Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So, God and Moses are sitting around, discussing politics.

This sounds like the setup line in a bad joke about religion or politics or both. I wish this were a joke, but it isn’t. Here is the real story. God and Moses are starring together in a political ad on television in Colorado, in which they are discussing the concept of an increase in the minimum wage. I haven’t seen the ad, but from the sound of it, they apparently hate the idea of giving minimum wage earners any more money than what they get now. This is in spite of the fact that the national minimum wage hasn’t been raised in years at a time when corporate profits are going through the roof, along with CEO compensation packages, and in a number of states, a single worker earning the minimum wage for the year qualifies that person as being below the poverty line. I guess God may have changed His mind about tending to the poor and looking out for other people’s needs and all that.

So, talk about putting words in someone’s mouth. You can’t get any more presumptuous than putting words in The Creator’s mouth.

Again, I have to say, how do these people live with themselves?

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