Monday, February 18, 2013

2.18.13 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Snyder

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Name: Rick Snyder
Age: 54
Occupation: village idiot
Last Seen: Ann Arbor, MI
Bee-otched For: not wanting his people to make money


Sometimes, I wish that 2010 was nothing but one big, bad dream.

But, it had to happen.

Even though Michigan's a blue state, the evil Tea Party bug ate through Michigan all because it was cool to hate Obama for not making changes fast enough. So, we ended up with a failed businessman, Rick Snyder as our governor.

Since taking over the State of Michigan, Snyder fired elected leaders in many towns like Benton Harbor to run things the way he wanted to run them. Oh, and there's that thing where he decided to start killing off unions by making this state a Right to Work state. Plus, he wants to raise gas taxes to 33 cents per gallon, even though as-is, Michigan has some of the highest gas prices in the country.

Now, Snyder is once again fighting the middle class by wanting to make sure that Michiganders won't ever see a raise.

Right now, a Michigan Senator, Burt Johnson (D-Detroit) is proposing raising Michigan's minimum wage to $10 per hour. Right now, the state minimum is $7.40, higher than the federal wage of $7.25. President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

According to Snyder, people would be losing their jobs if the state wage is increased. Basically, employers - mostly those who own smaller businesses - would be forced to fire people or shut down due to the wage increase.

However, millions of Americans need more money. I remember during the Clinton years, the minimum wage went up several times. But under Dubya, it only increased once. Over the years, the minimum wage has only gone up a few times while CEO salary has gone up way too much. If the minimum wage kept up with CEO pay, it would be $23 per hour, but then again, that information's five years old.

Look folks, I haven't had a raise in years, and neither has any of my co-workers. One even lost her house because her husband ended up blind and diabetic and unable to work. Part of the reason is because my ex-boss was a drunk loser who only saw dollar signs and not the true value in people. Same goes with most bosses and CEOs these days. Yeah, there are a few CEOs with brains, like the one who runs Costco who only makes $500,000 per year and his employees make $17 per hour, but it seems that as long as the bosses pay less in taxes than the rest of us, the power struggle will always be won by them.

This is why I love the Democrats. They care about the middle class while Rick Snyder thinks about his rich buddies. Personally, 2014 can't come soon enough. As long as he comes up with excuses to not help us, the more I think about a good Democrat that can take his place. We need the minimum wage to go up. WAY UP. Want people to move up in life? There you go.

Nerds sure aren't good with money.  

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