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Home - by - January 14, 2013 - 20:30 America/New_York - 29 Comments

The lefties are out of their minds with Greg Gutfeld for saying the following:

Here’s Laura Clawson, a “writer” who doesn’t AT ALL understand the concept of “entry level position” (unless it’s to explain how to facilitate a phallus into an anus) explaining her worldview manifesto on employment.
“The paperboy should be earning A LIVING WAGE!!!!!!!!”
From the Daily Kos (there, has my obligation been fulfilled, because I am a low-science thinking person and I do believe merely linking to them will give me Hep-C.)

“The biggest myth of all time is that sweatshops are bad.” Fox New’s Greg Gutfeld really said that.

Not the tooth fairy or the earth being flat, but that sweatshops are bad. The biggest myth of all time. This is such blatant intentional trolling I hesitated to even mention it.
Dictionary entry for sweatshop.

Going into more detail, Gutfeld seems to be moving from defending unpaid internships to defending poverty wages by claiming that low-wage work is something people—and maybe nations?—do early on when they don’t have skills and then progress rapidly out of as they gain skills. Which, first, is false. A third of low-wage workers have some college education and 38.1 percent are between the ages of 35 and 64. Many employers seeking skilled workers don’t bother paying the wages you might expect for skilled work. So no, low-wage work isn’t a short-term proposition for many Americans.

Second, it should damn well be a basic principle that if you work, you shouldn’t live in poverty. Saying “oh, well, it’s just unskilled people” only raises the question of whether the speaker is more properly described as immoral or amoral. Is it work? Then it deserves a living wage, full stop.

Okay. Discuss.

» 29 Comments

  1. Menderman

    January 14th, 2013

    We no longer have sweatshops in the USA. We have ‘evolved’ past that. Unskilled workers do one of the following to survive:

    - Work for the federal government
    - Run for public office
    - Host a MSNBC show
    - Cash in their EBT card at the local jiggle joint
    - Write for the Daily Krotch Itch
    - Join the local OWS drum circle

    feel free to add to the list.

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  2. Corky

    January 14th, 2013

    Here’s my discussion–if Greg Gutfeld said it, it must be true.

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  3. Name Redacted™

    January 14th, 2013

    I wonder if she knows that Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times said the same thing:

    “Where Sweatshops Are a Dream”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/opinion/15kristof.html?_r=0

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  4. Jerry Manderin

    January 14th, 2013

    You want us to discuss what a bunch of retards they are?

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  5. Mr.Gates

    January 14th, 2013

    There shouldn’t be any minimum wage.

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  6. CrustyB

    January 14th, 2013

    “Is it work? Then it deserves a living wage, full stop.” That’s like saying, if I have checks left, there should be money in my checking account.

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  7. Boxty

    January 14th, 2013

    Most people in the developing world live off of $2 a day or less. There’s your living wage, pinko.

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  8. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 14th, 2013

    How do you even try to talk to people like Laura Clawson. # 1 My first entry level job was grinding fiberglass off of the hull of a 78′ boat with foam glass by hand 2 bucks an hour in 1973. Eight years later I was running crews of up to 40 union carpenters and making $23.00 per hour. How did I do that, hard work, learning from men that took the time to show me how to work with my hands and the drive to better myself. If you have a skill employers will pay you well.
    This is America and we still all have the means to pull ourselves up by our own boot straps, the left wants to give us the boots and then pull us up without people doing the hard work it takes to be successful. That third of workers can thank Boo and the lefts polices for being under paid or out of work. I love it when Gutfeld or anyone on the right makes heads explode.

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  9. MaryfromMarin

    January 14th, 2013

    When I discuss issues, I prefer to do it in the same language.

    Not sure what language she is employing, but clearly it’s one in which there is no acknowledgement of traditional/classical logic.

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  10. Name Redacted™

    January 14th, 2013

    …and if she wants to pay $10 for a paper, the paperboy can earn a “living wage.”

    Lefties don’t understand economics at all. The paperboy does earn a living wage. It’s just that based on his income, his standard of living would have to be way, way lower than what Americans expect their rights to be.

    I’m reading “The Possessed” by Dostoyevsky right now (do read it!). People would rent a “corner.” That is, a corner of a room. More than one person. Look at how illegal immigrants make do even in costly communities – they just cram into small houses and don’t get cable.

    When one of the lefties actually defines “living wage,” then we can explain it to them more clearly. They have vague ideals, such as this, and paying one’s “fair share” of taxes, but they never commit to putting a number on it.

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  11. billyk

    January 14th, 2013

    In a free market you earn what you are worth
    To increase your worth earn it ….

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  12. Houston

    January 14th, 2013

    Just wondering, does the Daily Krotch pay for these stories or do they still let people write for the “Honor”?

    Sounds kind of like a “Sweatshop” if those brilliant minds aren’t being paid a “Living Wage” by Komrade Macros.

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  13. jclady

    January 14th, 2013

    @Geoff — I’m with you. My first job in ’73 was for $2 an hour — and I was thrilled!

    I worked hard, was promoted, given raises, eventually changed jobs for a huge raise to over $5 an hour.

    Minimum wage/living wage. Whatever the name, it’s against free market capitalism.

    The left’s dream, our nightmare.

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  14. old_oaks

    January 14th, 2013

    Elitism is a helluva drug!

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  15. Diann

    January 14th, 2013

    Has anyone else noticed that “progressives” seem to be stuck in the early 1900s.

    Good gracious, I highly doubt there will be another Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire anytime soon. People aren’t working for a dollar a day. And little children aren’t chained to sewing machines.

    Earth to Progressives, it’s 2013.

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  16. Bad Brad

    January 14th, 2013

    When I first got into my trade I would quickly prove my worth by out producing everyone else. When I figured I wasn’t being compensated enough I would demand a raise. If I didn’t get it, I would go get a job for better money some place else. It never failed at the time of giving my notice the soon to be ex employer suddenly had a change of heart. I always figured screw that and moved on. Maybe these people just aren’t that good at what they do.

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  17. Mr. Pinko

    January 14th, 2013

    What’s a “paperboy”?

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  18. Mr. Pinko

    January 14th, 2013

    The Daily Krotch is a sweatshop. They do not pay their contributors.

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  19. Carlos The Jackal

    January 14th, 2013

    Are there paper boys that ride bicycles and throw accurately anymore?
    Nowadays it’s always a mexican in a van throwing them out his window into the sprinklers.

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  20. Bad Brad

    January 14th, 2013

    Carlos , Oh shit, that’s the paper boy? I’ve been blowing holes in the side of that white van with my 1911 for a long time now. I had no idea.

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  21. Kairn

    January 15th, 2013

    And we think these self-aggrandizing, progressive, snot-nosed, we-are-the-greatest-generation-America-ever-birthed, overly groomed eyebrowed nincompoops care one whit what we old fogeys say about how we started off our working years making $2 an hour or less? They don’t.

    It is annoying to hear these arrogant turds prattle on like this, but the playing field is soon to be completely plowed over and it will be amusing for us old timers to watch these tender skinned ninnies struggle mightily amongst the dirt clods.

    I guess the more important question to ask: will we take pity on this pathetic generation when they come groveling for succor after the SHTF?

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  22. scr_north

    January 15th, 2013

    Laura Clawsen is just a Soros welfare typist with an agenda. She one of the many that couldn’t get a job at McD’s if bastards like Soros (who’s making huge dolars off Obama’s policies and why shouldn’t he? He’s the one that gave them to Obama in the first place) weren’t bankrolling their “news outlet”.

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  23. Frosteetoes

    January 15th, 2013

    The natural progression upon exiting HS, even during HS, was to take that job at McDonalds then move on from there. Jobs like McDonalds is a great training experience on so many levels for what awaits you as you go onto many different fields of work. I even knew an HR manager tell me that of all the experience that I had in my specific field that my job at McDonalds as a kid was more important than what I put into college. Of course it depends the type and nature of the job that you would have later on.

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  24. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 15th, 2013

    Love Gutfeld. Love his RED-EYE show where they always put the leggy babe on the end of the table in profile and Greg on the other end of the table in a high chair made to look like a barstool.

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  25. thirdtwin

    January 15th, 2013

    “…it should be a basic principle that if you work, you shouldn’t live in poverty.”

    And socialism/communism addresses this problem by making sure that nobody works.

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  26. thirdtwin

    January 15th, 2013

    Re this McJob-hater, the Mcnugget-hater and their Deep Thoughts:

    The tree of tyranny must me watered occasionally with the drool of idiots.

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  27. BILL

    January 15th, 2013

    communists that can determine a “living wage” should open a business, hire the unemployable, and pay them their “living wage” since they think it so easy to do.

    go ahead and give them their living wage, pay for their obamacare, give them all the sick and maternity time off they want, let them have their flexable working hours.

    go ahead laura clawson show us constitutionalists how it all done. start you utopia business. oh you say we already have one, its called federal government. nice try.

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  28. RedHeadedTexan

    January 15th, 2013

    My first real job (one I got paid for in American money) was working as receptionist at the dorm in my little state college. I made 35 cents an hour. Not heavy work, I answered the phone, put up the mail, locked up at night (yes folks back in the Dark Ages they locked the girls up at night) and worked all summer so I could buy a typewriter. And I went to school, too Graduated with honors. :)

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  29. Dadof3

    January 15th, 2013

    Way to go ReadHeadedTexan!

    As to Ms Clawson and those of her ilk? I’d like them to hear the question: Why don’t you start a business and show them how it’s done?

    And I mean every time they jump on businesses.

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