The Republican mantra has always been you can’t raise the minimum wage because it will kill jobs.
How will it kill jobs?
Because companies won’t make as much so won’t be able to hire people.
WHy can’t they hire more people?
Because if you raise the wage, the cost of everything will go up and people will stop shopping.
So what’s the difference between giving a CEO $1.9 million more a year vs. giving a worker an extra $1.00 an hour (that will equal a full time worker $2080 a year).
‘At public companies with market values of more than $1 billion and that had filed proxies by April 30’,
‘The average package for the top 200 best paid chief executives was worth $22.6 million’,
‘And the median was $17.6 million’.
‘… like an all-you-can-eat buffet for America’s captains of industry, it seems there is no end to how much money executives can devour’.
‘For the first time, all 10 of the top-paid C.E.O.s on Equilar’s list received at least $50 million last year’.
But an extra $1 an hour = $2080 for a full time employee will ‘hurt the economy’.
‘What happens when a white guy walks down the street with a AR-15 versus what happens when a black guy walks down the street with same gun and same laws’.
‘Meet Eric Canales, a gun rights “activist” from Burleson, Texas and creator of what may become the most dangerous workout craze ever’:
‘The Open Carry Cardio weight loss plan. That’s right. If you walk six miles a day with an AR15 strapped to your back, you, too can lose nearly 30 pounds in six weeks’.
‘In the video, Canales films himself doing his cardio workout as he proudly announces that over the past six weeks, he’s been taking six-mile walks and has lost nearly 30 pounds so far’.
‘We then realize that strap over Canales’ shoulder isn’t for carrying a canteen full of Gatorade, as he announces, “But I’m also open carrying.”
‘Canales then attempts to smoothly brandish his AR15 in a manly fashion, but clumsily gets his weapon tangled in the strap’.
‘It’s a good thing Canales didn’t need to take out some bad guy with a gun, because the precious seconds spent freeing his AR15 may have cost him his life’.
‘Still, we can’t help but notice the fact that nobody else seems to be using Canales’ trail. We wonder if it’s because other walkers — along with joggers and cyclists — have all fled in terror’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/05/16/eric-canales-ar15-open-carry-cardio-weight-loss/