Truth be told... (When people have more income, they buy homes and cars and other things that pumps more $ into the economy and brings in more tax revenues. It creates a stable economy and society. But the Repugs keep pushing for poverty wages and trickle down economics. Idiots!)
Seriously! All these pins and posts about people needing to go out and make their own money instead of relying on the government. Do people think it's really that simple? Minimum wage is considered below the poverty line, so even if all these people went out and "got a job, any job," they'd still be starving!
Tell me again why we shouldn't have a minimum wage above the poverty line? Good question.
In an interview with The Wichita Eagle on Tuesday, Charles Koch said that doing away with the federal minimum wage requirement in the United States would actually benefit the poor. According to Mr. Koch, who is the CEO of Koch Industries, a multi-billion dollar mega-corporation who has its fat-cat paws in just about everything, including politicians’ pocketbooks:
PULLMAN PORTERS | created history in the face of adversity and racial prejudice. The Pullman Company, which made sleeper cars, was at one time the largest employer of black men in the United States. The Pullman porters laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement by forming the first black labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, under the leadership of A. Philip Randolph in the 1920's.
This long holiday weekend has been brought to you by the blood, sweat and tears of the labor movement. [click on this image to find an anti-union attack advertisement, which can be used to illustrate Marx's argument around ideology as a way to promote false consciousness]