Karen Handel’s opposition to a livable wage is essentially victim blaming

In a recent debate for a Georgia House seat, GOP Karen Handel said “I do not support a livable wage.” Handel missed the mark completely, and here’s why:

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QT Proves High Wages Are Feasible And Better For Business

“It’s a big country. The costs of living, especially housing, vary widely in America from state to state and city to city.” “Private industry and the free market are already taking care of it.” “It would eliminate jobs.” “It would reduce the incentive for low-wage workers to get an education and move up to a…

SOTW Roundup: 6/1/2014 – 6/7/2014

  In the near future, this roundup may change a little bit. In an effort to attract more listeners, readers and followers, the SOTW gang will be exploring different marketing strategies. By “marketing strategies” I mean “desperate attempts to sucker in listeners.” Coming up on Year 5, it’s high time we go the full nine…

SOTW Roundup: 5/18/2014 – 5/24/2014

Memorial Day is Monday, which means those of us who do not have shitty jobs get a three-day weekend! For the first time in my life, I work at a place that gives me weekends and holidays off. What a novel concept. At any rate, Memorial Day is all about remembering those died serving our…

SOTW Roundup: 4/27/2014 – 5/3/2014

Earlier this week, my grandfather passed away just a month shy of his 93rd birthday. He was among the greatest men of the Greatest Generation. Yet, the word “great” doesn’t do the man justice. He had great stories about the Great Depression, World War II, how he met up with my grandmother before leaving for…

SOTW Roundup: 6/16/2013 – 6/22/2013

If you take a peek at last week’s Roundup, you’ll notice that the intro monologue was deleted. For reasons I cannot get into, it had to be done. What I can tell you is the underlying issue that caused the shit storm that prompted the removable of the monologue: alcohol abuse. Those of you that…