Saturday, January 2, 2016

Matt Bevin Doesn't Know What the Fuck He's Doing, Part Eight

So Matt Bevin's first act as our only governor - after declaring the Commonwealth a christianist theocracy run by idiot freakazoids like Kim Davis - was to strip state employees of their tiny increase in minimum wage from deep poverty to almost-able-to-see-a-living-wage-from-here-if-you-squint-really-hard.

So instead of state government wages leading the way for increases in the private sector, Bevin's un-government has dropped Kentucky back down to $7.25 - below even worthless states like Arkansas and West Virginia.

From Political Animal:

Next week workers in these 14 states will get a higher minimum wage:
Alaska, from $8.75 to $9.75 Arkansas, $7.50 to $8.00
California, $9.00 to $10.00
Colorado, $8.23 to $8.31
Connecticut, $9.15 to $9.60
Hawaii, $7.75 to $8.50
Massachusetts, $9.00 to $10.00
Michigan, $8.15 to $8.50
Nebraska, $8.00 to $9.00
New York, $8.75 to $9.00 (as of 12/31/15, fast food excepted)
Rhode Island, $9.00 to $9.60
South Dakota, $8.50 to $8.55
Vermont, $9.15 to $9.60
West Virginia, $8.00 to $8.75 (as of 12/31/15)
No, for the zillionth time, raising the minimum does not, never has and never will kill jobs.  It does, however, put money in the hands of the working poor, who spend it immediately to pay rent and buy food, clothes and other necessities, thus putting money in the pockets of the local people who sell that stuff and then use the money to buy other stuff and hire more employees, and so on.  Google "virtuous cycle."

Then google "Faux Libertarian Greedhead."  At the top of the page is Matt Bevin's picture.

1 comment:

Yellow Dog said...

To Anonymous: Send a link to a citation that Bevin did not strip state employees of their raises. Because he did and I linked to a citation in this post. Next time, try a citation that supports your lies, and a real name. It would be really interesting to know what Bevin is paying you to spread lies online.