Ever in search of votes from the uninformed, the Dumbocrats from Wormtongue on down have been busy championing hikes in the minimum wage. They always eliminate jobs, as employers seek to balance out their business models to fit the new new government regulations.
Comes McDonald’s hamburger joints with their balancing act: more automation. Soon you’ll be touch-screening away to order your burger-n-fries rather than talking to a live person. Until the Dumbos start calling for more pay for software.
Meanwhile the Queen of Benghazi, insisting that her party’s minimum wage goals won’t kill jobs, accurately assessed the state of the economy when she famously added “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
Certainly not anymore, thanks to her and her political cronies.
Via WSJ and Instapundit.
UPDATE: The Vietnamese, ironically perhaps, favor capitalism more than Americans do: “Vietnam’s advantage is that its own parasites haven’t had a chance to start spinning much of a web yet. Ours, on the other hand, have been at it for decades.”
“The political opportunist always lacks the courage of his, or her, convictions. That’s not necessarily because there aren’t any convictions. It’s because the convictions are always subordinated to the needs of ambition and ingratiation.”
She’s watching the polls (always), backing Bibi (for now), lamenting the jihadi takeover of Iraq (for now), and talking tough on the Russians and Iran (for now), all in obvious prep for her run for the White House in 2016.
And if she wins? Then we’ll see the duplicitous lizard emerge from behind the mask, slithering tongue and all, saying: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
BTW, the White House’s latest opportunist, who is a master of deceit, says her criticism of his Syrian policy is “horsesh*t” —a substance the Classy One is a lot more familiar with than most.
The Queen’s book promotion visit is front page “news” in the paper-version of the daily this morning. Yesterday’s news today. If you can call her news.
Although I guess the reported “endless stream of fans” qualifies. (I’d provide a link to the obviously hyperbolic claim but it comes with an annoying and unstoppable video mostly in Spanish.) Ambassador Chris Stevens was not among them, however.
Well, she is a Democrat and she has a uterus. The daily’s prime qualifications for significance. Or, I guess she still has a uterus. Do lizards have uteri?
She probably had more security with her than Stevens did in Benghazi, but I don’t see that reported. What a surprise. On both counts.
She left the White House “dead broke,” she wants us to believe, she whose cronies infamously stole furniture and accessories and absconded with the D key from every desktop computer to harass the incoming Republicans.
As NRO’s Jim Geraghty scoffs:
“A woman with a net worth of $200 million, who gives speeches to Goldman Sachs for $200,000 each, is perhaps the single least plausible populist of all time. She may attempt to pose as this reform-minded outsider who will shake up ‘The System,’ when she is perhaps the personification of ‘The System.’…”
No perhaps about it, Jim. If the Queen of Benghazi wins in 2016, as she very probably will, we can expect a continuation of the now 6-year jobless recovery, more bureaucracy-expanding, economy-killing business regulations, and plenty of foreign appeasement—with an occasional cruise missile thrown to make her look tough. While she rakes in the dough (and the graft).
That’s how Slick Willie did it. Speaking of which… Those White House interns better watch out. He may be senile now but he’s still unzipped.
Via National Review Online.