A "Dunderhead" Proves My Point
While I have no intention of responding to "reviewers" on my Amazon page, this is one that I just couldn't pass up.
In my book Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives, One of the things I point out is how Franken, and sometimes his sock puppet, David Brock, will attack someone with documentation that actually proves the attackee was being truthful and accurate.
Last night, while appearing on MSNBC's 'The Situation with Tucker Carlson,' I pointed out that Al Franken's favorite smear agaimst Rush Limbaugh is that Rush lied when he said that the majority of minimum wage earners in America are teenagers. According to Franken, who is "scrupulous about our facts," The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 60.1% of minimum wage earners in America are adults (or of adult age). On the show and in my book I provide the actual data and graph from the Bureau to show that Franken was wrong and his data was not even close.
So this so-called "reviewer" on my Amazon page said that I was the one lying and posted the Bureau's data to prove it. However, if you read the data closely, you see that the majority of minimum wage earners "tend to be young," proving my point.
Not surprisingly, the "reviewers" log-in name is "Nobody"
"Nobody checks Bureau of Labor Statistics"
At least that's what Alan Skorski would like to be the case. However, his lies about Al Franken encouraged me to do so. I easily discovered that in his failed attempt to legitimize Limbaugh's lie that most people that earn min wage are teens he distorted readily available official Minimum Wage Earner Statistics. For his shining moment on TV, that was the best he could do. That doesn't bode well for the rest of his book. Don't waste you time or money unless you are a someone who accepts lies and propaganda over studied and accurate truth. Skorski is a poster child for lies and the lying liers who tell them.
"Minimum wage workers tend to be young. About half of all hourly-paid workers earning $5.15 or less were under age 25, and about one-fourth were age 16-19. Among teenagers, about 9 percent earned $5.15 or less. About 2 percent of workers age 25 and over earned the minimum wage or less. Among those age 65 and over, the proportion was 4 percent. (See table 1 and table 7.)"
Of course, this "reviewer" also left out another little detail. That is, that the percentages given of min. wage earners are of hourly paid workers, and not a percentage of all workers. According to the Bureau, approx. 2% of all 72 million hourly paid workers in America earn the min. wage. Quite different from the 60.1% (of adults) Al Franken claims.