Refusing to Work for Low Wages Is a Serious Moral Failing

After surprisingly low new employment numbers came out for the month of April, commentators on the right blamed part of the problem on American workers who refuse to take low wage jobs. Why not pressure employers to pay what the market demand?

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  • This “virtue”-signaling is a corollary to the grand, pervasive, propaganda claim of the hyper-rich: “our our bottomless avarice and socio-pathological need for power and control over others IS, precisely, human nature, therefore WE simply can’t help it … but employees MUST must find a way to overcome this human nature.”

    Note that eight unpolished turds, claiming to be “Democratic” senators, recently blocked a $15/minimum wage amendment to a recent “stimulus bill.”

  • alex_the_tired
    May 10, 2021 11:58 AM

    Don’t worry. Give it a little longer. Once that rent eviction moratorium expires, people will be knifing each other for $12/hr jobs. Gotta keep making those minimum credit card payments while you beg the Feds to extend your loan deferment yet again.
    The wheels are starting to come off. And frankly, I don’t see how the Pelosis and Fensteins of the democratic party are going to trick enough people into holding their noses and voting for the lesser of two evils in 2022. I strongly suspect Trump will wait until after that election. The dems will lose control of the Senate and House of Representatives, and after two full years of total Republican obstruction, fueled in part by Trump’s mid-November 2022 announcement that he’s running for 2024, it’ll be a cakewalk. I can hardly wait to see Rachel Maddow clownishly mugging at the camera about it. That’s REAL journalism there.

  • CEOs are incentivized with million dollar stock options but the people who actually create the value, who can’t afford the Affordable Care health insurance, and who are facing evictions are supposed to be incentivized by their own personal desperation.

    And it’s not that the meager pay offered will forestall their impending disasters.

    Little Piggies song about the Bigger Piggies:

    “In their sties with all their backing
    They don’t care what goes on around
    In their eyes there’s something lacking
    What they need’s a damn good whacking”

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