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280. The Basics, Minimum Wage, Unlimited Stimulus, and the National Debt

February 5, 2021

It seems lately like people who say they are conservative are starting to stray on issues that used to be basic – minimum wage, stimulus payments, and the national debt to name a few.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Samantha Fillmore are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 280 of the In The Tank Podcast. It seems lately like people who say they are conservative are starting to stray on issues that used to be basic – minimum wage, stimulus payments, and the national debt to name a few.  The ITT crew explores this idea, discuss what has caused this, and talks about the path to normalcy (if there is one). Also, they discuss a proposal for the Biden administration to create a “Reality Czar” to police fake news in society – a truly dystopian concept.

 

MINIMUM WAGE

News 13 - Florida Bill Would Limit Who Gets $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/politics/2021/01/28/florida-bill-would-limit-who-gets--15-per-hour-minimum-wage

Cato Institute – The Distorted Minimum Wage Debate
https://www.cato.org/blog/distorted-minimum-wage-debate

National Bureau of Economic Research – Myth or Measurement: What Does the New Minimum Wage Research Say about Minimum Wages and Job Loss in the United States?
https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w28388/w28388.pdf

 

STIMULAS AND NATIONAL DEBT

WSJ - Welcome to the Era of Nonstop Stimulus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-the-era-of-nonstop-stimulus-11609697936

Politico - 'We can’t wait': Democrats brace for relief bill battle
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/01/democrats-stimulus-coronavirus-reconciliation-464533

 

BIDEN’S REALITY CZAR

NYT – How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/technology/biden-reality-crisis-misinformation.html

National Review – A Biden-Appointed ‘Reality Czar’? Sure, No Way That Could Backfire
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-biden-appointed-reality-czar-sure-no-way-that-could-backfire/

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy
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Samantha Fillmore is a State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute.
sfillmore@heartland.org @GRHeartland