November 03, 2015

WATCH: Greg Gutfeld -- "Successful liberals live by conservative values"

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The liberal musician, the liberal chef, the liberal writer--all swear by things conservatives love:

Competition, earned reward, and, yes, profit and the bottom line.

Greg Gutfeld (How to Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct) explains in this new video from Prager U.

 

 

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commented 2015-11-04 01:07:46 -0500
Jack Carter such as? GO try applying for a government job and let me know when we stop getting blamed for everything.
commented 2015-11-03 22:51:23 -0500
Well I can certainly acknowledge the advantages that I got.
commented 2015-11-03 20:32:38 -0500
Jack Carter you also miss the fact conservatives do not need liberals , while liberals have shown again and again(except for liberals pre PET) that they need conservatives to bail them out.
commented 2015-11-03 20:31:11 -0500
Jack Carter i love how you liberals think we are all stupid and get everything handed to us by white privilege. WE DON’T
commented 2015-11-03 20:00:26 -0500
Guy,

In case you didn’t know – the world is different from these old days that you keep bringing up.

The majority of people who work minimum wage jobs now are not teenagers, but adults. In addition, that university degree that you just got – isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on in today’s world. I know people who went to law school that can’t get a job and have to sling coffee at Starbucks.

I would rather pay my workers very well and give them all the perks that I can, because I have found that by doing so – it was made my workers happier and thus more productive and thus my company does better.

It’s win/win for everyone.
commented 2015-11-03 19:15:05 -0500
Not untrue, small c conservatism and small l liberalism differ very little in core ideology. Most small l liberals are better conservatives than a lot of Conservatives.
commented 2015-11-03 19:13:44 -0500
Jack Carter said “I don’t think you know what a living wage is. … It’s just supposed to keep your head above the poverty level … apartment in your city is say $1,000 a month, then paying someone 8 bucks an hour isn’t enough …” – Really!
So is that how you figure your employees salary?
When I was in my early 20’s, I always had room mates so we could get by on just over $1000 net per month. I am now set up fairly well and have expenses around $1000 per month. Do I deserve only $8 per hour because I skimped and scraped until I set myself up or should I be paid for my expertise and experience?
commented 2015-11-03 19:09:44 -0500
Sorry. My last post wandered off topic. I kind a’ got carried away. But raising minimum wages never works because it increases the cost of doing business for small business, which increases the cost to the consumer, which leads to inflation, which leads to decreased purchasing power. So, the minimum wage worker is back where they started. When I started logging back in 1968 my wage was $1.98 an hour, which was a damned good wage back then; one hell of a lot better than any blue collar job I could get in the big city. Raising minimum wages doesn’t work! Period!
commented 2015-11-03 18:57:41 -0500
As I said on another thread, “The liberal mindset is very curious; on the one hand they seem to be very smug, self-righteous, narcissistic and genuinely convinced of their own moral and intellectual superiority, but on the other hand they seem to be so self-loathing and apologetic for western civilization and technology. And, while they enjoy the fruits of those technological advances, and the personal indulgences they afford them, they rail against those indulgences in the common man for merely wanting to enjoy the fruits of their own labor, and they see no contradiction between their words and their lifestyle….. very curious indeed”. That seems to be quite evident in the liberals posting on this thread. It’s been my experience that the most generous and giving people are those who earn their own way and cherish personal freedom above all else. That’s a broad generalization, of course, but for a truly generous nature to blossom, it must be freely given from the heart and, not be forced by legislation. We have to always be cognizant of the fact that for a government, or anyone else to take money that they didn’t earn, and give it to someone else who didn’t earn it either, they must first take it from someone who did earn it. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have government safety nets for those who are truly in need, but there have to be safeguards to ensure it only goes to the truly needy, not the lazy indigent who abuse the system.
commented 2015-11-03 17:25:23 -0500
Guy,

I am just making the point that a fair wage is arbitrary. A living wage is less so, because you know how much the cost of living is per where you live.

I don’t think you know what a living wage is. It is not supposed to give you the life that maybe our parents had. It’s just supposed to keep your head above the poverty level – be able to afford a shitty apartment, food, clothing and the basic necessities of life.

If the cheapest apartment in your city is say $1,000 a month, then paying someone 8 bucks an hour isn’t enough for them to do that.
commented 2015-11-03 16:35:32 -0500
40 years ago a living wage was enough for wives to be homemakers while husbands worked 40 to 50 hours per week and had a car, house and 4 children in their 30’s with the house payed off in their 40’s because a house was about 2 years salary. For that to happen now, every man would have to earn $200,000 per year in most cities.
Jack do you pay your employees a living wage according to that standard or do you decide what they should live on as being as much as you get or less?
commented 2015-11-03 16:23:44 -0500
Prince Knight said “… Pierre Elliot Trudeau happened …” – Exactly! I wanted the lefty trolls to answer.
commented 2015-11-03 16:19:42 -0500
Jack Carter said “If a fair wage is a living wage, then great. But what is a fair wage exactly? I know secretaries that make $30,000 a year and some that make $80,000 for doing the exact same job.” – Some companies do not have the revenue to pay $80,000 for a secretary but what if a company that could afford to pay their secretaries $120,000.
1) Should every business then have to pay $120,000 for a secretary as you suggest would be appropriate for the one that can only pay $30,000?
2) Should the company that can afford to pay $120,000 be taxed $40,000 per secretary to prop up the companies that can only pay $30,000 so their secretary would receive $80,000?
3) Should all employees be forced to join unions so every job is payed the same?
4) What if the secretary making $30,000 enjoys her job and would rather make $30,000 than be unemployed?
In the current economy, most Canadians would love to have a $30,000 9-5 job.
commented 2015-11-03 16:06:18 -0500
George’s Mom – You can look them up yourself with the search option but here might be a few you chirped about not having presented to you on a golden platter, as low information people require.
http://www.therebel.media/poll_results_canadians_say_media_their_unions
http://www.therebel.media/refugee_crisis_our_poll_numbers_are_in
http://www.therebel.media/trudeau_s_withdrawal_from_anti_isis_fight
http://www.therebel.media/canadians_worried_about_trudeau_s_25_000_syrian_refugees
http://www.therebel.media/here_s_what_the_media
http://www.therebel.media/learn_how_to_read_election_polls_in_five_minutes
commented 2015-11-03 16:04:32 -0500
Guy,

If a fair wage is a living wage, then great. But what is a fair wage exactly? I know secretaries that make $30,000 a year and some that make $80,000 for doing the exact same job.

It’s completely arbitrary per the company.

What makes me so different? Well most companies see what they can get away with or try to lowball a potential employee when it comes to job interviews. I would rather pay my workers what they hope to be paid and give them all the perks that I can, because I have found that by doing so – it was made my workers happier and thus more productive and thus my company does better.
commented 2015-11-03 15:50:56 -0500
Peter.

I do run a business and I pay my workers well.

Today’s standards is what the living wage is per what you where you live. That’s easily defined by the cost of living.

The job seeker can’t always go elsewhere. You make it sound like people can just happily pick and choose where they want to work and that there is just an abundance of people love to work shitty soul sucking jobs. If it’s between getting underpaid vs. being homeless, people will work ANY job. Do you think college educated people want to serving you your breakfast burrito every morning?

If businesses were already paying their employees a living wage – we wouldn’t even be talking about this.
commented 2015-11-03 15:34:08 -0500
Peter,

You are missing the point – the point is that many businesses WISH that they could get away with that. It’s irrelevant what’s allowed or what isn’t allowed.

Apple would make their products in America if they could pay American workers the same slave wage, so guess what – they don’t make their products in America.
commented 2015-11-03 14:59:32 -0500
Jack said, "If businesses could get away with it, they would literally pay their employees 5 cents an hour or literally peanuts, so let’s not pretend that employers give a shit about their employees. "

But you see, the capitalist system would not allow that either because no one would apply to work for that employer. As a socialist I am sure you would for through legislation that employer to pay what you want him to pay you. Just don’t apply at that business. Go elsewhere to apply.

Socialists just don’t understand the capitalist system. It is run on free will, not forced servitude to the government through regulations and laws.
commented 2015-11-03 14:55:49 -0500
Jack Carter:

You wrote, “If businesses could get away with it, they would literally pay their employees 5 cents an hour or literally peanuts, so let’s not pretend that employers give a shit about their employees.” This is where Unions got their start. (Unions have gone ‘WAY beyond their original purpose, but that’s another issue entirely.) Many companies WOULD underpay their employees… and those are the companies that people don’t want to work for. These companies get their comeuppance with a lack of employee loyalty, and high staff turnover. Ultimately, those companies who take advantage of their employees don’t last.

It was really enlightening to see a Union attempt to organize in a particular large company, only to have the vote go 3:1 against them… (happened not many years ago in my neck of the woods)
commented 2015-11-03 14:53:13 -0500
Jack said, "I believe that if you can’t pay your employees a living wage by today’s standards – you shouldn’t be running a business. "

Then you obviously don’t run a business, and it also depends what you define as “by today’s standards”.

You see, Jack, conservatives believe that the market determines what will and will not happen.

Let’s take for instance your assertion that everybody should be paid “by today’s standards.” If a potential employee sees that the potential employer is not paying what he/she wants, then the job seeker goes elsewhere and applies and the employer gets no employees, so then the employer has to adjust accordingly. Now a socialist believes that the employer should be forced to pay what the government decides.

The point being, Jack, that the market will determine who survives in business and who does not, if you are a conservative / capitalist. In my example, the job seeker is not forced to take the job that does not meet his standards. If the job seeker wants, say $40/hour and the employer is offering $14.00/hour, the employer will not get any applicants. You see? No one is being exploited because the capitalist system is all run on free will.
commented 2015-11-03 14:51:10 -0500
Guy Fraser:

You commented about the original concepts of Liberalism and Conservatism, and then wondered what happened. In Canada, Pierre Elliot Trudeau happened. Prior to him, the Liberal Party (Grits) were very traditionally Liberal. He came along with his charisma and neo-Communist ideals and concepts and changed the Party to suit him. We’ve had those results ever since…
commented 2015-11-03 14:19:21 -0500
Jack Carter said “If businesses could get away with it, they would literally pay their employees 5 cents an hour or literally peanuts, so let’s not pretend that employers give a shit about their employees … I run my own business and I pay people very well – because I am grateful for the work that they do for me.” – What makes you so different from all other Businesses?
Your entire case is based on Socialism not Free Market because in a Free Market you have to pay your employees a fair wage or they will not work for you and if you do not pay your employees so they can afford to spend money in the Free Market others will not make enough money to support your business. Pretending you are some special case of royal benevolence just proves you are a true Liberal Hypocrite!
commented 2015-11-03 13:29:18 -0500
I believe that if you can’t pay your employees a living wage by today’s standards – you shouldn’t be running a business.

If businesses could get away with it, they would literally pay their employees 5 cents an hour or literally peanuts, so let’s not pretend that employers give a shit about their employees. Sure – many do and it’s obvious by how well they pay their employees and with the benefits they provide – but most try to see what they can get away with.

I run my own business and I pay people very well – because I am grateful for the work that they do for me.
commented 2015-11-03 13:24:57 -0500
Jack, you are generalizing too much. In any case, what you describes as Liberals is not today’s Liberal, not the Justin Trudeau Liberals.

Hard work and earning your own way is a part of all conservative values and I challenge you to find a conservative charter of policies which states otherwise.

Classic Liberals (before Pierre Idiot Trudeau) believed in much the same as do the conservatives today.
commented 2015-11-03 13:20:11 -0500
Peter,

You do know that conservatives get hand outs right? Canadians in every capacity have benefitted from the Canadian government in one way or another.
commented 2015-11-03 13:14:15 -0500
Peter,

Hard work and running a business isn’t defined by some conservative recipe.

Liberals work very hard and own businesses – they also vote per their political and social views as opposed to conservative tax cuts for big business and the wealthy.
commented 2015-11-03 12:47:45 -0500
Kelly and Jack, It sounds like you are a classic liberal or maybe even a social liberal but that is NOT what the Liberal Party of Canada is. The LPC are Leftist borderline Socialists and believe in market intervention and redistribution of wealth, as long as they get the best cut everyone else should be equal and that merit and achievement should be ignored. If you are a hard working entrepreneur and vote Liberal Party of Canada, then your vote is likely emotion or tradition based or you expect some form of entitlements to be provided. Why would you want to be governed by a party that wants to spend your kids future earnings to fill their own pockets and pay their loyal voters not to work? Sounds like some form of masochistic self peasantry to me but I believe in Liberty, Free Market, Social Equality, Small Government and caring for those who truly can not care for themselves.
commented 2015-11-03 12:26:08 -0500
Opportunity is available for everyone but it won’t wake you from slumber and you have to be prepared when you meet it.
A good illustration is the one where opportunity knocks on the front door one day and you are in the back yard look for 4 leaf clovers and the next day when it comes to knock you are cleaning lint out of your navel, only to notice it when your neighbor welcomes it in for tea.
commented 2015-11-03 12:19:22 -0500
Jack said, “We just want handouts.”

Right, where the conservatives say, you must work for your benefits, not get the for free in a “handout”.

Jack, who pays for the handout?
commented 2015-11-03 12:17:39 -0500
Kelly said, " The difference is that liberals understand that not everyone gets the same opportunities as others to achieve these things."

So do conservatives, that is why we say “work harder to earn your way”, but the liberals say, “We are going to punish the successful by taking more money from them and giving it to the less successful.”

See the difference?