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We know Democrats believe in voting for a living. But I never expected one to actually come out and say it so succinctly.
Not right: A min. wage-earning single parent of two must work 50 hrs/week to escape poverty. http://t.co/QafnNscfql— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 7, 2015
Hard work is what exactly? Overrated? Too hard? Not worth it?
Only somebody who's never held a Real Job in his life could believe such nonsense.
.@CoryBooker Working hard to escape poverty is overrated, amirite?!— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) May 7, 2015
When I started out, I worked a helluva lot more than 40 hours per week.
As a matter of fact, I still do.
No wonder I'm not a Democrat.
Take it away James Franco!
All I know is that when I needed McDonald's, McDonald's was there for me. When no one else was.
In 1996, I moved to Los Angeles from Palo Alto at age 18 to study English at UCLA. I soon realized that half the city was working in the movie industry and the other half was trying to get into it, and because I hadn't applied to the theater department as an incoming freshman, I would have to wait two years to even apply.
Someone asked me if I was too good to work at McDonald's. Because I was following my acting dream despite all the pressure not to, I was definitely not too good to work at McDonald's. I went to the nearest Mickey D's and was hired the same day.
I was given the late shift drive-thru position. I wore a purple visor and purple polo shirt and took orders over a headset.
After a month, they allowed me to work the front counter during the day.
After three months of working at McDonald's, I booked a Super Bowl commercial for Pizza Hut. Because it was for the Super Bowl, it was very elaborate: a computer-generated Elvis singing and serving the new Deep Dish pizza. From that point on, I could support myself through acting.
I was treated fairly well at McDonald's. If anything, they cut me slack. And, just like their food, the job was more available there than anywhere else.
And the rest, as they say, is history. From humble beginnings, great things can be accomplished.
"Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as a result of
— Booker T. Washington
I doubt Cory Booker has ever set foot in a McDonald's, let alone worked the late shift at the drive-thru. What the hell does he know about "not right?"
"Not right" is counting on McDonald's as a career. Not that it isn't honest work, and if you can live off the salary, great. But entry-level jobs are just that, entry-level and the goal isn't to spend the rest of your life flipping burgers.
Hard work is the stepping stone to success.
Unless, of course, you're an affirmative action hire at a guilty white liberal law firm. Then you're just an out-of-touch putz pretending to stand up for The Little Guy. Except he's probably working his butt off right now and he isn't actually interested in what senators playing pundit on Twitter have to say.
Oh, who am I kidding? That preening senator and his cronies are going to
promise their gullible
suckers voters a quick path to
Easy Street. No work required. Just vote Democrat, and sit back while
the wealth redistribution rolls in.
It's unsustainable in the long run of course. But they don't care. By the
time "the long run" hits they'll be rich and retired. All the suckers who
bought their bullshit? Not so much.
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