By D.B. Hirsch
March 18, 2015 1:00 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Former Florida Governor and potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants a race to the bottom on wages in America. We already know what happens when we “leave matters to the private sector.” Jeb Bush Calls For The Elimination Of The Federal Minimum Wage: At an event in South Carolina on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate…
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
eyelashviper March 18th, 2015 at 1:10 pm
Says the entitled spoiled brat who never had to work for anything, and thinks that laws are for the “little people”.
As he ramps up his campaign, he will pull out all of his reich wing views to appeal to the insane fringe who think that civilization is some kind of Communist plot to send them to a gulag.
William March 18th, 2015 at 1:22 pm
Hold on now. Maybe we SHOULD just pay people based upon how much they accomplish.
Raman noodles in the Congressional dining room. Now there’s a hoot.
Larry Schmitt March 18th, 2015 at 1:27 pm
Them that’s got, shall get.
Larry Schmitt March 18th, 2015 at 1:32 pm
They leave it to the customers to make sure the wait staff get a living wage.
Warman1138 March 18th, 2015 at 10:53 pm
Sort of like corporations and the wealthy want the workers to pay all the taxes to run the government.
Larry Schmitt March 18th, 2015 at 1:31 pm
If we “leave it to the private sector,” we’d have to invent unions all over again, because corporations (they’re people too, my friend. Just not very nice people. Kinda like me.), when left to their own devices, with no regulation, prove time and again, that they will take everything they can and leave nothing for the workers. So it’s 12 hour days, shopping in the company store at inflated prices, living in rat holes build by the company, no healthcare, no pay for no work, no time off. Like in the “good old days.” Of 1910.
Bunya March 18th, 2015 at 1:56 pm
That’s pretty nervy. The guy who doesn’t need to worry about where his next meal is coming from, thinks the little people should work for slave wages. Actually, he should use the phrase, “Jeb for pres. I got mine – too bad for you!”.
Roctuna March 18th, 2015 at 1:58 pm
The gop base will eat that up but it won’t get him any undecided voters. Keep it up Jeb!
Carla Akins March 18th, 2015 at 2:35 pm
William March 19th, 2015 at 10:06 am
I think based upon the present day GOP makeup, it’s time we abandoned that word as an insult.
Carla Akins March 19th, 2015 at 10:42 am
uzza March 18th, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Wait, what? Leave it to the private sector, because, state laws are good–The private sector makes state laws? but it federal laws that do the same thing will make it hard to reach the ladder? ??
I remember this technique from high school; throw in a whole bunch of vaguely related terms to make it look like an answer to a question you have no clue about.
Suzanne McFly March 18th, 2015 at 3:50 pm
You want to save money, quit paying politicians for a lifetime for serving one term, quit giving them free health care and dental insurance, pay them by the hour….that will save millions.
Jake March 18th, 2015 at 7:28 pm
..you mean socialist health care and socialist dental insurance – Republicans love socialism when they are the beneficiaries.
Suzanne McFly March 18th, 2015 at 8:20 pm
illinoisboy1977 March 19th, 2015 at 10:46 am
Actually, they have to serve a minimum of 6 years. Then, they’re only entitled to a small percentage of the yearly pay. Currently, a 6 year Congressman is entitled to 17.5K a year, upon retirement. He must also wait until he’s 62 years-old to collect. A Congressman has to serve 60 years, to receive the maximum in retirement benefits.
Suzanne McFly March 19th, 2015 at 4:43 pm
That is a lot more than you or I get for “working” for six years. They may convene 200 days a year and they get a lot better benefits for the poor burger flipper who is having to work 80+ a week just to make ends meet.
illinoisboy1977 March 19th, 2015 at 7:44 pm
I’m not saying it isn’t generous. I’m just pointing out that they’re not guaranteed full pay for life.
Suzanne McFly March 20th, 2015 at 6:35 am
Your reply was understood and very informative, I was just pointing out the idiocy of their stance on eliminating minimum wage as they live extremely comfortably off our tax dollars.
StoneyCurtisll March 18th, 2015 at 6:33 pm
Jeb: “Eliminate Federal Minimum Wage Laws”…
I have a better idea…
Eliminate anyone named Bush from holding the office of the President, (of the United states)
Obewon March 18th, 2015 at 8:06 pm
‘Eliminate all minimum wages’ Jeb / Cheney’16~ Greedy Oil Pigs at the trough.
$17.5 T U.S. record GDP includes just 9% for ALL wages because 91% of every dollar spent is gross profit. The highest minimum wage areas, have the best economies due to increased consumer disposable incomes. D’oh!
bahlers March 20th, 2015 at 5:14 am
Let’s wait and see how Seattle turns out after their min wage hike. From every report I’ve seen, dozens of mom and pop restaurants have closed down and many more plan to do so in the near future.
SteveD March 20th, 2015 at 5:49 am
Over the past decade, on average, 400 restaurants in the state of Washington go out of business each year. (Seattle Metro: 4m population, statewide population: 7m)The new minimum wage will be phased in over several years. The ordinance hasn’t even taken effect yet. (April 1, 2014). How quickly a business reaches the $15 an hour level depend will depend on the size of the business and whether or not the business offers employees health care benefits. details at Mayor Ed Murray’s web page: http://murray.seattle.gov/minimumwage/#sthash.mg4Qw4ah.ARWCXvC0.dpbs
Warman1138 March 18th, 2015 at 10:49 pm
Put all politicians at local, state and federal on min. wage and all their staff and helpers. And freeze all their assets forcing them to live on min. wage. Then ask them about it after a couple of years go by.
Dwendt44 March 19th, 2015 at 12:26 am
They’d fold after two weeks.
jasperjava March 19th, 2015 at 8:33 am
Warman1138 March 18th, 2015 at 10:54 pm
He is not a Bush, just a selfish Shrub.
Abby Normal March 19th, 2015 at 7:27 am
Why not just bring back slavery? Walmart, McDonalds and Papa John’s profits would really soar. And that’s what it’s all about, right? More billions for billionaires?
William March 19th, 2015 at 10:03 am
illinoisboy1977 March 19th, 2015 at 10:43 am
If they dropped their wages too low, people would quit and they wouldn’t have anyone to run their stores. It becomes a matter of what people are willing to accept, for the work that’s expected of them.
William March 19th, 2015 at 10:03 am
Some people understand how a consumer based economy works and some do not. Consumers spend disposable income and put it back into the economy. Henry Ford understood that when he raised his employees wages to unheard of levels and turned them into customers.
On a more personal note. I discovered happiness when I was awarded a second date with my wife.
She said she liked the way I treated the waitress, and the generous tip I left.
That single action I suppose awarded me more happiness than a big fat tax free offshore bank account.
Otto Greif March 21st, 2015 at 4:53 pm
Henry Ford did not raise wages to “turn employees into customers”.
William March 19th, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Ford was indeed a tyrant with his own “vision” of the company community. He was also impressed at how fast Hitler turned the Germany economy around. I read that Ford openly wept when he was shown newsreel footage of liberated Nazi death camps.
On thing Ford did understand was industrial efficiency and a consumer based economy.
Otto Greif March 21st, 2015 at 4:53 pm
Minimum wages negatively effect low skill workers.