THE OL’BUZZARD CALLS BULLSHIT.
Fact: Low paying retailers hire the minimum number people necessary to move their product.
If Burger King needs X-number of people to wait on the public – and they raise salaries to a new minimum wage level – this will not result in Burger King firing employees. They will still need the same number of people to serve the public. It will just cause an increase in the price of a hamburger. No one will complain – the demand will continue, the public will still eat hamburgers.
Republicans oppose minimum wage increases because they have extreme contempt for poor people. The plight of the poor is a constant diversion from the policies and programs that benefit the wealthy. The poor are viewed as leaches on society whose only useful purpose should be to fill the ranks of menial labor.
The ideal solution for Republicans would be to establish labor camps to extract fair labor for government welfare. Like capital punishment and stand your ground gun regulations, labor camps could be a rallying point for the Tea Party and the fundamentalist Christian base.
It is not about politics – it is about an oligarchy class and their minions manipulating the radical, the uninformed and ignorant in order to consolidate their own power.
And poor people: “Let them eat cake.”