BREAKING: Someone on CNBC worked minimum wage once!
Today on CNBC, which I was watching to distract myself from the emotional heft of the Michael Jackson memorial, Rebecca Jarvis had two think tank analysts going “Head 2 Head” on the minimum wage increase, pitting the Hudson Institute’s Diana Furchgott-Roth against David Min of the Center for American Progress. (Now that is what I call edifying: two career emissaries from the most insular and plutocracy-beholden subsector of the insular and plutocracy-beholden Washington establishment holding forth on the pros and cons of a miniscule increase in the living standards of poor folks so uncontroversial and indeed, beneficial to the very plutocracy who, struck by the sudden realization that plunging “demand” was not a problem that could be trusted to marketing department this quarter, allowed the Washington establishment to pass it into law already.)
But anyway, about 4:40 in Furchgott-Roth, who is such a fearsome intellect George W. Bush appointed her chief economist at his very favorite agency the Department of Labor, haughtily tells her little bleeding-heart adversary (who cut his communist teeth serving as chief banking policy adviser to noted social justice crusader Chuck Schumer) “You’ve obviously never run a restaurant, David.” Oh no she did not!
Anyway as it turns out David Min has worked in food service, although his Confucian work ethic was evidently not sufficient to propel him to the upper echelons of restaurant management, which explains his communism. Still, what a stupid display of stupid arrogance, Lady Diana! You’ve obviously never run a restaurant either, so “what is your point” as Michael Steele would say?