Democrats Use Minimum Wage to Kill Small Businesses

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from The Rush Limbaugh Show,

TODD: The minimum wage, without what you would consider, you know, the equal and opposite insistence upon a minimum effort… Notice that never enters the equilibrium of the discussion? It’s been… The minimum wage has been discussed forever on Rush’s show, and lots of lessons about that. Rush has said many times that what the Democrats want to do is raise the minimum wage as an assault on small business.

They’ve said as much this week. A Democrat congressman from California said, we don’t want small businesses. So a Democrat, yeah, he’s let that out of the bag. He’s admitted it. So here’s an example perfectly laid out in a See, I Told You So moment. This is over the weekend on CNN …

TODD: … So here’s Rush. Now, this is less than a month ago, you guys.

January 29th. And this is El Rushbo explaining the Democrats’ true desire is to attack these small businesses, like, you know, Amazon and Target, they didn’t get locked down. Right? Rush said that they want to eliminate them because the truth is that the Democrats have become the party of Big Business.

RUSH: A question, ladies and gentlemen. How many millions of jobs will be lost if the Democrats raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour? The national, a federal minimum wage. Not state. Not neighborhood. Not city. Not local. Federal minimum wage. Because back on Tuesday, the Democrats introduced a bill that would raise the minimum wage nationally to $15 an hour over five years.

It would more than double the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

… which, again, will not hit until 2025. If $15 an hour is what’s needed, why not do it this year? Why have to wait ’til 2025? And if $15 an hour is good, why not $20?

“Okay, you like $20. What about $25 an hour?” Okay, what about $35 an hour?

“No, no, no, that’s too much.”

At that point, you pounce, and you say, “Why? Why is 35 too much when 30 isn’t? Why is $35 too much when $25 isn’t?” and they will not have an answer for you. Some will, actually, and the answer they have will make your point. “Well, I mean that’s just too much to mandate that somebody be paid for that before you know whether they’re worth.”


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