Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Missouri Values

So last night I see another Claire McCaskill ad (you know, the lady complaining about Jim Talent's negative ads, but I digress)....

The ad says

Jim Talent talks a lot about Missouri Values..... but he voted 8 times against increasing the minimum wage.

Then they throw his salary ($165K) up there, and say again

8 times* against increasing the minimum wage. Does that sound like Missouri Values to you?

* her website says 10 in some places, 11 in others

Well, in a word.... yes.

Missouri values government staying out of contractual agreements between its citizens, especially the Federal Government. Missouri values working for your wages. Missouri values the jobs that don't go away when government demands an arbitrary minimum compensation.

Question: Will McCaskill make less money than Talent if she wins? No, she just promises to mess with the free market and force people to pay more than the market would naturally bear.

Worried about jobs going overseas? Setting a higher minimum wage encourages it. Makes us less competetive.

But McCaskill, like most modern-day Democrats, sees it differently. It's like the parent who tries to buy love from his/her children by not teaching them responsibility and discipline, but by buying them whatever they want. Missourians want higher wages. Everyone wants higher wages. I'm from the government, and I'm going to give it to you if you vote for me. This promotes government reliance and a sense of entitlement.

It's the opposite of what one famous Democrat said long ago. It's "ask not what you can do for your country, but demand that your country do for you!"

Those are not Missouri values. Missouri does not value socialism.

Missouri values American culture. Missouri values the second amendment.

Yup, sounds like Jim Talent's values are much more in line with Missouri Values.

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