Skip to comments.Minimum Wage Chickenhawks, Part II
Posted on 12/19/2013 9:43:35 AM PST by Starman417
Our president and his lefty pals are at it again. Now that Obamacare's failure is all but an historical fact, the president has done exactly what you'd expect him to do - take a laserlike focus on his signature law and dedicate every available resource and use every ounce of political capital he has to humbly seek the help of Republicans to make his law work.
HAHAHAHA! I'm kidding - I slay me sometimes! (Thank you, thank you.I'll be here all week, and tip your bartenders!) No, of course the president has returned to his happy place and reverted to his one true skill - campaigning. And what's been the gist of his campaigning? Resentment and envy of course - the basic foundations of the leftist ideology! In this case President Obama wants the American people to look away from their spiking health insurance costs that came from his inability to lead and instead focus on his economic illiteracy.
So the President's best and brightest handlers have decided that calling for class warfare via an increased minimum wage is the way to distract the public from his latest failure and encourage them to be angry at someone else. If you're reading this you're probably intelligent enough to see the flaws in the president's logic. If you're not click over to Ace of Spades to learn why you're wrong.
Naturally, in keeping in lockstep with Dear Leader, our press diligently covered the Thanksgiving union astroturfed anti-Wal Mart protests, and support for the president's call for a higher minimum wage. But then Vice.com's Charles Davis decided to throw some cold water on the party by looking at how a number of left wing publications that call for "Economic Justice" treat their own interns:
In 2011, Democracy Now! asked its $15-a-day employees to work the programs 15th anniversary gala, a major fundraiser. Interns were asked to greet and thank guests, check their coats, make sure the event goes smoothly, and help clean up, according to an email obtained by VICE. We will provide you with a delicious pizza dinner, but ask that you refrain from eating the catered dinner at the event.
Yes, that's how the leftist aristocracy treats its own peasants when it's their own money signing the paychecks. The article further broke down the rates of pay for a few of them:
The American Prospect; $2.50 / hr Mother Jones $under $6/hr. The New Republic $0 Democracy Now! $15/day
At the end of the article it was noted that The Nation recently responded to demands from its interns to pay them minimum wage. Of course, that's not exactly a "living wage" for someone living in New York City, but it's a start. And it hasn't kept me from occasionally trolling their posts demanding increased minimum wage/anti-Wal Mart campaigning, etc. calling on them to start paying interns a living wage. Feel free to join in! #OccupyKatrinasOffice
And of course, there is President Obama's nonprofit of Organizing for America that shows how it values its interns by offering to pay them... nothing! Doug Powers had a great takedown of OFA:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Why not set it at $50/hr? Then everyone will be rich.
Obama says that raising the minimum wage wont kill jobs, just like Obamacare wont cancel insurance policies.
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