A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Some Employers and Republicans Want to Lower the Minimum Wage’
‘If you’ve been on Facebook this week, you’ve probably seen the Chris Rock quote making the rounds’:
“I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss is trying to say? It’s like, ‘Hey, [if] I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.'”
‘In Arizona, Republican legislators are pushing a bill that would allow employers to pay teenagers working part-time a full three dollars per hour less than the state minimum wage, which works out to a mere $4.65 per hour’.
See : ‘Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida’
@ : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/minimum-wage-florida-arizona_n_1294731.html
‘And the Florida legislature is considering lowering the state minimum wage for tipped employees by more than half, from the current $4.65 per hour to the federal minimum of $2.13’.
See : ‘Senate bill could cut hourly wages of servers, bartenders’
@ : http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-02-07/business/os-minimum-wage-servers-20120207_1_minimum-wage-senate-bill-florida-senate-committee
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-parisian/how-low-can-they-go-some-_b_1613969.html
‘Between 2009 and 2011, 88 percent of national income growth went to corporate profits, while just 1 percent went to wages, a stat that is “historically unprecedented.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/22/430190/corporate-profits-wages-2012/