Monday, March 21, 2016

Farmers Want an Exemption

     Farmers held a presser today to complain about the $15minimum wage.  They say their industry is different and can't affort it.  Everyone will say that, but a carve out for farmers might sell as the compromise Senate Republicans could hang their hat on while it's under the bus for  the rest of us.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Local-Farmers-Speak-Out-Against-Minimum-Wage-Hike-372989431.html

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet another policy the govt can pick and choose who it applies to and play favorites.

Anonymous said...

Of course they do, but wait don't farmers already get numerous exemptions? Why yes they do, and Jay the pension seeking missle will be in their corner, Think about it, if Farmers don't have to pay the $15 minimum and everyone else does, no one will work there..

Anonymous said...

All of upstate should have this exemption. This is a downstate idea that will just destroy upstate economics.

Anonymous said...

It's very hard labor working on a farm. Hired men on a well-established farm deserve to be paid fairly, which should be at least $15.00 an hour.

Anonymous said...

800.. Agree one hundred percent.. These farm hands are called upon to do every phase of the work on the farm and most of them put in a tne or twelve hour day seven days a week at times. They have to live for something other than profits for the owner..
And on a personal note Jon Greenwood who speaks of this is the former SLC legislator who was spoken to on his unethical leasing of land and blocking others from buying such land owned by the County and his unethical helping a local farm business gouge prices during the ice storm of 99 in SLC.. Mr. Greenwood has been know even to dip into the illegal migrant workers at times.. If Mr Greenwood had his way these workers would still be making one dollar an hour.

Anonymous said...

NO. When Benito pukes up an edict, it should effect all equally. The only way the golfers will learn that this kind of government is destructive is if all wallow in the crap together. Go ahead, drive some farmers out of business. It won't effect NYC votes, and they are all that matter.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile The southern part of the county is getting windfarms on property that is underassesed because it's farmland........And the location is a secret...

Anonymous said...

Today's farming is actually not that hard. They have machines to do everything.

Anonymous said...

10:52,...and illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Farmers get tax breaks on their farm land , received grants in the past to plant certain crops in their fields . the days of paying your help $5.00 hr are over, you are now going to step up to the plate like the rest of the businesses who have to pay the increase.