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FMArouet Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 09:40 AM
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90. George F. Will made a related argument on the minimum wage.
In the Washington Post on January 4th, 2007, Will published an op-ed piece entitled: "The Right Minimum Wage." Here is the money quote:
But the minimum wage should be the same everywhere: $0. Labor is a commodity; governments make messes when they decree commodities' prices.

I wonder whether Will could spot the irony here: as a key part of their union-busting, labor-crushing agenda, the corporatists and their media apologists like Will seem to display no such reluctance to involve government in decreeing an appropriate level for wages--as long as the goal is to reduce workers' paychecks to approach that beloved labor-as-a-commodity price of $0.

Our country has already tried that for a while. It was called slavery.

Suddenly one understands why the Republican Party has transformed itself into a regional party based in the Old Conefederacy, with some white evangelical coalition partners in the West.
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