By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Let face it – unless you’re making a good living from your job, it’s very likely that you will find yourself working multiple jobs just to survive. For years, there has been an argument over increasing the minimum wage. Those who work for the bare minimum welcomed the idea, while employers and those in Congress opposed the idea.
Can we be honest for a moment and say that the cost of living is making it difficult just to live comfortably? When those in political office like to claim America first and preach family values, it’s amazing how quickly they allow profit and greed to rule their decisions.
In the state of Missouri, people who were making $10/hr will see a decrease in their hourly pay. That’s right; their pay will drop to $7.70 per hour. Republican officials in St. Louis voted to drop the wage.
“City workers were slated to enjoy a slight increase in pay come January, but that dream went kaput after the state GOP passed what’s known as a preemptive law barring cities from doing as they please,” according to the Atlanta Black Star.
The Huffington Post reports the following: “It’s impossible to say how many St. Louis employers will take the GOP up on the offer to slash pay, given the effect such a move could have on competitiveness and morale. But if businesses agree with Republicans that the city wage hike is too aggressive, then at least some of them are likely to revert to the lower pay rates, particularly in low-wage industries like fast food.”
Missouri Gov. Greitens (R) wasn’t eager to own the state-sponsored pay cut, opting not to sign the bill. But he doesn’t have to sign it for it to become law. Under the Missouri Constitution, a bill passed by state legislators eventually goes into effect so long as the governor doesn’t veto it.”
Without a doubt, the decrease will cut jobs and when you cut jobs, who knows what will happen.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org