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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 04:44 PM

Millionaires Unite to Defeat Minimum Wage

Satire from Facebook this afternoon:

Andy Borowitz
Wednesday, April 30 at 2:31pm

Millionaires Unite to Defeat Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON - A broad-based coalition of millionaires converged on Washington today to defeat a bill that would have increased the minimum wage for American workers to $10.10 an hour. Leaving their mansions and yachts behind, the millionaires were motivated by what they saw as an existential threat to the country, said Mitch McConnell, a spokesman for the millionaires. "People who've tried to pin a 'do nothing' label on us are dead wrong," McConnell said. "When it comes to stopping workers from being paid more, we spring into action."

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Half-Century Man Apr 2014 #1
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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 05:03 PM

1. Funny how people not bleeding aren't worried about bandaids.

Minimum wage to $15.50 per hour.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:24 PM

2. Two choices

Increase the minimum wage above the poverty level OR increase the top tax bracket rate to 50% or more, to cover social service needs for those being underpaid. The so-called gentlemen in the picture no doubt are content with the status quo, or "let them eat cake" option.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:28 PM

3. AFAIC we could do both -

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We need to GOTV this fall. This Congress is an embarrassment.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 08:36 PM

4. The Oligarch Union-the only kind they like.

It's almost not-satire.

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