Legislation approved by the House Commerce Committee would set the minimum wage for anyone younger than 22 at 75 percent of what those 22 and older are required to be paid. With the state minimum wage at $7.25 an hour, that translates to $5.44.
This measure, if passed, would be devastating to young Arizonans attempting to work their way through college as they face huge tuition and fee increases and even worse for those students entering the workforce immediately after high school.
Translation: we are going to get these kids in the lifelong habit of working their asses off for scraps.
Mickel Adzema says:
What, it’s not enough for the corporations to have harnessed the Third World for cheap labor, now they want to enslave American youth?
What’s next, reversing child labor laws so that we can have 8-year-olds working for pennies a day breaking rocks till their hands bleed? (That’ll keep them from street protests!)
It’s been 50 years since we’ve had the youth protesting in the streets. Is there no end to “the Establishment’s” (it’s been about 50 years, too, since I’ve actually found it imperative to use that term!) efforts to suppress the outcries of pain from the burdened masses? Is not drugging with antidepressants, brainwashing, financial distress, threats, imprisonment on a scale larger than any other Western country, wiretapping, electronic monitoring, etc., enough to seal the coffin of complaint? Does every nail need to be hammered home before they will feel safe to plunder openly?
I can only wonder what they have planned for us next that they feel the need to do this “preemptive strike” against future protest!!