Wednesday, March 18, 2015

John Ellis "J.E.B." Bush Doesn't Want A Federal Minimum Wage

Millionaire son and grandson of millionaires John Ellis "J.E.B." Bush had something to say yesterday about the federal minimum wage:
“We need to leave it to the private sector,” Bush said. “I think state minimum wages are fine. The federal government shouldn’t be doing this.”
The "smart Bush" made his remarks yesterday to a collection of yahoos in South Cackalacky Carolina. Bush's race to the bottom approach on wages is perfectly in line with the right-wing social Darwinist ethos, which includes "right to work (for less)" laws that have popped (pooped?) out in a number of Republican-led states, the latest of which was signed in Wisconsin by Koch brothers employee of the year Gov. Scott "Koch Head" Walker (R-Kochland), who also doesn't want to raise the minimum wage.

At the same time, these grifters want people to believe they're concerned about income inequality, which raising the minimum wage would address directly. Why?  Not for philosophical reasons, of course:
- 75 percent of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage to $12.50 by 2020
That's right.  As usual Republicans are on the wrong side of public opinion and want to fudge their positions as much as possible. (This is a Hart Research Associates poll, but similar results have been seen by Pew Research and others.)

This is Bush the "moderate conservative" that the "mainstream media" is so desperate to sell to us, when he's same old reactionary Republican in the same old reactionary Republican party that gave us the "slumlord budget" the other day.  Nice try, though.

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

Well now W. Hackwhacker of course they are concerned about Income Inequality. They don't think its' accelerating fast enough. The Poor have such luxuries like AC and a refrigerator.

The Republicans know the faster they can drive Americans into Wage Slavery the More Perfect Neo-Feudalist Union they can create.