TheBlaze's national security adviser Buck Sexton on Wednesday said Americans can expect to hear the term "wage justice" more frequently in the months to come.
"You can usually tell what the left is up to based upon the language they use," he said while guest hosting Glenn Beck's radio program. "One that I've been seeing more and more now -- and I think it's in preparation for some of the political initiatives that are underway -- is 'wage justice.' Saw this in a New York Times piece just yesterday, that 'wage justice is on the menu.' Oh, so clever, New York Times."
Sexton said that while conservatives tend to discuss topics in a dry manner, often beginning sentences with phrases like, "In the words of Milton Friedman," the left uses slogans that "evoke a certain imagery and lead to you certain conclusions, as misleading as they may be and as false and fraught with lies as they may be."
"You can get a bunch of people who haven't read a newspaper in a long time, get them together and say, 'We are the 99 percent,'" he remarked. "You get them to mobilize around an idea, and once you have a mobilized group, you can deploy them for whatever political ends you seek."
Sexton said in the case of "wage justice," there is an effort to make fast food workers get a $15 an hour minimum wage.
"Wage justice for ... those who work in the restaurant industry is fascinating because it ties into many other issues as well," he said. "You really can't talk about the food industry in this country ... without immediately tripping into some immigration discussions. More specifically, illegal immigration discussions."
Sexton said wages in the food industry are heavily suppressed by the large numbers of illegal immigrants working in the field, but instead of tackling illegal immigration, the left wants to mandate a certain wage that "all the rest of us have to pay for" through higher prices at restaurants.
"First they have to get some sort of deferred status," Sexton predicted. "And what will happen, 'wage justice' will determine that these newly-created U.S. permanent residents ... will [partially fill the role] of unions again. They'll be demanding certain wages. This will of course push up the price of going out to eat, whether it's at a fancy pants restaurant or the Olive Garden or wherever it is."
Sexton said the left will do all it can to make the issue about "justice" and "fairness" because "they won't ever want the American people to figure out ... that wages have been so suppressed in the service industry because of the massive waves of illegal immigration."
"It's because of illegal immigration that you have such pressure for entry-level jobs in restaurants, in hotels. ... Because they're 'in the shadows' they take what they can get, they get what they can get from the state, and that's it. Many are paid under the table as well in cash."
"All of this violation of law, but nobody is paid paying attention," Sexton concluded. "And all the rest of us have to pay for that because they've made the free market fail when it comes to labor in this instance. So just get ready for wage justice, my friends. It's coming."
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