Here is an excerpt of an article written by George, a man with whom Mr Slim worked with while he was still on the ranch out west. (Note: George had asked us to edit this for him so that it is more understandable)
"Mr Slim is an exceptional human being just by himself, even when you neglect the fact that he is a political candidate. I had the pleasure of working with Mr Slim when we were still working on a ranch. And now he’s in the running for president! Even when I first arrived on that ranch, people explained to me that he was almost like the prince of the ranch- everyone respected him, even that no good Curley. Not once did i see him abuse this position of power he held. When first explained my relationship with Lennie to him, he didn’t tell me off or call me weird. He just sat there and listened to me, nodding occasionally. Everyone else I told had challenged me or acted suspiciously.
It didn’t matter to us that he wasn’t married, nor should it to you. He understood the delicacy of the situation every time anyone got into trouble, especially when Lennie accidentally killed the girl. He is able to see through anything- by this I mean that he is a good judge of character. For example, he once told me that he could tell who was a mean guy from a mile away, and I can assure you that he will keep all politicians in his reach pristine, and kick out any corruption. Mr Slim is the best possible candidate for president in America. Look past his past of poverty and lower class life, and realize that those are what have defined him and will allow for more empathy and better decisions made for this country. Mr Slim is a just, understanding, compassionate, insightful and hard working person, and I strongly urge you all to vote for Slim!”
This is Mr. Slim’s button for his campaign. These will be available to all those who attend his presidential rallies. We look forward to seeing you there.
Here is Mr. Slim’s campaign poster. Hope you all enjoy it.
Mr Slim has prepared these thoughts for readers, and asks those tracking the presidency to please keep these thoughts in mind:
"In modern society, media is almost inescapable. It comes in the form of television, advertisements, news, radio, and so on. Generally, all these media sources are created to inform the reader of current events, without imposing judgements or insinuations upon the audience. Even though most media is meant to be neutral in nature, biases and assumptions can be thrust in unintentionally. The way in which each individual interprets an argumentative piece or editorial is therefore subjective, but can also be swayed by the tone and connotations of each piece."
-Chantel Lui, “The Media -Orchestrated Destruction of Romney”
Media is an interesting concept. It is so central and integral to things like elections that sometimes people forgets its mass effect. Candidates all manipulate media to their advantage. That is a fact. However, media also has the power to manipulate candidates to mask their appealing characteristics, to deconstruct their platform, to hide facts away, and so on. Many candidates have a image that is completely manufactured by media, and thus cause the voters to view them through an altered perspective. This is why it is important to always take the advice of the media with a grain of salt and decide for yourself which candidate best represents your values and wishes. I urge you, during this election, to be aware of the role of media and its ability to influence a large audience.
I completely agree. We Democrats have been fighting for a higher minimum wage for a while. I have had first hand experience with this, as I grew up in a tough environment where physical labour was required. Current minimum wage is not enough to sustain a basic living, and it is our responsibility to change that for the millions out there who cannot afford basic necessities. Unfortunately, this will be harder to attain due to the system of passing bills.
Thirteen states raised their minimum wage Wednesday. Those boosts will provide the country’s low-wage workforce with some relief. But in many areas they won’t be enough to bridge the gap between what people are paid and what they need to cover basic expenses.
It wasn’t always that way. In the 1960s, the federal minimum wage income could keep a family of two out of poverty, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Now, it takes nearly $3 more than the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 to survive even in America’s cheapest county, non-profit advocacy organization Wider Opportunities for Women found in a July analysis.
None of the states that raised their minimum wages Wednesday pushed them as high as $10.10, a wage proposed last year by Senate Democrats and later supported by President Obama. Such a wage would have pulled more than half of the working poor out of poverty in 2011, according to a June study, though prices have risen slightly since then.
The map and chart below show how close each state’s new minimum wage comes to reaching a living wage, meaning one in which a worker can cover food, housing, utilities and other basic expenses. In some cases it’s not very far at all: Many of the states that raised their wage floors Wednesday still have minimum wages that cover only 70 to 90 percent of the living wage.
In similar news, the federal minimum wage for tipped workers hasn’t increased since 1991.
Senate Democrats have promised to take up the issue early in 2014 with a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.13 per hour to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage. That would mean tipped workers would eventually earn a minimum $7.07 an hour.
As you may have heard, I grew up out West and spent most of my younger years working on a ranch. I moved East in order to follow my dream after the Lennie/George/Curley incident that happened. After I came east, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to have an education and gradually work my way up into politics. I have been a politician for the past 10 years now. Furthermore, living on a ranch, you actually have much more experience with money and economy than you would think. When stock markets crash, or when America has economic trouble, farms and working class people are among the hardest hit. Thus, from a young age, I learned to use my money wisely, invest wisely, and bank wisely. These lessons will be central in raising America out of our debt. I’ve actually explained your second question in more detail in my FAQ- scroll down to “If you grew up poor, how can we trust you to make the best economic decisions for America?”, and you will find your answer! I hope you have a great day, and thank you for your questions.
Mr. Slim will be making appearances and/or speeches at the following events
Address to Congress: February 1, 2014 (topic: universal health care, the 99%/1% divide)
Opening remarks at PETA: February 4, 2014 (note: although Mr Slim did work on a ranch where most would expect animal cruelty, he was known to be able to keep flies off horses while keeping them working without touching them with a bullwhip.)
Opening remarks for athletes at Sochi: February 7, 2014
President’s Day Address: February 17, 2014
Closing remarks for athletes at Sochi: February 24, 2014
Presidential debate: March 1 and 2, 2014