Feb. 21, 2014  By Jack Jodell.

This will be my briefest post ever, but it will also be o0ne of the most important I have ever done.  I am calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage to %12.00 per hour, with future increases to be pegged to changes in the Consumer Price Index. For years, Libertarians and wacko r.paulbachmann firedreactionaries like Rand Paul and Michele Bachmann have opposed even the very existence of a minimum wage, but anyone in their right mind knows that both of them are nuts who don’t know or care anything about the poor, or working class Americans. They support the preposterous notions of trickle-down economics and “free market” trade policies. And even Bonerconservatives like House Speaker John Boehner are running around spouting utter nonsense  about how raising the minimum wage will cost jobs. The truth of the matter, of course, is that putting more spendable cash in the hands of the working poor will create more demand and thus new jobs. It is not too surprising to see these thick-skinned Republicans unable to clearly see what is best for lower income Americans: all of them are independently wealthy and don’t give a damn about those below them on the income scale. Not only that, but they hate the federal government and want to use it only for lowering taxes on the richest 1% and deregulating Wall Street.

We progressives know that the wealthiest 1% have far too much already and are widening our already record wealth disparity by exploiting workers and trying to disenfranchise them. That is why, for economic justice to occur, we strongly support an immediate increase in the minimum wage!            

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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  1. Val Olson says:

    Greed, selfishness, avarice – all the deadly sins transpire to keep employees of certain organizations close to slave status. For a just society we must pay others fairly for their labor.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Thank you, Val, for that brilliant observation. It is typically insightful and well put, from a lady who has a heart as well as a fine brain! Good to hear from you again.

  2. Raising the minimum wage also gets people off of welfare and government assistance, thus reducing government costs. Businesses should pay the full cost of labor. The taxpayer has subsided businesses that pay low salaries long enough.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Thanks for that very true comment, Jerry. It is brimming with sensibility and economic justice. I knew I could count on you, sir!

  3. sharon says:

    I agree with Jerry. Also, there ought to be a way for the states to recover costs of Medicaid, snap, tanf from companies that pay subsistence wages. If states could recover costs, pro-rated on a 40 hour basis, from businesses that have employees who qualify for public assistance, then states could generate extra funds for these programs. Some people have 3 jobs, and if taxpayers state could recoup 50% from two companies and 25% from a third, well taxpayers could get back as much as 125% of an expenditure.

  4. mudrake says:

    “You-know-who” might benefit from a raise and of course, we don’t want “those people” getting any more than they deserve. After all, “they” might want to move into our neighborhood!

    It’s all about racism, Jack. Read the article, “Dog Whistle Politics” to understand better what the GOP is all about.

  5. Hello Jack,
    North Carolina is a “Right To Work” (HaHa) State and 40% of what was once “Working Middle Class” are now on some form of Social Services such as Food Stamps. Their standard of living has been driven down to this level. In essence, corporations have forced the tax payers to subsidize their labor force pay scale. “Corporate Welfare!!”

    Plus after busting the State’s Employees’ Union, Scott Walker’s Wisconsin leads the nation in Corporate Welfare……and last in creating jobs for the citizens of his State. An utter failure in misguided leadership but yet the majority of the voters kept him in. Ignorance of the masses.

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