An Open Letter To Matt Walsh On Behalf Of Underpaid Workers Across America

Image via SEIU

Image via SEIU

Dear Mr. Matt Walsh,

I have read your article from April 15th entitled “Fast Food Workers: You Don’t Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers, and That’s OK,” and while conservatives across America cheer you on for putting those greedy fast food workers in their place, allow me to put you in yours. In your article, you state that you are not insulting these hard-working men and women who are asking for a raise, but that is exactly what you are doing.


You are taking a cheap, smarmy shot at people who work physically demanding and often-stressful jobs that keep them from their families at night and on the weekend. You are taking a shot at people who, after working a grueling shift, often have to soak their feet in Epsom salt at night just to do it all over again the next day. You are taking a shot at people who work their tails off, only to worry about how they will keep their lights on when disconnect day comes. You are taking a shot at people who often can’t even afford the food they sell you, and are forced to turn to government assistance to subsidize their terrible wages, even while working a full-time job. Your solution of getting a second or third job is a typical conservative response. Clearly working forty hours a week is slacking off, right? Why break your back for forty hours a week when you can do it for seventy hours a week? To hell with family time, low wage workers are the bottom of the barrel, and do not deserve a chance to relax or have some resemblance of happiness right? Your condescension and disdain towards working Americans is nauseating.

The slightest bit of research would tell you that the average age of a minimum wage worker in America is almost 30. This tired idea that minimum wage workers are all high school kids looking for spending money just shows how conservatives continue to believe that we still live in an America where opportunity exist for everyone, but sadly that America is gone. Had your article been written thirty-five years ago, before Ronald Reagan and friends began the elimination of the American dream, I would be agreeing with the premise of your article. Unfortunately, it isn’t relevant in 2015.

I remember the good old days, when it was the “union-thugs” who were vilified for wanting to earn a decent living that would include retirement, and maybe even some job security. Now, people who are forced into low paying jobs want a raise, so hey, it’s a new group we can demonize! The billionaires pulling the strings of the Republican party have done a wonderful job convincing every day people like you that workers seeking decent pay and workers rights will somehow be the demise of America.

In your article, you name some of the professions that earn less than fifteen dollars an hour, and would be out earned by a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage worker. It should be very obvious that these described professions are grossly underpaid, and addressing an increase in wages across the board should be the main issue of the 2016 Presidential Election. The money is there for everyone to make a living wage. The problem is, all of the money is being funneled to the top and working people are left fighting for scraps.

This is 2015, and jobs do not pay the way they once did. We are reaping the rewards of a system that was constructed to collapse on the young and working people of America. People who were promised a better opportunity, only to find that those opportunities didn’t exist, are filling fast food jobs, which also include service jobs in general such as restaurants and coffee shops. Many of my friends have college degrees, yet are working eight to eleven dollar an hour jobs and barely scraping by. The difference in your America, and the America that actually exists today, is your America had a path to success for anyone willing to work hard enough. Now, if you are lucky, working harder may get you a full-time assistant manager job making ten dollars an hour. Yes! The pinnacle of success has been reached.

I respect your story of working your way up, and eventually landing a spot making good money for you and your family. Yes, that is the way it is supposed to work. Regardless of what the conservative mouthpieces say, liberals also believe in hard work, and understand that it is necessary to make the most out of one’s self. The difference is, we are able to open our eyes and see the modern day economy for what it is, a redistribution of wealth to the top, while the middle class and working poor continue to be squeezed to their breaking point so Charles and David Koch can have another tax break to buy their next politician.


I have a story too. My story is the same as millions of Americans. I have been working since I was 16 years old. By the age of 24, I had worked my way into a position making about seventeen dollars an hour. I too was on my way to the “American Dream.” After a couple of months, the company started cutting positions and pay across the board. This was the beginning of the economic crash that was caused by letting unregulated capitalism run amuck, and letting the “free market” run the show. It affected millions of Americans who had always worked hard and played by the rules.

In true conservative fashion, I decided to look for a better job with another company. The problem was, the jobs were gone. I took the best thing I could find and I’ve been working hard ever since to get back to that point. I am still making less than I was seven years ago. This is the part where conservatives point out that Barack Obama was elected roughly seven years ago, and go on to blame liberal policies for the lack of good paying jobs in America today. You can do that if you want, but it’s far from the truth.

We are experiencing the culmination of thirty-five years of Reaganomics, a system that was designed to crush the working poor and middle class in favor of the wealthiest Americans. Ninety-five percent of new wealth since 2009 has gone to the top one percent of wealthiest Americans. I don’t care if you are a socialist, or a libertarian, that should scare the hell out of you. Although the richest Americans are seeing ninety-five percent of the new wealth, even their gains have been slower than in previous recoveries and here is why.

Every time our nation has given tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans (aka Reaganomics) we have seen a brief spike in economic growth, followed by a crash. The period of growth varies in time, but is never able to become a permanent economic model due to the lack of spending power in the middle class and working poor. When the wealthy have extra money in their pockets they hoard it. When working people have extra money in their pockets, they spend it.  Business owners large or small spend as little as they can on payroll, renovations, employee benefits, etc. Every conservative I have ever debated likes to think that the more money you give a business owner, the more they will invest in their employees. This is not true. I have experienced this with small business owners, as well as larger companies. Employers will only spend money on their employees when they have to. The more spending money the working poor and middle class have, the more they will spend, which in turn, will force businesses to invest in their companies to ensure that their customers needs are being met. The wealthy are not job creators, they are job facilitators, we are the job creators. Everyday working Americans are the one’s that create jobs by spending their money which stimulates the economy.

It is my hope that all Americans will always strive to work there hardest to achieve a better life for them and their family. That being said, something needs to be done to raise wages across America, which would put more money in the pockets of working Americans. Then and only then will we see sustainable economic growth. We’ve tried letting the wealthy stimulate the economy. It doesn’t work, and never will.



Ben Madison

Ben Madison is a Liberal political activist who believes in an America where everyone is afforded the opportunities to achieve their goals and dreams regardless of color, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. He has spent time in Texas as well as North Carolina and currently resides in Louisiana. He is the founder of The Middle Class is Drowning on Facebook and can be followed on Twitter @BenHMadison.

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  • Pipercat

    Second paragraph: Well put!

    • Charles Vincent

      Probably the only relevant thing in the entire article.

      • Pipercat

        Well, the aforementioned Mr. Walsh, to whom this piece is addressed to, is no paragon of acquired knowledge. The reason I liked the paragraph because it turns the “burger flippers” back into people. A concept lost in all of this excitement.

        The arguments (from all points on the compass) fall into a quagmire of insults, fallacious counters and condescension; all the while, missing the problems at hand.

      • Charles Vincent

        Agreed the caveat being burger flipping isn’t meant as a career it’s a low skill labor job where new workers start building skills needed to become skilled labor thus earning them better paying employment.

      • Pipercat

        Yet, in these cases, the term is ad hominem. Can’t have a discussion if the underlying pretense is fallacious. This isn’t about the particulars, it’s about perceptions.

  • iTellthetruth

    Matt Walsh can lick monkey anus.

  • iTellthetruth

    @MATTWALSH I WOULD LOVE TO GET PAID TO TALK SHIT ALL DAY

  • ManifestoDem

    GOP opposes raises to the minimum wage for the the communities most at-risk individuals, but doesn’t have any hesitations raising Medicare rebates for the medical profession. Them poor doctors – instead of bringing in $2.5 million a year now they get $3 million a year. Such a hard life. Good to see the GOP taking care of the ‘little guys’.

  • Flat Banana

    Fast food working is not physically demanding work. The people in these positions need to reevaluate their lives as to why they are 30 or 40 years old working at Burger King. There are so many programs that give people the chance to learn a trade or advance their education after high school. $15/hr is not feasible, unless you want less hours per week, increased costs and decreased benefits.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Glad to see you are able to pass judgement on every person who works at Burger King as you must know their life stories…. What is it like to be such a condescending pr!ck?

      And unless I miss my guess, you don’t believe in ANY programs to advance education if it were to come from the government. Maybe you should do the math to see what $15 an hour actually takes home a month.

      • Flat Banana

        Everyone suffers from the horrible US tax system not just low paid workers. I don’t see how or why you view everyone in a good light, that’s not how the world is.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        again, you chide someone for not getting an education, but you are against any programs that would help mitigate the problem you point out. And this horrible tax system you hate so much….really? How much more would you give to the most wealthy before they actually make it rain money down on the lowly 90+%. The only solution ever offered by the GOP is to continue with more tax cuts for the top 10% who, many times, produce nothing other than wealth.

        A tax war has been waged in the US for sometime now, and the most wealthy have won, hands down.

      • Randy Nichols

        There is a plethora of government sponsored education and training programs out there.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Also, the effective corporate tax rate in the US stood at 12.1% (according to the CBO) in 2011 after businesses took advantage of loopholes and deductions. Only the suckers paid 35% or more. So if they only effectively paid 12.1%, what would you lower them to before these people start making it rain? And why didn’t the lowest wages skyrocket up with all of that extra money in those deep pockets?

      • bestfriend

        Why do you call someone names and attempt to shame them instead of arguing the points?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        because banana has shown him/herself to be a total and consitent doosh….. why argue with a troll?

      • bestfriend

        Because you have no argument?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        obviously you can’t read.

      • bestfriend

        Tell me to get a job

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I figured this is your job.

      • bestfriend

        Darn it!

      • Charles Vincent

        You posit nothing but opinion or logical Fallacy arguments neither of which are factually relevant

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        aren’t you the person who trolls liberal sites and calls people “simians” or something similar? I guess Breitbart called in their D team today.

      • Charles Vincent

        I called you a dumb monkey because that’s what you are. You never link any facts to support any argument you make. And you consistently try to pass your opinion off as fact, then when others confront you you resort to childish insults an other such logical fallacies.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        just because I don’t reply to YOU, that doesn’t mean I don’t reply to others. Sorry that you didn’t make the cut.

      • Charles Vincent

        You reply to others is what I stated I didn’t say a thing about me way to showcase your lack of reading comprehension skills. And you stil provide no facts to others.

      • Frank DiChutney

        He’s basically a liberal troll who trolls liberal blogs.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        It’s too bad. I’ll guess they will just have to starve to death. There is no hope for a $15 burger flipper.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        ahh yes, the “compassionate” conservative.

      • wendy

        And try it in New York

      • Randy Nichols

        A person that flips burgers at Burger King is not ever going to make a middle class living doing so. That is just a fact of life. Fast food is cheap food, not quality, people are not going to pay quality food prices for it, and therefore the fast food industry can not pay workers that kind of wage. I flipped burgers for minimum wage when I was 16, it was entry level job. Minimum wage was $2.25 back then, and it went just as far then at minimum wage does now, everything is relative.

      • Brian

        You deliberately missed every single point touched on in this article.

      • Randy Nichols

        Well I would suspect so, since I didn’t read the article as if am going to read the nonsense and rhetoric written by these idiots. I read the headline, and read the forum comments and all my comments are related to the forum comments.

      • Brian

        Then by default you lose any debate due to an admission of ignorance on the subject. Thus far you’ve provided nothing but personal anecdotes and now you admit you have no idea what you’re talking about. No wonder you think Ted Cruz is good at debate.

      • Randy Nichols

        I don’t come here to win debates, I rattle your cage to get what the rhetoric is from the left for that day. Also for light entertainment on a rainy night. I would not expect a reasonable debate in this forum since all you are able to do is repeat rhetoric.. no independent or original thought from you or anyone else I engage on here. I do seriously debate in other forums with people of open mind and willing to openly discuss issues. I could bury you with facts and examples if this were an actual debate. Actually my post though simple was just example to demonstrate a fact, it was bit more than anecdotal though I am sure it was lost on you.

  • strayaway

    I support states increasing minimum wages for reasons that include: In the short run, better paid workers could better take care of their own needs instead of being dependent on government help. Welfare and social programs would be needed then for fewer needy people. The number of government workers who administer such programs could be slashed. There would also be less benefit in hiring presently lower paid foreign workers if they would have to be paid the same wage.

    In the long run, automation, robotization, and computerization would replace many low skilled workers receiving higher minimum wages but that would open up new jobs in those fields. Have you noticed ATM machines and self check out lanes replacing clerks? This trend will accelerate. In the end, higher minimum wages will result in higher productivity and a higher standard of living.

    However, higher minimum wages will fail if the additional steps of substituting import taxes for income taxes and reducing the number of foreign workers isn’t taken. Otherwise, low paid production jobs will simply flee the country. Also, it would probably be a good idea to have a lower minimum wage for students to open up some jobs for students allowing them work experience and a way to reduce student loan obligations.

    • Randy Nichols

      Minimum wage will never be enough to live middle class existence, these positions will always be entry level minimum wage positions. Regardless what you set the wage at, everything is relative. Yes automation is taking jobs, and business does not have foresight to realize if everything automated they have eliminated their customer along with jobs. But in the meantime… sending back the 6 million plus illegal workers in this country would open up opportunities as well as reduce glut of workers which would result in competition for available workforce and driving up wages naturally which would be more lasting improvement than artificially raising wages.

      • strayaway

        Most of the commenters on this site oppose trickle down economics but somehow believe that if the 1% profits by hiring cheaper foreign labor, then somehow it’s good for everyone. The idea of putting supply and demand to work for poor Americans isn’t as popular here. I’m not as pessimistic as you are though that “if everything automated they have eliminated their customer along with jobs”. The question is how society distributes the benefits of higher productivity resulting from automation. Shortages of labor do help prevent all gains from going to the top.

      • Randy Nichols

        To most on this site trickle down economics is just a buzz word and really do not even understand what it means. You also can’t improve peoples lot in life by forced redistribution of wealth… even when you do it ends up back in the same hands. Democrats focus on social issues, when what people need to focus on is education, and life skills, that is what would help those at the bottom work their way up. But as people become more affluent and independent of the government they become more conservative in their thinking about fiscal matters. The government machine does not want that because they drive their power from dependence. The government does need to be involved, but with things like limiting companies from moving outside the US and send goods back, and we need to have a sensible immigration policy that governs the amount of immigrants as we can provide them jobs without taking from those that are here. Helping people succeed in life is a real issue and not just buzz words and feel good actions that produce no results.. we have had 50 years of expanding social programs and has not ended poverty, it has just created a dependent class.

  • Clintoris

    $10 bucks an hr maybe.There are construction people and other skilled workers who are not starting out at $15 bucks an hr.Doesnt take a lot of know how to slather mayo on a bun.

    • I-RIGHT-I

      You think that’s what they are slathering on you bun huh? lol

    • BobJThompson

      Try slapping together 10 of them in under 3 minutes. Making sure you don’t run out of meat, condiments, and buns. Wrapping them. Marking the special orders. Don’t forget to make sure they aren’t slovenly messes of junk.

      btw those sandwiches average 5 bucks a sandwich these days. (not counting the dollar menu) So you just made $50 bucks back for your store and if it’s lunch you have at least a hundred more sandwiches to go over the next hour and a half. I guess that sandwich jockey is only worth a sammich and a half right?

      Almost every American is underpaid these days. We’ve seen the results of giving more money to the rich. It failed. Do something else.

      • Randy Nichols

        in the past 6 years median income has fallen for all but the top 1%, and they profited from stimulus money pumped into stock market thanks to obama. 6 million illegal aliens taking jobs that people flipping burgers would graduate to is part of the problem, as well as 6 millions illegals creating a glut of workers that keep wages down. Send them home, and it forces employers then to compete for workers and wages go up.

      • BobJThompson

        So now illegal aliens are taking office jobs that fast food workers should be graduating to? Don’t they need to speak English for those types of jobs? Or do you mean construction jobs? If so shouldn’t you be more pissed at the unscrupulous management that hires people so they can pay them cents on the dollar over US citizens that they would have to pay more?

        Don’t blame the illegals for doing the best they can. Blame the low wages and crappy living conditions that make them move here. Blame the people who exploit them. If anything we are starting to get a taste of what their lives have been like for the past 30 years or so. It’s pretty bitter so far.

        This isn’t an Obama problem. This is a systemic issue in America and has been since the early 80’s.

      • Randy Nichols

        Hello… are you that dense? There is a lot of higher paying jobs than fast food that are not office jobs. They are not paying cents on the dollar, they are paying good wages. There is a lot of aliens where I live and they make good money doing construction. They are buying up a lot of houses in town and you don’t do that on pennies.
        I don’t blame them for wanting to come and better themselves… I have been to the interior of Mexico so I have seen how they live. But if we can not support our own, and allowing aliens in to work should be a orderly process to keep from being saturated. They are not paying low wages under the table, they are paying the going rate, just that the going rate is lower because there is glut of workers…. now it is a an endless supply coming over.
        Who do you think drives the amnesty bus, that’s right big business, that is why both parties are pushing it. Democrats also have added incentive of permanent voting block among aliens, who once there numbers are great enough we may start looking like where they came from.

      • BobJThompson

        Big business ruined their home countries and are doing the same here. You want them to stay home, they need a home worth staying at. For instance mexico. Transfer over the jobs we exported there back to USA. Cool down the drug war. Watch mexico get it’s stuff together over a few years.

        I’m guessing since you said both parties, that you are a libertarian. That particular ideology is even more of a corporate give away than the current duolopoly.

      • BobJThompson

        While business provided them jobs, they also made sure to do it as cheap as possible. Cheap labor, cheap environmental protections, easier control of local government. Think Guilded Age factory work.

        Funny you mention the Mexican corruption, because you can be sure that companies have been using that to their advantage. Why do all of the costly things needed to keep a happy work force when paying the local mayor or governor is so much cheaper and easier?

        Btw I want to thank you for your kind tone. Too often I talk with people who are jerks just to be jerks online. Believe it or not most liberals agree with shrinking government. At least in the realm of peoples personal lives. I think our main disagreements are in commerce. I see (non-corrupt) oversight as a good thing. I have never seen a government that actually works to make the country better in my lifetime. Only one that serves the needs of the rich and bombs other countries. That needs to change. Now.

      • Randy Nichols

        Look at the big movers and shakers as far as amnesty goes… it is National Chamber of Commerce for one big one, You have Republican establishment types like Bush and Graham, and you have democrats. They all are getting big coin from big business to promote amnesty. Business is all for making them legal, then they don’t have to worry about violations, and it is not about paying sub minimum wage. The market is flooded with workers, so the are able to get away with just paying the minimum, since there supply and demand is in favor of the employer. You turn that around, and they are forced to start offering more money to attract workers… it would even benefit the very bottom of the ladder, a shortage of workers would even bring more pay to fast food.

        I believe in allowing business freedom to operate with minimum government interference, but also the can’t be rewarded for bad business decisions with bailouts. Many corporations actually would like to practice socialism, a corporate socialism where they manage and control your life…think walmart who would like to monopolize everything. Our political system both parties derive their power from money, and their loyalty is to the money. That is why we have spent 22 Trillion on the war on poverty since 1965 and have not had any progress. The powers that be derive political power from the existence of something to fight, and take advantage of those with good intentions,and those that are dependent.

      • BobJThompson

        Again no liberal wants more government interference than is needed. But when you have companies dumping toxic filth into water or causing other types of environmental catastrophes then something needs to stop them before it becomes a problem. No amount of regular citizens protesting damaging business practices will be heard.

        I’d say the war on poverty failed when we didn’t tie the minimum wage to production and inflation increases. Once service jobs like walmart and mcdonalds became the largest private employers in the USA, we were screwed with such a low minimum. No one who works should be getting help from the government. If they are then that’s the business not paying enough. They are indirectly collecting from the government and that needs to stop.

      • Randy Nichols

        I have no doubt that you feel that way, but the establishment uses those environmental issues to expand government influence, many times creating regulations that only large corporations can afford to comply with. On many of the issues they are corporate driven just for that end. Other issues the MSM does not report unintended consequences, for example all the windmill farms producing electricity. They are responsible for more bird deaths than the BP oil spill was.

        Minimum wage was never and is not intended to be a wage in which a person could support a family. It is intended to be an entry level wage for people to enter the job market. Those are low skilled, lot production type positions, there is no inherent need for fast food, yet fast food industry provides a lot of jobs for first time job seekers, and fast food is cheap, and convenient and that is its sole redeeming quality. The fast food industry can only exist if relative to everything else it is inexpensive and it can only remain that way if wages are likewise relatively lower compared to other industrial output. If someone wants to make a career in fast food there is many opportunities in management and it pays well, I in fact during my resume building years served as a general manager of large restaurant chain.

        Business is not in business to provide jobs, they are in business to make money. In the pursuit of making money they require employees to perform tasks and they pay them for that. The will sell their products for as much as the market will pay for them, and they will pay their employees the least that the market will allow. Private business is not a jobs program, it is business. If we are going to have a government assistance program for people, there needs to be mechanism in place for them to work their way out of it, and that may require them starting in a minimum wage job and being supplemented for a time by assistance, giving them an opportunity to develop skills and experience that will put them up from the bottom. You then create new tax payers and lesson the strain on social services.

        There is no way to have a system that guarantees everyone a middle class existence. Communism stated goals were to create a classless system, but basically created two classes, the low and the ruling elites.

    • wendy

      Doesn’t take much for a teenage boy to down a gallon of milk, which is currently pushing $6 a gal. here. Its called cost of living. Everything went up in life. Why should wages be different?

      • Randy Nichols

        When I was 16 I flipped burgers for $2.25hr, it went as far as minimum wage does now, so everything is relative. Fast food workers are going to make a entry level wage no matter what, that is what the job is worth. You raise the minimum to $15 hr, and that will be the new entry level, and that $15 will not go any farther than the $2.25 I made did. Dems in government know how it works, they count you you not knowing, and they pay lip service to it, knowing those making minimum will not better their lot in life, and next election cycle they do it all over again.

      • wendy

        The whole point is wage stagnation which has not been relevant because aside from min. wage, the average paycheck emulates one from the 80’s. People making same may ney than 20 yrs. ago in 2015 can’t possibly survive when everything went up but the average wage.
        And as you said, a min wage will get one so far, even at $15 an hr. So if its $10 or under in 2015, that will buy even less than $2 an hour years ago. My rent in 1982 was $200 a month.
        And it strains society when these people need our tax $$ to eat and live. Then we villianize them for working their tails off.
        So bottom line if EVERYTHING $$ inflates, wages must also.
        If business owners cannot afford a staff, or other excalated expenses, then sadly must close their doors.
        Just like if one live on $35,000 in NY, well they need to choose between a car, or an apartment.
        Y should wages be the only expense to ignore?
        Sorry for the novel/rant
        Good day all 🙂

      • Randy Nichols

        You just made an excellent point as to why we need to send back the 6 million plus illegal workers in this country. Doing so would reduce the worker glut and business would be forced to pay more to be competitive in getting workers. This would be a more natural market driven increase and would not have the inflationary effect of mandated raises that are not the result of market conditions. The only way you could force minimum wage increase and it have a net gain effect for the workers would be if you also installed price controls. Then we would have totally moved our nation into socialism and the long term effects of any gain would not be sustainable. The leadership of both parties know this, and the minimum wage debate is a game. Just today minimum wage hike was proposed by a dem senator… but it does it so incrementally that no net realization of more money would ever be felt by workers, since inflation would eat up any increase as it happens. They know this, but it sounds good to voters.

      • wendy

        With all due respect to your opinion, I don’t think illegal aliens has squat to do with overall wage stagnation. Its all about greed. Most business owners last concern is their employees.
        Also, I must add, I know an Albanian family here legally and they work harder than ANY American I ever knew. Including the kids. I get offended when people constantly attack hard working people trying to do best by their families.

      • Randy Nichols

        My opinion is based on understanding economics and the relation of factors and effects of supply and demand. Sure there is some greed, economic analyst in business understand this so they are funding the amnesty drive, that is why both parties leaders support it. Democrats are telling you they are helping the poor aliens, and then blaming greed for low wages. Politicians know or are surrounded by economist so they understand what is going on, they just know how to sell it. If you want to get even with the greedy corporations…End Amnesty.

        Now, I have no doubt the Albanians you know have a great work ethic. Americans don’t much anymore because they have been fed this idea that they are entitled. Your Albanian friends also did it the right way and came here legally. I am all for orderly immigration, and keeping the flow at a level that does not over balance the work force or put a strain on social services.

        I believe you have best of intentions, and admire your compassion for those from other countries, but you can’t have it all. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and allowing unlimited aliens into this country is going to negatively affect the prospects people here. Business does not exist as a entitlement program, they started business to make money, take away that motivation then no business and no jobs.

  • I-RIGHT-I

    Work two jobs people. That’s how it’s done in America.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      yeah, and let your kids run the streets. That’s what the GOP wants…. Work 16 hours a day, that is a good policy. I hope the GOP runs on that platform.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        My mother did it. It’s time you took the pacifier out of your mouth.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I rest my case. Look how you turned out. Again, I hope the GOP runs on your platform. Sounds like a great quality of life.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        I’m a better man in every way than you.
        Don’t hate me because I’m taller and better looking than you, or smarter and richer, hate me because I had the bad manners to mention it.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        LOL…and I thought baggers couldn’t use sarcasm. Nice work!

      • Randy Nichols

        crayon you obviously are one of those wanting something for nothing. You will NEVER have anything if you are not willing to work for it and better yourself.

    • Randy Nichols

      How about sending the 6 million plus illegal workers home, and that will open up the job market for those working fast food to get better jobs, as well as decrease the glut of workers that are driving wages down. Median income has declined for all but the top 1% in the last 6 years, and that is why. The top 1% saw increase in stock prices from the stimulus money pumped into the stock market.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        No, I’d rather have the Mexicans serve my food. The Blacks can be field hands just like in the old days. If they work their butts off they can make $15/hr.

      • Randy Nichols

        I will say they do have a better work ethic. For now anyway, give them 50 years of entitlement and being indoctrinated about being victims and they will lose that work ethic.

  • Lipstick Lesbian

    Not only do I think the minimum wage should go to $15 per/hr but I also believe other professions such as being a paramedic, firefighter, or teachers wage should go up etc. Paramedics, firefighters, and teachers should be making $30 per/hr. The billionaire class disgusts me and I dont care if their Republican or Democrat.