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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:32 PM

Iowa to LOWER minimum wage

Heartless In The Heartland

In an appalling move to keep low-wage workers locked in poverty, the Iowa legislature this week gave final approval to a bill that reverses local minimum wage increases already approved in several counties and bans cities and counties from setting any wage and benefit standards. It is the first time that a state has nullified local minimum wage ordinances that had already taken effect and forced jurisdictions to lower minimum wage rates that had previously been raised.

On a vote of 29-21, Republicans in the Iowa Senate voted unanimously for the bill, which passed the House earlier. After signing it today, Governor Terry Branstad will forever be known as the governor who robbed tens of thousands of Iowa’s lowest-paid workers of their pay raises.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iowa-minimum-wage_us_58dd4b66e4b05eae031e16c6

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:40 PM

1. It's their own fault

They keep electing Republicans, and they keep getting screwed by Republicans...it's as if they like getting screwed, without even being kissed!!!!

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:50 PM

2. As long as people vote for republicans they

will get treated like this. When will people wake up?

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 04:23 PM

3. this is just republicans being republicans

 

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 08:21 PM

4. good one...

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