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(Q13 Fox)   Oklahoma bans raising the local minimum wage, braces to once again be called "The Panhandle State"   (q13fox.com ) divider line
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702 clicks; posted to Business » on 17 Apr 2014 at 10:31 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-17 08:55:41 AM  
Finally proof that the Party of Small GovernmentTM wants to let local communities live their lives at it deems best.
 
2014-04-17 09:15:01 AM  
First of all, "The Panhandle state", is better than "Oklahoma is OK".    The latter makes it sound like they are trying to say it doesn't suck as bad as you think, which, while probably true, isn't really encouraging.

Secondly, it's not really a hardship for a business to figure out the minimum wage in a town and meet it.  It's not like they would be fluctuating daily and hard to keep track of.
 
2014-04-17 09:55:49 AM  
THANKS OKLAHOMA!
 
2014-04-17 10:59:46 AM  
It's things like this that justify my dis-acknowledgement of being born in OK.

/left when I was still a baby, thankfully
 
2014-04-17 11:00:11 AM  
Small gummermint grassroots freedoms, libs. This is how it's done.
 
2014-04-17 11:09:59 AM  
This will drive more people to go on government assistance.  Brilliant stragety.
 
2014-04-17 11:13:23 AM  
That'll show them libruls
 
2014-04-17 11:17:24 AM  
Fark.

The.

Poor.

Seriously, fark those guys.
 
2014-04-17 11:21:51 AM  

KJUW89: It's things like this that justify my dis-acknowledgement of being born in OK.

/left when I was still a baby, thankfully


That was very bootstrappy move for a baby.  We need more of that in America.
 
2014-04-17 11:22:30 AM  
So at what stage of being repeatedly farked in the ass with a pineapple will the heartland working classes start realizing that maybe it's a bad idea to vote against their own interests?

portside.org
 
2014-04-17 11:27:42 AM  
Luckily if they increase it federally this won't matter.
 
2014-04-17 12:25:57 PM  
Oooooooooooooooooooooooklahoma, where the American dream has gone down in flames...
 
2014-04-17 12:27:26 PM  
Ooooooklahoma where the poor come begging down on Main...
 
2014-04-17 12:43:23 PM  
Critics of the bill say it was a direct response to a petition in Oklahoma City seeking to put a wage increase on the November ballot.
David Slane, a local criminal attorney who drafted the proposal, said the signature-gathering began a month ago and was already more than halfway to the approximately 10,000 signatures required for a spot on the ballot.


Wait...so there's a law on the books in OK that bans the people from changing the laws?
 
2014-04-17 12:54:21 PM  

Nilatir: Critics of the bill say it was a direct response to a petition in Oklahoma City seeking to put a wage increase on the November ballot.
David Slane, a local criminal attorney who drafted the proposal, said the signature-gathering began a month ago and was already more than halfway to the approximately 10,000 signatures required for a spot on the ballot.

Wait...so there's a law on the books in OK that bans the people from changing the laws?


You can't have the people running around thinking they can make laws. This is a democracy for Chrissakes!
 
2014-04-17 01:03:58 PM  
Sadly, the people this affects can't afford to move out of state.
 
2014-04-17 01:12:08 PM  

Nilatir: Critics of the bill say it was a direct response to a petition in Oklahoma City seeking to put a wage increase on the November ballot.
David Slane, a local criminal attorney who drafted the proposal, said the signature-gathering began a month ago and was already more than halfway to the approximately 10,000 signatures required for a spot on the ballot.

Wait...so there's a law on the books in OK that bans the people from changing the laws?



No. It's a state law that prohibits local jurisdictions from passes laws raising the local minimum wage. Basically these state legislature aresholes told the citizens of Oklahoma City "fark you."
 
2014-04-17 01:59:30 PM  

max_pooper: Nilatir: Critics of the bill say it was a direct response to a petition in Oklahoma City seeking to put a wage increase on the November ballot.
David Slane, a local criminal attorney who drafted the proposal, said the signature-gathering began a month ago and was already more than halfway to the approximately 10,000 signatures required for a spot on the ballot.

Wait...so there's a law on the books in OK that bans the people from changing the laws?


No. It's a state law that prohibits local jurisdictions from passes laws raising the local minimum wage. Basically these state legislature aresholes told the citizens of Oklahoma City "fark you."


Happened here, too.  With paid sick leave.  The idea was picking up steam in Orange County (got killed by Disney, Darden, etc.).  After it failed, the state legislature passed a law banning counties and local municipalities from even considering it.

It was also a particularly egregious example of business influence.  Disney execs and others were texting Orange County legislators while they were in session debating paid sick leave.
 
2014-04-17 04:24:49 PM  
Lived in Oklahoma from age 5 to 15.   Moved back north to Minnesota , never more glad to have escaped that redneck hellhole.
 
2014-04-17 04:57:09 PM  
I thought one of the hallmarks of the conservative mindset was "the more local control, the better".

So...conservatives...care to tell me how this isn't exactly what you're against?
 
2014-04-17 05:08:32 PM  
Conservatives love local control . . . until the locals reject conservatism.
 
2014-04-18 11:32:09 AM  
I live in Texas, I see this all the time. The Texas Legislature is -- is a problem Americans need to solve, honestly. Americans solved it once already, but I guess it didn't take.
 
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