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Answer to Minimum Wage Strikers

All political power derives from what you can do to or for someone!

Yesterday, supposed Minimum Wage workers conducted “one-day strikes” in 7 cities, primarily at fast food restaurants, i.e., McDonald’s, Burger King, Dominoes, Taco Bell, and stores such as Wal-Mart. The strikers are asking for a doubling of the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00.  The President wants $9.00 per hour, Nancy Pelosi $10.10, Elizabeth Warren $22.00 and New York Labor unions $35.00.

How do you respond to such issues?

You can find the answers in Romancing The Voters, New Talking Points for conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians, and TEA Party members. It’s a handbook for those who don’t have time to research political issues in depth and want more political power, to be more influential and more effective in countering much nonsense reported in the media.

“Newspapers don’t  print the truth, they print what people say.” Rick Paddock, L.A. Times 

Last Friday I was approached by a liberal bemoaning the minimum wage.  He was outraged that Wal-Mart does not pay a “living wage.”  I asked him why 3,000 or more people apply for Wal-Mart jobs whenever they open a new store with only 300 positions to fill. In Chicago Wal-Mart received 25,000 applications — prima facie evidence that Wal-Mart is over paying for the jobs it offers.  He said there was a shortage of jobs in the country — as if that was an answer.

How many of you are aware of how few people are paid the minimum wage?

In Romancing The Voters, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only 1% of new employees are paid the minimum wage after 3 years (2004) and only 4.7% of wage earners were paid the minimum wage in 2012, which is really a “learning” wage.  For married workers only about 2.2% earn the minimum wage or less, not including tips and commissions. Many others paid the minimum wage are high school dropouts (57%) or don’t speak English.   http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2012.htm

The rules of the game, however, determine the outcome of any contest!

Most people agree no woman’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers. But change just one rule and you’ll get a different outcome: make everyone play in high heels. Imagine 7 foot tall ballplayers in high heels. The rules of politics are 50% + 1 =  100% of the pie  and 50% – 1 = nothing. The notion is that whoever gets the majority of those who vote, should have unlimited power. Translation: We Won! Elections have consequences! Get over it!

San Diego Mayor Filner and NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner are not mentioned in  Romancing The Voters, but it is pointed that out no U.S. President has received a majority of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population in the last 100 years.  President Obama got 31% of the votes from those registered to vote. By contrast, Mayor Bob Filner only got 24%.  Look it up at your Registrar of Voters.

The sole reason for raising the Minimum Wage is so labor unions will direct their considerable campaign contributions to politicians who vote for Minimum Wage increases. Many union contracts provide that whenever the minimum wage increases all other wages above it will also increase.  There is no other reason. Every other argument is buffalo chips! Unions give campaign donations to politicians and politicians grant special privileges to unions, via union workers for their votes.  That’s it, period, end of story.  If the United States was a foreign country this would be illegal under the “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.).    (It would also apply to corporations).

Other things found in Romancing The Voters. How many have heard or read that people demand ever more government programs for which they are unwilling to be taxed? In Romancing the Voters, a study is cited that documents 63% of the requests for more spending, at the federal level anyways, came from government officials.

How many know why America is Rich?

The way the media reports what others say about the growing gap between rich and poor can be explained by analogy.  When Bill Gates walks into a McDonald’s, statistically speaking, everyone present is instantly a billionaire if you average his 67 billion among the others. The media reports the gap between rich and poor by comparing groups or quintiles not comparing individuals. Over a ten-year period over half the people in the lowest quintile move to a higher income quintile and over half those in the top quintile move to a lower quintile and are replaced by others.  There is a lot movement up and down the income ladder as all people can testify from personal experience, from their first job to peak earnings, to retirement.  The way America became rich is through profits that have  been invested in capital goods and equipment making workers able to produce more output for each hour worked.

President Obama, for the second time is asking for a discussion on race.  Let’s acknowledge he leads the Democrat Party which had been racist since inception and for the 200 years it oppressed, suppressed, and murdered so many Blacks that the Ku Klux Klan was indicted by a Grand Jury as the “terrorist” arm of the Democrat Party.  Let’s discuss why Martin Luther King was a Republican! Or, Booker T. Washington, 100 years ago, acknowledging a class of Blacks that make a living from agitating for programs that keep Blacks from progressing —  because it pays!

Sometimes conservatives get so depressed and think things have gotten so bad they want to go home and turn on the gas — what with the universities dominated by liberals, and also the media and Hollywood.  But whatever liberals are doing it is failing.  Liberalism is failing.  For decades now over twice as many people self-report they are conservative as liberal.  In a recent Gallup poll it was 46% to 20%. However, don’t underestimate liberals — their leaders are some of the smartest, most clever manipulators around.   If you want to correct the media’s misinformation and get more political power, Buy Romancing The Voters – After all, knowledge is power!

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What they are saying about “Romancing The Voters”

What they are saying about
“Romancing The Voters”

 

Review by: Darrell Beck :
Every Tea Party member should have a copy of “Romancing the Voters” written by Fred Schnaubelt as reference to historic facts and to avoid being “honeyfuggled” within the world of extreme political chicanery. It answers many questions posed by “progressives” to humiliate and demean patriots who are merely trying to restore our constitutional republic.
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Darrell Beck, Ramona Tea’d, member steering committee

Review by: Lawrence Reed :
At a time when common sense seems endangered, along comes Fred Schnaubelt with a book of useful information and rhetorical devices that put common sense back into political debate. If you want to influence others for good or just put the bad guys in their place, get this book and keep it handy.
 -Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education (www.fee.org)

Review by: Mike McFee :
What an excellent compilation and insightful prose on the current direction of American Politics. Mr. Schnaubelt hit this one out of the park. Truly a great historically relevant guidebook, which should be required reading for EVERY congressman today. As an elected official, I appreciate the elevation of these important issues and the historical basis for his writing. Well done!
-Michael McFee, City Council, Beaufort, SC

Review by: Lynette Williams:
You who read this book already know many of your liberal leaning friends have become oblivious to the outside world because they are preoccupied with their favorite things. They need to be persuaded how to think for themselves, with these new approaches, instead of being indoctrinated by the main stream media. You can be the one who exposes them to economic fallacies and facts that will help turn around their point of view. Romancing the Voters will give you the skills necessary to peg misinformed people the instant you begin a conversation with them.
Read this book with a pencil in hand. Label sentences that stand out on how to respond to a fallacy, hypocrisy, truth, historical fact, common sense, opinion, horrid or whatever label seems right to you. Write a summary of the most meaningful parts of each chapter.
The SECOND time you read the book, develop a color system to highlight statements, such as orange for truths, yellow for exposing fallacies, blue for key facts (such as the last sentence on page 79), green for hypocrisies. Romancing the Voters is going to become one of the most dog-eared books in your library. The knowledge you gain from this brief handbook will change the way you converse about politics. You will make your case more appealing as you develop Ronald Reagan style anecdotes (page 87). You will learn to redefine words liberals use, such as changing ‘minimum wage’ to ‘learning wage’ (page 55). Best of all, you can stop being silent when confronted with issues you are hesitant to defend because you don’t want to make a fool of yourself. With this arsenal of talking points you won’t be at a loss for words anymore!
-Lynette Gain Williams, President, Women Volunteers in Politics, San Diego, CA

 

Review by: Colin Flaherty :
There are two things you should do with this book: 1) Read it. You will learn something important and something funny. I guarantee it. I got a kick out of this quote: “”If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” Mark Twain. And 2) Give it as a gift. Even low information voters will get a kick out the in trenches observations that have made Fred Schnaubelt one of the most interesting and distinguished observers and political actors in San Diego. Ever. So get it.
-Colin Flaherty, author, White Girl Bleed A Lot

Review by: Richard Wira :
Romancing the Voters, don’t get Honeyfuggled is a great handbook for Toastmasters with ideas for at least 15 tested talks. Every week Toastmasters are confronted with, ‘What should I talk about?’ This book will stimulate your thought process regarding many of the questions we are facing today. It will give you ample material to draw from and form your own conclusions. It’s a great read because all of the information is out there; we just don’t have the time to look it up for ourselves.”
-Richard Wira, Toastmasters International World Champions of Public Speaking, 2006 Finalist 

 

Review by: Eric Andersen :
Former San Diego City Councilman Fred Schnaubelt continues to make himself invaluable to the common man. Romancing the Voters is designed to equip and protect us from the false ideas we face regularly from our local politicians. I look forward each month to receiving Fred’s thoughtful economic insights and analysis and value having a more comprehensive compilation of his ideas.
-Eric Andersen, co-founder im2moro (www.im2moro.com)

Review by: Tony Krvaric :
Fred Schnaubelt has done a lot of research, compiling interesting, entertaining, and insightful arguments for Liberty-minded Americans who are constantly under fire from “progressive” elites. This handy compendium of political issues is something that can easily be reviewed before engaging in a discussion. Great for “Teachable Moments.”
-Tony Krvaric, Chairman, Republican Party of San Diego County

 

Review by: David Bogan :
Thought provoking, rational discussion points defending the views of the “rest of us” who prefer to think on our own and not regurgitate the slanted interpretation in the mainstream media. He points out the morsels of history conveniently forgotten or buried by today’s pundits. Fred intelligently teaches us to look at the actions, not just listen to the words of politicians to understand their true beliefs. He gives us a pleasant, informative guide to navigate the slippery landscapes that are today’s headlines. -David Bogan

 

Review by: Brian Brady:                                                                             Fred Schnaubelt cuts through the BS and explains the silly side of politics (campaigning) while revealing how dangerous the serious side of politics (governing) is today. He reveals how politicians have figured out how to play “Santa Claus” and “buy” votes by making ridiculous promises. God help us because some of them actually keep those ridiculous promises. A champion of the limited government movement, Fred offers a centuries old remedy for that which ails us— constitutionally constrained government.  This is an easy read. It’s entertaining, each topic is relatively short, and Fred’s writing style is easy to understand. Buy this book.     -Brian Brady
Review by: Priscilla Schreiber:
Fred Schnaubelt, has written a gem of a handbook for those of us who consider ourselves liberty-minded “freedom riders”. His exhaustive research and personal experience in politics gives us a renewed understanding in the art of using political talking points. “Romancing the Voter…” is an engaging twist for disarming our friends who may think differently. Fred’s book is a well chronicled mixture of historical facts and commentaries for such a time as this.  -Priscilla Schreiber

Review by: Jim Elliott :
Fred Schnaubelt’s book should be read by all concerned citizens. I have created millions of political direct mail pieces for candidates of both parties. We need sensible elected officials. Support your candidate…write a check or walk precincts. Better yet run for office. America needs you.
-Jim Elliott, President, Western Graphics, Lemon Grove CA     

Review by: Perry Arden:
Romancing the Voters has actually filled a gap in today’s busy world. Where can you find an easy to read Reader’s Digest type format, that is both sensible, important and funny. Many things can be funny, without making sense. Fred’s booklet has captured it all, for young and old, in a most pleasant way. Sit down in your easy chair, put your feet up and enjoy it!  -Perry Arden San Diego Motel Brokers, Realtors.

Review by: Art Schmitz:
This is a great book and should be required reading by every high school student before graduating. It’s simple enough that even elementary school students would be able to enjoy it.
-Art Schmitz, Citizens For Private Property Rights

San Diego Mayor Filner & NY Mayor Candidate Wiener make the national news.

So: What do Politicians and Diapers have in common?…………………..……………….. They both must be changed often……………………. and for the same reason.

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my new book,

Fred Schnaubelt, Former San Diego Councilman & N. Park CRA President

FYI

All political power is derived from what you can do to or for someone!

Why do you think so many political candidates come before Republican Groups?  They believe you have enormous political clout — which you do — far more than you can imagine.  For candidates meeting Republicans is meeting the “grassroots,” the most effective way to overcome media bias.

 

Romancing The Voters, New Talking Points for Republicans (or the TEA Party) is for those who don’t have time to research political issues in depth and want more political power, to be more influential and more effective in countering the nonsense that spews daily from Liberals.

 

I don’t mention Filner or Weiner in the book but point out no U.S. President has received a majority of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population in the last 100 years.  President Obama got 31% of the votes from those registered to vote. By contrast, Mayor Bob Filner only got 24%.

 

The rules of the game, however, determine the outcome of any contest!

For instance, most people agree no woman’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers. But change just one rule and you’ll get a different outcome: make everyone play in high heels. Imagine 7 foot tall ballplayers in high heels. The rules of politics ARE 50% + 1 =  100% of the pie  AND 50% – 1 = nothing. The notion is that whoever gets the majority of those who vote, should have unlimited power. Translation: We Won! Elections have consequences! Get over it!

 

Last Friday I was accosted by a liberal bemoaning the minimum wage.  He was outraged that Wal-Mart does not pay a living wage.  I asked him why 3,000 or more people apply for Wal-Mart jobs whenever they open a new store with 300 positions to fill. In Chicago Wal-Mart received 25,000 applications — strong indications Wal-Mart  is over paying for the jobs it offers.  He said there was a shortage of jobs in the country — as if that was an answer.

 

How many of you are aware of how few people are paid the minimum wage?

 

In Romancing The Voters, I point out that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only 4.7% of wage earners are paid the minimum wage, which is really a “learning” wage, and that only 1% of new employees are paid the minimum wage after 3 years.

 

How many have heard or read that people demand ever more government programs for which they are unwilling to be taxed? In Romancing the Voter, a study is cited that documents 63% of the requests for more spending, at the federal level anyways, came from government officials.

 

How many know why America is Rich?

 

The way the media reports the growing gap between rich and poor can be explained by an analogy.  When Bill Gates walks into a McDonald’s, statistically speaking, everyone present is instantly a billionaire if you average his 67 billion among the others. The media reports the gap between rich and poor by comparing groups or quintiles not comparing individuals. Over a ten-year period over half the people in the lowest quintile move to a higher income quintile and over half those in the top quintile move to a lower quintile and are replaced by others.  There is a lot movement up and down the income ladder as all people can testify from personal experience, from first job to retirement.

 

President Obama, for the second time is asking for a discussion on race.  Let’s acknowledge he leads the Democrat Party which has been racist since inception and for 200 years it oppressed, suppressed, and murdered so many Blacks that the Ku Klux Klan was indicted by a Grand Jury as the “terrorist” arm of the Democrat Party.  Let’s discuss why Martin Luther King was a Republican! Or, Booker T. Washington, 100 years ago, acknowledging a class of Blacks that make a living from agitating for Blacks because it pays!

 

Sometimes Republicans get so depressed and think things have gotten so bad they want to go home and turn on the gas — what with the universities dominated by liberals, and also the media and Hollywood.  But whatever liberals are doing it is failing.  Liberalism is failing.  For decades now over twice as many people self-report they are conservative as liberals.  In a recent Gallup poll it was 46% to 20%. If you want to correct the media’s misinformation and get more political power, Buy Romancing The Voters – After all, knowledge is power!

Digital and paperback at http://romancingthevoters.com or Amazon.com

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The rules determine the outcome of any contest.  For instance, everyone agree that no women’s basketball team can beat the L.A. Lakers.  Change just one rule, however, and you will get a different outcome…………………..…..

 

Make everyone play in high heels.

 

Romancing The Voters, is a political handbook of conservative talking points.

 

This book is for people who don’t have time to research the issues and for their friends, children and grandchildren.

 

If you’ve given up on your kids who have been politically indoctrinated by their professors, the media and Hollywood (as many have told me), and now are working on your grandkids here is a great handbook to get them on the right track. The majority of Americans, according to the polls, say “the country is on the wrong track.”

 

It is Short, Simple, Easy and Fun to read.  It is more than just bumper sticker responses to important issues that liberals use in trying to obfuscate important issues.

 

The issues covered range from: No president in 100 years  has received more than 36% of the votes from the Voter Eligible Population (VEP) aka, registered voters.  How liberals think differently, Gun Ignorance, Why the Minimum Wage is a Learning Wage, Why America is Rich, What is the purpose of taxes, and Why Martin Luther King was a Republican.

 

This book encourages thinking as a science with well thought out answers to difficult questions. An intelligent, effective way to get the country back on track and with which you can pass on the principles of freedom, a limited government, private property and free enterprise.

We all can learn from the wisdom of the ages, from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell — from the best, the brightest and most brilliant political and economic answers.

 

Romancing The Voters is a selection of dozens of writers and their most persuasive answers to current issues and you have them in this thin, little handbook!

 

Best part:  You won’t have to separate the wheat from the chaff from over 500 books.  It has been done it for you, providing you just the most cogent answers to “slay the philistines,” as the saying goes.

 

Many, if not most of the answers in this book will be new to you, or you have forgotten.  They are designed to educate not merely poke a sharp stick in the eyes of your political adversaries, which all too often is counter-productive.

 

For fun, in the Addendum are the 15 greatest political jokes such as, “Politicians and diapers must be changed often

……………………………. and for the same reason.” Mark Twain

 

My goal is to raise $20,000 to promote and advertise this book in various venues.  The venues that primarily cater to Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians and TEA Party members.

You can see a sample of the book on romancingthevoters.com. This is to be followed up by a second book of issues in 2014. I’m  Fred Schnaubelt, Fred I’ve gained great insight into the issues and which prompted me to go on 35 year quest to find the most persuasive answers to counter liberal balderdash,  and “I approve this message.”  You can Google Fred Schnaubelt for more background information.

 

 

 

John Stossel and guests Steve Moore, Ben Powell, Charles Murray, Jeffrey Tucker, Steve Forbes, yours truly

This is from Second person that reviewed Fred’s book

Thanks

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From: “Fred Schnaubelt”  Date: July 18, 2013, 12:28:22 PM EDT Subject: FEE featured on special John Stossel show tonight at 9 pm Eastern

From: Lawrence Reed  Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:23 AM To: Lawrence Reed Subject: FEE featured on special John Stossel show tonight at 9 pm Eastern

 

Friends: Please join host John Stossel and guests Steve Moore, Ben Powell, Charles Murray, Jeffrey Tucker, Steve Forbes, yours truly and others for a special one-hour show tonight on the FOX BUSINESS CHANNEL at 9:00 PM Eastern time! Taped last week in Las Vegas at the FreedomFest conference, the subject is “Are We Rome?” Enjoy!

 

Larry

 

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Foundation for Economic Education

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Suite 2200

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Romancing the Voters is a series of issues that find their way into the public arena year

after year.

More about the book after something from the Author, Fred Schnaubelt.

Hi,  I’m Fred.

I was born in San Diego and since 21 have struggled to find answers to recurring political

issues. I grew up in Casa de Oro and graduated from Pt. Loma High School in 1958.

Been married 3 times.  I met Dr. Irina Nekolaevna

Antonova in Russia and married her in Moscow in 1987, just before the Soviet Union

collapsed.  I have two adult children.  At my age I’m thinking ahead and want to go

peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather and not screaming like the passengers in his

car.  So I’m sharing nuggets gleaned from researching over 500 books on the most

persuasive responses to some ever current political issues. The issues addressed are

intended to be controversial and hard.  Answers and insight required thousands of hours

of research, ever since I was 21 and first registered to vote.  I need your help in emailing

your comments about my book to your friends and in reaching my publisher’s estimate

of 10,000 sales.

“Romancing” is defined as: telling exaggerated lies, telling an untruth, or pretending with

intent to deceive, frequently done, but not always by politicians. This is an introduction to

the Art of Political Cross-dressing — using your adversaries own words against them in

debate. The issues come fast and furious with little time to think about them.  These

chapters have enough material in them to deliver fifteen 7 to 10 minute talks to your

Toastmasters Club or the basis for 250-500 word Letters to the Editor. First, you’ll

understand, for instance, why some people in local elections can win with only a few

thousand votes of the VEP in a city the size of San Diego, you’ll understand how liberals

and conservatives think differently — which you can use to your advantage. There are

issues that never seem to go away such as gun control, the death penalty, and the “The

Rich Get Richer and Poor Get Poorer.” You will know when the media intentionally or

unintentionally misrepresents data about the gap between rich and poor, and who really

benefits from minimum wage laws. You will learn why speculation and price gouging,

stripped of emotion, are beneficial to society. In addition, you’ll know why Martin Luther

King was a Republican. You will become versed in several “Teachable Moments,” for

family, friends and co-workers. For every Toastmaster and member of the TEA Party this

is a must read!

Do You Know?

No President since 1904 has received a majority of the vote from the Voter Eligible

Population?

Why liberals and conservatives think differently?

Newspapers don’t print the truth, they print what people say.

A 2003 study by Scotland Yard noted eight times as many killings by knives as by guns

in England?

In 2007, there were 613 fatal “firearm accidents” in the U.S. This was 0.5% of 123,706

fatal accidents that year?

The Death Penalty is an absolute deterrent to murder?

Why TEA PARTY members are so hated?

Zimbabwe’s government taxes, spends, promises, and prints money in billion-dollar

notes and everyone is a billionaire?

Why America is Rich?

In Reason Magazine Veronique de Rugy shows that of 675,000 millionaires in 1999, only

38,000 remained in 2007?

Why when Bill Gates walks into McDonalds, according to the media everyone present is

statistically billionaire?

A result of raising the “learning wage” – is millions of idle, restless teenagers have lots of

time for mischief.

The price of gasoline “adjusted for inflation” in 1919 was $3.84 per gallon; In 2012, 15

cent less than in 1918?

Why the Democrat Party has been the “party of the rich” for decades?

Why the government’s Bread and Circuses ended in ancient Rome?

How oil speculation benefits you and society as a whole?

Martin Luther King was a Republican and Why.

READ and Learn the Answers

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