Ted Cruz explains why minimum wage hike is bad for young people, minorities

Ted Cruz explains to CNS News why he opposes Obama’s new minimum wage hike and how it would hurt jobs for young people and minorities:

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  • c4pfan

    Thanks scoop!

  • PVG

    This is common sense. Naturally BO has no rational thought on the subject.

    • Seem to have describe most of Washington there….

  • Rshill7

    Sometimes when you hear obvious wisdom and basic truths these days, it’s like opening your garden window to a beautiful Spring day. The aroma from the tulips wander in, along with the sounds of happy robins 🙂

    • So far at least!

      • deTocqueville1

        I believe he is the real deal, unlike some others!

        • I have to admit I really like the guy but I am keeping my powder dry. He is very new. the old dogs in the Senate will spank him before long.

  • Rocco11

    This is our guy folks, not Marco, not Rand, Ted Cruz.

    • marketcomp

      DITTO! Rocco11!

    • philomena

      He is our guy, but he was born in Canada. He would have made THE best candidate for the presidency. A true leader.

  • OneThinDime

    Warning flag #2 on Cruz. Minimum wage increases hurt small businesses and that was the question asked of him. He focuses on young people, “Hispanics and African Americans”. I think Cruz is pro-amnesty with his buddy Rubio, is just slowly informing the public of that feeling.

    • Rshill7

      What a bunch of bilious bunk.

      Warning flag #1 must’ve been a doozie.

      • OneThinDime

        Go and listen to his other speech on this site. He is categorizing certain minority groups. Is that what you want in a president? If so, you already have that.

        • Rshill7

          He’s categorizing certain groups? You mean like is done with applications, the census, election results, demographics, data from both parties? Stuff like that?

          OK, what’s the unemployment rate in the black community?

          What percentage of them voted for Obama?

          How about the Hispanic community?

          Are those rates different than the Asian or European community?

          If you can answer any of these questions, you too are categorizing, and…

          The Prosecution rests.

          Have you considered changing your moniker to “one thick ha-penny”?</i.

          • colliemum

            Don’t you dare diss our 1/2penny, evah! In any form!

            That thick dime is more like a bent nickel.
            So don’t even mention 1/2penny in relation to that thick dime, ok?

            • OneThinDime

              True colors….

              • colliemum

                Either you didn’t watch the video – or you haven’t got a clue what Rugby is about – or you have a serious defect in regard to your sense of humour.

                I suspect it’s all three together.


                • OneThinDime

                  Yes I did and True Colors is a fun song was sending back to you.

          • OneThinDime

            You are absolutely making the Democrats case for a divided conservative party. Pandering to racial groups will irritate the other groups. And because of people like you, more will leave the conservative party and either not vote or will vote for the Democrats. Congratulations.

            • Rshill7

              Is it all that? I figured I was merely disagreeing with you, and any others to whom virtually no candidate is good enough.

              If Ted Cruz is somehow a turncoat to you, then perhaps I will take him and leave you in the weeds. Here, take this bong.

              You don’t smoke the weeds with it, you bang it, gong it, each time you have another stupid proclamation. You know, to bring attention to it. Then I will disagree with you again and fracture the entire party.

              Dum ditty, dum, dum.

              • OneThinDime

                You attack when someone raises a concern, how Christian of you. Perhaps you should listen to Dr. Carson again when he speaks of politicians representing everyone.

                • Rshill7

                  Just following the example of Jesus. Turning over the tables of, and scourging the money-changers. Calling the Pharisees, Lawyers, and Sadducees, snakes, vipers, clouds, puffed up yet empty, and stuff like that.

                  Jesus was not a shrinking violet. He was and is The Rose of Sharon.

                  Go, and sin no more.

    • Rshill7

      Your artificial non-argument is suffering from something akin to ketosis.

      • OneThinDime

        I didn’t make a non-argument, I expressed my opinion. Looking back on previous threads, Marco Rubio was the hero of the day until he came out in total reversal of his amnesty desires. Rand Paul was and is still a hero to some for the next potus. Just days ago, it was Dr. Ben Carson. Now it’s Ted Cruz. And let’s not forget Sarah Palin.

        One of the posters had a great post on the Sarah Palin thread, “Look before you leap!”

        The Democrats are counting on the GOP splintering and following every new toy in the toy store and it’s working, again. You can choose not to be informed and ignore what others see as chinks in the armor, I choose not to bury my head in the sand.

        • Rshill7

          And you are here doing precisely that. Splintering.

          Oh, you expressed an opinion all right…based on nothing.

          P.S. Furthermore, you didn’t look before you leaped/leapt. Say hi to the Coyote down there in the valley as the Road Runner beeps high above.

          • OneThinDime

            If you think having a discussion on what potential 2016 candidates are doing and saying is splintering, then it must be true because you are the all-knowing.

    • johnos2112

      I wouldn’t do that far. I would say that Cruz did not answer the question the I would have wanted him to.

      • OneThinDime

        Watch the other Cruz thread posted today. It’s 2 separate interviews, 2 references to “Hispanics and African Americans”. Is he marketing to minorities and keeping them separated by race rather than being inclusive? Only time will tell but I don’t like any kind of buckets, whether by gender, age, race, economic status.

  • colliemum

    He is right – minimal wages has meant that young, unskilled people are not getting employed. So they are prevented from acquiring skills, not just for work, but things such as being punctual, and do as they’re told.

    But there’s worse: with a minimal wage comes the next demand: a ‘living’ wage, i.e. unskilled youths being paid the same as experienced workers. That is followed by the outcry, from those same youths, that they’re being made to do ‘slave labour’. Next step: a new generation of people on cushy benefits who have no skills but live better than some of the workers who have to support them.

    • Rshill7

      Right. Next stop. Maximum wage.

    • What really happens as wages climb is young workers get pushed out of the market entirely. Business owners when forced to employ people at a higher wage will get the most bang for that buck that they can. Nine times out of ten an adult working in that wage range is still more stable and more reliable than a youngster.

      In my state most of the Fast Food workers are adults.

    • deTocqueville1


    • OneThinDime

      The unions are already swooning over the 11-20 million illegals that will get their “work VISAs” and amnesty, signing them up for that livable wage.

    • clockwindingdown

      Remember too, that taxes are a percentage of wage, raise wages equals increase tax revenues, and this regime is all about taxes!

      One thing people can count on when it comes to lefties, they will always agree when it comes to separating other people form their monies and wealth!

  • tinlizzieowner

    Libs will vote to raise the minimum wage every chance they get. Unless it’s in American Samoa where the ‘tuna fish Queen’ Nancy Pelosi owns a Star Kist plant. They wouldn’t expect her to spend any of her own money. 😉

  • johnos2112

    When you FORCE a business to raise the cost of doing business, which is what raising minimum wage does, this happens:


    • Sandra123456

      San Francisco has its own minimum wage of $10.24? You got to be kidding!

      Geez why not make it $100? Money bag employers can afford it.

  • Bryan Ewbank

    Actually, O’b has to increase minimum wage to cover is O’care change of “full time” from 40 hrs/wk to 30 hrs/wk. Since “a work week” dropped by 25%, any full time hourly employee will see a drop of 25% in salary. To hold salaries steady he must; therefore, ensure that minimum wage INCREASES BY 33% to sustain existing “yearly” salaries.

  • Sandra123456

    Vote buying.

    Vote Democrat, we Democrat’s support raising the minimum wage to meet your needs. We care. We understand your pain. We, the Democrats in Government, will make your employer, Mr. McScrooge, justly compensate you, even if the price of a hamburger goes to $25 a piece. And we will make sure you get food stamps and minimal health care too. Vote Democrat, and vote often.

  • WillemBoom

    Cruz consistently demonstrates his Conservatism. He is superb.

  • aposematic

    Obuma solutions = wrong headed solutions. Go Cruz! Simple truths never need three thousand pages to be determined by some present or future appointed bureaucrat.

  • deTocqueville1

    If they were going to select a sitting member of Congress then Cruz should have represented both the Tea Party and the GOP. He is without guile, a straight shooter, an honest and very smart guy.


    I agree completely. This is one of the reason why I could never find a job in High School. Not many wanted to hire an unskilled high school kid.

  • Well, it seems that Democraps want more dumb voters. The Democraps are cementing themselves time and time again as the anti-black Party. I was looking for a video with Reagan speaking about the minimum wage as it regards to the detrimental effect on black unemployment back in the 80s. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it. He was wearing a gray suit, I think.

  • ryanomaniac

    Republicans will never learn from this man. He is common sense personified. At least for now but I don’t see him changing. He didn’t against my Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst the RINO establishment jerkwad.

    They didn’t learn from Reagan who said exactly what was on his mind and hit guys between the eyes. He won in two landslides.

    Republicans, when you see something work so fantastically maybe it would be a good idea to try and follow the same road. Don’t be scared…you’re getting your a$$ kicked already.

  • sDee

    Free stuff = more votes.

    We’ve a population willing to enslave themselves to their tyrant’s chains for 250 cellphone minutes, a withholding tax holiday, or a few bucks an hour in more their slave wage.

    “When the people find they can vote themselves money,
    that will herald the end of the republic.”

    B. Franklin

  • I believe you are correct, Ted. It just makes “common sense,” which seems to be a lost attribute in today’s society including Obama and his czars. The jobs young people and immigrants are now holding will no longer be because businesses can’t afford to hire unskilled labor at that price. President Obama, if it ain’t broke, don’t you of all people, try to fix it. Keep your greedy little hands out of things that are not the business of the federal government. In other words, “leave us to hell alone!” America, our Constitution, and our Bible do not need you and your ilk trying to “fix” them. The best thing you can do, in my honest opinion, is to RESIGN. Nixon did, and he wasn’t nearly as damaging to our way of life as you are. He was smart enough to see that his being president was bad for our country. Except for his dishonesty, I thought he was a pretty good president. He did some good things for our country. What good things have you done? Also, Clinton was impeached for not being able to keep his pants zipped and he lied to the American people. Have you ever lied to the American people, Sir?

    • OneThinDime

      Once upon a time this country had a Congress that upheld their oath of office. We no longer have that. People have been murdered and Obama is re-elected. Guess that says it all.

  • By what stretch of the imagination do the kids who work at McDonalds or Del Taco that can’t get my order right deserve a 24% raise?
    Liberals, go ask YOUR boss for a 24% raise, see how that works out.

  • Any raise in the minimum wage is a pay cut for those who earned their way past it….it’s also a guaranteed cost of living increase for all.

  • notsofastthere

    Do we really have to explain this concept to the president? NO
    Do we have to explain this concept to moron voters, that entry level jobs are not the same as a CEO position, and entry level jobs should never be an end in itself, or the end goal to warrant a salary to support a family? YES!

  • demographicallychallenged

    I wonder if anyone has considered the personal backlash on an increase of the minimum wage. A working person goes from $7 to $9, how will the increased wage affect other entitlements they may be eligible for? If you made to much money there goes your food stamps, medicaid(free medical) or what other assistance you may have been entitled to?