Josie joined Janet Wilson and Larry Williams for The Huddle on Newstalk ZB to discuss MP Sue Moroney sending a tweet she had to apologise for, violent threats against MPs on social media, more about the UBI, and a proposal in the US to ban use of your phone to text while you're walking down the street.
Josie joined Janet Wilson and Larry Williams for The Huddle on Newstalk ZB to discuss Universal Basic Income, whether Wicked Campervans' offensive slogans should be banned or banning them would infringe free speech, and the conclusion of the teapot tapes.
Josie joined Janet Wilson and Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB to discuss airline responsibilities when they lose your baggage, Donald Trump's wives, the police handling of the Kawerau siege, is VW being excessively sensitive for withdrawing an advertisement after a complaint, and the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates out of fear about weakness in our economy.
Higher minimum wages are not just good for the people who receive them, they're good for everyone. They help to increase wages across the board by driving more skills and investment into the economy and raising productivity, which raises wages for all of us.
People should have enough income to live on. The lower the minimum wage, the more taxpayers will have to spend to top up wages through Working for Families. Therefore, everyone who opposes increasing the minimum wage to levels high enough to live on is really calling for higher taxes on everyone else. The money to top up low wages has to come from somewhere. This is not ideology, as Barack Obama would say, it's maths: lower wages result in higher wage subsidies.