or on the hand. was asking me about past sexual experiences. I just said what his questions were weird, but the kissing part is, I don't know what. It doesn't strike me as as weird. Yeah, kissing me on the cheek. Yeah, when I felt it was uncomfortable and tried to pull away, and he's had all right. Comfortable. I mean, I feel like people can...

...tell. But the problem is is him as more so up in his own ass that he doesn't know how other people feel. The problem, more so, is the guys in a position of power over these women. Exactly the the problem is that it's an appropriate no matter what, in an work environment. Yeah, if you were to if you were to like do this, you know, randomly at a you know, at a bar or something, and everybody's drinking, it's a different situation. Everybody's on an equal level playing field. So the woman has more power to tell lead to fuck off, but if you are to, if your boss does this to you, your powerless and it it's really disgusting. The questions, no doubt, like the questions are weird and I just feel like thing I just said, the kissing thing. I think of, I don't know, five women who are clearly Democrats coming forward. You know, like with the Al Frankin thing, I felt like that was a hit job from the beginning when that whole thing went down with yes, senator sure and with senator all frank and I felt like that was a hit job from the beginning. And the picture was him as his boob or pooped his boobs. He was hovering his hands over woman's boobs. Yeah, Lee being not touching, but still kind of weird and creepy, but at the same time it's nothing compared to this. Yeah, and and when you have five women who are clearly Democrats come forward and and say these things, there's five of them. There's going to be more. I mean if you have won back as far as twenty one years ago, there's more of them out there and pattern of behavior. It's a pattern and it's not okay. And if we want to hold Republicans to a standard of they can't be douchebags like this, then we need to hold people in our own party to a standard of you can't be a douchebag like this. Yeah, but an independence. Saying that isn't going to make Republicans hold their people up to any sort of standard. You know that they're you're right, you're going to say get this guy out of office, we don't care. Then they're going to probably install at a file and not give a fuck. Or because they're wrong doesn't mean we have to be wrong too. Yeah, I guess if you want to be a good person to take the moral high ground. Sure, Chris. What do you think? What are your thoughts on this? I see your point, Chason, like on like the questions were inappropriate. But the one kiss on the cheek, you said, was at a wedding reception, and I'm not an expert on like Italian cultural whatever, but I feel like that might be a thing, or at least like gangster movies of letting me to believe that like a you know, a kiss on the cheek is just part of you go around in the reception, you and that happens. Yeah, and then a kiss on a hand and like putting your hand. I made a kiss my hand before. What? No, not like that. I mean it's a little awkward and archaic, but it's if you're just looking at those things. I just I would want to hear more. But you know, Katie's right, there is a pattern of behavior coming forward in the comments and questions themselves or more unsettling for me. So I well, yeah, what are people on social media saying? I mean the questions in comments that he's made is the worst part. Right. Yeah, we have people that are sort of public office that still Garner seventy five million people voting for them. They have twenty six allegations or more against them and no one talks about on sexual assault. Yeah, like rate. Yeah, trump or not talking about that. I mean, come on, like they use say trump has been accused of rape, trump has twenty six allegations. Yeah, and then this guy is used. They just spoke at sea packed the other week. I mean, yeah, like like that. This is a double standard, like that man is accused of like horrific things. Like what is it a double standard? Because if if I was Republican, I I mean I want trump out of office for that reason. Like I wanted trump out of office for that reason. I fought as hard as I could get trump out of office because of those reasons. And like why would I think it was okay for this Douche to stay in office? I'm saying, I'm asking. Why is it okay for seven five million people to say it's okay there, you know those seventy five million? Then they're setting so should be out exactly. They're a bunch of hypocrites. Like it's just bullshit.

Rules for the not me. That's how Republicans I just wish people would do better. Yeah, me too, like people need to do better. What are these, so you? What are these tweets? Katie's some. So this is what people are saying on twitter that you thought was interesting? Yeah, it was just basically outlining exactly what we just said. Okay, excuse me. Blue Monkey Guild says, Gee, just think of their outrage of Cuomo had admitted he grabbed women's pussies. These assholes should shut the fuck up. Yeah, HMM, so that's you know. HMM, all right, we'll keep an eye on that. And Cuomo, why'd you have to turn out to be a creep? Your disappointing everybody. Do Better. Do Better, starhing, you better fucking do better. I don't want to blame generations either, but it does. I don't know, maybe it's a generational thing. But there's not. It's no excuse. It really is no excuse. You can't treat it agree like that. So fuck you, Cuomo. If those are true, sorry to say. The minimum wage debate, lawmakers are pushing for a fifteen dollar minimum wage, others are resisting. Will Give you the history of the minimum wage and then talk about arguments for and against, and then you decide or not. I don't care. Don't decide right back. It's news to us. Are Back Your live on? I do we radio. It's news to us. On twitter. That's probably where we're that's our social media of choice. We do have instagram that we post occasionally on and if you want follow us out. Whatever. Yeah, whatever, do what you want, just say. I mean, we're radio show, so can't really expect us to do a lot of Instagram, right. I mean we should be. That's what we're trying to do. Video so we can post up some stuff occasionally. Hmm Huh. Yeah, little then multi channel radio show. We gotta be multifaceted. It's not just radio, it's not just podcast, it's multi media entertainment. So we're going to get imax cameras and every single put us on the IMAX. We could strap it onto Rome while we play fetch who. We should get a go pro for that. We have a go pro. We should try it. We should. That be a good instagram content. Actually. I think people would like to minimum wage debate. Should the minimum wage be fifteen dollars an hour? Some people think so. Others are saying, hell no, dude, I'm I think it. I'm a Hell O. All right. Well, really, this is interest. Yeah, Jason's going into this with a no, okay, I'm going in with fifteen. Yeah, Hell No, here we go, fifty an hour. Here we go, arguments on both sides and in depth. Look at this week's most important stories. Quick background on the federal minimum wage. That's it. We're discussing is federal minimum way age. So it was first signed in a law by FDR nineteen thirty eight, and FDR said, quote, by living wages, by paying living wages, I mean more than a bare substantial level, I mean the wages of a decent living. That's what he wanted for all of Americans nineteen thirty three and he believed that any business that could not survive without paying its workers profit poverty wages should close. Quote. No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. Very firm stance on that. So that's when it first started, in nineteen thirty three. So Jason already disagrees with FDR. One of the are not favor one of the greatest presidents of all time. I said that I disagree with fifteen dollars being the minimum wage. All right, think it should be twenty. I think you should at least be twenty. Okay, yeah, all right. So you should have waited until the end. You just blew your load. Now nobody cares. Now nobody cares about your pis. So the federal, federal minimum wage, and there I was like what, I don't even know you. You should have kept that going the whole time. The federal minimum wage hasn't provide workers of the decent living wage in decades, though. I mean, like, this is what people are saying. If you remember, back in two thousand and twelve, there was this the fight for fifteen. happened. You guys remember this, where everybody not everything? There there were these these movements, health cats, strikes in the fast food industry. Yeah, yeah, fast food workers in two thousand and twelve. They they as Chris said they were. They went on strike and then that forced a lot...

...of fast food places to actually raise their wages, and then some states actually rose a minimum wage on the local level. Washing Organ Colorado, Arizona, you actually o Vermont, Missouri, Michigan and Maine. They all prove minimum wages ranging from twelve dollars to one thousand four hundred and seventy five. After this big movement in two thousand and twelve, very successful. But now there's a push, with the pandemic and how it's just ravage the economy, to increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour, the federal minimum wage. Federal Minimum Wage, which is not which is not changed since two thousand and eight. Two Thousand and nine is what I saw. But sorry, two thousand and nine. Why isn't the minimum wage tag to the consumer price index or the Purchasing Power Indus seas, because that takes money away from billionaires. Can't have that. Come on, Chris, Jeez, he's the federal minimum wage is? It's just seven dollars in twenty five cents. That is the least. Who Was it. There's a comedian, I think Chris Rock, had a bit and he's like minimum wage is them saying we would pay you less if we could, and that's what it basically is. But these, these minimum wages really are very harmful, particularly to black workers people of Color, especially women of Color, and these people make up a disportionate share of workers who are on minimum wage. So a fifteen dollar minimum wage democrats want, and other lawmakers, and this is no Republicans really going for this, but fifteen dollar minimum wage by two thousand and twenty five is what there is what they want to do. They want to slowly increase it. I don't think that's like enough. By Two thousand and twenty five, slowly the increase it. There should be already. Well, yeah, I mean like if you're making minimum wage, how much do you think per year that is right now? Yeah, rob was doing the math in my head. I think it's like fourteen grandy year. Yeah, eighteen thousand, like fourteen fifteen grand a year or something like that. And if at fifteen dollars an hour, that's only thirty ONEZERO dollars a year. And that's that's like two thousand dollars a month before taxes. How can anybody even live off of that? I don't. I don't get a minimum wage right now is fifteen thousand a year. Yeah, that who can live off of that? Nobody can live on it. That's horrible. It's horrible. The government subsidizes that. Right, like Republicans are always the talking about like welfare, Blah, blah, blah, we shouldn't give money out to but like not supporting this. We we subsidize all these people, some sort of corporations paying them a fair wage. They get paid less, and then they go on food stamps and, you know, Medicaid and and we're all covering that. Yeah, and then when we have things like a pandemic and people actually need money to survive, we don't have it. And their health care is based off of their job. Like what are we doing? It's all stupid. Is Happening? This is so dumb. It's greed. It's great. Greed is fucking everything up. But some some employee in power. Yes, some employers have responded to pressure from workers and have actually increased their starting paid a fifteen an hour, like Amazon, whole foods, target, Walmart, Costco, Hobby Lobby, best by just steamed a few. So there's already like all these corporations that are that are doing it without even having to be required to do so because of the pressure. That tells me that they could actually raise that wage even higher, but they won't do it. You know, it's not a big deal to do fifteen an hour, but yeah, I mean so. The reason why we can afford fifteen an hour and even more, is recent points out, is because our economy has grown like drastically in our production is Christ even pointed out. Like our we're we're more productive than ever. We have a strong economy, even though it's been pummeled lately by Covid but we can afford to pay more. Instead, if it all only to fucking Jeff bezos, I guy, I don't it's just so stupid. It is there's like five people in the US who own like fifty percent of our world's wealth. How can anybody be against this? Oh, I want to pay you more. No, I don't want that. No, nothing. No. Yeah, those five people are worth or are responsible for so much poverty in this country. It's disgusting. Here's what Fox newscom readers have to say about this.

All right, this is the this is the argument against increasing the minimum wage and keeping it where it is, is it? The other side of the argument is a Fox newscom reader says, damn all cratch only believe what they want to believe, even though many scholars have said it's a bad idea. They should just learn to code. You're really not going to be bipartisan, Eddie, if you're gonna talk like that about people who support Republican I never said I was by partisan. A and be just just learned to code. Is this guy's solution to minimum wage? Oh, if you don't like how much you getting paid, why don't you take out a hundred, fifty thous and student loan debt? You know, and a lot of Republicans do actually support it, like even in Florida, they've already passed a statewide fifteen dollar minimum our wage because they voted on it within the state. I mean if Florida, if a state is read as Florida's already passed it. I mean why? Why are Republicans refusing to bring it up federally? And even some Democrats, though. We have to point that out, because a lot of Democrats have are on the record just recently voting against this. Will get that in a second. Yeah, fucked up people on both sides. One of the big arguments against raising them wages raising the minimum wage will kill jobs. What do you guys say to that? I mean, it will kill a few, but it'll bring far more people out of poverty. Well, there was this studies on in two thousand and nineteen. It is the single most far reaching study on minimum wage ever and they found with over seventy years of Department of labored data, from one thousand nine hundred and thirty eight to two thousand and nine, they did not show any correlation between federal minimum wage or increase in job loss you know, there's probably my thinking is there's probably a positive effect on job growth because more people making more money at a lower level of income, like a lower income bracket, suddenly having more money coming in or going to put more money into the economy. These are armed people who are just going to sit on it. They're pumping it right back into the economy, which is gonna spur growth and development. That's the argument for it. But, like you know, people that all these rich people like they're used to being rich now, like. So if they can get more money out of, you know, people with rent and cost of goods? Don't you think they're going to start raising prices? I mean at that point then we raise the minimum wage again. I'm so freaking sick of rich people like I'm sorry, you have to give up one of your seven vacations this year. WHOO fucking who. And they don't even have to do that. For them it's a man principle. If you yeah, so much goddamn money. They have money making money. They don't even have a work you have to give shit up, exactly like it is now, like one sacking problem to pay people a decent living wage in this country. They make literally no sacrifice for this. It's a matter of them being just fucking assholes. Yeah, another argument against is if you raise animal wage, robots are going to take your job. They're already going to already. How long next? Well, there was a study around this and they they looked at McDonald's franchise he's, who are forced to pay fifteen dollars an hour, and did they replace their cashiers a touch screen ordering kiosks, and they found that overwhelmingly know, that did not happen. No, no, no, no, also note to self, if you support fifteen dollar minimum wage, do not use a touchscreen kiosk or self checkouts. Support the workers. That's a good point. Another point, argument. I gotta say that argument is horrifying if you strip it back, because basically they're saying the only way people are still going to be able to work is if it's cheaper to have people of slaves rather than buy a machine. Yeah, when you look at the morals of behind the argument, you're right. It's really disgusting. Here's the ears and true, and I mean that's true. That's all the businesses look at it, though, but the thing also is if we had a robot's doing all labor in this country, we could have a goddamn utopia. But their old die BA actually. Yeah, so another another public service announcement. Do not put your shopping cards away. Well, let someone take the shopping card. That is supporting a job. You just being a weas have in the brittle way for them could leave it. I know you think you're doing good, but you were...

...taking their job away. Now, but they still have to go to the collection thing and get the shopping card. Why don't I do that part form. I mean like take it back into the store. And so no, even at the no, I don't do that. Yeah, back the store. You crazy. Leave the shopping card out in the parking lot and the designated receptable does that. Nobody brings a shopping car back into the store. I use people do. Some people do. I used to just as like I want to take care of these guys. What everything wasn't helping? That one shopping car makes no difference than they have a row of like twenty that they're pushing in. I don't know. Okay, and support, support local jobs, but if I have one bag, should I take the card out? It's the parking lot. Yes, yes, just to create jobs. I'm doing you're doing this for you pal. Yeah, as they're giving you dirty looks like hey, you like that job security? I'm going to take this out. Happen to get a starting like a whole shopping like a big shopping car, when I go in and just buy like a coke zero or something like a bottle of water. Yeah, for the jobs. Here's the is another argument against. If you raise the minimum wage, employers will just move their business is summer with lower wage. That's false. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York observed the effects of one such increase in counties along the New York Pennsylvania state line when New York raise its wage as they found no adverse suppoyment effects and counties on the New York state side of the border, meaning that no New York employers. They didn't lay off their workers, they didn't move to Pennsylvania. So that's yeah, I don't know if I agree with that one because it is an outsourcing a thing. You don't agree with the data? Yeah, but that's someone you know made. Yeah, that's one we got. Outsourcing is a huge issue, but it's already an issue. They're doing it anyway. I know that's what yeah, Ye should be trying to combat in that in some way. As far as if you outsource workers, like companies, should be taxed higher. Yeah, that's that's a British employed people in the states are made their goods in the United States. You tax lower. So you got jobs. Yeah, that's a great policy of Jason's. Yeah, I know, it's basics. I should be president right now and we we need to be careful about who were signing trade agreements with and that not just looking at the countries whose trade is going to benefit us most from a purely economic sampoint. We have to be looking at environmental and labor policies of those countries and creating free trade deals with countries that are treating the their employees right and not overly polluting environment. Yeah, the ethical you make it way too much. Since Chris will never be elected, we should. I know Chris, I know presidents. Yeah, I always wanted to be president until I became a Marxist and I was like, well, that's never going to happen. Figure head you, you can be the puppet master. Cool, you'd be the Roger Stone type and be the big chaine em I will be the bush. I'M W A coming for you. Yeah, so, Bernie Sanders. Just the other day he tried to insert a fifteen dollar minimum wage provision into the coronavirus spending bill, but it ultimately failed, and this was also the longest vote in modern Senate history, while Republicans stalled this vote with their stupid fucking tactics. But Sanders, he had actually had bipartisan opposition to this. So just forty two Democrats sided with him and fifty eight senators voted no, there were eight Democrats who voted against the fifteen dollar wage provision in the coronavirus package. We're about to say something, Chris. No, go ahead, oh, but yeah, so at that's dead. It's not going to happen. The fifteen dollar wage provision is officially dead as part of the coronavirus bill. And Democrats in the House you're gonna have to like try to figure out some other sort of piece of legislation that they want to make this happen. Senator John Thune, he's he's a Republican or Democrat? I don't know. I've meant to look that up first. I forgot. Senator Johns. Anybody know? I think he's a Republican. This guy opposed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because he said he earned six dollars as...

...a kid. Now, that was a that was his armament. Now, if you if you apply inflation, he'd be making twenty four dollars an hour today. That's great, that's awesome. I love that. Yeah, what an idiot, right. And then Senator Jack Walsh, Democrat. He he's actually going to be filing legislation locally in Delaware to increase the minimum wage fifteen dollars an hour. That was his response after this failed. So that's good. But but, as as Jason said, the top of this, is fifteen dollars even enough? No, it's not. Our country's productivity gains in recent decades have translated to a minimum wage that should be twenty four dollars an hour, according to the economists, and then by two thousand and twenty five. When it when everybody's arguing it should be fifteen dollars an hour, it should, I actually, be thirty an hour. If you if this is going to be fair, really, yeah, thirty dollars an hour. Oh Man, my fingers on the Poles. Yeah, you got it. And and it really should be when, as you look at yes, I was, I was looking. Sorry, I don't want to interrupt here, but I'm going fine, go forth. If you look at I think it was I was reading a study from between one thousand nine hundred and seventy three and two thousand and eighteen, like the amount of wealth that has gone to the top one percent versus you know, and it's basically been stolen from, you know, the bottom twenty percent of the economy, bottom twenty percent of you know, workers, if we gave those workers, I think it was like one thirteen hundred dollars a month during that span, it wouldn't be the same as how much the wealthy have stolen from them. Yeah, I think about that. Wow, and that is a lot. That's like fifty trillion dollars that would have been pumped back into the economy, creating more jobs, creating more well for everyone, I'm d instead it's sitting in offshore bank accounts just collecting interest for these fucking ultra rich people that want to have their ashes spread on Mars or some bullshit, which, to be fair, as a ball or move. Yeah, you put fucking pretty fucking selfish right. Yeah, it really is. It's a lot of self it's crazy, it's but it's so stupid. I mean the whole thing is is yeah, it's selfish and it has like guess federal minimum wage has an increased. It didn't increase over Obama's two terms. Like what happened? Like why didn't they try to push that through at the beginning? Like I feel like this is something the Democrats Wall in control really should be pushing and like should go to all ends to try to make this happen. Yeah, because it is overwhelmingly popular with most people. Income inequality has gotten completely out of control in this country, just completely. How could anybody be against this topic? I don't understand. I really don't get it. I think the only way you're against this topic is if you're making two hundredzero dollars a year and you happen to work for you, you learn to code, as the guy suggested earlier, and like you don't understand the plight of the average American. I I don't know. I mean like I think, yeah, what the the single are like? This is like the second biggest threat to everyday citizen in the US. First is climate change, second is income in in quality. Yeah, I think those like that is the second biggest threat to our live is right now and one we can change tomorrow if we really wanted to. But it sucks because the these people with all the money, they're the ones that don't want to give it up and they're the ones the power and the influence. So they're the ones that fucking lie and tell you. Instead of talking about something that really matters, they talk about fucking doctor seuss books being removed from the market based off a business decision by the publishing company. It's distraction. Yeah, but also back I think there is a lot of inspiration from that two thousand and twelve fight for fifteen movement, because that did create a lot of positive chain change. And when there are mass protests or even work strikes, that shit works because that halts the economy. And when these rich fucks can't, don't see that that flow of income, they start to freak out, even if it's a dollar or two less than they're used to. They're like just their weakness is wanting more of the money, and we can just like get in front of that stream for just a little bit. I think like if we want on a general strike in this country, we get you get so much...

...done, but people don't do it. I feel like unions either come back. Yeah, I was just about to say I go. Yeah, unions, like really union jobs, like I think that really helped. You know, before Ronald Reagan eliminated protections for union workers and yeah, that was really the beginning of the end for the American I think it might a hoddern American unions, don't you think? Chris, like that that there was an oil shortage back in the S. I think that's where it started going downhill. Maybe. I mean that's what helps sweep breaking in right. Yeah, but it's Um. Yeah, we need protections for labor unions and we need a disinformation campaigns, because I get really sick to my stomach whenever I'm at a job and they show me like an anti union video. HMM, we want this to be a may videos, like between you and your your boss directly, not know middle man where you have to pay a big chunky your paycheck every month. I feel like these videos are like the video and like Drassic Park with the little DNA. I'm ADA and a quickly, before we wrap of the show, we did put out that twitter pool asking do you think that Andrew Cuomo should be impeached or not? And well, still it looks like nobody's saying yes. After our slight, but nobody's saying yes. It's a fifty five percent say no, forty four percent say not enough to tell, zero percent really, zero percent say yes. Zero. MMM. We had a comment on it. You guys think by Ta Your's at Tia on twitter. Thanks. Republicans are playing the DEM's the DEM's fell for with Ell Franken and they haven't learned our lessons. GOP trying to replace him with Republican governor. So when Ag James Indict their cult leader, the governor moves in and pardons him. That's a conspiracy, though. That's a hot take. Yeah, hot, that's pretty interesting. Yeah, it would. That's a well played move, and Republicans are slippery like that, like they're they're I'll give them credit when credits do. They're fucking piranhas when it comes to politics like this. That actually is a great conspiracy theory. Actually kind of buy that one. Ye, yeah, maybe that's why no one thing. Yes, I mean it's not even really conspiracy theory in that like it just sounds like strategy. It could be. Yeah, what's going down in back rooms? You know, fucking Piranhas. Yeah, yeah, I like. Yeah, not a conspiracy theory. I will walk that back. More of like this guy's take on probabilities, and that is the analysis of the situation. Yeah, HMM, yeah, II. Yeah, that could happen. Any final thoughts from you guys before we wrap it up? So, with that in mind, do you support quemost thing in office? If thinking about something, you know that aspect of it. I mean if he's a sexual Predator, I have to say no by but Republicans aren't going to be able to just instill a Republican in office. That has to be an election in New York as extremely liberal, so they probably get another Democrat. Right. That it then, Jason, I thought you had something else. Your hand was up. Ah, no, it's not what Katie talking about. I brought it up. I brought that up. Katie. Don't have Katie. Go ahead. What do you have? Katie's not here now. She left. She left. She's right over there. I can see her from here. She left a live radio show. She left the live radio show. That's right. Well, it's international wing as International Women's Day. Literally are laughing at you. I wanted to salute her at in a national women's Day for all the great work she does on the show, and she's not even here. Oh He oh, you, you're being saluted. You want to come back? She's gave you a cute smile. I'm Joe Biden and I approved this message. I'm Donald J truck and I approved this message. Oh Yeah, are you kidding me?.

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