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I feel like I’ve used a similar title recently. ;-P
Anyway, who needs steenkin’ poor people to make a living wage, anyway? Especially when your vote against working people is…totally moot.
Saying that the minimum wage kills jobs, yesterday New Hampshire’s Tea Party-dominated legislature abolished the state’s rules on the issue. As is so often the case, however, it was a meaningless move.The change takes effect Sunday, but it will have no consequence for employers or employees because New Hampshire’s minimum wage was the same as the federal wage, which remains in force. During the fight over the removing the state law from the books, Republicans insisted the wage law not only makes it harder to create jobs, it kills them.
First term GOP state Rep. Carol McGuire, the repeal’s sponsor, says young workers aren’t worth the minimum wage anyway: “It’s very discriminatory, particularly for young people. They’re not worth the minimum.”
Corporations don’t kill jobs. Minimum wage kills jobs. *facepalm*
Just for comparison, NH does have a low unemployment rate of just 5.2%:
But you’ll note that VT also has a very low rate of 5.7% as well, and their minimum wage is higher than ours ($8.15). And to add to that, between workers working in MA, VT, ME etc, fully 19% of NH’s workforce don’t work in NH.
Just sayin’. Not that we don’t welcome the 13% of NH’s citizens paying our income tax, mind you.
There’s reality, and then there’s the redneck leaders of NH’s ginormous volunteer legislature…
[HT to the Mr.]
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