Spence: We Shouldn't Have a Minimum Wage... At All

Dave Spence thinks you can live on less than $290 a week, even if you work a full-time job and play by all the rules. 

[Retired construction worker Mike Riddle] asked Spence whether he’d support raising Missouri’s minimum wage, to which Spence said, “I don’t think government should have any roll  [sic] setting minimum wage. It’s supply, demand.

Is Spence trying to lose votes?  The 2006 ballot measure to raise Missouri's minimum wage passed with a whopping 76% of the vote, and a measure to increase Missouri's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour is expected to pass easily this fall. A strong minimum wage is supported by leaders and voters and both parties, but Spence was to junk it entirely.  

Just, wow.

So to recap:

  • The public bailing out reckless banks like his = good.  
  • The public setting basic standards to help themselves and their neighbors live with dignity = bad.

This dude needs a clue. 



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