As if you needed any more proof of why the left’s economic agenda is an employment killing machine, comes this story from Washington D.C. about stupid on steroids.
D.C. lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill requiring some large retailers to pay their employees a 50 percent premium over the city’s minimum wage, a day after Wal-Mart warned that the law would jeopardize its plans in the city.
The retail giant had linked the future of at least three planned stores in the District to the proposal. But its ultimatum did not change any legislators’ minds. The 8 to 5 roll call matched the outcome of an earlier vote on the matter, taken before Wal-Mart’s warning.
“The question here is a living wage; it’s not whether Wal-Mart comes or stays,” said council member Vincent B. Orange (D-At Large), a lead backer of the legislation, who added that the city did not need to kowtow to threats. “We’re at a point where we don’t need retailers. Retailers need us.”
Let me point out that there is no idea or concept more destructive and devastating to employment than the idiotic “living wage” one. Oh, it may sound noble and imply that the people pushing it care, but the reality is that the concept has about as much of a chance to exist in reality as a unicorn does. WTF is a living wage? It’s the whole idiotic marxist concept that labor is what really is valuable, and not the end product or the demand for and ability to afford said product. This nonsensical approach to commerce is why marxists feel paying a doctor and a turd polisher the same amount makes for some kind of right and justice.
I will again state the blatant hypothetical situation. A turd, even when some idiot has spent 50 hours laboring to polish it, remains a turd. Nobody will pay any kind of money, let alone big money, for it. Marxism believes that because some fucking retard spent hours polishing the thing, it now suddenly has value. Not only that, but that someone wants to buy the stupid thing at the price they have to sell it, to pay the turd polisher for his labor.
The left hates fucking Walmart, because there is no company on this planet that does more to discredit all the marxist and Keynesian bullshit they claim to believe in and peddle. But Walmart has made it possible for average people to live way beyond their means and income, by providing cheap services and products, and the left despises them for that. We can debate quality, as this seems to be the main complaint the progressive Walmart hating crowd bandies about when trying to make the case that the problem is stores like Wal-Mart and not their idiotic beliefs and lack of understanding of commerce and economics, but a poor shlob that is given the option of owning something of lesser quality, over never being able to afford it, will likely tell you they would pick the first option 9,999 times out of ten thousand. It’s not like anyone is putting a gun to their head and making them buy Walmart shit either.
Nobody is owed a living wage. No-fucking-body. The concept is ludicrous. You get paid what your employer is willing to, because the market bears that cost, and the product or service you provide is worth it at that price. We pay doctors, and other that perform other highly specialized and in-demand work, lots of money, because very few people have the ability, dedication, and wherewithal to complete the specialized training needed to do the job, and then, to do the job right. There is always going to be a hard limit on these skilled people while the product or service they deliver is in demand and complex. That’s also why we pay the people that do what amounts to meaning less labor – in the sense that any Joe blow off the street can do the same task with minimal preparation – far less than a doctor. Working at Walmart, or any such type of menial service job, is not rocket science. Besides, nobody forces you to apply at Walmart now, do they? It’s your choice to work there or not. And yet, we are constantly regaled with stories of thousands of employees applying for jobs at any opening Walmart that has a couple of hundred jobs.
Look. I am glad the idiots in D.C. are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Nothing makes me happier than watching morons that elect leftist fucks to run their fiefdom. getting shafted by the left’s stupid ideas, always criminal behavior, and stupidity. It’s cathartic. There is a reason that the biggest wastelands in the US are, bar none, places that have been run and owned by the leftists for decades. Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C.: that’s what the rest of the country would look like if the left gets a permanent hold on, and expands, its power. I think that after 8 years of Obamanomics that list of shitholes will be large and distinguished as well. Progressives can keep pretending they do the incredibly stupid shit they do out of altruistic and noble intent, but reality will make sure all of us know what they are doing is not just stupid, but destructive.
Enjoy the royal shafting you just got people in D.C.! You deserve it for electing these morons. When you have to pay more for your basic necessities, have fewer jobs to work a, and find yourself with more economic woes, I am sure most of these idiots will blame Walmart for not opening stores there instead of the politicians that drove them away, but that’s all good. Stupid people should have to suffer the consequences of their mistakes and idiocy. That’s how life teaches you lessons.