Congressman Bill Young Doesn't Care About Wage Inequality Even a Little Bit

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An honest-to-goodness official photograph of Bill Young
You may be under the impression that our congressmen disagree with one another because they've reviewed the evidence about a given topic, searched themselves for the right thing to do, and simply come to different conclusions.

A video posted earlier this week, however, shows something different: Sometimes, congressmen are opposed to things because they simply don't give a shit.

Below, you'll find a video of a man asking Florida Rep. Bill Young, a Republican whom we pay $174,000 a year to not give a shit, about his opinions on raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour. It's an important question, considering how hourly wage inequality has increased by 40 percent since 1973 and because the average income of the top 1 percent has climbed by leaps and bounds while everyone else has pretty much stayed the same for 30 years and how the top 20 percent of earners have been taking a larger and larger share of income every year, and...

Well, you get the idea. For all the Republican talk of making those rotten poor people earn their keep, they've done nothing to actually make the system equitable or make sure people get a fair deal, even as productivity (and the cost of living) goes up far faster than the minimum wage. When Young was first elected to office 52 years ago, wages actually had some buying power, and Clueless Bill is holding firm to that story.

The Party of Jobs, you see, is also the Party of Wealthy Businessmen, so when someone asks a Republican like Bill Young about whether he would support raising the minimum wage to $10, there's only one dismissive, nonsensical way to respond:

"Get a job."





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11 comments
FratDawg23
FratDawg23

How about the high paying jobs that defense contractors gave to Young's sons - jobs for which they clearly weren't qualified. 

riverrat69
riverrat69

You haven't even finished reading Palin's palm and you want an intelligent response? And of course a frightwing troglodyte like you thinks West the caveman is intelligent.

Fqs9000
Fqs9000

 Good to see that unable to come up with an intelligent refutation of my arguments you Democraps can still spell insults correctly, but perhaps you have learned to use Spellchecker. Here is another concept to throw a bit of sunshine into your dark and clouded little mind.  Sometimes people who disagree with you aren't evil assholoes, but have well founded concepts that deserve your consideration.; Like the 27% black youth unemployment rate and how raising the minimum wage merely means that even few of them will have ANY job at ANY wage. But I realize that educating a Democrap is almost impossible.  Your are too stupid to learn.

Marty Martin
Marty Martin

All my Florida Republican family and friends have had enough of Libertarian Teapublicanism - and will be voting straight Democratic tickets this year - first time ever.

riverrat69
riverrat69

Like always you're a know nothing ignoranat frightwing asshole. But you did get one thing right "Greedy Republicans". That says it all.

Fqs9000
Fqs9000

Like always, the Democraps have got it EXACTLY backward, but in favor of the unions. The higher the minimum wage, the fewer people with low skills have ANY job at all.   Thus the persistent 27% black youth unemployment rate.  If a higher minimum wage actually raised living conditions, then let's make it $50 an hour and all the people who haven't troubled to gain skills can live quite nicely, but lotsa luck getting a burger for $5. The real reason for the minimum wage was to stop immigrants and blacks from competing for those great union jobs during the 1930.  Greedy Republicans didn't have a thing to do with it.   Look it up. The best minimum wage is $0, as this entire law is destructive for the people is supposedly protects. Young has it right.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Oh you republicans..I guess its hard to look down on everyone that isnt in those ivory towers of yours to see how they are living.  But you have your trickle down economics to yell down at those masses so they think you are concerned about em.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

"Get a job" is not a logical response to a question about minimum wage. Maybe if it had been a question about unemployment benefits or something like that, fine.

riverrat69
riverrat69

I've said this before. This is FloriDUH. People that don't even make  10 bucks an hour vote for these douchebags. The teabaggers win. They have totally dumbed down the population.

Sven
Sven

Apparently this old windbag spends all his money on his digusting face!! TERM LIMITS, TERM LIMITS, TERM LIMITS!!! When are we going to ever learn. These douchebags could care less about us. Vote these POS's out!!

bird
bird

 when all else fails, attack their grammar,

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