Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One wonders where he thinks that money's gonna come from...

Those of you who read Bob S. have already read his take on Farouk Shami, one of the Democratic candidates for governor in our great state. He did a great job eviscerating Shami's platform, but I'd like to address this, which ran earlier this week:

Shami would like to see the hourly minimum wage jump from $7.25 to $10 or $15.

15 bucks an hour? What the hell does he want to do, turn Texas into California? You'd think a businessman would know better than to propose such. Where does he think that money's going to come from? How does he think Texas small business owners are going to absorb said costs? Pull the money out of their asses? No, you know what they're going to do -- raise prices, cut hours and /or fire people. I've seen quite a few campaign signs for Shami here in San Antonio this week. One wonders how many of those with the signs up know how precarious their job situations are going to be if he wins and gets that implemented. I would think the Texas Legislature would have to sign off on something like that, but still it would be best to keep someon with such pie-in-the-sky schemes out of the Governor's Mansion. After all, one of those is already in the White House -- and, with apologies to Adm. Josh Painter, this business is already out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.