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(JSOnline)   Wisconsin Republicans move to ban local governments from passing living wage laws   (jsonline.com) divider line 16
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2014-02-12 12:52:17 PM  
3 votes:

exick: Not that I necessarily agree with it and not that Chris Kapenga doesn't have a face that scores a 98% on the punchability scale, but it sounds like the proposed bill is designed to apply to jobs that are paid from state or federal money so as not to unfairly give more money to localities that have higher minimum wages.


Uh, I don't think Wisconsin has the authority to do this, especially for projects that fall under Davis-Bacon Wage requirements. Cities are mandated to pay prevailing wages on construction projects that use Federal CDBG (and other) money. The minimum wage is actually *much* lower than prevailing wages for a majority of construction trades.

I mean, unless Kapenga is looking to shut off all federal funding to local municipalities. Oh, he's looking to shut off all federal funding to local municipalities, isn't he?
2014-02-12 01:51:04 PM  
2 votes:
Face of evil, right there.
2014-02-12 05:09:21 PM  
1 votes:

Shryke: TimonC346: If by "Kissing your Che poster" you meant to inspire fear in people by equating fair wages to evil, evil communism

I equated his proletariat, anti-capitalist screed to communism, you schmuck. Given your immediate misquote of what I said, I am guessing you didn't even read that part.


ZOMGFG COMUNIZZMS!!!
2014-02-12 05:06:02 PM  
1 votes:

Shryke: whidbey: It really does make your objections here sound like Republican Party bootlicking.

I don't get it. Which part? I am personally against it, but ok with states regulating it? You have some issue with this? This is unreasonable?


Yes it is. We are talking about changing society for the better. What does it matter where it comes from? Who cares who sets the wage? The Republicans. They want to control the game, and apparently you're fine with that.

What the hell is the matter with you?

whibey, my stance on this is quite open. You, on the other hand, are unable to handle any view outside of your own. You are the pinnacle of intolerance and demonization, every farking day, all day. And you are asking me what is the matter with me?


I don't have to "tolerate" views like this. You're anti-living wage. Concede to it. You think people shouldn't be paid decently, but they have to live shiatty lives until they "earn" your respect. Well, they're not going to.
2014-02-12 05:00:49 PM  
1 votes:

Shryke: sprawl15: whidbey: And you're obviously not going to concede that you're against living wages because you would majorly have your ass handed to you here.

i am against living wages because the concept of a 'wage' is the prime enablement of capitalist control of the proletariat

Did you salute your Che poster when you typed that? Tell me the truth


If by "Kissing your Che poster" you meant to inspire fear in people by equating fair wages to evil, evil communism, I'd like to remind you that while 90% of voting republicans are retarded enough to fall for that, everyone else is not.
2014-02-12 04:54:04 PM  
1 votes:

Shryke: whidbey: And you're obviously not going to concede that you're against living wages

Am I against federally mandated minimum wages? Yes. State mandated? No. Are they smart? No. Do they achieve what they are ostensibly designed to do? No.

In reality, they are here to enrich unions because their labor contracts are based on multiplying the minimum wage to some degree.


Unions deserve to be "enriched." They are practically the only entity out there with a commitment to providing decent jobs with benefits. Sorry if that makes you mad or something.

Also, states are governments too. Because the Feds couldn't get their shiat together, Washington State passed minimum wage requirements that were higher than the rest of the country. Not sure why you'd be against your local governments trying to make life easier for workers.
2014-02-12 04:26:43 PM  
1 votes:
Does the GOP even farking try to hide it's contempt for poor people anymore? This basically serves to help the very wealthy in both obvious and less obvious ways. And only those ways.
2014-02-12 04:05:46 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Why are republicans against everything good and are in favor of everything vile?


Vile pays better.
2014-02-12 03:52:07 PM  
1 votes:

eagles95: someonelse: "Party of small government."

Exactly


Small enough to fit in your wallet.
2014-02-12 02:53:24 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: As with NC, enjoy your elected government doing what you asked of them, Wisconsin voters. I know some of you tried to kick Walker out, and it didn't work. Sorry for your derpy neighbors, but them's the breaks.


Bankin' on Burke this year. Somehow, this state put Walker and Tammy Baldwin in power. Clearly, nothing makes sense here.
2014-02-12 02:50:02 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse: "Party of small government."


Exactly
2014-02-12 02:16:09 PM  
1 votes:
The more local the government, the better, unless the local government does something we don't like, such as paying living wages.
2014-02-12 01:48:42 PM  
1 votes:
Because fark you that's why.
2014-02-12 12:55:35 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: exick: Not that I necessarily agree with it and not that Chris Kapenga doesn't have a face that scores a 98% on the punchability scale, but it sounds like the proposed bill is designed to apply to jobs that are paid from state or federal money so as not to unfairly give more money to localities that have higher minimum wages.

Uh, I don't think Wisconsin has the authority to do this, especially for projects that fall under Davis-Bacon Wage requirements. Cities are mandated to pay prevailing wages on construction projects that use Federal CDBG (and other) money. The minimum wage is actually *much* lower than prevailing wages for a majority of construction trades.

I mean, unless Kapenga is looking to shut off all federal funding to local municipalities. Oh, he's looking to shut off all federal funding to local municipalities, isn't he?


Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner! Because you know the State needs to distribute all of the federal monies as state monies, which they will only do once the State has "it's fair share", aka "Earning interest in banks owned by out buddies so we can skim off the top, instead of spending the fund the way we are supposed to".
2014-02-12 11:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
Not that I necessarily agree with it and not that Chris Kapenga doesn't have a face that scores a 98% on the punchability scale, but it sounds like the proposed bill is designed to apply to jobs that are paid from state or federal money so as not to unfairly give more money to localities that have higher minimum wages.
2014-02-12 11:18:46 AM  
1 votes:
Federalism: IOKIYAR.
 
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