Skip to comments.Insane: Virginia Candidate Wants A $26.80 Minimum Wage
Posted on 09/16/2017 9:33:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, here we go with the minimum wage stuff again. And more proof that the $15/hour initiative really isnt the end of the road. Frankly, Republicans should ask in response to these Democratic minimum wage proposals why cant it be $40/hour or $100/hour? We all know that the $15/hour goal is a ruse and for Montigue Magruder, who is running for Virginia House of Delegates, he wants a $26.80 minimum wage (via Brandon Morse):
He also wants to jack up the minimum wage to $26.80, a height that even Bernie Sanders hadnt the stones to suggest to his followers. Magruder was recently shown on video at a campaign rally promoting his proposed skyrocketing of the minimum wage to cheers from the crowd.
And I want everybody to take the time, after you leave here, take the time to research on all your candidates, wherever you live. Wherever you live, you got to find out whos running for office and whos running in your area. Whos supporting raising the minimum wage, said Magruder. I, for example, support raising the minimum wage to 26 dollars and 80 cents per hour. Because we all know this ladies and gentleman, 15 dollars an hour is just a start, its not enough, especially here in Richmond.
On his site, Magruder points out on his official site that such an increase could hurt small businesses, and thus wishes only to apply this minimum wage law to businesses making more than $2 million in profit.
Oh, yeahthats a nice caveat. Weve seen this in Seattle, New York, and in Marylandproposals to hike the minimum wage are good for filling political war chests, but terrible public policy. It hurts workers; it cuts their hours, and adds more overhead costs to businesses. In Seattle, even USA Today cited the University of Washington study that pretty much said it screwed over city workers, naming the three things above as detrimental factors of the phased in minimum wage hike that was passed in 2014. The papers position was quite clear on this stuff: tread carefully because look at what its done in Seattle. In New York, 1,000 restaurants decided to close their doors after Albany caught the minimum wage fever. Thats fewer job opportunities for low-skill workers. In Maryland, Montgomery County risks losing 47,000 jobs by 2022 if they decide to hike the minimum wage.
So, yeahIm sure a wage that nears $30/hour will do wonders for the economygolly.
Anything other than the market rate is “insane.”
Might as well go for a hundred dollars an hour.
This stupid stuff sells to stupid, ignorant people.
Does he also dress like Santa Claus?
You FReepers are intolerant! $1,000/hr minimum-wage now!!!!
“Thats fewer job opportunities for low-skill workers”
The liberal answer to that is to have them self-identify as highly skilled workers. Then replace actual highly skilled workers with them. Problem solved. Highly skilled workers need to check thier privilege anyhow. /s
you greedy bastard $100/hr is not enough
minimum wage should be $1,000/hr.
just imagine how happy everyone would be making $1,000/hr !
Why not eliminate all unfairness and enable us all to live like millionaires? Mandate that everyone in the US, starting with those wonderful “dreamers”, must be given $1 million per year. After all, how is it fair that people like the Kardashians get to drive Ferraris when the rest of us must do without? The US government has been borrowing money more irresponsibly than the most determined credit card fraudster, and the plain fact is that the US will never be able to pay off the national debt, so let’s all go out in style - borrow some more and let’s all spend, spend, spend.
Otherwise, not worth getting off the couch and SS&S to go to work!
I’m sitting here wondering what sort of bass-akwards cart-before-the-horse “logic” led to the precise number of $26.80.
I’m betting he wants everybody to be above average, lol.
this is how the socialists get the unions into everything - march for $15, then sign agreements with employers they don’t have to pay it if they agree to be union shops. The employees end up making less, because now they gotta pay union dues on top of their below $15 wage. But, you know, #brotherhood
Why do I even have to work for it? Why can’t I just get paid $100/hr and be able to stay home?
Man, capitalism sucks.
If Virginia tries it, one way or another, it will provide a valuable lesson for everyone else.
It’s very easy to say you want something when there is no chance of ever getting it. He just wants name recognition, and the gullible to support him. In other words, it’s nothing more than a stunt to get his heretofore unknown name in the papers, and have people talking about him.
Delusion runs deep
Why not fifty dollars? Or a hundred?
To increase the minimum wage to $26.80 per hour. This is what the minimum wage would be if it had grown at the same rate as the economy since 1968. However, Montigue recognizes that this could be a burden on some small businesses, and will make exceptions in law for businesses making less than $2 million in profit, and unionized businesses.
To establish and fund paid family and medical leave for all Virginians. The paid leave act would guarantee time off for as many as 120 days a year and provide at least 75% of a workers average income. Every worker is eligible for paid leave for pregnancy, adoption, and foster care, as well as personal or family leave.
To repeal anti-labor laws and allow labor unions to fund themselves and engage in collective bargaining for the benefit of all workers. To allow you to take your boss to court if they do not pay you, by enacting a private right of action in civil court. To fully staff and fund the offices responsible for the protection of labor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To provide $15,000 per year, without condition, to every Virginian.
To reduce inequality, rebuild our public services, and make the rich pay their fair share, by raising the income tax on people making more than $500,000 to 12%.
In short...bankrupt everything.
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