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Complaints are a good way to point out the flaws that are a part of any process, be it in government or business. But complaining can only go so far, and to solve the symptoms which drive those complaints, the nature of the problem must be identified and then reworked. In a business, it could be as simple as realizing there is a problem with shoppers waiting in line for 30 minutes to pay for their goods. The solution, by opening an additional checkout lane to resolve a regularly occurring issue such as this would be quite obvious.
Unfortunately, the laws of physics, or at the very least common sense don't always necessarily apply to our elected representation, Where up becomes down, and logic (our hero) meets a tragic fate.
The sleight of hand in politics becomes evident when Michigan's governor Jennifer Granholm can suggest that increasing the financial burden on business can actually help those businesses. People actually believed it, and in March of 2006 Gov. Granholm signed legislation raising the minimum wage in Michigan. In October 2006 it went to $6.95 an hour from $5.15 an hour, then to $7.15 an hour in July 2007 and to $7.40 an hour in July 2008.
We've seen how THAT worked. In fact it worked so well that The Democrats in Michigan want to expand on it...
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