Jan 3, 2017|
Bob in for Tommy Tucker. Should the minimum wage be raised? Bob takes your calls and talks to listeners.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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I'm David Blake now it's Bob Mitchell for Tommy Tucker WW LA MI famine dot com and after 7 o'clock. Remember last follow or were talking about do the even them anymore working pay phones in the city absolutely. Our listeners know everything all of course that you got a text message. Three. Pay phones at the postal postal loyal. 33. That made great news story. It really wanted to go hang out fun. Looks really uses it flow and and take a picture yeah now while you're there are a wonder what it cost problem credit card yeah yellow you know sure. You know more recorders. Waters. Waters off like. I can remember. Haven't had in a car broke down you know one of those things and it and there was one over on. Rampart. Yeah right along rampart somewhere there and then it just kept deteriorating. Overtime until like you said the resulting love what. Some wires sticking out well on those one today and I just have been there forever although between the parking garage. And the building you probably park in the executive Gerald. Sure and red carpet if it nothing wires now oppose. Thank you day as funny all right let's I get back to our phones are brigades ebony pretty drive more meaningful portion coach Payton. Says his plan is to be back with the saints and police seventeen. Are you glad 75%. Say yes Johnson in the world as what do you say are you glad that. Coach is going to be here and play Elvis contract. Or older to you. That is going to be here in. And is on contract. A lot of people and the list if they made in in the for a and toward it in the world the best treatment for. A while because the Russians basically on the program. Put it all in perspective and play it well from the. What you know Johnson not unnoticed one thing and I and I mentioned this yesterday. Again when we played the falcons defense just Dutch team rolled in and the first half and it's happened before where they get steamrolled in the first. And then they make an adjustment and they play great so why don't they when they get to the stadium whenever the game plan is changeable for the game even starts. Yeah that mattered to him except when. They key is. Helping low. Build and open angles in the whatever town like initiative player inquired what did that and our. Dutch Johnson appreciate Q folding in coming up where gonna continue to beat talking about habit to be talking about the saints. And should the minimum wage we've talked about this over and over again but it's reality and out of the minimum wage be raised or shoot it's a where it is when everybody was Channing happy new year. Workers across the country in 21 states says thank you thank you thank you. I've gotten the eight A right now while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged they legislatures in 21 states. Several of them controlled by Republicans drafted laws to increase Thursday its hourly pay rate. Single largest increase comes from Arizona. Where people they're giving it only 5% raise from 895. To a ten dollars and I'll crawl. Kind of controversy on whether the minimum wage increase is good or bad of course everybody gets it thinks it's good and we have the proposed or management. And co director of the institute worked to implement re search and MIT's Sloan school of management Thomas coach and this induction and right coach. We distort it to coach let it go and what. But then but then if you were in the NFL. The minimum wage in the NFL 350. Thought 0450000. Miles a year. Well I left not a bad numbers. I remember these people then under a college student. Or keen. Basically for a entertainment. For many years so. Maybe it's it's the return to an investment. Yes and and eventually I think there have to pay some of these kids in college because they. It'll we'll let both of them who Oilers on the football teams and they can't work. I would I would. Prefer that the created insurance program or that order. For all the college kids because so you get. Injured and either don't make the right even those on the potential to make it pros of injuries. Hurt their lifetime earnings in other ways I would. I would prefer her a national insurance or collegiate. National insurance program. That the collegiate that's. That colleges to get to ask another question to ask I'm not a word. That's that's an excellent point a lot of people don't think of those kids that get injuries and collagen can't play football let's talk about the the minimum wage. With all all the states increasing the minimum wage but can you give us the pros and on the console not. Well those that come on they're easier to particularly because it's such a long history in the economics profession just believe you know. On the basis that theory. That if you raise the wage you're going to. Cost jobs. People have to be laid off. And that's been the conventional theory the evidence should. And mobilize that in most case cardinal case. And basically what the hearing messes is that dynamic aspects of management. Management has a variety of options one and the price of labor goes out. One is to become more efficient to hold on to those employed so that their turnover cost school go down. And others to train those employees so they become more productive and therefore the real cost. Their employment goes down and their customers' servers serve them before they get. More business. The other affect is that. But if you do it gradually. And if you do that it's the labor market is getting tighter as it has been for the last two years so. Then. Those effects. Basically here mitigated in ways that. Make it work. The value of increased. Income for those employees and purchasing. Four room. Form the overall yeah it isn't dull and it up on a positive dynamic. Is that a date general tendency in business when when your cost go up that if someone leaves. You don't replaced a person then you just give the other people while a little more responsibilities so. While some people will be getting an increase and we'll have to were a little bit more they probably don't mind that. Are we going to be decreasing jobs. Well that depends on how much. Income gets edited in June the local community. Increasing wage. And whether it grows crops grow business in general and therefore should grow. You're on this and so yes sometimes if you if you do. Late somewhat. Even reallocate work and you. Become more productive and your business therefore should grow so it's a rational decision not to hire someone else. Then it should revert to your bottom line and that should look to. Reinvest and to grow again that that that's the dynamics that now they does not mean that. Some employers will now have higher costs. Have to lay people off and don't recruit. The idea of the benefits in terms. Increase savings or increased scroll so I don't want to minimize the fact that there are Leo step will. Com from. Increases in the minimum wage. In aggregate fair in the communities. As potential so clearly. To them to be positive if it's done gradually. And if it's done. It at a level that reflects the increases in the cost of living or the users. I am not a proponent of the fifteen dollar minimum wage immediately. I am a proponent based on all the media that all her time. If you gradually increase wages. In an. In the context of increasing. Cost of living. Then you can get perhaps at some stage to fifteen dollars or animal it won't that he had a target is okay but not do it all watched. 11 final question is it better to leave the minimum wage issue with each state or should we just make a higher federal minimum wage. And have all states follow up. Will benefit. The searchers to the state level. Actions that you could compare and contrast and we've learned a lot that's useful from a from an experimental. Developmental process. Because now we're at a point where you really ought. Reached the national minimum wage based on that evidence. And so that you don't have it is so. Crazy differential. There. Right here in Massachusetts we have higher minimum wage right across the border in Hampshire slower and add some states. That's. That's okay for a little while overtime we really national minimum wage. They gradually grows. Two equalize these differences. And otherwise you have too many states where. Workers don't get because you know the political. Or they don't get the increase in him and purchasing power in income that they need to sustainable. Salary and that keeps those economies and the back ones. Of the country's. Well professor thank you for being on the show this morning. What sort of what we're here and happy new year to you to you heard what the professor said. Sure of the minimum wage should be raised or shouldn't stay where it is. At this point roughly 21 states are raising their minimum wage and in forty sevens and showed the minimum wage be a living wage or is adjustable debate on alike at. A steppingstone and if you run a business. And your business manager a business over. If the minimal wage continues to get inquiries that you afford to give everyone racial hall. Will it affect your business and probably a viable port to six year old Waleed seventy. Goes straight to Barbara Barbara thank you for calling him this morning how are you doing okay. Hello how that and I. Good morning to me your thoughts on awestruck plate you're glad to hear that he is. Not going to be leaving the New Orleans Saints. Well I so uncertain how they do but in my opinion not being negative I think if I think and the guards. In our debt not our opinion I mean at achieving that. It gives them a lot of defensive weaknesses are of endeavor in those. And our monies don't include and the crowd of back and are glad they keep that it if I changed. That desperately apt CO. Old barber gym and in Bali on your list that you like to see take over coaching the saints. We I mean and then I had done I mean I don't I'm not gone bad act. I I don't the end of diet and yet you know I don't think about it but distance now canyon. And the upon descent you know he's got a lot of and have money. And debit number and they don't get in that they have. This past threats saying it's back. Yeah but sometimes approaches is just like you make you know you you do you think that MIT. Somebody better out there and then you you try that out you find out that the one you had was better shall you have to be careful about things like that. Yes but and you lay out you know I've got a titan. Haven't since he had on the a year and then disk in my gas. Yes I would watch it in I got a little upset. You know about that he would do better. All right Barbara understand where you're coming through and. Like that you I was certain I thought. Luckily he would be on you have a private girls. At. Will it. Thanks so much. Aren't happy new year to YouTube. I had Jordan looked up the minimum. Salary the lowest money that you can make as a rookie in the and a follow the lol lol talk right now supplier this not the water Boyer. You know the year Gatorade guy. Nobody gets a little more notices this is the player it's it's a ball. Very very close to the minimum salary. That the WWL. New staff Powell carrying cards aren't familiar route 450000. Dollars a year at all. Well well well well her. That's the middle momentum on right. Al South Korea today you wanna work for minimum wage. 450004. Wrote this is a guy that. Might not even get much playing time might get even a tackle. All season might not get any playing time all year for 50000 and it is just memories and elect will sign of that. Which it'll give you the minimum yeah you're gonna have to get by in the minimum OK Arcandor that you need a second job probably. Yeah out right so. 450000. Bulbs go out and imagine those even after the big taxes. That's sweet checked it is. All right but let's go to all Carlin Hammond Karl. Thank you for calling WWL morning. Good morning. Yeah I want to ask. Anyone know Alter their play with the arms race in the minimum wage. They also won four or it could have won't tolerate in the economy. Would have been told they would have to forego their raise because things are better or they wanna go back in the upgrade though people. And we constantly as they have match. A shot in the darkness there absolutely not be Monica because you'll probably already making more than minimum wage. That would be my guess I'm not well and I'm not saying it's right not well. Yeah because the so want one employee pay extra rep for the what do more to ban can't hear you you're you've noted a great but every democratic one quarter treatment sack art. When did you try to have enough money raised all of double people. Simultaneously. Yelled out yeah money to do one or not you have. It in Arizona it's about a two dollar and power. Minimum raise so. If you're working. Thirty hours on gives you an extra sixty bucks a week but suppose. You are already making let's let let's say you're making that ten dollars an hour. Do you get an increase tooth that's the problem of these things draws a blemish of the snowball for. Breyer are prepared and should be Kurt Warner. People who who are working. And going to the particular contribution. Those people to get their cost of living in shuttered because inflation is going to. It is it Karl I agree with you I hope you get a thank you for calling. My plan is is definitely to be back here thin. Cuba got four more years on a contract here and I plan on honoring. Well now of course was coach Sean Payton making a statement yesterday. With Bobby a bear and it television that he plans on honoring his contract. Now I know I have a tendency to over. And analyze things but but I just noticed something he said you know I plan to honor my contract. Do we need. Mickey Loomis now the come out and say he plans on honoring that contract. I'm know I'm probably way out there but see he could say. I plan on honoring the last four years of this conference. But if he were to be traded. By Mickey Loomis. Then he would still be honoring the terms of his contract but Mickey Blum was wouldn't be honoring the terms of the contracts. Do we need Mickey to say that or do you think I'm just a little over reactive here let's go to a go to Kevin Kevin what do you think. Pop up our act. They would be very appreciative of what we. And it is like rebuilding levees that Katrina it's not apple and he got new people on the you got in the relationship between their approach. A group reached. It's got beat number they're here at the quarterback. Got great debate it improve. And I'm looking at we're talking about what could be it would be great you seen. An increase. You know she like eight 1000000. Viewers in the morning but should they be workable. He has what goes so these are now and a minimum salary you talk about it. And I eat a lot of money by being brought. You that that generate the numbers. And end up being happy picnic consideration. We look at the value of the players. And what this sport salary. Now the more you beat it in it and beyond. It. Call. It is. Not only or all of the year. With the momentum building a new team but we're not where and he'd been and what he's done. On you know. It would put the pros and maybe more I believe that. Now here's a text message that nature point during much San Francisco. Got rid of Jim Harbaugh. And look what happens there now they they went from and in a very competitive playoff team to what they only won two games this year. They fired their new head coach after one year. Yeah how they got realize it the crap only created somewhere out. Why don't we all but I don't know what they are not be a pop which brought Robert got picked up the block. I'm delighted by the judge you don't want to get all the time period. Are big. All right thank you but it's go to gentility Jeanne. Jean how are you the warning have a good day so far. Yes sir and so forth so good like good front moments. Off on the ecstatic. About coach's commitment to this warrior contract that. And I think it should now I don't know it would make the state to break a great team approach and quarterback. Oh yeah you're optimistic for twice seventy. And absolutely there's a good look number number sort of an. I brought a quick look forward to that column and certainly it is. Just like you burger wars natural about what brought a quick and powerful chair hospital in the wallets at the sport first war in the basement and get him. Pivotal. Daunte yeah I'd like to spend there NCs consistently dragged on little house bill. Let's go to Darryl Darryl thank you so much for calling WWL morning Darryl Powell Oreo. I. On console are you happy with the decision that coach Payton says he plans. On a fulfilling his contract. Pretty. Active and out there how well the equipment our medical break out could be. That that they. I about a pot or Beckett Rupert detonate a third believe it yet but there haven't not Bo pop up out of eight or about. If you had to change any things. The way Sean Payton operations say any change of the coaches to have any changes in velocity what would you do. Culture I look at player. And it rip you create our current draft we need to get a good bet structure on a lot. On eat bet that the couple could go call. Of people. Yeah. It got there. That it went up it ought and it that. Well or got a core that can be beat what had happened. What all book that you ought. To. All right Darryl I. I appreciate you voting this way thank you up for you and put it have a couple of text message -- read on that that'll give back my phone calls. If you go open minimum wage the cost of living will go up everything will cost more especially in the service industry. Here's 11 above those of us who make fifteen dollars and hour who have worked for the company for number abusers. It minimum wage is raised to fifteen to all the were. Does that mean that we give raises to. Every time minimum wage increase goes into collected clauses a ripple. That's not jittery at capital shifted back to the poll go to Cameron and Covington. Cameron. If they continue to raise the minimum wage if if if they get what they want which was which was eventually fifteen dollars and or for every one. Funny thing that's going to affect small businesses pulling it off Somalia and taken up the profits or we'll have to raise prices. Well it's as you did that cause and factor mean you want things changed it to raise the minimum weight expect everything to the story. You know and non unskilled labor will be replaced by automation where possible. Out of the the parts of the crippled by that that particular company optical out that that the increase in an agent. That copy to happen so simple. On Ozzie also walked to a talk about the saints and not overreacting here a while the mob wives of oil was over analyze things but. Coach says my plan is to definitely be back here in New Orleans I have four years welcome a contract I plan won't or do we need. Mickey Loomis to say he planned on honor the contract guards is does lead going grizzly. Now now in our current election campaign in the contract employee of the nor on like wired in in where he says keep the keyword there planned. So about it is that means that that there's some scuttlebutt about an organization that that that there may be talks are for people are approaching them on a great. So that he either boy. The Amazon and ramps on the deal. Chalked off period in the story can do and the problem with the street did not approach it is not the players the problem with the saint unanimous. And the recruiting staff and whoever negotiate contracts. And each change. Well just for saints fans that we need to Mickey Loomis to make a statement to listen hey I have no plans on treading in my coach. Doubt that what I mean that would put everybody Eddie Eddie is obvious because he's a final or on a book he says no east bank and and that that that. I pretty much up to now. You know I I just thought that when I start radiance and maybe I'm over thinking if not I'll always have a tendency though. The look for a little loopholes my wife tells me you over analyze everything you read thought I didn't alone. This may get a little nuts again. Not an engineer so by about I'm right there where you know analyze and act on it myself tonight your arm your right there. Right thank you camera drive careful there OK. All right if you wanna followed during the news. Would you just shut up to go long after the top of the hour on numbers 2601 it's seven you can tax rate. At 87887. A I'm Bob Mitchell and atomic talked about the way or been getting some touch most usual atomic skis are having knee surgery. Hopefully he will be back in in about a week coming right back from WW.