Minimum wage maximum protest

Northeast News
March 8, 2017

Here we go again, more screaming about a living wage not being a living wage and how fast food jobs don’t pay enough to feed our families. The dog is tired of the poor me, victim rhetoric. Give it a rest.
This critically thinking pooch agrees with the late, great Ronaldus Magnus, that’s Ronald Reagan for you following along at home, in the premise that a job is the best social program out there. Here’s a new flash for you bused in, paid, sign-toting mobs who don’t get simple economics: entry level fast food gigs were never meant to be a career path. Kind of like welfare wasn’t created to be a career path, but that’s an argument for another day.
The initiative seems to be headed to the ballot this August thanks to poverty pimp attorney Clinton Adams and his brood’s legal wrangling. Never mind this issue, like the gerrymandered streetcar vote, could be decided by a paltry 8% of the electorate that decide to trek to the polls. Councilman Quinton Lucas indicated last week in a social media post that it was time to “correct past mistakes” and pass a living wage that would theoretically lift everyone in a fast food gig out of poverty. The move will force a number of small businesses to raise prices to a point that negatively impacts their business model or, like fast food giant Wendy’s has planned, electronic kiosks that eliminate the fast food counter order takers. Such a move would mean a net job loss, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the economically ignorant screaming mobs. Spare us the theatrics please. Arguing for a “responsible minimum wage increase” is akin to arguing for “common sense gun legislation.” It’s a buzz word and code that allows anyone who may oppose such high minded legislation to be branded by the Left as a kook or someone who marginalizes institutional racism, the kind that keeps the poor shackled to the fry vat.
This dog says balderdash. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if the people crying foul about their low-wage jobs put as much effort in to advancing themselves at the workplace as they did protesting and carrying signs, maybe they would be a little farther along in their game. But that’s uncomfortable talk and might require some real effort. The dog understands. It’s much easier to be used as a tool by the poverty pimps in the advancement of their agenda. Carry on. Nothing to see here.

Comments are closed.

  • Opportunities Denied

    June 21st, 2017
    by

    Northeast News June 21, 2017 This week the dog would like to call out the Missouri State Treasurer’s office for […]


    Hack Piece

    June 14th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News June 13, 2017 According to the web site Wikipedia, a hack writer is a pejorative term for a […]


    This week’s buzz

    June 7th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News June 7, 2017 The News-Dog is taking this week off from offering tasty tidbits and biting comments on […]


    Introducing our summer intern

    May 31st, 2017
    by

    Northeast News May 31, 2017 Every summer here at the House of News we host a college intern, courtesy of […]


    Crony Capitalism

    May 24th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News May 24, 2017 If there was ever a doubt that crony capitalism existed and is living large in […]


  • Time to commit

    May 17th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News May 17, 2017 Last week at Thursday’s City Council Business Session two Councilwomen, Alissia Canady and Katheryn Shields, […]


    Conversations

    May 10th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News May 10, 2017 It was a banner weekend in Historic Northeast, with a variety of activities taking place […]


    When a landmark isn’t a landmark

    May 3rd, 2017
    by

    Northeast News May 3, 2017 It is said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. No better […]


    Liberal Logic

    April 26th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News April 26, 2017 Well, this dog called it yet again. We’ve long suspected that the Mayor’s so called […]


    Bait and switch

    April 19th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News April 19, 2017 One of the first things this news dog learned in Journalism School were some of […]


  • Follow us on Twitter

  • What’s Happening

    Law enforcement taking steps to address surge in violent crime

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News June 22, 2017 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The victim in an early-morning June 10 robbery […]

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder

    Northeast News June 21, 2017

    A grand old flag with a grand old history

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News June 21, 2017 During the American Revolution, a number of patriots made flags for our […]

  • Local Weather