An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Legislation was introduced late last week in Congress that, if passed, would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.80 an hour within the next three years.
The Phoenix Business Journal reports that U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democratic member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, introduced the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012 in the House, and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, introduced the bill in the Senate.
The legislation would raise the federal minimum wage in three, 85-cent steps from its current $7.25 an hour to $9.80 by the end of 2014, and then adjust annually for inflation.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is just one more reason why no person with a “D” behind their name, should EVER be elected to Congress! They love to kill jobs! They know NOTHING about how the economy actually works, and will go out of their way to prove just how ignorant they truly are, yet there are bigger fools than they….the ones who actually VOTE for them!
Common sense here people! First, we have an economy that sucks! Why? Because Democrats, and that phony in chief have gone out of their way to destroy it. Second, there should NEVER have been a ‘minimum wage’ to begin with…. starter jobs are just that…a start. If you prove yourself to be a good, reliable worker, you advance. If you are lazy, screw up, etc, you get canned, and someone with the drive to succeed will replace you. Every time Congress gets this wild hair up their hinder, people LOSE jobs. The cost of EVERYTHING goes up!
A young single mother, just starting out in the work force for the first time, isn’t going to be making a lot of money, but with hard work, she will be able to advance. She has to pay for day care. The price of that day care is going to go up, no choice, and likely there will be fewer care givers, which means her child will likely not get the required supervision. Add that ObamaCare BS, and it’s possible that day care center will close it’s doors, and the young mother will be without care for her child, and end up having to quit, go on welfare, and that pretty much ends her goals. Congratulations, y’all just screwed up another life! Two, actually…mom and child!
Third, that ‘living wage’ is caca de toro. Low wage jobs were never meant to be a lifelong occupation! They are starter positions, kids earn skills, learn how to deal with the public, or some such. If you’re career goal is to work at the counter of a fast food joint, then you have some serious issues.
I wish it was possible to slap some common sense into people. Unfortunately, they’ll continue on their merry way, thinking they are SO helpful, and end up surprised with the failures they have created. Can we PLEASE put some people in Congress with just a little sense? People who have actually lived in the real world recently? Get rid of these asshats who think they KNOW, yet know know not a damn thing! PLEASE?????