The Minimum Wage: How Fear Drives the Republican Party

By Vince Yanez at the Big Slice

Let’s talk about the minimum wage a bit.

Roll of moneyRepublicans are saying that if we raise the minimum wage, it will drive prices up. That’s only a valid argument if we were raising it dramatically. Fact of the matter is, it is only going up about a buck and a half (if we truly raised it to match the cost of living, it would have to go up closer to $21 to $27 dollars an hour).

Now, let’s remember another time when money was given to the poor souls of this country, when those stimulus checks were mailed out. Did that raise prices of products? It did not, in fact, most companies started having sales because they wanted their share of your money. There is NO evidence that prices have EVER gone up when the minimum wage was raised, not once in our history, so your fear is based on no facts, yet again.

Republicans argue that raising the minimum wage will discourage people from further education, by enticing them to entering the workforce with little skills. This is the same party who fights against school loans, education programs, restructuring school loans and affirmative action. So basically, you are saying you don’t want to raise the minimum wage because you want people to pursue a higher education, while at the same time, making a higher education virtually impossible. Thus, you have people who have neither education or decent pay, putting them on welfare programs, which you are also fighting to end.

Does anyone else notice that when you really look at what the Republican Party is doing from all their different angles, one would almost think they were trying to destroy entire communities?

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  1 comment for “The Minimum Wage: How Fear Drives the Republican Party

  1. Gregory Iwan
    February 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Higher wages for the rank and file just DESTROYS the entitlement-rapacious and egregious “returns” enjoyed by the 1% at the top. Theyh insist on getting theirs first, without fail. No diminution will be permitted. They have become welded to their “lifestyle,” and they insist that it be maintained for all future generations of their trophy families. Wages for the rest? Marginal, conditional, and of no interest. Let ’em eat cake.

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