Wednesday, August 09, 2017

REALITY CHECK: WILL EPIC KANSAS CITY $15 MINIMUM WAGE VICTORY POWER FIGHT AGAINST JEFF CITY GOP???



Just as we reported . . . The minimum wage increase in Kansas City was an easy win at the ballot box.

Take a look . . .

Social media support and celebration of the victory . . .

Kansas City voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly for a $15 minimum wage today. It won by nearly 40 points.

Now it's time for the GOP-controlled state government in Missouri to heed the will of voters and withdraw their anti-democratic bill banning cities from raising their own minimum wages.

Dr. Vernon Percy Howard Jr., president of SCLC-GKC

"The victory is far more than symbolic and is shows overwhelming support in Kansas City for a fair wage . . .  It is a moral victory . . . This should motivate our representatives in Jefferson City to act upon the will of the people . . . "

However . . . Voters have known all along that Missouri rules against municipalities raising their own wages will impact this decision negatively.

"Ignoring a law Missouri legislators enacted earlier this year that bars cities from setting their own rates. Under the proposal approved Tuesday, Kansas City's minimum wage would increase from $7.70 to $10 on Aug. 24. But it may only be in place for a few days because the new state rules take effect on Aug. 28."

A couple of our commenters offer . . .

"The sad truth is that with a $15 minimum wage, we need a street car to transport all of the working poor to their new jobs outside of Kansas City."

"Talk about the real questions, are these votes going to hold up in court?"

And so we ask:

WILL THIS EFFORT POWER MISSOURI CHANGE OR SIMPLY LEAD TO MORE KANSAS CITY "FIGHT FOR $15" DISAPPOINTMENT???

Check the links . . .

KCTV5: Kansas City voters approve minimum wage hike

Fox4: Advocates for increased minimum wage in Kansas City laud ballot measure win

KSHB: Legal battle to follow as Kansas City voters approve minimum wage hike

You decide . . .

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, there's a kernel of merit in talking about the minimum wage.

but the way it's being done and the people doing it are doing it for cynical political purposes, imho.

chuck said...

It's a job killer, but a great propaganda tool for Progressives who know it kills jobs for the people they purport to support, but could give a fuck about in reality.

Anonymous said...

There's no real "epic struggle".
State legislatures authorize what issues municipal law can control in accordance with their charter ordinances, and minimum wage laws are not among them.
That's why Sly disappeared after his empty bullhorn public performances. And his support in Jeff City is zilch, as was just demonstrated by the governor's appointment to the Police Board, who promptly voted for the chief candidate against Sly's preference.
This is just another in the endless list of superficial rah rah proposals that Sly and the council have zero ability to affect.
Why don't they try spending a bit more time addressing the homicide rate?

Anonymous said...

The guvner won't allow this crap. He see's through the bully bullhorns crooked azz ways

Anonymous said...

The Mayor shod jump on an anti-crime effort to solve some of the intercity shootings. The Train taxing district is a travesty.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the robots!

Anonymous said...

^^^Amen..as well as mandatory euthanasia for those over 67. Think of all the money we could save!!!!

Anonymous said...

LETS DO WHAT THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAP SCUM SAY TO DO RAISE MIN WAGE TO 15 GET RID OF THE POLICE GET RID OF GUNS AND OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS GET RID OF RELIGION ALLOW TRANNYS IN THE MILITARY AND ALOW ALL CONVICTS OUT OF JAIL. THEN WHAT YOU HAVE IS THE END OF THIS COUNTRY I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE LIBERALS FACES WHEN THE BLACKS AND OTHER GROUPS TAKE THEYRE MONEY THEYRE HOUSES AND SHIP THEYRE PUSSY TRANNY ASSES TO THE GHETTO

Anonymous said...

WAR IS COMING YOU BITCH ASS PUSSYS

Anonymous said...

LETS SEE YOU CITY PUSSYS SURVIVE

Anonymous said...

MAYBE YOU CAN CUDDLE UP TO A TRANNY FOR THE END

Crazy Clown said...

I'm waiting to see how long it'll take KCMO Leaders at City Hall, to Devise ways to come up with more TAXES to take it back away from those who get it !!

Give it 6 months to a year,,, those Commies at city hall will devise something,, watch and see !!

Anonymous said...

WHY DONT WE INSTEAD GET RID OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO POST IN ALL CAPS AND DONT USE PROPER PUNCTUATION THEY ARE THE WEAKEST LINK ANYWAY

Anonymous said...

Amazing on how these progressive libtards pride themselves on being intellectual, intelligent and just a shitload smarter than the entire rest of the world. The you have this $15.00 initiative where a five year scholarly study of Seattle by the Washington University provided proof that the $15.00 wage is a disaster, reduces actual income, reduces benefits, kills jobs. What do the intellectually superior libtards do? They go for the shit bag vote and push for changes that will actually hurt unskilled workers and the local economy just to rebel against a Republican state administration. Real smart!!!

Shannan (Pew) Berkbuegler said...

We do need a new airport, too, I agree. But it is not paid for with the same money that the streetcar is paid with. The plan is for it to be paid for by users, not taxes from a TDD, or property taxes, etc. Users pay. If you don't use it, you don't pay for it. Make sense? It helps to know how and where your tax dollars come from, and how they can be spent, before you vote.

Anonymous said...

9:13: So, are you going to be euthanized at 67? Is there any reason for you not to remove yourself from the ecosystem now?

Anonymous said...

^^ Geezer Hater will remain young, dumb, and devoid of cum forever. ^^

Anonymous said...

Aaawww, skeezy, snot-nosed millie mama's boy hates on the oldsters who enjoy the rewards of their decent life-long work ethic. He despises those who paid their dues to have retirement funds and home equities that will provide for them, with the remainder likely gifted to deserving survivors. His goof parents "ain't gots nuffin", so he hates himself and his miserable 'ol "fambly".

Anonymous said...

^^^Hurry up and die so we can get your retirement funds and home equity(??). Take comfort in the fact that the second you expire it will be as if you never existed. Rest assured that you will be forgotten and make peace with the knowledge that your life amounted to nothing.

Anonymous said...

I THINK ANYONE WHO HAS TO LIVE IN KILLA CITY SHOULD BE PAID 20 $ hr just for living in that dump

Anonymous said...

Sorry 2:48, you won't inherit a damn thing, because 1) your older relatives are deadbeats like you, and 2) they'd write an asshole like you out of their will if they had any money.

Anonymous said...

Says the alcoholic loser who has been disowned by his family. I guess the nursing home can get lonely when nobody comes to visit doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

^^. Wrong, Nostradamus. It's rich that an STD-carrying, underemployed Millenial that lives in Mommy's basement fabricates stories about others being social outcasts.

Anonymous said...

^^^ No, sounds like he got you pegged. That get a little too close to home? How do you know he's got an STD? He give you herpes you want down on him?

Anonymous said...

^^^ trying to pose as a different person that supports you, Geezer Hater? You think you're fooling anyone? You're truly a pathetic piece of shit. ^^^

Anonymous said...

So will the employees that are "tipped" ...you know those people that bring you food you ordered at real restaurants and places that have bars where you can ask the barkeep to give you another chocolate or apple martini? Will this new minimum wage affect them now? It sure hasn't in the past as the food industry giants lobbied state and national legislatures to keep wages low for those workers.

Will giving folks that really don't give 2 cents whether or not they get your order right at Mickey D's or Wendy's? I think not, if they don't care at the current wage level, they will not care when it goes up. Same with WallyWorld and Target, folks don't care.