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    How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes [W:33]

    How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes | US news | The Guardian

    Cara Sullivan, who heads Alec’s commerce, insurance and economic development taskforce, told the meeting that corporate America was facing an “onslaught” of bids to raise the minimum wage at all levels of government. “Perhaps the biggest threat comes from the local level. We are seeing a number of localities that have increased their minimum wage,” she said, according to the accounts.

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    Alec’s response, Sullivan went on to explain at the meeting, is to frame and then lobby for model legislation in state assemblies across the country. She said that so far 12 states, most recently Oklahoma, have submitted anti-increase legislation based on the rightwing lobbyists’ language. “Our solution that Alec has passed is state legislation that pre-empts the polities from within the state from raising the minimum wage higher than state level,” she told the meeting.

    ALEC strikes again! Who cares what city residents vote for! Race to the bottom and permanent poverty FTW

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    I think from a Federal level it should be blocked. This is a states issue ... if Montana wants a $10 an hour minimum wage and California wants a $25 an hour minimum wage they can and should be able to set their own. That there are state and local lobbies fighting it just as there are state and local lobbies fighting FOR it is nothing new. This happens on issues which are NOT pet projects of the President as well.

    The only poverty being promised here is the breakdown of full time jobs into part time jobs, and the lack of jobs for highly educated and qualified personnel who are now forced to work at Walmart for a LIVING at minimum wage. Minimum wage was never meant to support a family, mortgage and car payment and the left who is trying to MAKE it into such a thing want to create an environment where small business and entrepreneurship become extinct.

    WELL DONE LEFTY'S - Deep six all those mom and pop stores as well as those start up businesses. The only one's left standing will be the large, evil corporations. So much for the law of unintended consequences!
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I think from a Federal level it should be blocked. This is a states issue ... if Montana wants a $10 an hour minimum wage and California wants a $25 an hour minimum wage they can and should be able to set their own. That there are state and local lobbies fighting it just as there are state and local lobbies fighting FOR it is nothing new. This happens on issues which are NOT pet projects of the President as well.

    The only poverty being promised here is the breakdown of full time jobs into part time jobs, and the lack of jobs for highly educated and qualified personnel who are now forced to work at Walmart for a LIVING at minimum wage. Minimum wage was never meant to support a family, mortgage and car payment and the left who is trying to MAKE it into such a thing want to create an environment where small business and entrepreneurship become extinct.

    WELL DONE LEFTY'S - Deep six all those mom and pop stores as well as those start up businesses. The only one's left standing will be the large, evil corporations. So much for the law of unintended consequences!
    what you are saying is--- you didn't read the article.

    the issue is can states prohibit their cities from setting MW higher than state establishes.

    but boy, you had your copy-pasta non-germane troll response ready. kudos. i guess.

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    what you are saying is--- you didn't read the article.

    the issue is can states prohibit their cities from setting MW higher than state establishes.

    but boy, you had your copy-pasta non-germane troll response ready. kudos. i guess.
    The answer is yes of course states can prohibit cities from setting MW higher - didn't you read what I posted? And of course I read the article.... I threw up a little trying to get through it, but I did.
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
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    ALEC strikes again! Who cares what city residents vote for! Race to the bottom and permanent poverty FTW
    I don't want a minimum wage hike. I'm making above minimum, and raises would put me back on minimum wage. How does that benefit me?
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    what you are saying is--- you didn't read the article.

    the issue is can states prohibit their cities from setting MW higher than state establishes.

    but boy, you had your copy-pasta non-germane troll response ready. kudos. i guess.
    Just as I don't want the Federal government encroaching on the States any more than necessary, I don't want the states encroaching on cities and local government. The more localized the government the more sovereignty it should have. So if a city wants to raise its minimum then the state should butt out.

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    I don't want a minimum wage hike. I'm making above minimum, and raises would put me back on minimum wage. How does that benefit me?
    uhh................

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    uhh................
    It doesn't. Making minimum wage just puts me back on the line. When prices go up because companies raises prices to pay...I'm screwed paying $10 for a gallon of milk instead of $5
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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The answer is yes of course states can prohibit cities from setting MW higher - didn't you read what I posted? And of course I read the article.... I threw up a little trying to get through it, but I did.
    SlevinKelevra doesn't need to read/understand what you posted because he/she is sooooo much smarter than the rest of us and knows what's best for us. Your response was clear and I agree with you. States can prohibit cities from raising or lowering minimum wages. It's not a difficult issue to understand for most but SlevinKelevra has trouble with common sense.

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    Re: How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    It doesn't. Making minimum wage just puts me back on the line. When prices go up because companies raises prices to pay...I'm screwed paying $10 for a gallon of milk instead of $5
    so because MW is increased, your skillset declines?

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