• Dem. Rep. Keith Ellison Put Forth the DUMBEST Rationale For Raising the Minimum Wage

    Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison proved, in one rant, just how laughably unserious the logic for raising the minimum wage is.

    Let’s forget for one moment that wherever minimum wages have been raised, from Seattle to Los Angeles, they fail to produce the near-perfect results the braindead liberals who push wage increases want to achieve.

    Let us also forget for one moment that a mere 3.3 million out of the nation’s 75.9 million hourly-paid workers actually make the federal minimum wage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    With that said, Ellison says raising the minimum wage would at once solve the problem of police violence and crime in America’s urban cities.

    “This is going to help the issue of racial justice, too,” Ellison said Sunday on This Week. “Huge percentages of black and Latino people are making below the minimum wage and I believe this is fueling part of the problems we’ve been seeing in urban America, with issues around bad interactions with police and community.”

    “If you raise people’s pay,” Ellison says,” give them a livable wage, they are not going to have all these negative reactions.”

    Wow. What a load of crap.

    Baltimore man Freddie Gray was a heroin dealer who resisted arrest. And his death may have been the result of him wigging out in the police transport van he was riding in. And the idiots who burned down Baltimore businesses, homes, and, vehicles were a bunch of lowlife thugs who were given “space to destroy.”

    But according to Rep. Ellison, if drug dealers like Freddie Gray or wanna be gangstas like Michael Brown or the rioters and looters in Ferguson and Baltimore were just paid a “livable wage,” they wouldn’t have acted the way they did.

    This is bull.

    Black people and a lawless pathology are the reason we see violent interactions with the police. The common denominator between minority arrests and police-invlolved deaths is not a low income–it’s because black people commit a lot of crimes and they tend to resist arrest when being apprehended.

    Michael Brown resisted arrest. Eric Garner resisted arrest. Freddie Gray also resisted arrest. Yes, it is true that these are highly publicized police-involved deaths of unarmed black men. And it’s also true that these three men would be alive if they hadn’t (a) committed a crime and (b) resisted arrest.

    Paying people more money per hour won’t solve the larger problem of black America’s culture of criminality and contempt for police.

    Rep. Ellison has done nothing but reduce himself to being another liberal wishing to throw money at a problem and hoping that it goes away.

    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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