Published: Wednesday, Nov. 23 2011 9:00 a.m. MST
The best thing for business is a paucity of Liberals. Duh...
well known peopele here work for less and companies pay less utah tax % than
many working class.
How can Utah "soar to the top" when they were already on top last
year? Maybe "keeps the top spot for the second year in a row" is more
appropriate.The Utah unemployment rate was 7% in October, not 7.4%,
which was earlier.Anyway, congrats Utah.
This won't really help because right now we are not competing with other states,
we are competing with other countries. Until we get rid of minimum wage and end
child labor laws we will not be able to compete with third world countries.
Business will go were they can get the cheapest labor and no regulations, and
that is third world countries.
Fred44: Is this supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, and
for the people, or a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and
for the corporations. Getting rid of minumum wage may help corporations, but
won't help the people much.
@Fred44"Until we get rid of minimum wage and end child labor laws we
will not be able to compete with third world countries"I don't
think either of those help the jobs situation.1. Get rid of minimum
wage. Problem: If some jobs are going to pay out less than they used to,
this could lead to maybe a few additional hirings... but it would also lead to
more people needing to have second jobs. 2. End child labor laws.Problem: You're now expanding the market in a demographic of people, if more
under-18s get jobs or have more hours working than that means fewer jobs are
going to those over-18.
'Until we get rid of minimum wage and end child labor laws we will not be able
to compete with third world countries.' - Fred44 | 12:07 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011 So we can work for 0.8 cents per hour with a 16 hour work day? This America's response: *Ohio voters reject Republican-backed
union limits By Julie Carr Smyth AP Published by Dsnews 11/08/11
No. No thank you. I would pick the well being of the
American people, OVER corporate profit, any day.
People are fond of saying that government doesn't know best. But in Utah, our
people has about the highest rate of bankruptcy, and about the highest rate of
being taken in a scam in the entire nation.Conversely, our state
government is about the beat run in the nation, helping to make our business
climate among the best in the nation.
Wow! Forbes has ranked Utah #1. I'm sure that Rupert Murdoch and the Koch
Brothers concur. Utah is the reddest of the red states, the brightest of the
bright and the elitist of the elite. All is well in Zion - well, after deporting
a few thousand more of the undesirables.
David Bradford said, "We have a very high-educated populace.If
that's true, thank Utah parents and their local public schools for performing
miracles with the lowest per student funding in the nation. Then tell your
state legislators to back off with their constant attacks on public educators.
This past week behind closed doors (of course!!) The republicans have set up a
bill written by large company lawyers to cut back on any government attempt
to regulate air, water, radiation et. al. ( Thanks Senator Margaret Dayton).
Utah will be the best place to run a dirty industry....watch your breathing from
@FDRfan - yes, we would all be so better off if we were more like, say Michigan
and California, for example. Bluest of blue states and clearly more enlightened
about the plan to enhance humanity by going bankrupt. I'm sure George Soros
would concur. All would be so much better in Zion if only we could attract more
undesirables, had higher unemployment, soaring debt, and bankrupting pensions
and entitlements.You're really denigrating our state for being top
on this list? I guess when conservatives hyperbolize that liberals want to
destroy our country, they're specifically talking about people like you who find
the negative in every success, at least if it comes in the "reddest of the
red states." I'm guessing you probably find nothing wrong with the top-10
rankings of Washington and Oregon.
@ Humble opinion, minimum wage only helps a small amount of people, and it hurts
a larger amount. Continuing to raise a price floor is not good economics, and
causes for a huge dead weight loss.
USAlover | 11:44 a.m. Nov. 23, 2011Salt Lake City, UTThe best thing
for business is a paucity of Liberals. Duh... I admit that I do not
know the answers to the following 2 questions:1) Has there ever been a
Utah whistle blower against a business?2) Has a BYU business school
professor ever published a paper criticizing s business? If I read the
FreedomWorks criticism correctly, they would have ranked Utah higher if they
loosened their alcohol use laws and imported some Nevada brothels.
@DSBFunny your blue state list didn't include Minnesota, Vermont,
Hawaii, and New Mexico - all with lower unemployment rates than Utah. You conveniently forgot also that there are plenty of red states at the bottom
of the list - Nevada, Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. Nice cherry-picking of facts, though. At least it's entertaining.
I've lived in a lot of other states and one very important thing that Forbes
left out is that Utahns really value hard work. You can talk politics all you
want but as a recruiter working at a national recruiting firm, the thing that
I've found that sets Utah apart are the hard working Utahns.Many
other places (like Wall Street) the people are looking for easy money
manipulating non tangible ideas and loop holes, but non tangibles don't create
jobs, hard working people and people with tangible ideas create jobs.I've heard that banks create jobs or that republican plans create jobs or that
democratic plans create jobs, but it's been my experience that good people and
tangible ideas create jobs.
Congrats to the Union Lefties for finding the dark cloud in the silver lining.
Is there anything bad about the fact that Forbes ranks Utah #1 for business?
Does that not have the potential to create even more jobs here in the future?
Or do those jobs not count because they are not Union jobs?
Corporate welfare pays off big for Utah legislators.
"This won't really help because right now we are not competing with other
states, we are competing with other countries. Until we get rid of minimum wage
and end child labor laws we will not be able to compete with third world
countries. Business will go were they can get the cheapest labor and no
regulations, and that is third world countries."Here's a better
idea.... One that actually solves problems AND raises the quality of life of 3rd
world countries.Have all 3rd world countries create a minimum wage
and actually enforce it.Have all 3rd world countries create and enforce
child labor laws. Hows that repubs? The CEO might need to earn a
few less billion, but at least kids won't have to work 16 hour days for pennies.
As far as Utah being a great state for business? Of course it is!
Hardly any regulations, all laws are slanted for business owners (they can fire
you at any moment for any reason), and a ton of desperate college kids needing
something... Anything!!! To help pay for school.
Get rid of child labor laws. Great idea. Instead of overburdening our
underfunded schools with more students they could go to work in the factories
and farms. No more need for immigrant labor, our children could fill those
service sectors jobs. Of course with our children working all day they would be
to busy and tired for juvenile mischief, drugs, alcohol,etc. And all that extra
income could really help struggling families keep their homes and raise their
standard of living. Pure genius. I wish I would have thought of that. Would
they get released time to attend seminary classes? Just wondering.
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