Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bill O'Reilly: GOP Should 'Wise Up' and Raise Minimum Wage
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | January 39, 2014 | Greg Richter

Posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:32 AM PST by NKP_Vet

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says the "pinheads" in the Republican Party should stop opposing the minimum wage.

"The Republican Party should really wise up and stop opposing raising the minimum wage. It should be 10 bucks an hour" to keep employers from exploiting workers, O'Reilly said Wednesday during his opening "Talking Points Memo" segment of his TV show.

O'Reilly said his proposed $10 an hour minimum wage would apply only to adults. Teenagers just beginning their careers should be paid on a lower scale, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; dunce
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-108 next last
Loudmouth really showing his liberal colors now. On the same show he also had his liberal half-brother Dennis Miller saying over and over and over how much he's for gay "marriage". O'Reilly never once interrupted him and said he was for real marriage. The reason is simple. O'Reilly agrees with pro-abortion, pro homo "marriage" Dennis Miller.
1 posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:32 AM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

he’s such an ass....


2 posted on 01/30/2014 9:11:13 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

I saw this last night. Wanted to vomit. BOR is about as knowledgeable on economics as the Pope. Surprisingly, it’s Bill Gates who seemed to get it right.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 9:12:11 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

I stopped watching O’Reilly (not that I watched him much anyway) years ago and was totally right to do so.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 9:12:11 AM PST by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

BOR is a buffoon, a premadonna and a legend in his own mind.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 9:14:10 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

From one pinhead to another this puke puddle has just pulled the pin on his career ending grenade


6 posted on 01/30/2014 9:14:24 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
PIZZA - WE DELIVER!

That'll be $45.00, thank you very much.

7 posted on 01/30/2014 9:15:07 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

This guy is on the wrong network.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 9:15:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Trade the minimum wage increase with a 5 percent drop in corporate tax rates. Obama proposed corp cuts initially so it’s an issue they can win.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 9:15:58 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

This ass never grew up. He is far left and tries to cover it up.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:14 AM PST by Logical me
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne; writer33; All

I watched Bill O’Reilly trying to bait his guest by spouting the usual MSNBC Socialist Logic.

Billy-O even did his trademark ‘shout down the guest whenever the show needs more Liberal viewers’ shuffle and jive routine.

Billy O’s rude treatment of guests has made his show the most popular TV show with Liberal views for over 10 years now.

It was such a convincing Liberal performance by Billy-O that he convinced me that there is truth to the rumor that Billy-O is leaving FOX to replace Mr. Ed, “The Shouting Socialist,” on MSNBC.

He and Chrissey Mathews could then nightly compete for the best Rude Irish Shout Downer.

Anybody on FR know of a single good reason to watch “The Billy-O TV Show” ever again?


11 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:26 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

O’Reilly should STFU


12 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:36 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Bill O’Reilly is one of those people who always make me hit the mute button or change the channel whenever I see them on TV.

He is such a clueless jerk and always has been as far as I can tell.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:38 AM PST by Maceman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

I did wise up. I quit watching/listening to him years ago. His is merely a provocateur posing as an independent.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:38 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Who is this guy Bill O’Ryan guy? I’ve never heard of him. He sounds like a first-class ass.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:46 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ElkGroveDan
This guy.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 9:19:24 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Let's see.. √ Pro raising minimum wage √ Anti-Second amendment What's the reason for watching him again?
17 posted on 01/30/2014 9:19:32 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Loudmouth cheapskate. who can raise a family on $10 an hour?
If leftists really cared, they'd demand that minimum wage be set at $60,000 per year. You have to pay for housing, transportation, vacation, pay health care fines . . . how can you do that on $20,000 a year?

Cheapskates!

18 posted on 01/30/2014 9:19:57 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Just finished reading “Killing Jesus”. What a joke!!!!! Fortunately I signed it out of the library. Unless you are a five yeal old child who doesn’t know who Jesus is. Not famaliar with who Mary and Joseph were. Don’t know who John the Baptist is, or Caiaphas, or King Herod, or Caesar or Pontius Pilate. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING NEW IN THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! A complete waste of time.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 9:20:10 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

O’Reilly is not conservative. He is a populist.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 9:20:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

21 posted on 01/30/2014 9:20:45 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

O’Reilly is dumber than a rock and not near as useful.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 9:20:55 AM PST by mulligan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Ted Baxter is never at a loss for something amusing to say.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 9:21:13 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graewoulf

Michele Malkin refuses to go in his show after he belittled her a few years ago for standing with real conservatives.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 9:21:14 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
BOR should have Dr. Sowell over for some private tutoring.

BOR is expressing his feelings instead of his knowledge of economics.

25 posted on 01/30/2014 9:21:17 AM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
10*40*52=20,800.

How is a family supposed to survive on $20,800?

We need better jobs, not a political gesture.

26 posted on 01/30/2014 9:21:41 AM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

He is there. The network is fully aware of him.

The network WANTS that message out.

The purpose of Fox is to push the viewpoints that nwo financial elites want conservatives to adhere to.

It’s the conservative half of agitprop.

Sometimes messages are pushed vigorously with urgency (typically when drumming up support for a war), other times it’s subtle and gradual (like when undermining Biblical morality, pushing gun control, statism, domestic espionage targeting American citizens, etc.).


27 posted on 01/30/2014 9:23:22 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Sometimes Ted Baxter opens up and exposes his stupidity to full public view.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 9:23:41 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graewoulf

Pretty much says it for me too.

He’s entertainment. Folks turn off their brains and watch in mesmerized silence.

If they gave the content any thought at all, they would switch channels and never come back during his hour.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 9:23:41 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Yup.

I am still looking for one good reason to ever watch “The Billy-O TV Show” again.

Come on now, gimme your best shot!


30 posted on 01/30/2014 9:24:25 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

It was a terrible book. Remember the part where he said it was impossible for Jesus to have said a word from the cross because of his injuries??????? In otherwords loudmouth BOR does not believe Jesus was God and does not believe the Bible.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 9:24:30 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Sgt_Schultze

Amen....those jobs are for teens, in between job workers, and the part time female who wants to work while children are in school. Those minimum wage jobs were never meant to be a career path. If they want more money, they should have stayed in school.

We thank God for the minimum wage job, as it gives teens a taste of the work ethic, and that life is hard...get prepared. Minimum Wages at $7.50 an hour at McDonalds, that’s about the cost of that meal, and at $15.00 an hour that will be the cost of that meal. If they keep pushing those jobs go to robots like in Europe....stupid logic isn’t it?


32 posted on 01/30/2014 9:25:15 AM PST by Kackikat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: PieterCasparzen

I understand the concept you’re addressing, and I pretty much agree. He does move folks in a certain direction, and I don’t particularly care for that direction.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 9:25:28 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Yes, Bill is right again.

In fact, it would be even better to raise minimum wage to $100/hour, right?

Or $1000/hr?

That way, everyone would have a ‘living wage’?

After all, government decrees alter reality and create value from thin air.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 9:26:16 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

One annoying device BOR uses in the book, he keeps referring to Jesus as “the Nazarene”-—I go to church every week, and I never hear the priests do that.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 9:26:48 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

This tells me BOR has no clue about the Constitutional limits on governmental powers.

Exactly WHERE does the Constitution grant the power to set the minimum wage, or gas mileage standards, or ban incandescent bulbs, or regulate coal-fired electric plants into the ground, among other outrages?


36 posted on 01/30/2014 9:27:24 AM PST by DNME (Something wicked this way comes ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
O'Reilly has become a marketing machine and not much more.

I have noticed that Megyn Kelly, who actually lets her interview subjects speak without interruption, is right behind O'Reilly in her viewer rating numbers.

I believe she will eventually pass him and be Fox's BIG drawing card.

37 posted on 01/30/2014 9:27:50 AM PST by VideoDoctor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

If you notice, Fox has just enough conservatism to draw in conservative viewers.

Then it proceeds to constantly yet subtlely harp on turning towards socialism and new world order agendas.

Don’t forget, Rupert Murdoch is a member of the CFR just like every other “news media mogul”.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 9:27:59 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
If wages are to be based on what a person wants instead of what they are worth to the employer then why not just totally break the connection between the value of an emplouee's work and give everyone $100 an hour.

Or maybe $500 an hour - No more, no less.

If an employer has to pay $10 an hour to a person only worth $8 an hour then why should the manager or foreman earn $30 an hour? Just move to a true socialist economy and just give everone the same wage, no matter what they do or how good, or bad, an employee they are?

After all, that policy worked out so well for the USSR.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 9:30:31 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

I have been screaming this forever, 10.00 an hour does NOTHING to
pull someone from poverty! After taxes it is approx. $280.00 a week in
take home! Are these AHOLES kidding me! Of course ALL business
payroll taxes increase which means MORE MONEY for the government
AS USUAL!!!


40 posted on 01/30/2014 9:31:06 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Chet Curtis a long time newscaster, here in Boston, died a few days ago. He was one of the good guys. O’Reilly came up to Boston for the funeral and Howie Carr mentioned it on his show. Someone called in an asked what O’Reilly was really like and Howie said that what you see on TV is exactly who he is. From that remark, I automatically assumed that Howie thinks he’s an arrogant jerk. I guess he wasn’t much liked when he was on TV here.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 9:31:34 AM PST by surrey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: PieterCasparzen

I agree to that. Fox is in some ways better. At the same time it may actually be subtly worse. People think they’re getting the Conservative message, but in fact are getting a lot of reinforcement for creeping socialism too.

The more the Left trashes Fox, the more effective this becomes.

Fox can’t be Leftist, because the Left hates it. In truth, I’ll bet the left laughs it’s ass off when people watch O’Reilly and think they’re getting gospel Conservatism.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 9:33:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: All

He reminds me more and more of Ted Baxter.

The issues aren’t important to Bill; it’s the fact that he has an opinion on a subject that’s so important. He and Piers Morgan should co-host a show together. They deserve each other.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 9:34:45 AM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

There is an “unwritten law” that YOU (any American citizen) are not permitted to operate a national-level news business.

Only if you ingratiate yourself with the financial elites will you be invited to join CFR (it’s invitation-only).

Then you will be permitted to operate on a national scale, since you will then have ceded final editing authority over to your NWO bosses.

They don’t mind if you print the local gossip/coupon sheet, of course, so, technically, at least, you can get in the news business.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 9:35:15 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Wasn’t Bill an English teacher at one point? That could explain why Math and basic Economics are completely beyond his scope of understanding...


45 posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:02 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: surrey

Howie’s former sidekick VB said pretty much the same thing about what it was like to have BOR in the studio. At least BOR gave a couple blurb recommendations for a couple of Howie’s books.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

End Bill O’Reilly’s career today.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:24 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Bill O'Reilly, Producer Settle Harassment Suit

Bill O'Reilly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by his former producer last night, ending what he called a "brutal ordeal" without an apology.

The Fox News talk show host also agreed to drop his extortion suit against Andrea Mackris and her attorney, Benedict Morelli, according to a statement by O'Reilly's lawyer. The deal likely involves payment of millions of dollars to Mackris, since the two sides were discussing an offer of well over $2 million when negotiations broke down, say sources close to O'Reilly. Both parties agreed to keep the details confidential, according to the statement.

48 posted on 01/30/2014 9:37:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: onyx

No thanks, I`ll do without the pizza. And the minimum wage trolls can do without those jobs.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 9:38:01 AM PST by nomad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SoFloFreeper
Yes he was certainly spouting the populist line on this one. It's so unfortunate that we have so many of these sabatuers on our side. We are trying to save what is left of the free Republic and these guys (who are sometimes great) come along at the wrong times and bomb the movement from within. We are hanging on by threads and they gleefully pluck at them and cut them to thier fancy. There are so many of them including Newt, Paul Ryan, McCain, Lindsey Graham, Joe Scarborough (the white Bryant Gumble), Oren Hatch, the list just goes on and on.

I think the time has come to start thinking about Post American America, as we are only about one or two 2,000 page unread bills away from a one party country. Invest in security companies and gated compounds.

50 posted on 01/30/2014 9:39:04 AM PST by BRK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-108 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson