Skip to comments.Live on every newscast, Malloy signs $10.10 minimum wage bill
Posted on 03/28/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT by Biggirl
New Britain -- Precisely timed to attract live coverage Thursday at the top of three local 6 o'clock newscasts, a jubilant Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a bill that makes Connecticut the first state to embrace President Obama's goal of a $10.10 minimum wage.
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Pajama Boy Malloy, our hero.
Price increase on everything to ensue.
And you know what they say, “As Connecticut goes, so goes Delaware.”
Their economy must be starting to recover. This will fix it.
Followed by a increase in unemployment. But what the heck, People need more time at home anyways.
Here we go! I have a new employee this season. She’s already complaining that I’m not paying her $10.10 an hour because THAT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND because 0bama said so!
She’s worked one day for me so far...
Let’s see if she makes it to Day 2. *SMIRK*
More “Funemployment” for Connecticut.
Next headline: “100’s of laid off fast food workers sign up for unemployment benifits.”
If you have $9 skills it is now illegal for someone to employ you in CT. Enjoy.
Time to show this election-stealing imbecile the door.
It is amazing how incredibly business-unfriendly the state has become since Malloy took office.
Upping taxes, regulations, the cost of doing business—and even cronyism, with all kinds of funds and programs to hand out insider d3als to insiders.
“She’s already complaining...”
Ooohhh, are we taking bets? I think she’ll really start COMPLAINING when she has to lift bags of mulch or get her hands dirty! I’m betting she will be gone within the week!
Sounds like she needs her Obama termination notice (fun, but would probably bring down the wrath of the Obamabots).
SHe would not have made it thru DAY 1 with me.........................possibly not even hour one....................
I don’t care what anyone says, firing someone that needs to be fired is one of life’s great pleasures.
Indeed the great liberal plan.
I’m secretly looking forward to this one. I’m usually pretty good at hiring hard working, decent people and weeding out the losers pretty quick.
This one is gonna be fun... :)
Yep. See Post #18. :)
I’m sure most of them will be surprised there unemployment will be based on whatever the min wage was before today.
Plus the cost of living just rose approx 3 dollars an hour, not to mention the impact on those already making 10 dollars an hour.
Regarding Minimum Wage:
It is much better to enact a minimum-wage law even if it deprives these unfortunates of work better that the state should support the inefficient wholly and prevent the multiplication of the breed than subsidize incompetence and unthrift, enabling them to bring forth more of their kind. - Royal Meeker, U.S. Commissioner of Labor, under Woodrow Wilson
Her first name wouldn’t happen to be “Cindy” would it?
She also wouldn’t happen to look like a slightly thinner Rosie O’Donut?
Ouch......perhaps a condition should be placed on her continued employment: complete and pass Hillsdale's online Constitution Course. It's FREE - she should like that :)
Well I guess all the major fast food chains will scrap their dollar value menus in Connecticut now. The citizens of that state can look forward to more economic hardship while another lefty loon governor is in charge.
Don’t even have to wait to find out what that will do.
Obama’s edict raised the minimum wage for government contractors to 10.10 per hour. A busy McDonalds on government leased property just closed at Menriv in Goose Creek SC. Was also accessible to the general public. Story I heard was that other area McDs absorbed all of the employees but I doubt such a thing was possible as it was within walking distance for most dependent employees. No idea what this will do to other non government concessions on bases but I see many closing.
Employees were told a couple of weeks ago if Obama signed the increase, they would have to close. They did.
People who are on bases please let us know if any other non government concessions have closed. This could be one of the first but not the last.
Election cycle ploy for the low information minimum wage voter.
Obedient little toady. Good Obama cultist obeys Dear Reader.
Oddly enough, the sign ups for unemployment will probably go down. I guess when you control the output, you can output whatever data you like huh? Good thing we’ve turned the corner.
The good news is that Connecticut is not a big state, and people can drive a short distance to escape the higher prices that will result.
The bad news is that the neighboring states are just like Connecticut and will probably follow suit.
Somewhere down the road, a philosophical heir to this assclown will proudly sign a “Maximum Wage” law thus bringing an end to the American Age.
I think she is underpaid myself. She can make a lot more working for herself.
.....Or the “stupid voters”.
If the only result were higher prices an economy could still thrive.
The real problem is that an unrealistic mandated wage prices those with few skills, or who have issues that give an employer pause, out of the labor market. They don’t get that first job during which they can prove themselves to be a good employee, and even more important, they never get to the second, third, and fourth rung of the wage ladder because they were priced off of the first rung.
At least it’s being done at the state level, rather than the federal, so we can see the result in contrast to other states.
Suggestion for GOP-led states near Connecticut: Advertise the $10.10 minimum in CT and offer anyone on public assistance in the state a free move to CT if they want it, and use state vehicles so you know they get there.
This whole $10.10 thing by the Obama is a sham to pacify those who are now part time because of Zerocare. What they don’t realize is they’ll soon be out of a job too and on welfare and eventually single payer of Zero gets his way. The feds know exactly what they’re doing.
I live in a town that closely borders CT. I have three employees whose wages range from $12/hr-$17/hr. I’m sure the $12*/hr guy will now be more interested in working at xtra mart; the level of competence and demanding physical activity are much less.
“The new law raises the state’s $8.70 minimum wage, already the second-highest in New England and fourth-highest nationally, on Jan. 1 in each of the next three years to $9.15 in 2015, $9.60 in 2016 and $10.10 in 2017.”
Inflation in CT will gobble it whole, they’ll never even notice a raise.
Look for automation to come faster.
Connecticut: Because California *just* hasn’t gone far enough to the left.
"Enjoy your *BIG ASS* Fries."
100s fast food workers replaced by automated kiosks. Story at 11.
I wonder if the Sandy Hook hoax crisis actors can get the wage increase retroactive?
And how many jobs will be lost? How many small businesses will close? Way to go there Malloy.
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12. The Right to Employment and the Right to Profit
“Brothers, assess yourselves to furnish me work at your price.” This is the right to employment, elementary or first-degree socialism.
“Brothers, assess yourselves to furnish me work at my price.” This is the right to profit, refined or second-degree socialism.
Both live by virtue of such of their effects as are seen. They will die from those of their effects that are not seen.
What is seen is the work and the profit stimulated by the assessments levied on society. What is not seen is the work and the profits that would come from this same amount of money if it were left in the hands of the taxpayers themselves.
In 1848 the right to employment showed itself for a moment with two faces. That was enough to ruin it in public opinion.
One of these faces was called: National workshop.
The other: Forty-five centimes.*19
Millions went every day from the rue de Rivoli to the national workshops. This was the beautiful side of the coin.
But here is what was on the other side. In order for millions of francs to come out of a coffer, they must first have come into it. That is why the organizers of the right to employment addressed themselves to the taxpayers.
Now, the farmers said: “I must pay forty-five centimes. Then I shall be deprived of clothes; I cannot marl my field; I cannot have my house repaired.”
And the hired hands said: “Since our boss is not going to have any new clothes, there will be less work for the tailor; since he is not going to have his field marled, there will be less work for the ditchdigger; since he is not going to have his house repaired, there will be less work for the carpenter and the mason.”
It was therefore proved that you cannot profit twice from the same transaction, and that the work paid for by the government was created at the expense of work that would have been paid for by the taxpayer. That was the end of the right to employment, which came to be seen as an illusion as well as an injustice.
However, the right to profit, which is nothing but an exaggeration of the right to employment, is still alive and flourishing.
Is there not something shameful in the role that the protectionist makes society play?
He says to society:
“You must give me work, and, what is more, lucrative work. I have foolishly chosen an industry that leaves me with a loss of ten per cent. If you slap a tax of twenty francs on my fellow citizens and excuse me from paying it, my loss will be converted into a profit. Now, profit is a right; you owe it to me.”
The society that listens to this sophist, that will levy taxes on itself to satisfy him, that does not perceive that the loss wiped out in one industry is no less a loss because others are forced to shoulder itthis society, I say, deserves the burden placed upon it.
Thus, we see, from the many subjects I have dealt with, that not to know political economy is to allow oneself to be dazzled by the immediate effect of a phenomenon; to know political economy is to take into account the sum total of all effects, both immediate and future.**10
I could submit here a host of other questions to the same test. But I desist from doing so, because of the monotony of demonstrations that would always be the same, and I conclude by applying to political economy what Chateaubriand*20 said of history:
There are two consequences in history: one immediate and instantaneously recognized; the other distant and unperceived at first. These consequences often contradict each other; the former come from our short-run wisdom, the latter from long-run wisdom. The providential event appears after the human event. Behind men rises God. Deny as much as you wish the Supreme Wisdom, do not believe in its action, dispute over words, call what the common man calls Providence “the force of circumstances” or “reason”; but look at the end of an accomplished fact, and you will see that it has always produced the opposite of what was expected when it has not been founded from the first on morality and justice.
(Chateaubriand, Memoirs from beyond the Tomb.)