The first thing that popped into my mind was when Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
Check out this craziness:
The "resistance warriors" are coming.
From The Associated Press
Hundreds of liberal candidates, most running in state and municipal elections this fall, are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party's left flank intensifies in its push to seize control of Congress, statehouses and local governments across the country.
They are excited. They are angry. And animated by opposition to President Donald Trump, they are ready to fight any calls to moderate their liberal passions.
"We're at a moment when we need to be unapologetic," said Greg Edwards, one of a half dozen Democrats running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 7th district, which is considered a prime pickup opportunity for his party.
An "ardent" supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the last presidential election, Edwards wants a single-payer health care system, universal preschool, "debt-free" college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage. And he knocks "centrists" in his own party who may be willing to compromise their liberal values to get elected.
Let me burst the bubble if I can. "Debt-Free" college is one of the most misleading statements I've ever heard. The idea of free collage may sound good to today's youth but what they are overlooking is the simple fact that nothing is quote unquote "free", someone has to pay for it and that someone is the American taxpayer. How much would everyone's taxes have to go up to fund such an endeavor? Let us not forget to mention that not everyone could attend a "free" college simply because their simply isn't enough schools for everyone to attend ... that is unless more are built, which again the cost would fall on the taxpayer.
When it comes to a $15 minimum wage ... well I defer to Roasanne, "...cause you’re a goodhearted person who can’t do simple math."
Let me try to explain it to you simply. If a certain department in a company is allocated $30 an hour for a labor and is run by three $10 dollars an hour workers an increase of $15 and hour would likely cause this to happen. Since the budget for that department is $30 it would be safe to assume that the company would now only be able to afford to keep two workers on staff instead of three. That means that one employee would loose their job while the remaining two would have to work much harder to replace the productivity of the now absent worker. Likewise if a company simply couldn't make do with the reduction in labor it would be forced to raise the cost of their products or services to compensate for the wage increases.
So to put it simply a $15 minimum wage would lead to mass unemployment, mass inflation, or both therefore nullifying the increase in wages .
Let us not overlook the fact that all the present $15 an hour employees will demand an increase in their pay simply because they would now be earning minimum wage. I think we can all see the domino effect that would have.
This collection of energized Democrats, described as "resistance warriors" by organizers, is convinced that their party will lose this fall if it doesn't embrace a broad slate of uncompromising progressive candidates who deliver "an Elizabeth Warren-style economic populist message," said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which coordinated this week's gathering along with the Sanders-backed Our Revolution.
"Not only can you run on your values and win, but it is necessary to do so in some of these red districts," Green said.
Liberal icons Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will headline a program that's designed to give lesser-known Democratic candidates at all levels a crash course on winning in the Trump era.
Participants will learn how to look good on television, find donors, design websites and, perhaps most importantly, develop a message around progressive economic priorities. The progressive movement's most aggressive allies are expected to be on hand: groups such as Indivisible, Planned Parenthood and the AFL-CIO.
Boy, they still don't understand why they lost do they?
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