5 Things to Remember About Work in America this Labor Day
Ah Labor Day. The time off. The shopping sales. The last three day weekend of summer. And all the liberals whining. Some people never take vacation.
Because instead of being happy (they can't), leftists are taking yet another occasion to expose their idiocy via Big Union praise, a minimum wage raise, and trying to bring down people who actually, like, work for a living. It's what they call "fairness" and "equality" and all the other buzzwords they make up while the rest of us are, like, working for a living.
So without further ado, here are 5 things to remember about work in America:
1. Big unions are money-laundering schemes for Democrats
It goes like this: if you want to work for, say, General Motors (GM), you must join the union. Once you're in the union, your union dues are taken (you have no choice) from your wages. A portion of these union dues go to the Democrat party in the form of donations. The Democrat party then supports big unions. Lather, rinse, repeat with eco-friendly shampoo. Here's a list of the top unions and their contribution amounts to both parties.
2. Big unions use bullying and mob tactics
They're KIND, they're TOLERANT, they're FAIR and THEY HATE YOU. Watch as these union thugs get violent:
3. States with Right to Work laws have higher employment than states who don't
"A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be."
Funny how giving employers a choice in who and how they hire would result in better employment statistics. That used to be called something...Oh right, "common sense." A great example of this tactic working is Texas.
4. The real unemployment rate is much higher, thanks to a little numbers jiggering
The unemployment numbers are based on the labor force participation rate: people who are unemployed and actively looking for work. Unemployment statistics are NOT based on how many people are actually unemployed. For realzies. So if you're unemployed and you're applying for jobs but not making headway, you're counted in the unemployment number. But as soon as you give up and stop looking for work, put on your sweatpants and watch daytime TV, you're no longer part of the "unemployment" statistic. But you are lame.
5. Raising the minimum wage kills American jobs
Wage is based on the value of the job being done, not on fairness. Contrary to liberal's popular belief, an employer is not responsible for taking care of you. YOU are in charge of taking care of you. Most minimum wage jobs are entry-level for people new to the workforce. Raising the minimum wage actually punishes unskilled and inexperienced workers, locking them out of the workforce...and putting them back on the government welfare dole. But that's just coincidence. *wink* As a result of minimum wage hikes, businesses like McDonalds and WalMart, look for other means of keeping costs low, like replacing humans with machines. That's how much closer we are to SkyNet. Other businesses outsource to countries with lower wages (like China) to keep their business costs low. So raising the minimum wage helps no one. But hey, it sounds nice.
Detroit is a model liberal city
Look no further than Detroit, a city which exemplified all of the above and is now in ruins.