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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Don't You Wish You Had Control of Your Own Raise?

It's going on again down in Jefferson City:

Proposed raises for state elected officials: $1,994,336

It seems clear they decided they wanted $2000 more per year but they didn't want to be too terribly obvious. 

Doesn't everyone wish they could propose and then vote on their own pay raise with all your fellow co-workers, all your pals?

And before anyone goes all nutso on this, yes, I know a state commission came up with this plan. It's just that it seems pretty cushy for them. Their pay raises get considered every 2 or 3 years and they themselves do vote on them.

The bigger question, for me, is how soon are we going to, first, get the minimum wage up to a true, "livable wage", say in the range of $15 per hour? Whose looking after the "little guys and gals" on the street? And then, second, how soon--if ever---can we get it pegged to rise with the inflation rate? It's only then that people will get and have that true, livable wage and we'll get that much closer to having better demand for goods in the nation. It would benefit all, all around.

Let's get this party started.

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