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GOP Rep. Tells Constituent Who Asks About Raising The Minimum Wage To ‘Get A Job’





CONSTITUENT: Hi, I’m (inaudible) how are you? Happy Fourth of July. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks and hour. Do you support that?

YOUNG: Probably not.

CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.

YOUNG: How about getting a job?

CONSTITUENT: I do have one.

YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.

Conservative compassion. The only reason they’re trying to raise the minimum wage is so it matches the buying power it had when the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1968 - in other words, they’re just adjusting for inflation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: all politicians should be on minimum wage.

Why? What will that solve?

For one it would make them realise how hard it is to live on the minimum wage.  And two, having a low paying political job would ensure that we only got people doing the job that actually care about public service, instead of corporatist wankers.

Come 2014, all federal politicians will be on Obamacare.


THIS should be entertaining…

Fucking politicians.

(Source: stfuconservatives)

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    These politicians are getting too damn expensive.
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    Sonwone just explain this How do some ppl stand to be so illogical? Raising minimum wage only affects ppk with...
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    It boggles my mind. I’m a conservative in that I think that society’s an organism and a sacred intergenerational trust....
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    What else can the Conserve.s do about it? And isn’t there something about a global protest of youngsters complaining...
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    Your argument is invalid because if you already have a job, you’ve gotten a job. Fucking moron. I’m serious, I would...
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    What? Why? What? *sigh* Why on earth would someone be asking about raising the minimum wage if they don’t have a job?...
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