Wednesday, March 27, 2013

But Is It Constitutional?

OD: Taxpayers to subsidize NY's higher minimum wage.
The hike in New York's minimum wage is a big win for Democrats, but a provision buried inside the tentative state budget shows taxpayers will be paying much of the bill. The "minimum wage reimbursement credit" . . . would reimburse employers for part of the difference in wages from the current $7.25 minimum wage as it rises to $9 an hour by 2016.
 Article VI Section 8 of the NY State Constitution provides as follows:
1. The money of the state shall not be given or loaned to or in aid of any private corporation or association, or private undertaking; nor shall the credit of the state be given or loaned to or in aid of any individual, or public or private corporation or association, or private undertaking . . .
Somehow I don't think this is about helping the needy with a "living wage", but, rather, asserting government control over a larger segment of the economy through employees and employers alike. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like that last statement can be summed up in two words, "buying votes." A trick learned from the Obama campaign. It throws a leash around the neck of the employer and the minimum wage employee both. A leash that allows the Democrats to lead those sheeple to the polls to vote for those that give them "free stuff" with OUR Money. Hey, it worked in a presidential election. Why not at the state level?