Discussing the Super Bowl Coca-Cola “America the Beautiful” commercial, Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe said:
“When I see ads like that, it makes me just smile and think, we’re the United States of America and we do what no other country has been able to do in the history of mankind and the rest of the world, you can… bite me.”
(The bite me was helpfully offered by another pundit on his show but Scarborough agreed immediately.)
Should we raise the minimum wage?
John Green makes some good points.
I have favored replacing the term “minimum wage” with “living wage.” There’s no sense in having a mandated minimum wage if someone working full-time at that rate still requires public assistance because they are below the poverty line. I don’t enjoy subsidizing the profits of the Walton family because it’s in their best interests to not have their employees die of starvation.
Posted by Stephen Robinson on February 5, 2014 in Social Commentary
Tags: john green, minimum wage, walton family