Why not $25/hr for a minimum wage? That way, Rod Sullivan and his band of misfit supervisors could help get each person in Johnson County a Hot Tub, like they have in their own backyards. Maybe they could lobby Obama and perhaps his AbominationCare could cover some of the cost of the Hot Tubs for low income folks in Johnson County?
Any reasonable Iowan, who has sat through an Economics 101 course, (obviously Sullivan & Rettig haven’t) knows that Business owners who are forced/coerced to pay higher wages to their front line workers, will HIRE LESS workers. Sullivan apparently believes that business revenues magically appear, like Govt benefits and Sullivans’ government paychecks. Leftists believe that money flows, endlessly, out of Washington, DC, or Des Moines. (Hard working Iowa taxpayers’ money). As a review, higher government forced wages, leads to higher unemployment.
This is a known fact and product of misguided leftist pandering.
It is revolting to see bureaucrat pinheads, trying to set price controls, that history has proven, again and again are destructive to a Free market economy. Sullivan and his bureacrat cronies will actually cause more unemployment in Johnson County, harming the folks they intended to help.
Leave the minimum wage alone and stick to your important duties, like who can set-up booths at the Jazz Fest.
~ P.J. Breidinger, rural Johnson County, (formerly a resident of Iowa City, IA)