Thursday, May 22, 2014
Fight For $15 Is Really Fight For Hillary
The first thing we all need to understand is that this $15-per-hour minimum wage crap has nothing to do with improving the lives of poorly-paid workers. The Democrats couldn't care less about poor people. If there were no more poor people, and everyone was prosperous and middle class, there would be no more politics of envy and class hatred to motivate people to vote Democrat.
Run by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an open and unabashed arm of the Democratic party, the "Fight For $15" folderol is part of Hillary's 2016 presidential campaign, and so it will be maintained until then. Unlike the late, unlamented Occupy movement, which was disbanded and largely melded into the Democrat patronage machine after it was no longer needed in 2012.
Fight For $15 has also been deployed with a view also to mobilizing the Democrat voter base in the 2014 mid-terms, so they can retain control of the Senate and keep Obama impeachment-proof during his last two sorry years in office.
We are deeply sympathetic to fast food workers who have to try and support families on minimum wage flipping burgers at Mickey D's. Those jobs were never intended to support families; they were designed to give teenaged kids their first glimpse of the world of work and responsibility, and for several generations, that is the function they served. But then came the Obama Depression, when all of a sudden family breadwinners were lucky to get any job they could, including burger-flipping.
The simple fact is that flipping burgers and busing tables simply isn't worth $15.00 an hour. Any fast food restaurant that tried paying that would end up having to raise their prices so high in order to make any kind of profit that people would simply stop buying their product and the whole business would collapse.
Liberals don't understand this, because by definition they have almost never run businesses or worked in the private sector at all, and they have no grasp of economics. Democrats understand it, but don't care. They want a huge underclass completely dependent on government to survive, to vote them into perpetual power in the one-party state of the future ruled by Marxism Lite.
(Regarding the article above, who paid for all those buses to take those protestors, only 300 or so of whom appear to have been actual McDonald's workers, to the Mickey D's head office?)