So... in the car this morning after getting new tires (hooray safety) I was flipping through the channels on the radio and heard something that almost made me crash.
When they get done with upping the minimum wage. The government will be forcing American businesses to pay workers more than they are worth.
Read that quote again. "The EVIL government will be forcing wholesome and patriotic American businesses to pay dirty, greedy workers more than they are worth."
All that time I had been reading Marx thinking, "Capitalism might be evil but people arent right?" Well, apparently the answer is, No. People are evil. And some people love business more than they love their fellow man. I wont bore everyone with all the economic mumbo jumbo that makes this statement null and void. In fact I wont even bring up the joyous experiences of NAFTA and CAFTA.
All I will say is, this "free" trade, lowest bidder bullshit is disgusting. American workers deserve an honest pay for their work. The fact is that minimum wage workers deserve far and above the tiny raise the government will be mandating very soon.
You know who is really getting paid more than he is worth? The no good freedom hating you know what that gets paid to sit in a room and talk on the radio all day. Which gives more benefit to society? A guy who talks all day and does nothing else or a guy who works 8-12 hour shifts at a crummy resteraunt making sure people like you and I dont die of food poisoning. If you cant answer that question...