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Hobby Lobby Wage Boost Rankles Democrats
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens

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."

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/158916-2014-07-04-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-july-6-2014.htm


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: hobbylobby; obamacare; satire; wages; wouldbegreat

1 posted on 07/04/2014 6:43:29 PM PDT by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 07/04/2014 6:44:28 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Bwhaahaahaa.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 6:47:29 PM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Hillary goes stupid.

Making people pay for their morning after pills is not a war on women, Hill you FAT Evita!


5 posted on 07/04/2014 6:51:48 PM PDT by MRourke85
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To: John Semmens

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.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: John Semmens

Makes her sound like an idiot... Yes?


7 posted on 07/04/2014 7:08:36 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

That ship has sailed.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 7:14:28 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: John Semmens

ohhhhhh, how I love your writing, John!!! The $14.50 minimum is such a perfect touch.

Happy 4th to you.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: John Semmens

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!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 7:15:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: John Semmens

LOL!
Halfway through the third paragraph before I thought:”this is too ‘true’ to be ‘good’”.

Great stuff.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 7:22:42 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: John Semmens

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.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 7:27:45 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: John Semmens

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.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 7:33:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: John Semmens

Hillary: Ha! Ha!


14 posted on 07/04/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: EDINVA

The $14.50 non-government minimum wage is also an actual fact at the “evil” Hobby Lobby. /no sarc


15 posted on 07/04/2014 7:43:27 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: John Semmens

This is just so good. Liberals’ heads exploding!

Thanks again for the ping.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Raise their wages? How dare they!


17 posted on 07/04/2014 8:48:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: John Semmens

Brilliant and very much like the genuine article.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 8:53:38 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens

Funny...but I bet it does rankle Dems.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: John Semmens
damn John, you can give them the $$$ and they STILL will spend it on anything but BC and demand WE pay for it...
20 posted on 07/04/2014 9:36:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: babygene

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?


21 posted on 07/04/2014 9:38:02 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: John Semmens

lol


22 posted on 07/04/2014 9:38:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: John Semmens

Ha ha ha ha ha aaaaaaaa


23 posted on 07/04/2014 9:59:00 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: John Semmens

Yeah John, get ‘em.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 10:10:02 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: John Semmens

Very logical...and therein lies the trap.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 11:00:13 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: John Semmens
This insidiously pits one employee against another and undermines the incentive for all to band together against management for the common good.

These days it's hard to find a good oppressor.

26 posted on 07/04/2014 11:05:46 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: John Semmens

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.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 5:22:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: John Semmens

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....


28 posted on 07/05/2014 10:18:04 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: John Semmens

Some people always miss that John’s posts are satire.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 5:39:32 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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