Captain! What You Say?

Well I’m aware that the guy must do his work
But the piledriver man drove me berserk.

- Captain Sensible, Wot?

So Captain Capitalism writes about this piece on the Huffington Post -

Minnesota raised its minimum wage by 75 cents to $8 last week — the first increase in the state since 2009.

An owner of the café claimed the 35-cent fee was a way of “thumbing my nose at the law change,” according to CBS-affiliate WCCO.

“Shame on your protest over over a small increase in pay required by law,” wrote Facebook user Terry Edgar in a one-star review. “Hopefully customers will not continue to patronize your cheapskate establishment.”

By Wednesday evening, the café’s most recent Facebook post, a photo of huevos rancheros slathered in cilantro salsa, had 94 comments, most of them berating the restaurant’s owners for refusing to pay its employees a living wage.

I’m just going to quote Cappy summing it up in his own inimitable way…

Now you,
me,
and anybody with half a f*cking brain knows that this is merely a play on words

That no matter how they break down the bill ALL OF THE EXPENSES HAVE TO BE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER!

It’s always been that way.
It will always be that way.
And if it stops being that way, then the company goes bankrupt because it’s NO LONGER PROFITABLE.

And that’s what so many people just don’t get. Go read the “galactical stupidity” (as CC aptly put it) of the comments. The vast amount of ignorance on display is breathtaking. Not just ignorance, but willful, smug ignorance. They don’t get it, and they don’t want to get it.

You can’t talk to a leftist Progressive Democrat like you would to anyone else. No matter what you say, they can’t or won’t to understand it.

What you say: “Hey, if the minimum wage is raised, then businesses have to pay more in costs, and then have to charge customers more money to cover those costs.”

What they hear: “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.”

They’re invulnerable to matching up cause and effect. Consider this comment from the above-linked CBS article -

“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one customer wrote on Facebook.

How did the minimum wage increase come about? People voted for politicians who would enact it. Which people voted this way? The same people that eat in restaurants affected by the wage hike. They vote for the piledriver man to work on the street, then complain about the noise.

They are on the way to destruction. And taking us with them.

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Posted on August 8, 2014, in Economic$ and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What you say: “Hey, if the minimum wage is raised, then businesses have to pay more in costs, and then have to charge customers more money to cover those costs.”

    What they hear: “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.”

    I feel like such a nerd for getting that. And yet, it makes perfect sense. They are so insulated from reality that we might as well have entirely different forms of communication.

    [Of course, the idea that any species which communicated like that could achieve any level of civilization is utterly ridiculous.]

    • Of course, the idea that any species which communicated like that could achieve any level of civilization is utterly ridiculous

      Progressives communicate like that. How much civilization have they built?

      What you say: “Hey, if the minimum wage is raised, then businesses have to pay more in costs, and then have to charge customers more money to cover those costs.”

      What they hear: “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.”

      I feel like such a nerd for getting that

      So you caught the hidden Zero Wing reference in there?

  2. “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.”

    Priceless. Not long ago I was having breakfast with some friends from my church and the subject of the conversation moved to health insurance/Obamacare and how employers are cutting hours rather then providing benefits.

    One fellow said “Why don’t they just pay for health insurance?”. I replied with: “Because they do not have the luxury of being able to print money.”

    Why is it so hard for so many people to understand this simple concept?

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