Socialism in America: Virginia House Candidate Calls for $26.80 Minimum Wage
The leftist power structure depends on a steady stream of self-created issues that can never be fixed.
No matter how many affirmative action initiatives are launched, America is still deeply racist. No matter how many 'carbon credits' are issued, the world is still on the brink of disaster. No matter how many firearm restrictions are passed, guns are still the issue, not their owners. There is no pleasing the left short of total and complete dominance.
The same concept applies to minimum wage increases. From RedState.com:
In 2012, leftists and socialists united under the banner of Fight for 15, a movement demanding that the minimum wage be raised to $15 per hour. The amount is completely arbitrary — in keeping with the tradition of 'enough is never enough,' it was only a matter of time before another increase was demanded even as entry-level workers suffer. As long as businesses make any profit, socialists will demand it be taken away and redistributed.
If a $15 per hour minimum wage isn't working, then it's asinine to think an increase to $26.80 will actually help.
In a debate over three years ago, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro pointed out the idiocy of such socialist policies, saying:
No need for that, Ben. We're already seeing the effects now — and if the effects aren't apparent enough, socialists like Montigue Magruder will step in to help it along.
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