Virginia Republicans’ Favorite for 2017 Governor: “there are NO positive benefits of min wage laws”


    Another great – albeit completely insane – quote by “Crazy Cooch” from his Facebook page: “And given the rabid spread of the notion of $15/hour minimum wage laws (coming to the D.C. ballot in 2016), Milton has some things to say (summary: there are NO positive benefits of min wage laws).” Of course, that’s utter idiocy, no truth to it whatsoever, and really a throwback to the late 1800s, back in the good ol’ days (for right wingers like Cooch et al) of sweatshops, no minimum wages, etc, etc. Oh, and for good measure, Cooch has some similarly brain dead advice for Pope Francis: “I think the Pope needs to watch a little Milton Friedman…”

    Just remember, Crazy Cooch was nominated not once but twice by Virginia Republicans, first for Attorney General and then for Governor. Also remember, this guy is by far the favorite for their party’s gubernatorial nomination in 2017 as well. It says a great deal about that party – nothing good, though.

    • Cooch cites a group that is basically one guy, Harry C. Alford, who “has received $800,000 from ExxonMobil” since 1998s and is “also been funded by the tobacco industry.” For more on this fossil fuel front group, see National Black Chamber Of Commerce Joins Oil Industry’s Op-Ed Campaign Against EPA Climate Plan: Exxon-Funded Outfit Peddles Debunked Studies To Dispute Clean Power Plan’s Benefit For Blacks And Hispanics. Basically, this group is the dregs of the dregs, so of course Cooch cites it as “evidence” in support of his insane view that we should do nothing about fossil-fueled, catastrophic global warming, while continuing to subsidize the anti-free-market fossil fuel industry for many more years to come.

    • Jim B

      Just how much would businesses pay if there weren’t any min wage? Would everyone then lower their prices accordingly and except the same profits? I guess there would be some who would and probably more who wouldn’t.

      It goes without saying that “cooch” is a sorry excuse for a human being.  

    • Matt_H

      How about repealing the state’s right-to-work law, and then we can talk about a free-market, negotiated approach to wage parity?