ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is one of the leading proponents of so called “living wage” legislation. Interestingly enough, they requested an exemption to California’s minimum wage laws back in 1995. What was their rationale?
“According to ACORN, this adverse impact will be manifested in two ways: first, ACORN will be forced to hire fewer workers; second, its workers, if paid the minimum wage, will be less empathetic with ACORN’s low and moderate income constituency and will therefore be less effective advocates.”
Umm, and this doesn’t apply to any other business? Un-frickin-believable that they had the gall to try to get around the very negative consequences that they were responsible for bringing about! This is tantamount to them saying, “Yes, what we campaign for is bad for both businesses and workers, but we wouldn’t have any reason for existing if we told the truth, so help us out…”
Luckily, the court ruled against them. Still, how could anyone take that organization seriously when they attempted to get around the very thing they were trying to accomplish? More details here.