Skip to comments.Beware Liberals Who Hijack Right-Wing Arguments
Posted on 05/05/2014 7:29:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Recently there have been quite a few cases of liberals arguing in favor of certain public policies on the basis of principles that they usually oppose or, at a minimum, ignore.
For example, a concerted media campaign is underway arguing that we should increase the minimum wage so that people with jobs are not also collecting government benefits. Yet the people behind the campaign are not people who normally argue for either less government spending or fewer handouts to lower income people. Generally, when you notice somebody arguing using the other side's principles, that should be a signal that their argument is a weak one.
As part of the bipartisan 1996 welfare reform, federal government policy was changed in order to make sure that working was more financially rewarding than being on welfare. Thus began a path that took us to the current situation where millions of people who work also collect government benefits, even individuals who work full-time.
A person can collect food stamps, heating assistance, Medicaid, and the earned income tax credit all while being employed. As one earns more, these benefits are designed to shrink slowly so that workers are not discouraged from trying to earn more. Most of the benefits are gone by the time one reaches earnings in the $25,000 per year range, but the earned income tax credit can be collected by families that earn as much as $50,000 per year if they have enough kids.
The idea that people who work should not collect government benefits is not normally a liberal idea, as liberals usually advocate for income redistribution and favor a helping hand for people in the lower part of the income distribution.
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Leftists are always liars, because an increase in the minimum wage increases (teenage) unemployment by destroying entry level jobs and forces the unemployed onto welfare and the job black market, which is often a pathway to criminal activity.
Its not so much highjacking their argument as it is using some left wing tactics to get truth out. The democrats are a party of widely diverse factions and only stay together because the GOP doesn’t have the sense to pick at the fault lines.
I never miss an opportunity to tell Detroit poor about the Bakken oil rolling past their homes by rail in heavily populated neighborhoods because environmentalists stand in the way of much safer pipelines.
Yes and no.
The problem with this argument is our side is selling out America to China.
This is a (massive) problem.
Americans need jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Conservatives support American hiring now. Stop selling out.
I’m not saying to give away a bunch of stuff for free, but I am saying loudly, that doing so by democrats, is helped by conservatives sending America jobs to other countries.
Our side (as well as democrats) have both been selling out American workers now for nearly four entire administrations.
A partial solution would be a training wage for new hires, to be increased to minimum or prevailing when the candidate has demonstrated competency. But of course, since it would require meeting a standard, that would be called RAAACISST!
Beware Liberals Who Hijack Right-Wing Arguments
We have a perfect example here in SC...Lindsey Graham
And it right away begins with communism.