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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Petitions submitted to hike Mo's minimum wage

The comments coming from this post at Jo Mannies blog, Blogs � Petitions submitted to hike Mo�s minimum wage, really make me feel ill. I don't know whether it is the vicious rant of anonymous commenting or the actual content of the comments. Words swirling, heads inflating, teeth bared, f*ck-those-who-are-different-than-us snarling. Here is the "innocent" post that began the standard tirade:

The Missouri secretary of state’s office confirmed Wednesday that it is reviewing four different initiative-petition proposals to increase the state’s minimum wage.
All were submitted by one man — Jim Kottmeyer, a political consultant (and former executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party.)
Reached via cell phone, Kottmeyer said that he was acting on behalf of a number of interested unions, faith-based groups and business organizations. The groups have generally decided to support the proposal that calls for increasing Missouri’s minimum wage to $6.50 an hour — the same as neighboring Illinois — with automatic adjustments for inflation.
The aim would be to get the proposal on the November ballot.
Missouri’s minimum wage is now $5.15 an hour, the same as the federal minimum wage


  • Wouldn't it be lovely if people remembered that there are other people on the other side of that post? I know exactly what you mean about the posts being so vicious.

    Whatever happened to lively, informed debate that dealt with issues and not personal ad hominum attacks?

    As for raising the minimum wage, a lot of people seem to think its only for high school and college students. Either they forgot or never understood that with the poor economy there are a lot of FAMILIES trying to live on minimum wage.

    By Blogger Joy, at 5:10 PM  

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