Republicans aren't even worth one penny an hour
Trumpster on Fox News says "the poor, the minorities" aren't worth $15 an hour
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/09/2021|
Those damn radicals and their leftist agenda. Seriously, Fox/Republicans need to continue to pit the white underclass against every possible scapegoat who took their good paying factory jobs. It just gets more and more ludicrous.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/08/2021|
Of course they're going to say this! Anybody surprised?
Higher wages = less profit, less control and more power to workers. Gotta keep those poors down and controlled.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/08/2021|
The ease with which this weasel spouts off such idiocy and insensitivity is both staggering and disturbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/08/2021|
The people who aren't worth $15 an hour are the majority of company executives and expensive consultants. Many top executives do nothing except swan around at meetings for which they haven't read the papers, network so they can find career opportunities, and tell each other what great guys and gals they are. They wouldn't know a management decision based on facts if it bit them. I've seen it up close, and I can tell you the only surprising thing about Enron was that something similar doesn't happen every week. As for consultancies, if you thought the La La Land Academy Award debacle was an anomaly, it wasn't. It was an excellent example of what happens all the time in places 3 billion people can't see.
Communism was poor on economics, but at least their idea of paying the most to the people who did the work nobody else wanted to do was justice. If people want to swan around clapping each other on the back all day, they can take the minimum wage and consider themselves lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/08/2021|
Full name: Arthur Herbert Spencer Laffer
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/09/2021|
Why aren't journalists bringing up the fact that the min wage amount itself is irrelevant, when it's more about what minimum is necessary for basic support. It could be $100 an hour, but what good is debating if that sounds like "too much" on paper, if the cost of living for the basics requires a minimum of $500 an hour?
They also need to hammer them back with facts like the fact that almost HALF of Americans are low wage workers -- not for the reasons they claim (like being teens, the uneducated, etc.), but because they sold our jobs out a long time ago. They wanted to export the better jobs, so no shit, half the leftover jobs are going to be the ones they couldn't export (and they would've if they could've) due to the nature of the jobs (requiring on site workers).
These wealthy elites crashed the economy in 08', leading to a faux "recovery", where the lost good jobs were replaced by service industry jobs and we had an explosion of "gig work". Half the jobs available are jobs that could've been labeled temporary/ part time -- 30 or more years ago!
Make up your minds Republicans -- you can't bitch that no one wants to do these jobs desperate for workers because of UI benefits and that people are too picky, when you're admitting they're shit jobs no one should get if they have financial responsibilities... which is it?! Are they jobs people should happily be lining up to do or are they fucking not??
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/09/2021|
I'm old enough to remember the "Laffer Curve". This is the dude the GOP dragged out in the 1980's to argue that cutting corporate tax rates stimulates the economy. (pro tip: it never has. surprise!) Like Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow, has a batting average of 0.0000%.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/09/2021|