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Election Reveals Greater Divide Between Red and Blue States

Townhall Review – November 9, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for Trump/Pence 2020, about election strategy.

Sebastian Gorka and James O’Keefe, Project Veritas, discuss the comments from ABC News anchor Amy Robach about the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, talk about the threats Israel faces.

Sebastian Gorka talks with reporter John Soloman about his claims that former Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to stop an investigation of a company his son was involved with.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David Hall about his book, “Did America Have a Christian Founding?: Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.”

Dennis Prager and Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs,” discuss career choices that don’t require college degrees.

Larry Elder talks with UCLA economics professor Lee Ohanian about the problems associated with a minimum wage.

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Jerry Bowyer: Buttigieg: Bad Theology, Bad Economics

Recently, Democrat presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, decided to try his hand at Bible application. He argued that the federal government should prohibit any wage lower than $15/hour.

And he quoted the book of Proverbs: “Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker.”

When it comes to failure, that’s what we call a two-fer: It was both bad theology and bad economics.

First, bad theology: The Bible is a very long book and it does not specify a specific wage level, ever. The New Testament parable of the workers seems to argue in favor of mutually agreed upon wages, not mandated wages.

And then we have Mayor Pete’s bad economics: There is no doubt that a $15/hr. minimum wage would create a spike in unemployment, and the hardest hit would be the children of the working class and the poor.

Let’s hope the nation is not fooled by either bad economics or bad theology.

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Lanhee Chen: $15 Minimum Wage May Do More Harm Than Good

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $15 nationwide.

While that might sound good to some, the reality is that such an increase may put up to 3.7 million people out of work, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Particularly hard hit will be employees at small businesses, which are less likely to have the resources or profits to cover the proposed doubling of the minimum wage. While Democratic lawmakers had an opportunity to exempt the smallest of businesses from their bill, they declined to do so.

The proposed increase in the minimum wage may also have the effect of hurting teenagers or those who may just be getting started in the workplace.

Increasing the minimum wage may seem like a good idea. But like many of the ideas that progressive politicians are trumpeting, it’s likely to do more harm than good.

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