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Republican Official: Donít Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin

Republican Official: Donít Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin
Rick Snow said the additional income would be squandered on ďillegal activities.Ē
09/30/2016 06:38 pm ET Emily Tate Politics Intern, The Huffington Post

The Maine Heritage Policy Center launched a campaign this week against a November referendum to raise the stateís minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $12 per hour by 2020.

Itís off to a rocky start.

The Center, which is connected to billionaires Charles and David Koch, announced its opposition during a press conference in the capital Augusta, where business owner Rick Snow, who is running for office in Maine, suggested that raising the wage would only provide more drug money to poorly paid workers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/minimum-wage-maine_us_57ed91a8e4b082aad9ba7491?section=&

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Reply Republican Official: Donít Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin (Original post)
workinclasszero Oct 2016 OP
underpants Oct 2016 #1
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #2
Cracklin Charlie Oct 2016 #4
The Polack MSgt Oct 2016 #3
bluesbassman Oct 2016 #5
Calculating Oct 2016 #6
Angry Dragon Oct 2016 #7
MindPilot Oct 2016 #8
Egnever Oct 2016 #9
CurtEastPoint Oct 2016 #10
world wide wally Oct 2016 #11
Glassunion Oct 2016 #12
Calculating Oct 2016 #15
GWC58 Oct 2016 #13
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #20
Calculating Oct 2016 #14
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #16
CJohnson_LS Oct 2016 #17
Rex Oct 2016 #18
Coventina Oct 2016 #19

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:45 AM

1. Poor people are poor because they are bad people

That's the basis of this.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:47 AM

2. That's what they believe no doubt.

 

Dirtbags...

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:53 AM

4. They may not really believe this.

Their job is to convince voters that they (the voters) should believe what the Koch shills are saying.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:51 AM

3. 10 years ago, I would say something along the lines of

"you gotta love the honesty" in this situation, but not now

Now when a Republican shares his thoughts it honestly makes me want to wash off the slime

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:54 AM

5. The GOP's patron saint, Ronald Reagan, made disparaging the poor fashionable.

This is pretty low even for conservatives.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:11 PM

6. This is how Republicans justify treading all over the poor

"They're only poor because they're failed human beings"
"They only want more money to spend on drugs"
"They're poor so obviously they deserve to have life suck"
"They should just be thankful they aren't starving in the streets like in Africa"

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:30 PM

7. CEO wages have risen over the years and look what they have bought with the extra money

$1000 dinners
fancy cars
fancy women
etc

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:47 PM

8. So the fuck what?! Lordy this level of dumb pisses me off!!

 

They act like earned wages are a handout and net worth is the only worth worth judging.

Fuck these fucking Koch-suckers!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:56 PM

9. Ridiculous argument but not what he said.

 

ďWhere would that money be spent? Weíve heard about the opiate issues in the state of Maine. Are we going to add more income to individuals so they can spend it on illegal activities? Iím very concerned about that,Ē


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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:59 PM

10. What a dildo.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 01:11 PM

11. Why do these assholes keep getting elected?

Does America suck that bad?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 01:19 PM

12. Just think about how stupid the average person is.

Now you have to realize that half of them are even stupider than that.

- Parphrasing George Carlin

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:23 PM

15. They have convinced a low IQ segment of voters

To vote against their own economic interests. Republicans are great at appealing to the poor until you actually do some critical thinking. Look at how Trump played the debate. All the talk of tariffs, ending outsourcing and bringing jobs back. It all sounds good until the HOW? question comes up. The devil is always in the details with Republican economics.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 01:45 PM

13. That, ladies & gentlemen, is a face needing to be

Bitch slapped, backhanded!

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 07:52 PM

20. Backpfeifengesicht. nt

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:13 PM

14. Time to dust off the guillotines

Seems like those at the top are forgetting the lessons of the past. I'm seeing an alarming resurgence of the old "let them eat cake" mentality.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:26 PM

16. Millions of taxpayer dollars/welfare for billionaires to build new NFL football stadiums etc

 

But fuck the working poor, they just want drug money!

How long till the majority stand up to these evil bastards and say ENOUGH!?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:31 PM

17. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

 

Last time I checked, plenty of the GOP morons are too coked up to do their jobs properly. This kind of condescending BS makes my blood boil.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:18 PM

18. This is why we cannot have nice things, the owners suck and must be

 

assholes to the working class.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:22 PM

19. Um, excuse me, but some of us happen to like cocaine!

Geez, way to go making unfair assumptions Rick!

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