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January 29, 2007

Preach it Brother!

by Stephen Littau

The High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth, Neal Boortz has written an excellent response to this insane tirade by Ted Kennedy regarding the minimum wage. I wrote my own post on the minimum wage here at my blog Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds but Boortz’s response to Kennedy explains the problems of the minimum wage in a way I could never articulate.

For the purpose of context, the video below is Ted Kennedy’s emotional indictment of Republicans who dare to be against “the working class”

Neal Boortz’s Response:

Let’s deal with this “working men and women” line first. This rhetorical nonsense is now a basic part of the left wing class warfare arsenal. The goal here is to foster the idea that the more money you make the less you work. The reality is that there we have two resources we can use to make money, physical labor and mental labor. Most of us use a combination of the two. The ugly little fact is that, generally speaking, and professional athletes aside, the more of your mind you use the more money you will make, and the more of your muscle you use the less money you’ll make.

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Knowing that almost all Americans value the concept of hard work, the Democrats have worked to promote the concept that the only real work that physical labor. Working with your mind — managing investments, for instance — just isn’t work. Therefore the only real working people out there are those who work with their hands instead of their brains…. or those more likely to vote Democrat. Once you’ve made this absurd concept a reality you have created a wonderful class warfare weapon. If you’re smarter than the average bear, and if you realize that it is not the role of government to set wages, you then become an enemy of “working men and women.”

Read the whole thing, it’s a very rational response to an emotional issue presented by the bleeding heart left’s class warfare logic.

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5 Comments

  1. I agree with the Talkmaster, I have disdain for the fact that this fat drunk Chappaquidick swimming pig is in the Senate.

    Comment by Kevin — January 29, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
  2. I couldn’t agree more Kevin. Ted Kennedy for so many reasons is a national disgrace and is exhibit A for why there should be term limits. The man has been in office since my father was in grade school for crying out loud!

    Boortz has said that he has dedicated a whole chapter of his upcomimg book “Sombody’s Got to Say it” to Ted Kennedy and saying what needs to say about the whole Chappaquidick episode. I can’t wait to get my signed copy (my wife ordered it for my birthday).

    Comment by Stephen Littau — January 30, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
  3. Maybe you are not old enough, but I thought everything that could be said has been said. The more frank discussions on talk radio in the seventies. It is interesting that this seems to be a hot button issue nearly 50 years later.

    Comment by VRB — January 30, 2007 @ 4:11 pm
  4. The voters in his district seem to like Kennedy, just like in my neck of the woods one politician kept getting the vote even after he had been in prison.

    Comment by VRB — January 30, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
  5. You are probably right about that. The idea of term limits is probably a lost cause and probably the reason why its still a topic of discussion. Its one of the many issues that I’m on the losing side.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — January 30, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

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