This Thursday will spark another round of protests attacking fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Walmart for not paying a higher living or minimum wage to employees. Under current federal law, employees making minimum wage earn $7.25 per hour, which for a full time employee averages $15,080 a year minus overtime. The argument for a higher living wage is not one based on math, worth as an employee or a higher total output for the employer, but on fairness and entitlement. Union leaders and political activists, who provided the majority of the paid protesters on Black Friday against Walmart, seem to think very little of the “poor” helpless people who have jobs this holiday season. [Read more…]
When government employees make 45% more than private sector employees, mixed together with 14.8 million Americans out of work or looking for work, we have the ingredients for a new “class warfare.”
During economically difficult times we need a way to unite under a common banner. Gender, race, and socio-economic class are so 20th century, and I have the solution to level the uneven playing field. As Americans, we first and foremost believe in liberty – you know that expression of freedom that allows individual talents and ideas to grow.My plan is to unite the country under a new “class warfare.” Unity requires a common enemy and what can be more common than appealing to the common authority – you know that thing we all despise because it wastes our money and tells us what to do, while smiling in the camera.
To win votes, this grinning leviathan called Government often likes to pit people against each other and say that it’s fighting for you, the little person, against that malevolent big person in what is called “class warfare”. But class warfare has been around for a long time and the old divisions, while still lingering to a certain extent, are losing their power. So, we need a new way to divide people. The new class warfare is not black against white or man against women or rich against poor or even minorities against the white-man. So, move over Jesse Jackson and the race hustling industry. Step aside John Edwards with your “Two Americas.” Get out of the way Rosy O’Donnell with your feminist dripping sarcasm, and Michael Moore take a few notes as we dismantle the separation between the proletariat and bourgeoisie.