Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Hillary Clinton: I’m going to make sure that some employers go to jail for wage theft
Speaking at a Labor Day rally in Hampton, Ill. on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said "we’re going to go back to enforcing labor laws.
"I’m going to make sure that some employers go to jail for wage theft and all the other abuses that they engage in.
“And we are going to make it harder and harder to stop what should be the right of every American: to join a union and bargain collectively through that union. But, I’ll tell you, we’ve got a fight on our hands.”
“I was very proud that President Obama said today he is going to require federal contractors to provide seven days of earned paid sick leave. And he’s going to fight for paid family leave, something that I’ve been fighting for for 30 years and we’re going to get it done. It’s not right to treat working people as though they don’t have other responsibilities," Clinton said.
What complete nonsense. Does anyone think the government can simply re-write contracts with its suppliers?
If the government demands higher pay, then contractors will increase their prices. The government generates no revenue. The taxpayers will pick up the tab, as they always do.
The premise is the government knows better than businesses how to attract and retain employees. We see how effective the government is when we look at the corruption and inefficiency in the VA or the IRS.
Hillary and Obama would do well to learn from the private sector, rather than try to teach the private sector.
If liberal policies would provide more opportunities for the poor, particularly minorities, then cities that have had liberal governments for a generation would certainly be success stories, right?
So how are things going in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago and LA, where liberals have been in charge for over 40 years? Crime and shootings are up. Unemployment is up, Single mothers are the norm and education is pathetic.
We have tried the liberal approach long enough, sacrificing a generation. The minimum wage is thus the latest ill conceived policy, and again, the poor, particularly minorities will pay the price.