No D.C. bargain for Wal-Mart
Raynard Jackson | 7/31/2013, 10:27 a.m.
The only reason a person opens a business is to make a profit. Period. Not to pay a “livable wage,” but to make a profit. You not being able to raise your family on the wages your employer is paying is not their issue. Before one starts a family, one must be able to financially afford a family.
Creating and raising a family is a personal matter between the parties involved and employers should not have to bear the burden of the private choices one makes. This is a central tenant of liberalism – you make a private choice; and if things don’t work out, they will find a way to get you relief from some other source that had no involvement with your original choice.
D.C. is the personification of a liberal approach to addressing the high unemployment rate within the minority community. The very people they are attempting to help are the ones who are hurt the most by their policies. But in liberalism, it’s the thought that counts.
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his website, http://www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at raynard1223.