Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:06 PM
Scuba (48,733 posts)
5 Reasons Republicans Donít Want To Raise The Minimum Wage
#5. Hitler Raised the Minimum Wage Too!
Hey, if it works for the gun control argument, maybe the Hitler thing can work for every ideological point conservatives need to make. Who cares that Hitler actually did not disarm his people? The talking points donít work if you get so picky about being historically accurate, do they? So why not apply the same level of ethical standards when talking about raising the minimum wage?
#4. Raising the Minimum Wage is a Gateway Social Policy
Look, if you give a mouse a cookie, itís going to expect affordable health care. Thatís the point here. Once you start treating people like actual human beings, when do you stop? Once you raise the minimum wage, whatís next? Free, top-notch preschool for all kids so they can hit the ground running in kindergarten, set off on a lifelong path of education?
He did what? Oh great, thanks Mao-Bama. Now youíre teaching our kids to be commies too!
#1. Theyíre Assholes
Look, maybe they have feelings deep down in their hearts that we simply must protect job creatorsí profit margins above all else. But doesnít it just feel like when the president proposes things that might actually help dig people out of poverty, and the first thing the right cries about is hurting business owners, that they really donít care about laborers at all? Itís because they think of themselves as job creators, or at least potential job creators. Because theyíve been sold on a lie that anyone, regardless of stature or place of birth, can become rich and powerful. The truth of course is that the system is supposed to work like that, but very honestly itís not.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:56 PM
chase48 (41 posts)
1. Minimum wage
I've heard the far rights ideaology that raising the minimum wage would just wreck our economy way back when it was 4.25 an hour, they argued that no one lives on any minimum wage, that it was just for school kids after school jobs and part time work and so forth, bullshit , their are a lot of people that live on the now 7.25 and in poverty, but you far right pricks still fight it, we are going to replace you crazies in 2014 , as good bye Mitch in Kentucky,
raise the minimum wage to 15.00 per hour as no one can live on 9.00 per hour