[Rushtalk] Democrat HYPOCRISY

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Jun 16 13:58:03 MDT 2015


         They did get the issue right on the fast 
track trade bill, however. I guess a blind 
squirrel is bound to find a nut at some point.............  -  jaq



At 05:46 PM 6/15/2015, Carl Spitzer wrote:

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>Income Issues Reveal Democrat Hypocrisy
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>Friday, 29 May 2015 10:37 AM
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>By <http://www.newsmax.com/Insiders/Murdock/id-108>Deroy Murdock
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>Democrats’ relentless efforts to tell Americans 
>what to do might be a few microns less annoying 
>if they obeyed the rules and exhortations that 
>they inflict on everyone else. Alas, hypocrisy 
>has become a core Democrat principle.
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>Consider one pot that they pound loudly: raising the minimum wage.
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>“We owe it to workers across the country to make 
>sure our minimum wage is set to a level that 
>works for them and their families,” Sen. Patty 
>Murray, D-Wash., insisted last month, as she 
>introduced the Raise the Wage Act. It would 
>boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to 
>$12.00 per hour by 2020 ­ a 66 percent hike.
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>Added House co-sponsor Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.: 
>“We can’t build a strong economy on the backs of 
>impoverished workers.” Thirty-two senators have 
>co-sponsored this bill as have 165 House members.
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>Amazingly, the Employment Policies Institute 
>reports that 94 percent of these 197 Democrats 
>pay their interns zero. Sen. Murray pays her 
>interns bupkis, as does Congressmen Scott.
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>According to EPI (minimumwage.com), such 
>minimum-wage-hike cheerleaders as Sen. Al 
>Franken, D-Minn., House Democrat leader Nancy 
>Pelosi of California, and Democrat National 
>Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of 
>Florida also pay their interns nothing.
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>But wait, House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer of 
>Maryland responds, “Interns will gain practical experience.”
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>True. But interns could do this and make more 
>than $0.00 per hour if their liberal bosses did 
>not subject them to what Karl Marx denounced as “the alienation of labor.”
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>Of course, if private employers tried to offer 
>interns real-life know-how, marketable skills, 
>and, say, $5.00 per hour, they would be prosecuted.
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>The Gang of 197 should explain why it’s OK for 
>them to pay interns $0.00 per hour, yet it’s a 
>federal crime for others to pay them up to 
>$7.24, even if they want to make some money, 
>rather than none. Any private payment would be 
>less exploitive than the “wages” of these “defenders of the downtrodden.”
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>Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton banged a related 
>skillet in South Carolina. “Too many women earn 
>less than men on the job,” she said Wednesday. 
>“When a woman is short-changed, the entire family is short-changed.”
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>Too bad Clinton short-changed her female staffers.
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>Although Clinton complains that “women who work 
>full-time, year round, earn just 77 cents for 
>every dollar that a man makes,” she paid her 
>female Senate employees just 72 cents for every 
>dollar their male colleagues saw.
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>The Washington Free Beacon’s analysis of 
>Clinton’s Senate expenditures demonstrated that 
>her women earned median annual salaries of 
>$40,791.55; men pocketed $56,499.93. Thus, 
>Hillary Clinton’s $15,708.38 gender pay gap favored men over women.
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>Obama also plays the equal-pay cowbell.
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>“Ensuring equal pay for women is a no-brainer,” 
>Obama declared last month. He failed this test.
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>“The average male White House employee currently 
>earns about $88,600, while the average female 
>White House employee earns about $78,400,” The 
>Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb reported last 
>July. “That is a gap of 13 percent.”
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>Citing White House data, the Post added, “In 
>2009, male employees made an average of about 
>$82,000, compared to an average of $72,700 
>earned by female employees ­ also a 13 percent wage gap.”
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>So, after five years of pay-gap chest beating, 
>Obama’s “change” equals zero. Literally.
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>Obama this month bellyached that “those who are 
>doing better and better . . . are withdrawing 
>from sort of the commons.” He further moaned: 
>“Kids start going to private schools. Kids start 
>working out at private clubs instead of the public parks.”
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>Huh?
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>Obama’s kids entered Sidwell Friends, 
>Washington’s poshest private school, early in 
>his reign. As for those evil private clubs, Farm 
>Neck, Reflection Bay, and Royal Hawaiian are 
>just three privately owned clubs where Obama has 
>golfed as president. Surely some kids work out at those places.
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>Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, should 
>stop making fools of themselves by following her 
>advice: “Our credibility depends on practicing what we preach.”
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>Deroy Murdock is a media fellow with the Hoover 
>Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at 
>Stanford University. Read more reports from 
>Deroy Murdock ­ 
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