Thursday, May 15, 2014



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.”  

The Ol’Buzzard 


  1. Greed fuels bad logic, or rather, the greedy manipulate logic to justify their greed. That's why unions are bad, public education is bad, public assistance is bad, health care is bad. But, what is really happening? By dumbing down America, trying to destroy any health care program, calling public assistance socialism, destroying the internet, the greedy are destroying the fabric of America. That's why American health statistics are right down there with some of the lowest in the third world. It's almost as if the oligarchs in America are trying to create a work force to compete with the Chinese exploited work force in Africa, as the Africans are trying to pull themselves up, America is dragging itself down. I don't think that the very concept of capitalism is inherently evil, I think there are very different definitions and kinds of capitalism. By the way, the let them eat cake quote by Marie Antoinette is an exaggerated legend. She never said that, She might have referred to brioche, lightly toasted with creme fraiche and strawberries, but cake? Jamais!

  2. The powers-that-be can't stand prosperity. If the workers at the bottom end of the scale had more money they would spend it and that would increase demand which would increase employment and profits. But it's more satisfying for the Uber-rich to squeeze the money out of the workers. After all, some asshole in the 19th century said the business model should be to pay the workers as little as possible to keep them hungry so they will come to work every day just to survive!!

  3. we have good examples Canada and Australia who have higher wages and they're doing fine..especially Australia.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."