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    End of the minimum wage to be discussed on Kevin Myers show on Newstalk after the break.

    Not sure if this is related to the Coir 1.83 claims.

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    ah it is. he just mentioned the coir stuff.

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    Its the biggest damage to the NO side produced. It bears no credibility what so ever. No wonder martin and co are having a field day, just shows how ridiculous some of these arguments have become.

    We had Nice, Amsterdam, Maastrict and in each of those, various extreme NO people have made claims about abortion and neutrality and I'm still waiting for the world to fall in.

    There are intelligent people on the NO side, let them get the coverage rather than whack job fundamentalists who see conspiracy behind every corner.

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    That ************************* obviously isn't feeling the pinch.

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    Hows this for an idea : Allow any company or organisation that allows Workplace Democracy or a fully fledged Cooperative to set their own wages. Even if it is less than the current minimum wage. The employees are given access to the information on how the company is being run and how much money is being made. Allow them to vote for a lower wage to keep going.
    Then the profit at the end of the year is divided up amoung the employees equally.

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    having a minimum wage reduces unmelpoyment...the sensible right have grown to undersatnd this........but then this is kevin myers we are talking about...his breed of right wingness died a decades ago but he adopts it so he doesnt have to think then decries everyone else as lacking intellectual ruigour because they are in hock to culture religion or nation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandar View Post
    having a minimum wage reduces unmelpoyment...the sensible right have grown to undersatnd this........but then this is kevin myers we are talking about...his breed of right wingness died a decades ago but he adopts it so he doesnt have to think then decries everyone else as lacking intellectual ruigour because they are in hock to culture religion or nation...
    Can you please link to peer reviewed empirical evidence that a minimum wage reduces unemployment?

    Socialist headbangers talk of a "race to the bottom" when in fact what we will/are seeing in EU is a race to the middle, wages and costs are rising fast in the poorer EU countries and stagnating/falling in the richer countries. The EU is the biggest socialist experiment in history. Socialists also forget that market forces dictate wages and not the presence of a minimum wage, rising the minimum wage to 20euro an hour would result in huge increase in unemployment . If min wage was removed socialist would have you beleive that people would work for 3 euro an hour or something but this totally ignores the supply of jobs,labour etc in economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamirer View Post
    Its the biggest damage to the NO side produced. It bears no credibility what so ever. No wonder martin and co are having a field day, just shows how ridiculous some of these arguments have become.

    There are intelligent people on the NO side, let them get the coverage rather than whack job fundamentalists who see conspiracy behind every corner.

    Completely agree.
    I was one of the 'undecided', but the NO campaign is making me into a YES voter.

    Their posters are so extreme and off-putting, I have honestly begun questioning wheather their campaign is actually being run by people who support the treaty.

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    Who is he talking to now - hopelessly, frustratingly hesitant and missling all the open goals Myers is opening up for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamirer View Post
    Its the biggest damage to the NO side produced. It bears no credibility what so ever. No wonder martin and co are having a field day, just shows how ridiculous some of these arguments have become.


    There are intelligent people on the NO side, let them get the coverage rather than whack job fundamentalists who see conspiracy behind every corner.
    All true. The yes-men could easily trump claims about threats to the min wage by guaranteeing that it will definitely not be reduced if Lisbon is passed. Any takers?
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