July 4, 2017

Missouri Republicans lower St. Louis minimum wage

Huffington Post - If you thought the minimum wage only moved in one direction, then Missouri Republicans have a surprise for you.

After St. Louis leaders raised the wage floor for workers within city limits, the state GOP recently passed what’s known as a statewide “preemption” law, forbidding localities from taking such matters into their own hands. On Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) said he would let the law go into effect, thereby barring cities and counties from setting a minimum wage higher than the state level.

For low-wage earners in St. Louis itself, the new law will have a startling consequence: It will actually push the minimum wage back down, from the city-approved $10 per hour to the state-approved $7.70. The downgrade is slated to take effect on Aug. 2


Anonymous said...

The buybull sez we will always have the poor among us. Bravo - MO is suporting the buybull by keepin peeple poor.

Them there Repugnicans in MO reely no whot their doing by makin the pay of them there proles lower.

We ain't gonna make Amerca grate again by pickin the pockits of the rich guys so them there workin stiffs can ride around in new Ferraris goddamit.

Anonymous said...

Really Sam, I must object.
I swear I'll take your site off my Good Site list if you don't stop giving space to boneheads like 9:52 AM.

Does that cretin know of skeletons in your closet?
Is he/she blackmailing you to publish his/her trash?

Sam Smith said...

Unfortunately, free speech doesn't always produce sensible speech. I assume our readers can spot the latter and not spend too much time on it.

Anonymous said...

About them there eastern crybaby punks like 1:13 PM all I kin say is sheeeeeeeeeeyit.