Saturday, April 2, 2016

WDT: Budget Done..You Figure It Out

       I don't know how much reaction there is to the doings of Albany.  Keeping track of minimum wage proposals is difficult now that there are three different regions in the state and most have long ago come to the conclusion that what happens will happen.
       Once there is a $15 wage in NYC and the rest of the state years later, when does the drumbeat start for even higher ?
       Won't NNY workers at the bottom realize at some point they got screwed vis a vis downstate workers ?
       And when the media gets reaction to the law, are they only allowed to interview people with six figure incomes ?  
        There are reporters who likely were rooting for $15 while their employers were not.
        By the way, what happens to the "wage board" beneficiaries in fast food and where does the food service sub minimum wage for tipped employees go now ?
        And what about this family leave law ? What's that all about ?  Or the so called middle class tax cut which does leave rates the same for the rich and the poor but reduces rates over ten years for so called middle class up to $300K.
        When a state budget is passed it takes a while to digest all the things that come with it.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/delayed-15-minimum-wage-in-upstate-new-york-pleases-some-north-country-businesses-frustrates-others-20160402

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have to wait a few months to see of Duombo goes back to the well to get a tax increase and call it a tax cut, like he did in his first budget.

We know that downstate and the city , already pay more than minimum wage in all industries except for the garment industry, where non English speaking non citizens work. But we want to make sure there is no more garment industry in NY. I wonder how things will go in Dexter at the bathing suit factory? Probably the same way as Climax.

Anonymous said...

It now opens up the door for Kiosks at Fast-Food restaurants, workers at Climax will be without a job, meanwhile SUNY, and Public Education will reap rewards for this budget. Thanks again Addie..

Anonymous said...

Like it isn't complicated enough navigating the guberment's tangled web of rules. I couldn't make this more complicated if I tried.

Anonymous said...

7:07 is exactly right. Benito started off his rule with bs about a tax cut that was really a tax increase. He lied from day one. But never you mind, golfers everywhere love this stuff. It makes no difference to them, per se, as they love their party so much no lies matter.

Anonymous said...

How long to the cry goes out I lost my ebt, my hud, my Obama care just because I got raise. Not as fast as the do as government officials push to rest the benefit level to keep them on the dole. Far to many government programs, social sector workers and voters depend on them keeping them on the dole to ever reduce the numbers. This totally wipes out the only benefit to taxpayers. Take this to the bank.