A post Friday on Young Philly Politics noted a little bit of trickery by everyone’s favorite political party, the Greens:
Along Chestnut St, there are a number of people with petitions. They are asking people on the street to sign a petition to help them raise the minimum wage. Odd, I thought, considering the law was just passed and signed. ¶ Turns out, they are actually people from the Green Party, and the signatures are not a petition to raise the minimum wage, but instead to get their candidate on the ballot for Senate. When my politically aware friend inquired why they were asking people to sign a petition to raise the minimum wage, they said, “welllll, our guy would raise the minimum wage even higher.”
Raise the minimum wage? Eh, they can do better than that. (And, even better, the law’s already been passed.) Here’s a tip: Start saying it’s a petition saying puppies should be cute or a supporting a law banning, say, murder. Hell, I’ll sign that one.
Green Party Dopes [Young Philly Politics]
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