Michele Bachmann given security detail over ISIL threat –

Bachmann VS. ISIS


Bachmann has been publicly critical of not only ISIL, but also Islam, calling on President Barack Obama to declare war on the religion during a speech at the conservative Value Voters Summit at the end of September.

“It’s because we have jihadists who subscribe to a radical ideology that believes dying in the name of Islam gets them to heaven,” Bachmann said. “And what we need to do is to defeat this Islamic jihad. Sadly, President Obama has the wrong prescription. He even fails to acknowledge their motivations for bringing about jihad. Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam.”
Further, she said, “And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously,” Bachmann said. “You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America.”
A spokesman for Bachmann disputed the characterization of her speech. “Politico’s blatant mischaracterization of the congresswoman’s speech at the Values Voters Summit hits a new low. It is abundantly clear to anybody who actually bothered to watch her speech that she was referring to declaring war on the Islamic State,” said Dan Kotman, the Bachmann spokesman.

She has also introduced legislation that would renounce Americans’ citizenship if they join ISIL. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has introduced similar legislation in the Senate.
Congress opted in September against taking up legislation that would deal with the ISIL threat in Iraq and Syria.
Bachmann told Newsmax in September that she was told by FBI officials that Americans involved with ISIL would be allowed to return to the United States.
“We need to ‘get a brain in the United States and wake up,’” Bachmann told Newsmax of the policy of requiring U.S. citizens only to be put on a watch list and undergo additional screening. “Because the Islamic State has been very clear about their intention. That’s why they call themselves the Islamic State. They see that the global caliphate literally goes around the world, including the United States.”
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N4TM Commentary:
Oh that’s rich! So ISIS is afraid of Mrs.Bachmann? What a shame that this congresswoman gets more attention from ISIL-AQ-IS-CIA then our own P.O.T.U.S. Hmmm, or this is a stunt to make her look strong for a GOP candidacy? She tried once.  Romney quit over less threats on his life. I don’t think there is one potential candidate who instills any fear into ISIL-AQ-IS-CIA.  So many lies from these elk.

Here’s what she really said:
(*note this is Value Voters Summit, a FRC event– ISIS/ISIL is watching the Christian Right Political groups?!)

Here’s Huffington Post and their take, including the above video that ISIL used as propaganda and threat towards Bachmann.


**I found the “true” ISIL video of Michele Bachman that Huffington didn’t quite use the whole thing… I don’t speak/read Arabic or whatever language this is scrolling. If anyone of you know how to translate add it in the comments.

Michele is correct, “This is spiritual Warfare…” (and it would do her good to find out exactly who the Yazidis are and if they are Christian. Not that I’m for what ISIS is doing to them, but they are clearly NOT Christian brothers and sisters. I’ve wrote about them in other posts)

In the same vain I would stress that our United States Government LIES so much that we the people even struggle to believe that ISIS/ISIL is truly a threat against the US. Why? Because a vast majority of thinking people believe and understand that ISIS/ISIL is a US government concoction. I believe at least that this so called group was conceptualized by the military complex, or whomever is Obama’s true boss, because frankly he’s too inept to be so brilliantly evil. Thus, when we hear of this “enemy” that also gets support from McCain and Kerry when they were used to fight Assad mere months ago, then they are killing in droves and being ALLOWED to take over Iraq and Syria; I find it hard to believe that ISIS/ISIL is really after Michele Bachmann.

Would ISIS/ISIL dare to come onto our shores and attempt any act of terror like they seem to have license to do in the middle east?

I’m inclined to believe that gun owning Americans would fight back. Obama failed to complete his mission to take our 2nd Amendment right, hence there would most definitely be a group of people who would fight back against ISIS(ISIL, et. al).

Is Bachmann truly a threat? She’s not the President, she doesn’t have the majority power in the congress or among the house of the Senate. Our Government is inept. How many others have stated greater inflammatory remarks against ISIS/ISIL? Should we believe this story?

There is a spiritual war going on, there seems to be an objective to get the Christians here in America to believe that “we” are under attack, that the “enemy” is coming for “us,” and we will be persecuted, killed, and decapitated like those in the Middle East. However, this is not entirely false, it’s true that this is on its way, but is this particular group ISIS/ISIL (Al Qaeda), the source of the coming persecution? It’s not necessarily an organic group of terrorists. What is going on is a huge psy-op trap and we have to walk circumspectly and make sure that what we are seeing and witnessing is “real.” Banners and sound effects telling us, “This is Real,” doesn’t make it so. We have to be sure. When our own government lies about everything, it lends us to believe nothing, then when it is real…we may neglect to sound the alarm. Let us be vigilant then, let us put on our whole Armor of God, and be ready.

Watch out for the “Watchmen” Franklin Graham’s call to the Guillotine

Hey Christian, be prepared for the guillotine. It appears at the last “Watchmen on the Wall” conference Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, beckoned Christians to not be “cowards” and be ready to get one’s head chopped off, and the statement was met with laughter! Here’s a short clip, the full speech will be at the end of the post. Excerpt:

Franklin Graham Calls on Pastors to Speak Out on Abortion, Homosexuality; Says’God Hates Cowards’

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
May 23, 2014|12:53 pm
Franklin Graham (Photo: The Christian Post / Sonny Hong)

Rev. Franklin Graham addressing pastors at the Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

WASHINGTON – The Rev. Franklin Graham told a large gathering of pastors on Thursday to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that “God hates cowards.”

Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based his remarks on Revelation 21:8, wherein God lists eight groups of people who will be “in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Of groups like murderers, idolaters, unbelievers, and others, the first group of persons listed were the cowardly. It was this first group that Graham focused on for his speech, titled “Standing Strong on the Controversial Issues,” at the Thursday evening session for the 2014 Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing.

“The definition of a coward: a coward will not confront an issue that needs to be confronted due to fear. That is a coward,” said Graham.

“God hates cowards. And the cowards that the Lord is referring to are the men and women who know the truth but refuse to speak it.”

In his remarks at the dinner session, Graham spoke about the need for churches to speak out against abortion and homosexuality, declaring that “you’re not going to shut me up.”

“We have a responsibility to speak on the moral issues. Abortion, homosexuality, these are moral issues. This is a free country, you can do what you want to do but I want you to know it’s a sin against God. This is a sin,” said Graham.

Graham mentioned how he has “friends who are pastors” who say they want to preach the Gospel and not “become targets.”

“Well don’t you think the Lord Jesus Christ was a target?” asked Graham. “Could we get our heads chopped off? We could, maybe one day. So what? Chop it off!”


Franklin Graham’s Magazine: Decision Magazine Cover

decion magazine cover july aug 2014

Franklin Graham originally made this speech at the Watchmen on the Wall conference in Washington, D.C. in May 2014, he went on to continue his theme in his July/August Magazine. Both the FRC who sponsors the Watchmen on the Wall group and Billy Graham’s magazine feature prominent Jesuits within Evangelical circles.

Is Franklin Graham a Jesuit? I don’t know if he is one, I do know he promotes them, speaks with them, and endorses them on his website. Retried General Jerry Boykin is an open Jesuit and he was also at the Watchman on the Wall conference. Boykin is also currently the Vice President of FRC (Family Research Council). Boykin is close with CNP founder Timothy LaHaye and Skip Heitzig (Calvary Chapel).

Another blogger recently wrote about Skip Heitzig and Franklin Graham. It appears Heitzig was making comments about Franklin’s trip to a Catholic Church in Poland. You may read the full article here: Ephesians 511 Blog

The post referenced only seemed to add confirmation to my suspicions that Franklin Graham is acting as a Jesuit, leading the Christian to the guillotine. His comments are not just an exhortation to Pastors and to Christians to be more affirmative with their faith and to “not be cowards” what he’s really doing is double speak. He’s inciting Christians and thus provoking them to stand out to be beheaded. It’s not as obvious to the mundane observer, you have to know how these Jesuits behave and that what they say is always laced with deception.

The real question through all of this is Why would Franklin Graham be priming the Christian community for the guillotine? What gives him the right to instigate people to start a holy jihad? He’s been known for saying inflammable things before relating to Muslims in America. Just like his buddy, Ret. General Jerry Boykin, he’s called the Christian to get ready for “war” and to become “soldiers for Christ.” Is this God talk or is this Jesuit double speak? Jesuits swear oaths to the Pope, they pledge to lie and to mislead any and all denominations for the sake of their “mission.” Right now we have a Jesuit pope who has been meeting vigorously with Evangelicals (friends of Franklin Graham). Boykin is an avowed Jesuit himself, many on the Watchman on the Wall roster are friends with other Jesuits.

Franklin Graham was addressing Pastors and leaders at the Watchmen on the Wall conference, in his magazine he’s addressing Christians. Franklin is not exhorting us to being separate from false teachers or false doctrine, he’s implanting thoughts to stir people in regards to cultural mores that have befallen us. The world is not going to retreat and go back to shunning homosexuality, it’s not going to all of a sudden do a 180 degree turn and eliminate abortion. While Franklin Graham rubs shoulders with Mormons, Catholics, and Church of Christ Christian Cults he’s beckoning you to shout from the rooftops so that you will suffer persecution, but not persecution for holding to the Solid Foundation of Jesus Christ Only (no works, no idols, no pope, no regeneration via baptism for Salvation, no Joseph Smith was a liar and a false prophet). He and Boykin and others are militarizing Christians and getting some ready for persecution for all the wrong reasons. When their boss is the pope it’s no wonder, but you need to be aware of their tricks. Groups like Watchmen on the Wall appeal to a certain group of people who want righteous living, who are conservative, who wish America was back to the good ole’ days, but really what does the Bible tell us about these days? The days will wax worse and worse, there will be a great falling away. The Watchmen on the Wall on their very own website direct Pastors to reach across denominations, to be “bridges,” to connect with others whether or not they have sound doctrine. It’s more gathering together, widening the road to destruction, it’s not the NARROW GATE, it’s not the STRAIGHT PATH. Be warned Christian!

We are given a warning, and an exhortation, by our beloved Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on exactly why and how we will be persecuted. Is this the same warning given by Franklin Graham?

Matthew 10:22 Jesus speaking

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

PC USA Presbyterian Church of USA Votes to Redefine Marriage as Two People and allow Elders to marry same sex couples

BookofOrder2013-2015CoverPagePictureQuote from article:

“The new “authoritative interpretation” of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Book of Order gives individual pastors discretion to perform same-sex ceremonies where the practice is legal. The addition, which passed a general assembly vote 317–238, states:

teaching elders may conduct a marriage service for any such couple in the place where the community gathers for worship, so long as it is approved by the session; or in such other place as may be suitable for a service of Christian worship. In no case shall any teaching elder’s conscience be bound to conduct any marriage service for any couple except by his or her understanding of the Word, and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

The assembly also voted to change the definition of marriage in the Book of Order, the denomination’s governing constitution. The proposal changes language referring to marriage as a “civil contract between a man and a woman” to marriage as “a unique commitment between two people.”

The new definition, which must be approved by the PC(USA)’s 172 prebysteries, says in part:

Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community.

The same paragraph in the old definition reads:

Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage is a civil contract between a woman and a man. For Christian marriage is a covenant through which a man and a woman are called to live out together before God their lives of discipleship. In a service of Christian marriage a lifelong commitment is made by a woman and a man to each other, publicly witnessed and acknowledged by the community of faith.

That motion, which passed 429–175, must be approved by 87 of the denomination’s 172 presbyteries in order to be incorporated into the Book of Order in 2015.” End Quote

PC USA logoThis ‘move’ was coming, obviously, since the PC USA was the first “Church” to ordain openly gay clergy. October 10, 2011, just three years ago.

First openly gay pastor ordained in the PCUSA speaks

Source CNN. for article click above.


Naturally a schism would ensue.

Presbyterian Church schism over gay ordination splits congregations


N4TM Commentary

I read through the General Assembly’s documents over this recent vote to allow “Teaching Elders” to perform same sex weddings where it is civil law to do so. I would encourage you to read through this link and discern the terminology, the rationales presented by varying Presbyteries.

It is clear upon reading through that these so called Christians are legislating their church based on their own flesh, not on the Word of God. They are appeasing man by succumbing to the culture around them. They are justifying their actions by stating they have been a “Church” whose focus is on social justice. There is a continual theme that Jesus loved all people and was inclusive in his teaching and living. Men always refer to the breaking of bread among the heathen as justification for their acceptance and allowance of sin. The varying presbyters also clearly and repeatedly state that God’s word is left to  INTERPRETATION. This is typical of the ignorant and hedonistic church of today isn’t it? It’s all about “how you believe the word ministers to you.” Excuse me, no it’s not, God’s Word teaches God’s Word. He is clear and has spoken plainly through his prophets in the Old Testament and through his Disciples and Apostles in the New Testament. There is no grey area with God Almighty. The word of God is clearly against homosexuality and its perversion, so how then do these institutions of men justify marriage between same sex couples? You literally have to throw the bible out of your church to justify these actions, and that is exactly what they have done by scripting their own set of rules: The Book of Order, the Book of Confessions, and the Book of Common Worship. Then they make assemblies of men (and women) who meet and vote and decide to change their own rules anytime they see fit, to better coalesce with the modern society.

The PC USA has a committee that meets and determines the “Doctrinal soundness” of an issue, guess what? They see nothing Doctrinally wrong with marriage between to loving committed same sex couples. Never mind what God says will happen to these loving law abiding citizens for partaking in their homosexual lifestyle, remember the Word of God has no authority in the PC USA any more.   It’s all about how you feel about what God means because He is a wishy washy God who’s led by emotions and doesn’t have any sense of Righteousness or Holiness for that matter…(this is what they are doing by governing themselves by themselves).

Gay marriage is not a “right” and it’s not a matter of civil liberties. If it were so the LGBT community would be peachy over the 19 states (and counting) that have legitimized their sin. This has been and always be a moral issue. If it were not a moral issue then why have an entire organized religious institution make such proclamations? This assault on marriage “equality” is an assault on God’s word and His truth. The decapitation of the church body, whether it be the PC USA or any other and all other denominations, is akin to the Great Apostasy. It’s a falling away from God’s truth. There are those who would argue that these people who call themselves Christian are unregenerate, not truly born again, “Christians,” so this massive exodus of people who are falling away into false teaching were never really “from us” so they go out and don’t return. Or, one can consider that they were at some point followers of Christ and adherent to the solid gospel truths, but rather than stay true, they chose to leave the truth for a lie, and hence are heaping on for themselves false teachers and false doctrines and further teaching it to others. The truth is no longer in them and they are being turned over to reprobate minds. God himself will srnd strong delusion to those who choose the lie. Not long ago the porn industry was the only place you would see same sex acts. Now it’s on normal every day TV. Kids in elementary school are encouraged to challenge their gender identity and try on other sexualities as though it’s a new outfit. This issue of same sex marriage may be ordained right now by men and women; and sanctioned by a church, albeit a false church, however, their sanctification of sin doesn’t change God’s truth and His word about homosexuality.

This is the “Pastoral Letter” from the General Assembly out to the individual Presbyters




Search area for MH370 can now be ‘discounted’

This is a big, “No duh.”
I Googled Malaysian plane to see what the latest is on this story and it appears Capitan Obvious disseminated the same story to all the news outlets: tell them “the plane is now believed to not be in the area where the pings were heard.”

It would be funny if it wasn’t down right injustice for the family members who have been continually mislead and emotionally raped this entire time of this so called “search.”

Planes don’t disappear. The world’s governments know what happened.

“I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.”

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag Christian pregnant woman sentenced to death Marriage photo A 27 year old Graduate of the School of Medicine at Khartoum University and lifelong Christian, Meriam Yehay Ibrahim  Ishag, also, 8 months pregnant; has been sentenced to death for “Apostasy.”

She’s lived her whole life as an Orthodox Christian in a Muslim country, the Sudan, her charge of Apostasy is apostasy against Islam for marrying a Christian and having two children by him. She has a 20 month old in jail with her and she is currently 8 months pregnant.

“Implying that her sentence might be annulled or reduced if she converted to Islam, the Public Order Court information, Mrs Ibrahim she had until tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, 2014 to pursue this option.

As of Thursday 5/15/14, “Meriam stoically refused to forsake Christianity, her lifelong faith, and the religion of the mother who raised her. Agence France Presse (AFP) described how just prior to her sentencing, “an Islamic religious leader spoke with her in the caged dock for about 30 minutes,”— likely one last ditch effort to convince Meriam to renounce her Christian faith, and become a Muslim. But despite the possibility of having her sentenced reduced, perhaps even annulled by “accepting Islam,” Meriam refused this coercive conversion, and calmly told the presiding Sharia judge the objective truth:

I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.

In response, Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa, addressing Meriam by her father’s Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah, rendered his Sharia-based punishment sentence:

We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged.

Judge Khalifa also sentenced Meriam to 100 lashes for “adultery.” Source: PJ Media: article written by: Andrew Bostom

N4TM Commentary:

I came across this story in several sources:

Al Jazeera



NY Daily News


And they all say the same thing. The story from a Christian perspective is interesting and troubling. It is weird how these stories across so many different platforms all have the same basic information and nothing more. I t reminded me of the Christian in Iran who is being held. With great fervor the “International Christian Community” at large rallied behind him and still do to get him released.  I have found few details about who he (really) is, why he was there (the real answer), and why he’s not being released. It seems like they instantly become political toy things once the media catches wind of their situation. Obama is not in a rush to rescue the Christian, Saeed Abedini, from within Iran. Nor will Obama, especially not for a female, move any swifter on behalf of Meriam’s release. There was a terror attack in Kenya overnight, their day, and the recent cause with a hashtag to bring kidnapped Nigerian girls back to their homes is failing as well is more evidence of the constant turmoil taking place in Africa. Africa, specifically the ‘Horn’ of Africa, that held the old names like Kush and Phut, should give us pause. I always take note of the  happenings over there even if I don’t always write about them. This young lady may be hung already as her sentence is now more than 24 hours old. I think she was very brave in what she said. I had happened to be doing a study yesterday on another brave young woman, Esther, then also looking into areas in the Bible that mention the Holy Spirit and his role. I came across this verse before pulling together this post on Meriam:

8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12:8-12

Most recent update on Saeed Abedini: Fox News


**As always, Links are not to be considered as “endorsements” but rather for informational purposes only.

**please don’t give me the speel about “Orthodox” are not true Christians. I’ve heard it before and this article is not to debate doctrinal lines but to relay news that is happening in our world. “Christians” are being attacked in many nations and I believe it is going to reach the shores of the US one day. It would behoove you to pay attention to these stories now rather than shove one’s pretentious nose in the air and disregard human life because they’re not of your particular ism, doxy, ite, ist, ed, er, etc..

Fast food worker protests spread

fastfoodworker1Fast food worker protests spread

What planet do these people live on!!??
This is an excerpt from the article:

” ‘It’s disgusting’

Outside a Domino’s pizza chain in the middle of Manhattan, around 150 protests were gathered at midday.

Chanting “it makes no sense”, they said they were there to protest about not just their low wages, but rising income inequality.

Shantel Walker has been working as a manager at a Papa John’s pizza chain since 1999, and she currently makes $8.50 per hour.

She says that is not significantly more than the $7.25 she was getting just a few years earlier – and she insists it is certainly not enough to live on in Brooklyn, New York, where her monthly rent is $500.

“It’s disgusting – sometimes I don’t even bring home $10,000 a year and [some people] make $10,000 an hour,” she told the BBC.” END of Quote.

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What? Who makes $10,000 per hr? Save the ubber rich?

These people have a disproportionate assessment of their worth for flipping burgers and pressing a button to deliver 32 ounces of Diet Coke. No. No, you’re not supposed to “live” on burger joint salaries. Fast food jobs are entry level jobs. They are for high school students paying their dues getting a taste of what menial jobs are like so they can catch a fire to go on to college and further their education so that when they are 25 years old they are not still saying ,”Would like fries with that?”

Can’t pay bills on $7.25 an hour? Like I said these are jobs for kids. If you have a family and rent, cable, iphones, get your nails done on a weekly basis, then you have your priorities mixed up. No, you don’t get to have unlimited data and a smart phone if you can’t afford the plan. Sprint has gone as far as allowing people to make a “framily” out of anything so you can share the bill. If you can’t afford these luxuries than don’t have them. You’re not entitled to a smart phone and cable, theater movies, new kicks whenever you feel like it and oops, you don’t make enough for your real bills like Water, Electric, gas, etc.sprint abomination of the nuclear family for data plans

What these fast food workers really want is to become part of a slave race where they will be given a wage increase to maintain mediocrity and a lifestyle that gives them the illusion that they are “succeeding” when they are not, they are expendable. Yes, anyone can do your job, that’s why it’s minimum wage and why if you don’t like it you should make efforts to excel and better yourself instead of bringing everyone else down. There are people with degrees that don’t get paid $15.00 an hour. They have toiled in school and have paid large amounts and gotten into debt to try to “better” themselves and they are not picketing. Either they are sucking it up and enduring looking for the job that will open up or they go back and change their area of focus in school.

minwagehike500k_v3Business people know that if they have to up their minimum wage employees pay for these menial jobs they will only do so by the strong arm twisting of the Nation State; however, in turn they will cut jobs, cut hours, and ultimately there will be more unemployed as a result. I guess I’m just sick of seeing these entitlement knuckle heads whining and complaining while they expect someone else to fix their problems. This is not just a trend in the US it’s a tidal wave of oppression and acceptance of oppression world wide.

The one good thing I have to say is at least these people are flipping burgers for a year or longer and are holding down a job. But don’t accept a slave labor situation, if you think this is an attempt to simply raise the wages for “hard” workers it’s not. It’s the equivalent of giving the slaves a day off here and there or tossing them your table scraps to keep them satisfied with being slaves. It’s not the fault of the people consuming cheap genetically modified processed foods, it is to some degree if not entirely, the fault of the worker who gets comfortable working in places like fast food restaurants who hopes for nothing more in life.

 Excerpt from ArizonaFamily3:

Minimum wage in Arizona is $7.90 an hour, which is more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

“I feel the need to protest because making minimum wage is just not enough,” Rochelle Jordan, part of the so-call “Fight for 15″  told 3TV’s Jill Galus. “I have to struggle to take care of my daughter.”

Jordan said she nothing left after paying rent and basic bills.

In its Out of Reach 2014 report, the National Low Income Housing Coalition says Arizona housing costs more than low-wage earners can afford.

In order to rent a two-bedroom home at the fair market value of $911 in Arizona, an individual needs to make $17.52 an hour, $3,037 per month or $36,447 per year. That’s more than twice the minimum wage in Arizona, which went up to $7.90 at the start of the year. The federal minimum wage is less — $7.25 an hour.

Even though Arizona’s minimum wage is slightly more than the federal mandate, a person making $7.90 an hour would have to work 89 hours a week, 52 weeks a year to afford that two-bedroom home.

The battle for a higher minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation has gone global with strikes and protests in a total of 34 countries on six continents.”

End of quote Source Here:


It’s not supposed to be a lifestyle job! It’s called, MINIMUM WAGE, not “Living Wage.”


More on the Ridiculous, excerpt:
Swiss to vote on $25 an hour minimum wage

Demonstrators demand a monthly salary of at least 4,000 Swiss Francs, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on May 1, 2014.(Photo: Laurent Gillieron, AP)

GENEVA, Switzerland – A vote on Sunday to establish a minimum wage of $25 an hour would make mostly immigrants here in agriculture, housekeeping, and catering among the world’s highest paid unskilled workforce.

The vote comes after hundreds of fast-food workers walked off their jobs in many U.S. cities and in more than 30 countries on Thursday in a protest for higher wages. If the Swiss proposal passes, the country would have the highest minimum wage in the world.

But some who would be eligible for the higher wage worry that it may do more harm than good.

Luisa Almeida is an immigrant from Portugal who works in Switzerland as a housekeeper and nanny. Almeida’s earnings of $3,250 a month are below the proposed minimum wage but still much more than she’d make in Portugal.

Since she is not a Swiss citizen, she cannot vote but if she could, “I would vote ‘no’,” she says.

“If my employer had to pay me more money, he wouldn’t be able to keep me on and I’d lose the job.”

Almeida’s concern illustrates the dilemma that faces the movement to have governments and not the market decide how much people should be paid at a minimum.

Forcing employers to hike wages means they must cut expenses to accommodate the higher labor costs. That often means less hiring, or some firing.

But Patrick Belser, Senior Economist in the Wage Group of the International Labor Office in Geneva says the initiative could work.

“International experience has shown that minimum wages can prevent labor exploitation without any negative effect on the economy,” he said.

Yet, Besler worries that a minimum wage of $4,500 a month “is probably a little too high.

“If it is accepted, the effects on employment would have to be carefully monitored, and a mechanism for social dialogue should be created to discuss its effects and possible future adjustments of the rate,” he said.

Currently, Switzerland does not have a minimum wage law. Industry-specific pay scales are determined by employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements between employers and trade unions. However, 90% of Swiss workers earn well above the proposed minimum and are already among the highest paid in the world.” End of quote
Source: USA Today via Drudge