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" If you believed the base pay only relocated one direction, then Missouri Republicans have a shock for you.

After St. Louis leaders raised the wage floor for employees within city restrictions, the state GOP just recently passed what's called a statewide "preemption" regulation, restricting areas from taking such matters into their own hands. On Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) stated he would certainly let the regulation go into impact, thereby preventing cities as well as areas from setting a base pay greater than the state degree.

For low-wage income earners in St. Louis itself, the brand-new regulation will have a startling consequence: It will in fact press the base pay back down, from the city-approved $10 each hour to the state-approved $7.70. The downgrade is slated to work on Aug. 28.

For someone making the bare minimum, that's a prospective cut of 23 percent." *.

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  1. Posted by Jamie Cox, at Reply

    Typical Republican assholeness!

    • Posted by Armando Gallegos, at Reply

      Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? So maybe you Young Turks fans can help employers decide which of their workers to fire now that they’ll have less money available to pay all of them????

    • Posted by Johnny the Boy, at Reply

      Hey TYT Regressives, I’ll do even better than your TYT heroes and lobby that the minimum wage should be 100 DOLLARS an hour! Now CHEER for me and tell me how great I am just like you do for them! You will all be unemployed the day after the wage hike goes into effect, but damn, won’t I look awesome until that happens?

    • Posted by shinnam, at Reply

      Ann Walton Kroenke family , are the Rulers of Missouri. ( Walmart Heirs) Followed closely by the Purina and Bush heirs.

    • Posted by scotaloo7 7g7, at Reply

      +Jamie Cox Provide ANY EVIDENCE of this group being biased or paid by the establishment.
      “The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private *nonprofit* research organization “committed to undertaking and disseminating *unbiased economic research* among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.””
      The study proved that people work less hours after the minimum wage is raised and that makes people earn way less money than before the raise.

    • Posted by scotaloo7 7g7, at Reply

      +AW Crowe So by your logic we should raise the minimum wage to 1000000000000$ an hour. Where does that money come from? Do you really think people would agree to work for 1$ an hour?

  2. Posted by Rontay Gibbs, at Reply

    Dem crackas complaining about poverty again! Come to da hood, that will cure that entitlement complex off ya lazy bums!

    • Posted by Dead person, at Reply

      Lots of white people struggle with poverty their entire life and lots of black people are born into money-Statistically speaking there’s more black people born into poverty, but grouping every race together like that-your ignorant and racist, being a black liberal doesn’t shield you from that

    • Posted by Ms. K, at Reply

      Rontay Gibbs & Kemal McDonald are white trolls pretending to be black. Pay them no attention

    • Posted by Large Marche, at Reply

      Ms. K Im dissapointed you have to tell them that

  3. Posted by Durodes Duvo, at Reply

    *Why not just make the minimum wage $500? Everyone would be rich, right?*
    *Oh yeah, businesses don’t have money printers in the basement.*

    • Posted by Durodes Duvo, at Reply

      @Snowdog listen, I’m in favor of everyone getting richer, I’m saying simply, that people can negotiate the pay they need or want without guidelines from the government. High minimum wage areas tend to have higher homelessness rates, because the rents are so high. The skill level for jobs is raised so employers have to be more picky. I don’t think I’ll convinced any of you people of anything- but walk away with this please; *people against minimum aren’t the evil super villains or whatever networks like TYT try paint everyone with differing opinions from them as.*

    • Posted by Durodes Duvo, at Reply

      @Kyle *your plan isn’t going to help everybody, and my plan isn’t going to help everybody, but my plan would help more people IMO, and it is less authoritarian, which is a fact.*

    • Posted by Kyle Stanton, at Reply

      If we had strong unions then we might not need a minimum wage. This would put they power in the workers hands to negotiate there wages. The reality is that we don’t have strong unions in many places in the country. The government is actively working to destroy unions and this needs to stop.

    • Posted by Snowdog547, at Reply

      Durodes Duvo I could get behind a system like that. I believe sweden has a system like that in place of the minimum wage. They also have some of the strongest unions. With the debate about unions here in the states we’d just be trading one debate for another that has more systemic bias against it.

  4. Posted by Hussain Mehdi, at Reply

    Why are people even surprised? Republicans have never stood up for the common man because they are puppets for corporations. Their “everyone is on their own” mentality equates them to animals. That is why they belong in the jungle; not a society making efforts to advance.

    • Posted by Stone Gasman, at Reply

      You are a one-sided fucktard…how about stop voting for political parties? Vote for the person, not the party you goddamn coward!

    • Posted by Taperat, at Reply

      Stone Gasman no, they aren’t “just as corrupt”. They are corrupt, but not to the degree the Republicans are. If the Republicans are a 10 on the corruption scale, the Democrats are a 7. Still bad, but at least they still do SOME things for the people.

  5. Posted by Justin Jones, at Reply

    Poor idiot cenk doesnt know what inflation is. And his followers need go back to second grade economics

    • Posted by Gaytwinbros, at Reply

      Justin Jones don’t we all have millionaire family members *eye rolls* ah yes, internet nobodies who have to lie to make themselves feel better. And that joke you told about most millionaires being self made, that’s a funny one tell us another!

  6. Posted by Dantro, at Reply

    Trump supporters aren’t just on the wrong side of history.
    They’re on the wrong side of science and spelling too.

    • Posted by LCarlTBM x, at Reply

      Trumptars aren’t anywhere to be seen…
      But as soon as it becomes about Muslims or refugees their all over the motherfucking place.

      Lowest form of scum those shitheads are.

    • Posted by Jeff Carnes, at Reply

      Suck me Carl

    • Posted by Cant think of a name, at Reply

      Dantro no not really.

    • Posted by Cant think of a name, at Reply

      LCarlTBM x trumptars? Well done.

    • Posted by Cast Iron, at Reply

      +Stone Gasman You’ve said it! The first non delusional comment here.

  7. Posted by Dre Linthicum, at Reply

    I seriously don’t get people who think $7.00 an hour or below is decent wage. Their are people I know who are $10.00 an hour and are still poor.

    • Posted by Dre Linthicum, at Reply

      Taperat which is why I don’t get how people can say raising minimum wage to $15.00 will cause more issues. One of best friends lives in your state as well and his father makes $25.00 an hour and still comes up poor. It’s so sad

    • Posted by Dre Linthicum, at Reply

      imiss toronto RIGHT maybe if they actually had to live a MONTH in social hell which is poverty then maybe they be singing a different tune

    • Posted by james smith, at Reply

      +Dre Linthicum 25 an hour and still poor? He is stupid.

    • Posted by Cameran Manner, at Reply

      +james smith He may live in New York or LA. The American Education system is egregiously over priced and paying that down has him poor. Pending the course and living in Canada, receiving a post secondary education doesn’t require a massive debt load.

  8. Posted by BullittMcQueen1, at Reply

    Republicans work for the rich and corporations. This is not a surprise.

    • Posted by Rick Slyke, at Reply

      Logan Burg: The poor uneducated guy will be losing his $13 hour job tomorrow. lol

  9. Posted by Dataanti, at Reply

    so when the minimum wage does eventually increase, are you ready for more companies to change more full time jobs to part time jobs, or just reduce staff? are you ready for the price of everything to go up? just because you have more money in your pocket, it doesn’t mean what you have is actually worth more. the only way to fix the issue that you guys have is to remove all social benifits and start doing universal income for everyone making less than 30K a year. right now the way the social benefits are set up, it doesnt insentifise people to get a job, or a higher paying job, or an education to achieve a higher paying job. and dont get me wrong, i would like to lift people above the poverty line too, but im certain this will not work and a few years from now you guys will be asking for another increase. and the same thing will happen

    • Posted by Hugh Miller, at Reply

      The way you don’t pay overtime, don’t have people work over time. As for the different in penalities in part time, that’s not the same as minimum wage. That a horse of a completely color, and one that I wish they would deal with. Reason is minimum wage is same for part time and full time. Now companies themselves may have differents in wages for full and part, but not the law. Only one that different are jobs that are salary base and those on tips.
      Benefit like health care and other do treat part and full differently and I would love if they fixed that so part time employment rights are same as full time. Again different company may and right to have different benefit above and beyond those that government mandate.

    • Posted by Nick Stark, at Reply

      I’m a firm believer of increasing the taxes of the rich (high net income) and reducing the taxes of the non-rich (low-moderate net income). The problem with raising the minimum wage is it also adds strain to those with low-moderate net income that own smaller businesses that can’t afford to pay their workers more (talking about that bread store across your street, not the Walmart around your corner).

      There are very few people that will truly benefit from minimum wage increases since they are generally rare outside of entry level jobs. Even those working at Mcdonalds/Walmart for 5+ years usually get paid more than minimum wage with managerial positions.

      Basically, I feel the costs will be great and the benefits will be few. There has to be a better way to have the wealthy pay more and the poor pay less.

    • Posted by Dataanti, at Reply

      erick baddy, taxes would only be cut depending on how much money they would save after cutting all the extra social junk, even after handing out 10k to everyone. but this is not reganomics, reganomics is giving tax breaks to the rich so they pay their people more, but i never said to do that at all…. i dont know where you got that from, remember its not about how much money you have, its about the value of the money that you have.

  10. Posted by Peter Kruchowski, at Reply

    I live in St. Louis. We have a high crime rate. We don’t have enough cops. $10 an hour is a decent wage and it would lower the crime rate.

    • Posted by Kenneth Webb, at Reply

      @dusah lol. Attempt to race shame me noted. But I actually care about those at the bottom that will be hurt by raising the min wage too high.

    • Posted by Kenneth Webb, at Reply

      @praxis businesses are in the business to make more money than they did last year. You should watch CNBC sometime. Any cost increase will be dealt with with either passing the costs via higher prices, reducing staff and demanding more from remaining staff, or eating the cost. Business owners don’t like eating the cost, it means lower profits (the opposite of their mission).

    • Posted by ernstbtmn, at Reply

      Kenneth Webb I get your point. It can become, a double-edge sword.
      It’s not about giving poor people MORE money (dumb-asses).
      It’s about WHO employers want to hire FOR the money.
      Some young kid/convict with little/no skills vs an experienced/qualified worker @ $15/hr…

    • Posted by Kenneth Webb, at Reply

      @ernstbtmn that’s the problem. The young kid/convict with little/no skills are the ones most likely to either fall back into or start a life of crime. Over time crime might actually increase as folks pop out of the workforce.

  11. Posted by Dee Macc69, at Reply

    So trumptards think higher minimum is a handout too.?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Posted by snoopyrawdogg, at Reply

      Dee Macc69 he loves the poorly educated remember he actually said it to their faces and it went over their heads

    • Posted by havocmaster69, at Reply

      No handouts Libtard! “GET IT ON YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”” #LIBTARDLOGIC

  12. Posted by Tim Dixon, at Reply

    Republicans have ruined everything they touched and they are the struggle we fight everyday.

    • Posted by P Roh Dusah, at Reply

      conservatives gave us slavery segregation and globalism.

    • Posted by mark navarro, at Reply

      conservatism and liberals change all the time. currently republicans are liberal and dem are conservative. notice how dems are fighting to keep things the same, they are being conservative. repubs are fighting for change thus they are now libs. i will say that dems have always been regressive and repubs have always been progressive though.

  13. Posted by American Patriot, at Reply

    Is there a single thing Republicans do except give more money to the rich? It’s amazing that people still vote for them.

    • Posted by The Black Shadow, at Reply

      Sure you didn’t!

    • Posted by - OnlyButton21 -, at Reply

      The Black Shadow Some casual racism. Classy guy you are.

    • Posted by Shining Star, at Reply

      +The Black Shadow Trump did better with minorities than Mitt Romney. Believe it or not some minorities are business owners and/or have 6 figure salaries and they want low taxes and don’t care whether or not low taxes will affect the budget for services like education, healthcare, environment, veteran services, etc.
      Whether a person is Republican or Centrist Democrat or Progressive Democrat should have more to do with their income and principles and for the smarter people in the country, it does.
      But the dumb people on the identity politics kool-aid turn it into a race issue, a gender issue, a sex issue, and that’s how people end up voting against their best interest.

    • Posted by Dragon1717, at Reply

      Democrats are the enemy of the middle class.

    • Posted by NYCzora, at Reply

      – OnlyButton21 – trump DID NOT win the black vote. Get your facts right.

  14. Posted by Brendan Alimony, at Reply

    $7.70? godamn Americans are slaves.

    • Posted by Josue, at Reply

      You’re absolutely right about that!

    • Posted by tattoodtoolow, at Reply

      Fruit Cat Who says you need to go to college to make more than min wage. Called get your hands dirty. Plenty of jobs that you can do without going to college. But if you do go to college go for a degree that is cost beneficial. You go for gender studies then yes your going to be broke and in debt the rest of your life

    • Posted by Optimus Fine, at Reply

      It is wage slavery. Sad to watch. The Province of British Columbia in Canada will be up to $12 an hour by 2018, econony is booming. More money in the hands of people means more money in circulation, more products being bought, more jobs being created, more profits for companies. A liveable wage benefits everyone except for those seeking quick short term profits (CEO’s)

  15. Posted by Olivia Grant, at Reply

    this is why blue collar people like me will vote republican. lazy democrats can stay asking for handouts while we work our asses off

    • Posted by Golgotha_Mythos69, at Reply

      Punch yourself in the face, dumbass.
      Cut out the middle man.

    • Posted by Chad Austin, at Reply

      hard work like posting on random youtube videos?
      P.S. being an “instagram model” isn’t work.

    • Posted by TheMCPlayer2003, at Reply

      Olivia Grant You are going to be working your butts off for the rest of your life and not still being poor if you keep voting republican. Oh, and by the way, we democrats aren’t lazy, we just want the money we deserve from the hours we work, but have fun getting more and more poor while the rich keep getting richer and richer, who by the way aren’t working their butts off LOL!

    • Posted by TheMCPlayer2003, at Reply

      Still being poor

    • Posted by Fruit Cat, at Reply

      Chad Austin: Take all of my likes and then some.

  16. Posted by Bryden On YouTube, at Reply

    Johnny Mendez – No Bro, you are wrong. If you raise the min wage to $15, there will be MORE JOBS as more people have money to spend, therefore more cashiers and fast food workers like the pretzel guy Cenk told you about weeks ago. If you want to get technical, in economics it’s called a “multiplying factor”, ie if I buy a burger from you, you can then earn and buy something else. This is also why trickle down economics is a sham, and they know it.

    • Posted by Barry, at Reply

      Arnold Slater And an increase in higher wage workers? Woah, it’s almost like there is more to it than what you said.

    • Posted by Arnold Slater, at Reply

      Barry Play with words if you want, doesn’t change that raising the price of a commodity lowers it’s demand.

      The least skilled workers are effected the most, the very workers whom need a job the most.

  17. Posted by westingtyler ideas, at Reply

    i’d love to hear republican voters try to justify the state government forcibly LOWERING a single city’s minimum wage, even though the city voted to RAISE it. Do you understand the GOP are corporate-owned yet?

    • Posted by MidScream1, at Reply

      It shouldn’t be a state’s rights issue since cost of living is consistent across the country. There should be a 1 size fits all minimum wage of $50 an hour regardless of where you live whether it be California, Wyoming, Maine, or New York City.

      It’s a states rights issue. pfft LoL!

    • Posted by MidScream1, at Reply

      What I’m trying to say is that liberals believe in BIG Gubmint and that local governments know their citizens best which is true. So what was your point again? Schools in Iowa, Tennessee, Florida, New Mexico should be controlled by affirmative action bureaucrats in Washington 1000+ miles away?

    • Posted by Cameran Manner, at Reply

      +MidScream1 That’s somewhat flawed. At 50$ per hour, I would work, my wife too. I would tell my kids at 16 to dropout of school and work. πŸ™‚ We would live like royalty. Family of 4 would make 400K per year.
      I get what your saying. 100K in some cities is nothing. So if one person is the soul provider. Yes 50$ per hour is a “living wage”

  18. Posted by Kevin Clements, at Reply

    The Republicans are destroying this country !Β They want this to be a 3rd world garbage hole. Why ???????

    • Posted by A54321, at Reply

      loquayrocks I read the entire article where multiple credible sources called the study influential, very credible, and factual. So yeah, it’s as true as any other credible study

    • Posted by A54321, at Reply

      Kevin Clements Nope, just actually watching what’s happening. You know, the Maine workers fighting to lower minimum wage, Seattle workers making $125 less a month, real world events. You liberals are so caught up in your own echo chamber you don’t even see the real events taking place that prove you 100% wrong.