- Apparently, half of the candidates running for mayor of Detroit of felony records in their background.
- According to the Detroit News, three out of the eight candidates for mayor of Detroit have previously faced gun charges, with two of them having faced charges for assault to commit murder, and a fourth candidate pleaded guilty to a non-gun charge years ago.
- The timing of these infractions date from the 1970s to more recent times.
- Donna Marie Pitts, 58, has multiple felony convictions dating back to 1977: “I don’t hide it. God has brought me out. I hope [voters] don’t look at it as negative but as my experience, and I can help. I want to fight for them.”
- Danetta Simpson was convicted in 1996 for assault with intent to murder.
- Articia Bomer was charged in 2008 for carrying a concealed weapon.
- Curtis Christopher Greene was charged with fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police during an attempted traffic stop, and a marijuana-related count.
- Local politicians in Seattle decided a few years ago that they would ramp up the local minimum wage level to $15 an hour because they knew best what a “living wage” should be.
- The early results on their economic “wisdom” showed what a failure their program is.
- A new study from the University of Washington that examined what happened to workers in local small businesses when the minimum wage level was raised found that on average workers received $125 LESS a month in wages than prior to the lifting of the minimum wage.
- You ask how could this happen, how could raising the minimum wage actually LOWER wages?
- Simple, some people got paid more by the small business population but others got fired outright since their employers could no longer to carry them on their payroll at a higher wage.
- Thus, on average more people lost their wages altogether which wiped out the increased wages of those that were fortunate enough to keep their jobs, i.e. the good news is that you got a raise, the bad news your higher wage level results in you getting laid off and having no wages.
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