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EBounding
05-27-2014, 09:30 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/27/michigan-raises-minimum-wage-9-25-per-hour/9650173/

It just was voted on and signed into law today.

Tom is mentioned half-way down the article:


State Rep. Tom McMillin, a Republican from Rochester Hills, voted against the package, saying it would cause jobs to be lost and hurt Michigan's economy.

"Requiring business to pay more than the market can bear is just very bad policy," he said. "This is the kind of thing that sends jobs to China. We need to keep American jobs here."

Mr.NoSmile
05-27-2014, 09:43 PM
Can see it being spun as "McMillin refuses to give raise to Michigan's workers" or something like that.

NewRightLibertarian
05-27-2014, 09:49 PM
Can see it being spun as "McMillin refuses to give raise to Michigan's workers" or something like that.

No shit. But who cares?

jtap
05-28-2014, 07:01 AM
Where is the freedom when the government tells you how much you can pay someone?

I wanted to know when this became the way the country operated and I was disgusted to learn the truth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Labor_Standards_Act_of_1938

wow! I'm a bit surprised and disappointed this started so long ago. I am however, not surprised, that it was related to the war. This country seems to revolve around wars :(

TonySutton
05-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Did Michigan outlaw volunteering yet? It is hard to believe they mandate some people must make a certain wage while allowing others to work for free.

EBounding
05-28-2014, 07:49 AM
We need a minimum used car price law too. No used car should sell for less than $1000. Poor people mostly have used cars and it's unfair that they can't get enough money when they sell it.