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  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez: “Biblical Teachings” Call For A Minimum Wage Increase

    U.S. labor secretary Thomas Perez took a page out of John Kerry’s crazy book Wednesday when he erroneously claimed that Obama’s persistent efforts to raise the minimum wage is representative of Biblical teachings and religious beliefs.

    During a speech at the AFL-CIO’s “Raising Wages” summit, Perez passionately argued that the fight for federally-mandated minimum wage increases is a spiritual one as much as it is legislative.

    “This is really about biblical teachings,” Perez said. “This is about what is taught in the Quran and what is in the Torah and what we learn about making sure we ‘do unto others.’”

    “Take the Bible and rip up every page that has a reference to the need to help the poor and the underserved, and the Bible turns into, like, a Newsweek magazine,” he continued. ”And that’s what this is about. This is about who we are as a nation.”

    Turns out, Perez likes to use religious language when arguing for the expansion of government into the free market. In September 2013, Perez told another AFL-CIO audience that “As I grew older, I grew to conclude that it was not God’s will that people who work a 40-hour week should live in poverty.”

    To suggest that the Bible’s major theme, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is for bureaucrats to redistribute wealth is replete with theological errors, to say the least. In any event, why is it okay for liberals to push for socialist policies under the rubric of Scripture, but it is forbidden of conservatives to quote the Bible or any other moral teaching when the issues of same-sex marriage and abortion arise?

    Both houses of Congress are now controlled by Republicans, thankfully. So the likelihood that Obama would ever get the chance to sign a minimum wage increase bill into law are slim to none.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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