When you are a bunch of leftist hypocrites…

Shit comes back to bite you in the ass. The other day I had a post up on how the idiots in charge of Washington D.C. had passed a measure demanding Walmart pay any employees working in D.C. a based on a mythological leftist monster akin to the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology that they referred to as a living wage. Yeah, people that live in the real world and understand economics immediately would point out the absurdity of the concept and that there is no such thing. Now we find out, in a delicious but ironic twist of events, that people that live in glass houses shouldn’t be throwing stones:

Last week, the Council approved a measure that would require Walmart and other large retailers doing business in the District to pay a “living wage” of $12.50 per hour.

But… uh oh. Hypocrisy alert.

District government pays less than $12.50 per hour.

According to the D.C. Department of Human Resources, some full-time school maintenance workers and custodians make $11.75 per hour. The rate for a clerk at the University of the District of Columbia is $10.40.

Council members went to great lengths to criticize Walmart’s pay scale. They should have taken care of their own business first.

The Council’s thinking is flawed on other accounts, too. Their law targets Walmart while exempting other businesses from paying higher salaries.

Here is a better idea: Raise the current minimum wage in D.C. — $8.25 per hour — for every worker. Scale it up incrementally over time.

As if this wasn’t blatantly obvious that what the D.C. autocrats did was specifically targeted at fucking over Walmart, and entity the left abhors, because its business model flies in the face of all the faerie tales about labor, wealth redistribution, empowering the poor through government handouts, and centralized administrative economics, and had nothing to do with helping anyone. But it bears repeating to point out that whenever you see leftists grandstanding about some bullshit, it is very likely they are the worst enablers or agents of whatever they are so pissed of at.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    Worse yet, Walmart would provide actual jobs for the people in the area. Can’t have that shit – they might figure out that they don’t need handouts.

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  2. Hal_10000

    Unsurprising. Some of the biggest liberals in the world are the worst when it comes to hiring unpaid interns, hiring people at sub-minimum wage, hiring people at part time instead of full time to save on benefits. They just assume everyone else is like that.

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  3. AlexInCT *

    They just assume everyone else is like that.

    I think this is one of the biggest angsts driving the liberal psyche and why they see everyone else as evil. They do or would do bad shit in a heartbeat, so they assume others would too.

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  4. stogy

    I think this is one of the biggest angsts driving the liberal psyche and why they see everyone else as evil. They do or would do bad shit in a heartbeat, so they assume others would too.

    I must have slept through this class at the big dumb liberal school where they all send us for indoctrination.

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  5. richtaylor365

    I must have slept through this class at the big dumb liberal school where they all send us for indoctrination.

    Not to worry, take the class on line, or better yet, get the Cliff Notes, it is written in crayon using monosyllabic words :)

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  6. Mississippi Yankee

    No one will ever convince me that Big Union didn’t have the largest hand in crafting D.C.’s redonkulas living wage law.

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