Missouri GOP moves to block voter initiative on Minimum Wage

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mcrain, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

    mcrain

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    The minimum wage in Missouri was a set number, until recently. The voters in Missouri voted for, and passed, a very popular initiative that tied minimum wage increases to inflation. The GOP, as expected, doesn't like this.

    So, instead of allowing something that the majority of voters in their state passed, guess what the GOP in Missouri want to do.

    "Take a 2x4 to Missouri working families."

    Cue GOP supporters' claims that the minimum wage actually hurts the workers because their employers have to pay it, in 5, 4, 3, 2...
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    What the hell. Are the GOP just trying to shove as much crap threw that they can knowing they are going to really suffer in 2012. I hope 2012 is the year of the 3rd parties.
    This stuff is insane. Look like after wiscons mess they figured out they can get away with a lot.
    Also clearly dumb **** is not tied to the South and states like Texas but to GOP and more importantly GOP tea partiers.

    GOP get your house in order before the Tea party completely destroys it.
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    That's just like the republicans, going against the voter's wishes.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    They're also trying to overturn legislation approved by voters that would help ban puppy mills in the state. They also passed concealed carry legislation, going against the wishes of the voters.

    I don't know why we bother voting in this state.
     

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