The cynical take on Justin Tapp’s blog post here: Employers are assholes who will do anything and everything to avoid providing decent pay and benefits; further, anything you do to attempt to force them to improve pay and benefits will ultimately backfire; so STFU, take your sub-poverty pay and crummy benefits — if you’re lucky enough to get them at all — and be happy you get even that much!
Now obviously, that’s over-the-top with the cynicism, but let’s face it: while economic conservatives are quick to tell us all why our “nanny-state” interventions on behalf of the working poor are doomed to failure, they never seem to offer viable, productive solutions to their plight. Just a long laundry list of excuses as to why we can’t and shouldn’t do anything about it (often coupled with an argument that we should do even less).
Cross-posted from G+.
I’d add that liberals and conservatives seem to agree on the stuff that comes before the first semicolon. The stuff after that is conservative thought.