Friday, May 16, 2014

Thom Tillis on Min. Wage..

minimum_wageFrom the Pulse,

Tillis had previously called the minimum wage an “artificial threshold” and a bid to increase it a “dangerous idea.”

But last week on MSNBC he punted –basically to himself — by saying the rate should be set at the state level.

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd repeatedly asked him if he as state Speaker of the House would be in favor of raising the minimum wage in North Carolina, and Tillis couldn’t bring himself to answer that question.

If Tillis believe that state should have the final say on how much a worker should get paid, then we all know that all Red State would be the lowest paid states in the US. Since Tillis and other lawmakers are in the pockets of the Corporations,  who only care about themselves.


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State Minimum Wages | 2014 Minimum Wage by State


The table below reflects state minimum wages in effect for 2014, as well as future increases.


  • 38 states have considered minimum wage bills during the 2014 session; 34 states are considering increases to the state minimum wage.
  • Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, West Virginia and D.C. have enacted increases so far in 2014.
  • The legislatures in Hawaii and Vermont have passed increases; both bills have been sent to the respective governors.
  • As of Jan. 1, 2014, 21 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage.
  • 19 states, Guam, and the Virgin Islands have minimum wages the same as the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
  • 4 states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico have minimum wages below the federal minimum wage (the federal minimum thus applies).
  • 1 state, New Hampshire, repealed their state minimum wage in 2011, but left the reference to the federal minimum wage.
  • 5 states have not established a state minimum wage.


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