Video: ‘Mary Poppins’ whines for minimum wage

Video: ‘Mary Poppins’ whines for minimum wage
Warning: The medicine may come back up.

Goodness, this one is stupid.  Fortunately, it’s short.

Somebody thought it would be a good idea for Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars, Frozen) to suit up as Mary Poppins and nag us in song — to the tune of “Just a Spoonful of Sugar” — to bump up the federal minimum wage.

As you would expect, the lyrics are silly and unfunny.  Bell’s Mary Poppins does start out with a little homily on the bite taxes take out of a paycheck.  Which sounds  good, until you realize that (a) minimum-wage workers only pay federal income tax if they don’t file returns; and (b) legislatures control taxes just as they do the level of the minimum wage, and it’s dumb to raise the minimum wage when you could just lower tax rates.

“Mary” makes a weird, out-of-left-field reference to getting her birds from Mexico.  Read what you like into that.

The video comes to us from Funny or Die.  And it’s not funny.

(Hat tip: Cortney O’Brien, TH)

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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