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State of the Union Analysis with Darrell Castle

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Did you watch the state of the union speech? How about the Republican response?

On this episode, Darrell Castle and I let you know what we thought of it, especially the parts about climate change, Islam , foreign policy, homosexuality, and the economy.

Join us today to hear the only exclusive politically correct response. We will save you a lot of time and more importantly, a lot of angst!

Minimum Pay

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Several years ago I watched my husband change light bulbs. The problem was that the ceiling was 18 feet high. He had to bolt 2 X 4s to the bottom of the ladder and then he needed a step ladder to get to the bottom rung. Probably the biggest misconception is that minimum wage is designed to help those on the lowest end of the ladder. Actually, the opposite is true. Minimum wage raises the height of the lowest rung of the ladder, making it more difficult to find gainful employment.

I’m getting weary of candidates for public office saying they are going to create jobs. Really??? Businesses don’t have the same goal as government. Businesses don’t open up so they can create jobs. They open up so they can engage in an industry the owners find meaningful and so they can make a profit and then hire more people to keep growing. If they don’t make a profit, they naturally go away. Continue reading

Minimum Wage

This is a poster I saw on Facebook.  What do you think?

This is a poster I saw on Facebook. What do you think?

Talking about money and wages is sort of like talking about climate change. First, it’s always changing. Second, everyone seems to have a different opinion. Some are more correct than others, but what is the real question here? Who should determine the amount a person should be paid?

Our ability to understand this issue depends on who is the focus. Polls show that nearly 80% of the voters sympathize with the employee. However, there are two other parties in the deal—the employer and the government. How you feel about minimum wage laws depends on where you focus your attention.

The real motivation behind a minimum wage increase is greed. Office holders know that the State and National governments stand to be the greatest beneficiary if the minimum wage increases because more wages means more taxes on those wages. More taxes allow the elected officials to spend more money and then pat themselves on their backs for doing so much to benefit more people. Continue reading

The Year in Review With 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate and Fellow Podcaster Darrell Castle

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Want a quick and easy overview of what happened last year?  Ready for some predictions for 2014?  Fasten your seat belts and listen to our talk with Darrell Castle of The Castle Report.  We are going to offer you some quality in depth interpretation of the major news stories of last year and show how they will impact what we will see in 2014.

Time to right the ship is running short, but Darrell and Cynthia will offer helpful suggestions on what we can do to make a difference in the future of our country and in your own communities.