30 Apr 2014 adminPS
Will propose the following bill:
(1) Immediate increase to $9.00/hour for Michigan’s minimum wage.
(2) Increase Michigan minimum wage to $11.00/hour when the Federal Government’s estimate of illegal immigrants in the country is reduced to 250,000. The current Federal Government estimate is 11 million.
(3) Increase Michigan minimum wage to $13.00/hour when the Federal Government establishes a wealthy nation free trade zone (Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland) and imposes a 40% tariff on the rest of the world. The tariff would be addressed on a country by country basis every five years. As other countries improved their standards of living, the tariffs would be reduced.
Note: States must be careful about raising the minimum wage because they can be hurt by either illegal labor coming in or having manufacturing offshored. Michigan can throw a challenge at Congress–don’t talk about income inequality–here is your roadmap to raise the wages of our lowest paid workers.
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