For years we have heard that raising low wage workers pay would be detrimental to small business. When do we discuss the sacrifices of workers in this equation? They are expected to subsidize the profit margin of owners yet are dismissed as lazy or having a lack of responsibility simply because they don’t have the education, upbringing or just plain luck that others have.
If a business owner can’t pay a living wage to their employees then they are either greedy or failing at it. This ties in nicely as well to the new Governor and her DUI convictions. She should have had a felony herself but wealth, luck and being connected saved her from losing the right to vote.
How many low wage workers who weren’t lucky enough to have her resources are now barred from voting? I was. As a new Governor after the most detrimental session for workers in Iowa’s history her first act should be to reverse this Executive Order and pay some of her luck forward to the thousands of Iowan’s who weren’t graced with it.
Without reversing this EO her words will ring hollow.