Friday, August 14, 2015

Walker, like all GOP presidential candidates, not familiar with hard work! Why do you think they're career politicians?

The unconstitutional act of drug testing Americans for food stamps and unemployment benefits, without cause, proves how misinformed Republicans are about our founding document. It also proves how simple it would be to tinker with and reinterpretation the meaning of the Bill of Rights.

The Onion just posted this not so crazy story:


Combine the drug tests with a narrow elitist view of what constitutes hard work, and you've got a middle class death spiral like we've never seen. And that's what's at stake in 2016.

Scott Walker would much rather ignore the plight of minimum wage jobs entirely so he can focus all his attention on simply telling people to get higher paying jobs. That's so much easier too. Remember, he recently said that talking about, and dealing with, the racial divide would only make things worse. So the same goes for the minimum wage I guess:
"The left claims that they're for American workers and they've just got really lame ideas — things like the minimum wage. Instead of focusing on that, we need to talk about how we get people the skills and the education and the qualifications that they need to take on the careers that pay far more than the minimum wage."
Walker's Department of Workforce Development issued this similar twisted view:
"Governor Walker wants jobs in Wisconsin that pay two or three times the minimum wage. The department has determined that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants (seeking a hike in the minimum wage) are not a living wage."
What's Work? Most of us can remember the sweat and spirit killing tedium we had to endure in our early minimum wage jobs. Sadly, today's economy has shifted to similar low wage service jobs with no benefits.

So Sen. Rand Paul's offensive and condescending view of these hard working Americans, whether minimum wage or not, gave us all an unfiltered look at what conservatives really think about income inequality:
“The thing is, income inequality is due to some people working harder and selling more things,” Paul told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. “If people voluntarily buy more of your stuff, you’ll have more money.”
Or Jeb Bush's bizarre advice, assuming Americans don't already working 2 to 3 jobs to get by:
Bush told the Manchester Union Leader “people need to work longer hours” so they can “gain more income for their families.”

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