Posted 3 months ago on Feb. 13, 2013, 3:14 p.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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Boehner is completely wrong when he states that raising the wage would hurt small business. It would hurt BIG business. It would do nothing to small business, because small business owners dont pay their employees like GARBAGE!!
If McDonalds has to pay more, they cannot get rid of more employees to make up for the loss of revenue. IT would make their response times too slow, and they (we will put Burger King and Taco Smell in there too) would start losing customers to their competitors.
They could all raise their prices, but the reason people go to those dumps is the price. Take that away, and they now have to compete with real food. Not going to win that one.
So their only choice is to eat it at the top. By Boehner's logic, raising min wage from 735 to 10 would be an increase of 33%. So does that mean that 33% of employees will be laid off? Not likely.
This entire issue brings about Occupiers desire for decentralization and no more imperialism. There is no reason why all of these global events would be affecting comunities if it werent for globalization.
We dont want to shop at Walmarts. We dont want to shop at Lowes. We dont want to buy food from Monsanto. We dont want to eat meat from some factory in the midwest. We dont want to bank with some multinational monster. We dont want business people and beauracrats telling us how to teach kids. We dont want any of that shit.
Communities are strong when people know each other, when people learn how to work together. All of this outside interference from DC and the States is only helping to further the fascist agenda.
Its destroying communities, its putting your favorite community spots out of business, and its destroying the basic staples of life- food, water and shelter.
An immediate disbandment of Congress and all State governments would do wonders for the people's ABILITY to fix this.
We can argue about minimum wages for days. What should it be. How often do you reasses for inflation? What, exactly, is a living wage? t PErsonally, if I was a congressperson- I wouldnt get let in, I do this weird thing called thinking and calling out bullshit- I would vote for the increase.
But its like putting pots under the sink to catch the leak. Ya, its a good move, for the time being. Will work for a second. But to then simply say "you are the guy who will change the bucket when its full" when its getting worse and worse seems self defeating.
Why doesnt someone call a freakin plumber? Or heres a novel idea- put their own plan to fix it together.
Raise the minimum wage. Dont count on this congress to do it, they are 100% funded by corporations and 100+ years of corruption, lies and greed. But go ahead and raise it. Id vote for it. I declare that we are wasting our time because we should be focusing on the bigger issue, so after we do this, we need to fix the REAL source of the problem.
And after we did raise it, ya know what? Id be sitting there all alone, with about 5 other congresspeople, going "Where the hell did everyone go, we've got more work to do"....