Waaaah! No Fair!
Bill Clinton still thinks he’s the President, John Edwards won’t admit he lost, and the Ohio socialists are happy to support these two men in their delusions.
Here are my random thoughts on the matter.
"A living wage," "economic justice," "a just economy," or any number of names, all boil down to one short-sighted purpose: forcible confiscation of the fruits of one person’s hard work, in order to give it, unearned, to someone else.
Raising the minimum wage explicitly devalues the dollar. Therefore, Clinton, Edwards, and the AFL-CIO have no faith in US currency, but they are trying to dictate fiscal policy to the Ohio legislature.
One of the captions says, "John Edwards, former 2004 vice presidential candidate". It should say, "John Edwards, the losing 2004 vice presidential candidate." It isn’t like he withdrew from the race.
When almost everyone makes $20/hr, then those making $19/hr won’t be able to afford gasoline.
Governor Taft is such a left-leaning Republican, he probably won’t have the balls to tell Clinton and Edwards where to stick it. Never mind that neither Clinton nor Edwards hold any elected or appointed position in Ohio’s jurisdiction.
Did any of the ACORN whiners tip the workers at the Wexner Center? If ACORN is so worried about people’s income, what is stopping them from having an immediate and measurable effect? I bet "let it begin with me" never crossed their minds.
How many full-time, non-tipped employees in Ohio actually make minimum wage? On a percentage basis, how does that compare to those making minimum wage in 1990, when the current $4.25/hr was instituted?