Nearly every time someone suggests raising the minimum wage, some ass always smugly chimes in with “Yeah, but do you want to pay $10 for a McDonald’s cheeseburger? I don’t think so.”

Which is true. Most people would not, in fact, pay $10 for a McDonald’s cheeseburger.

The thing is, this is not something I or anyone else has to ever worry about. Guess why? Because if McDonald’s charged more than anyone was actually willing to pay for a cheeseburger, no one would buy them and they wouldn’t make any money, period.

But, my friends, this is how these corporations hold us hostage.

Think about this for a second. Nike pays its mistreated and abused sweatshop workers in Indonesia about 50 cents an hour, and still rarely charges less than $100 for their sneakers. Often they’re over $300.

Diamonds are technically free, naturally occurring objects, mined by actual slaves, and I’d say diamonds–even blood diamonds–are still pretty damned expensive.

Do you think J. Crew charges less because they use sweatshops ? Have you looked a J. Crew catalog recently?

liberalsarecool:

memegop:

On today’s edition of “Is Anything Too Stupid For Fox?”
 ‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

FOX has nothing but contempt for the mythical Obama they created to motivate their racist viewers.

liberalsarecool:

memegop:

On today’s edition of “Is Anything Too Stupid For Fox?”

 ‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

FOX has nothing but contempt for the mythical Obama they created to motivate their racist viewers.

vietnamwarera:

Barracks for 1st Signal Brigade, Tropo Hill, Pleiku.

vietnamwarera:

Barracks for 1st Signal Brigade, Tropo Hill, Pleiku.

fnhfal:

Syrian civil war 

addictinginfo:

9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage To $15

Photo from 15 Now

Photo from 15 Now

In January, the town of Seatac, Washington, put in to effect a new $15 per hour Minimum Wage. No ramp ups, no tiered implementation. One day it was the state standard,…

politicalprof:

guardian:

Watch one man’s attempt to beat the tube between two stations of the London underground - on his own two feet

Politicalprof: Try it between Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road. You can totally do it. I can’t … but you can!

republicanidiots:

genocidershodan:

All Republicans are white…
image

All Republicans are men…
image

All Republicans are white, middle aged men…
image

All republicans are evil bigots…
image

Revised:  1 Republican isn’t white.  1 Republican isn’t a man. 1 Republican isn’t an evil bigot.  Better now? 

beingliberal:

A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, was killed and another was wounded during an ambush late Friday night at the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County.A $75,000 reward is offered - let us guess, white, middle-age, male, National Rifle Association member who is against any gun laws ?
politicalprof:

So FOX doesn’t think 160 airstrikes constitute military action against ISIS. Just FYI.
ht: AM

politicalprof:

So FOX doesn’t think 160 airstrikes constitute military action against ISIS. Just FYI.

ht: AM

demnewswire:

Time Went By

West Texas. 2005. Young boys at a state run school are sexually abused. When a local investigation lags, a Texas Ranger notifies Attorney General Greg Abbot asking him to investigate. Abbott does nothing. Eleven months go by, sixteen more incidents of abuse and neglect take place. But Abbott didn’t pursue the case. What insider was Greg Abbott covering up for this time?

WendyDavisTexas.com | Store | Contribute | Facebook | Twitter