Friday, May 13, 2005

Minimum Wage Part III

The RI House has passed a bill that raises minimum wage to $7.25/hour as of Jan. 1, 2006.

“The democratic philosophy has been to help hardworking men and women. If we can give high tax breaks to businesses to keep them in Rhode Island, how can we deny working people a 50-cent raise?” said Representative Lima, a Democrat who represents District 14 in Cranston. “The average pay raise for chief executives at the 500 largest companies in the country was 54 percent last year. Meanwhile, regular working people are struggling and going into debt. This modest raise is a way to give them some help.”
What do you think?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Representative Lima, a Democrat is as far left a wacko as they come. How she keeps getting re-elected is beyond belief. Oh yea, I just realized she had a "D" by her name. The morons in this state would elect an convicted axe murderder to the state house as long as he/she had a "D" by their name. Pathetic!

7/25/2005 12:50:00 PM  

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