Thursday, January 21, 2016

On Referring To The Exploitation Of Labor By Not Paying A Living Wage As "Removing the Bottom Rungs Of A Ladder"

No person with his head screwed on properly would get behind such a boneheaded frame, and yet we have these supposedly intelligent politicians suggesting that we kowtow to the wealthy elites who want to steal from working people by eliminating the minimum wage (more of the fruits of the working man's labor should go to them instead of those doing the actual work).

How dumb is that? As Abraham Lincoln said "capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed". Yet Republicans and Libertarians continue to push the false meme that raising the minimum wage would cost jobs when research shows this to be false.

Of course, the fact that we already have hundreds of thousands of young black males frozen out of the labor market NOW makes this even more idiotic (not to mention, tragic) and I really want to ask these buffoons why, when if you put more money into the hands of working people by paying them a living wage which would act as an economic stimulus, they are so opposed to paying working people a fair living wage (as opposed to forcing them to continue to live in poverty and only just get by via social safety net programs which are functionally subsidies to the large corporations)?

I suspect it's because they're either brainwashed true believers who actually buy this bullshit, or they're wealthy worshipping stooges who find comfort in deception (they accept the lies of the Libertairan "lumanaries" without question because it serves the "greater good" of further enriching the already wealthy). And I'm convinced that with some of them there there are racist motivations for wanting to keep young African American males working for low wages.

As for which category the Libertarian blogger Willis Hart falls into, I can't say for certain. I suspect it's more of the former and less of the later, but given how much this dude seems to worship wealthy people, I can't say for certain.

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