Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined the freaks at MSNBC to discuss a minimum wage hike. Why anyone would want to hear what a Democrat from the largely failing state of Illinois had to say on matters of economics is beyond me, however, this is MSNBC so in that context, it makes perfect sense.
According to Governor Pat Quinn,
There’s a principle as old as the Bible that if you work 40 hours a week you shouldn’t have to live in poverty,
Anyone else notice that the loony left only refers to a “higher power” when it fits their agenda? And don’t you love the way liberals misquote the Bible, while at the same time declaring that you are a potential theocrat if you do the same? I eagerly await the outraged complaint from the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
He went on to tell the MSNBC viewers that,
This is a fundamental principle that we want to carry out across our state and indeed across our country.
Last time I checked, the Bible says absolutely nothing about working hard to get out of poverty. In fact, in biblical times people worked pretty much from dawn to dusk 6 days a week, and were still so poor that they were lucky if they could feed their family every day. And never mind that the 40-hour workweek was an innovation of the Industrial Revolution.
The fact of the matter is that the federal government has no business telling business owners how much they must pay people. The federal government and its economic central planners are incompetent and power hungry.
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I just passed my probationary period at my $10/hour job and I am thankful for it. While I am definitely working beneath my skill level, I am very grateful to have job at all. I am 58, and it is just about impossible to find a job at my age due to ageism. But because of this job, I am making my student loan payments on time, which has always been my primary goal, and will have them paid off in two years.
Sure I want more out of my job but I am also very thankful to have a job, and proud to say I'm not milking the system like so many others I see. There is NOTHING to shameful about an honest wage for an honest days work. And most minimum wage jobs, in reality, aren't worth anymore than $10/hour, including my own. And for those believing they deserve more, there are plenty of us willing to take your jobs and be thankful.
2 Thessalonians 3: 7-13 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example. For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: If anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own great. But as for you, brethren, do not grow wear of doing good.