“The minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever to me,” Laffer said. “I mean honestly, it’s just the black teenage unemployment teenage act. These are the very groups we need to have jobs, not be put out of work because of a minimum wage. So I’m really very much in favor of, at least for teenagers, getting rid of minimum wage to bring them back into the labor force, get them skills they need to continue being productive members of our society for years and years.” [Source]
Yes, because only "black teenagers" are unemployed. *rolling eyes*
Honestly, you have to wonder why republicans and conservatives are so obsessed with us black folks. And not in a good way.
In their minds, only black people are unemployed; only black people get unemployment benefits (it's why they refuse to vote to extend those benefits); and only black people require other forms of government assistance. We all know, of course, that this is not true. But whatever it takes to make some people feel good about themselves.
Speaking about feeling good about themselves, one person who can't be feeling too good about himself these days is the governor of New Jersey.
It looks like the gov might have a large problem on his hand. (Pun intended.)
He flatly denied any involvement in shutting down traffic on the GW and inconveniencing an entire town, and it turns out that his administration knew all about it all along and that it was done to get back at a political enemy.("Time for some traffic in Fort Lee".)
"E-mails emerged on Wednesday from top aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bolstering suggestions that George Washington Bridge lane closures last year that tied up traffic stemmed from a political vendetta and not bureaucratic incompetence as his administration claimed.
Christie said in a statement that "what I've seen today is unacceptable," adding that he was "misled by a member of his staff" and knew nothing about what had transpired.
He previously said he knew nothing about allegations of political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee, where the traffic lanes feed into the nation's busiest bridge across the Hudson River, for not endorsing him in his re-election bid.
Those cited in the series of e-mails and text messages subpoenaed by Democratic legislators and obtained by CNN and other news outlets did not respond to requests for comment or to verify the communications." [Source]
Now if you believe that the governor knew nothing about the actions of this particular official, I have an antique bell here in Philadelphia with a slight crack on the side that I would just love to sell you.
I guess those "I work the cones" jokes aren't quite so funny now.
Finally, I know that I chase racism with the best of them, and people quite often accuse me of making a racial mountain of a mole hill, but seriously America, we need to just chill out a little bit.
I can't believe that this dude blogging about his home life experience from Los Angeles has created a national foofaraw.
Honestly, what is wrong with the picture on his website? Dude is trying to do his daughter's hair and playing "Mr. Mom". I don't have kids, so someone who has children has to explain to me how this is supposed to go down.