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Keith Ellison gets emoji happy with ‘then vs. now’ #RaiseTheWage graphics

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Keith Ellison gets emoji happy with ‘then vs. now’ #RaiseTheWage graphics

http://twitter.com/#!/ScottLofquist/status/520584446479589376

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is on a #RaiseTheWage crusade again today:

Today is National Minimum Wage Day. Why do we need to #RaiseTheWage? The federal minimum wage hasn’t kept up with the cost of basic goods.

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

The minimum wage in 1968 was $1.60 an hour—$10.56 in 2014 dollars—but the current minimum wage is only $7.25 an hour. pic.twitter.com/XngTIFoFbH

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

Average cost of some goods increased, but the purchasing power of the minimum wage dropped. Here’s what #RaiseTheWage means in emojis.

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

If there was too much mathy stuff in those three tweets, the liberal Democrat tried to make the point, emoji-style:

If you worked an hour in a minimum wage job in 1968, you could afford 🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞, but in 2014 you can afford 🍞🍞🍞

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

If you worked an hour in a minimum wage job in 1968, you could afford ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️, but in 2014 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️.

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

If you worked an hour in a minimum wage job in 1968, you could afford 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫, but in 2014 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫.

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

If you worked an hour in a minimum wage job in 1968, you could afford 🍔🍔🍔, but in 2014 you can afford 🍔. #RaiseTheWage

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

We must #RaiseTheWage so working families can afford basic needs. Find out how much your favorite emoji cost in 1968 and tweet it out!

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 10, 2014

Is there an emoji to depict what can be afforded by unpaid interns?

On the other side of the coin:

@NoahCRothman If you worked an hour in 1968 you could be drafted, breath asbestos or leaded gas emissions, or be bombed by Bill Ayres.

— mitrebox (@mitrebox) October 10, 2014

@NoahCRothman which is inflation which u r governing have lied & said is none & taxes, bought new car 1971 for $2100 @DCCC @GOP @TPMFL

— fedup52 (@fedup52) October 10, 2014

@NoahCRothman This applies to all monetary value. The guy's just a professional whiner.

— Deborah Clarkson (@Dc37Deborah) October 10, 2014

@keithellison @moorehn if they stopped eroding the purchasing power of the $ then we wouldn't have these prob as severely as we do

— Wesley Harr (@Wesley_Harr) October 10, 2014

@keithellison adults shouldn't be working minimum wage jobs. You can be unskilled and work an assembly line for $12 an hour.

— Joshua (@joshwarren1984) October 10, 2014

I was behind someone in Walgreens the other day and they were buying a $4.29 bag of chips w/SNAP. Stuff your #RaiseTheWage @keithellison

— Scott Lofquist ن (@ScottLofquist) October 10, 2014

@ScottLofquist @keithellison 7-11 he hauls out EDBT card buys 3 cookies $4 didn't have 2 earn it spend away #RaiseTheWage u raise benies

— fedup52 (@fedup52) October 10, 2014

.@keithellison 👉👌

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 10, 2014

@keithellison How much did it cost a Democrat bundler in 1968 to get an investigation stopped and his son promoted? 😂😂😂🐀🐀🐀🎱🎱🎱🙈🙉🙊💃💃💃#tcot

— Brian (@McSorley64) October 10, 2014

@NoahCRothman I don't have enough fingers to figure this out. Maybe drink less coffee if your job sucks, I don't know.

— Matt Whiskey (@CincyMatty) October 10, 2014

This is NOT the “solution” Ellison’s looking for:

So cut taxes. MT @keithellison: hour in a minimum wage job in 68, you could afford ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️, in 2014 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

— Giles (@GilesMcK) October 10, 2014

Perish the thought!

Did Ellison factor in SNAP benefits? Maybe there’s no emoji for that either.

At least they treat us like adults. pic.twitter.com/ZRO1XgJTRu

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 10, 2014

@NoahCRothman I, for one, refuse to devolve to hieroglyphics.

— Hugo Hackenbush (@MangyLover) October 10, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/10/what-say-you-unpaid-interns-keith-ellison-gets-emoji-happy-with-raisethewage-comparisons/

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