Skip to comments.Hobby Lobby Wage Boost Rankles Democrats
Posted on 07/04/2014 6:43:29 PM PDT by John Semmens
With the liability of being forced to finance employees' abortions taken off its back by the recent Supreme Court voiding of the Obamacare mandate, Hobby Lobby announced it is raising the minimum wage of its full-time employees to $14.50 per hour.
Aspiring presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dubbed the move "a callous and insensitive slap in the face to American women. This company went to a lot of effort to deny its responsibility to insure the reproductive health of its female employees. Now that they've won a totally unfair verdict in court they're insulting these imperiled women by investing the costs averted into boosting the pay of their entire workforce. This is wrong on so many levels."
One of these levels according to Clinton is "the attempt to destroy worker solidarity. The timing of the hike in wages conveys the message that the benefits the Government is trying to secure for women impede the pay the company is able to offer other employees. This insidiously pits one employee against another and undermines the incentive for all to band together against management for the common good."
Another wrong cited by Clinton was "a blatant disrespect for the role Government is trying to play in raising the minimum wage across the board. The $14.50 figure exceeds the $10.10 targeted by Congressional Democrats in the Fair Minimum Wage Act (HR 1010). In effect, Hobby Lobby's management is telling their employees that the Government's efforts are irrelevant. If left unchecked it could create an environment where each company's labor and management are persuaded that wages are a private rather than a public issue."
Sponsor of HR 1010, Representative George Miller (D-Calif) lamented "the negative impact this rogue decision by an arrogant employer will have on our push to enact a federal hike of the minimum wage. Hobby Lobby has parlayed its triumph over the Government's Affordable Care Act into an opportunity to flout its independence from our regulatory power over wages."
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Another good one John.
Hobby Lobby rocks! Stick it to them guys; let the RATS and Benghazi Hillary wallow in their own ignorance and stupidity. Now giving employes a raise is bad. These RATS and the Benghazi One are deranged.
Makes her sound like an idiot... Yes?
That ship has sailed.
ohhhhhh, how I love your writing, John!!! The $14.50 minimum is such a perfect touch.
Happy 4th to you.
You know, someone should Tweet one or two of those sentences to a Twitter account of Hillary’s and see if they pick up on it. Bet they do!
Halfway through the third paragraph before I thought:”this is too ‘true’ to be ‘good’”.
See, they pay their employees enough so they can buy whatever variety of birth control they want with their own money. HL will be able to afford it; their sales will be going through the roof from supporters who never bought there before. Including me.
Actually, IMO, your article is not semi-satire. The $14.50/hour rate put the Dems in a huge bind because they were touting what a big whoop their $10/hour rate was. Unfortunately I’m not sure how many people will be able to make a link with the fact that if a company has to pay less to the government for senseless mandates, they can afford to do more for their employees.
Hillary: Ha! Ha!
The $14.50 non-government minimum wage is also an actual fact at the “evil” Hobby Lobby. /no sarc
This is just so good. Liberals’ heads exploding!
Thanks again for the ping.
Raise their wages? How dare they!
Brilliant and very much like the genuine article.
Funny...but I bet it does rankle Dems.
An idiot? How about a Fascist?
Business has a right to control wages after min. wage is met.
If HL wants to pay their entry level wage earners $28/hr, what business is that of government?
Ha ha ha ha ha aaaaaaaa
Yeah John, get ‘em.
Very logical...and therein lies the trap.
These days it's hard to find a good oppressor.
What a sucker punch in the face of the dims. An EEEEEVVVVVIIIIL corporation making money and deciding to use it as it sees fit, rather than the gov telling them to redistribute the wealth as it sees fit. Good one as usual.
Excellent again, John. Of course it’s not as if the goobermint characters couldn’t have said that themselves, but it’s most kind of you to save them the trouble of trying to form coherent sentences on their own. Especially since it’s such a challenge for the poor dears....
Some people always miss that John’s posts are satire.
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