Sorry, that headline is a bit of sarcasm.
…the smell of wood smoke lingers everywhere at night…few residents here can afford heating oil…Overnight, the price of heating a small apartment for the winter shot up to about $1,900 from $1,300…
…the government seems to be losing money on the measure…Many Greeks…are simply not buying any heating oil this year…[the government] appears to have lost…about $190 million…in revenue…Meanwhile, many Greeks are suffering from the cold.
Closer to home, Gov. Pat Quinn of IL thinks it’s time for a $10 minimum wage.
“It’s obvious the governor feels such an increase will be good for the economy and good for workers who drive our economic growth. So many people are struggling to make ends meet earning the basic minimum wage — and these ends never get met,” the source said.
Problem is: minimum wage hikes kill jobs. Illinois’ lower-wage workers are going to suffer (not gain), if the measure passes.
Will statists ever learn that government can’t simply decree good outcomes? Probably not: they don’t want to learn it.