The response of the bagger-”Well, they will have to hike minimum wage so I can afford it.” I responded, “If they hike the minimum wage, it will create more unemployment and make it tougher to find work.”. The checkout clerk agreed with me.
I didn’t want to point out that it was public pensions that were putting financial duress on us all. Nor did I want to point out that EPA‘s reluctance to allow the oil companies to find new sources of oil and gas were hurting the supply chain for energy, artificially driving up prices. I didn’t want to mention that coal plants all over the US were being shut down because of the regulations coming out of Washington.