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MN GOP's Emmer: Cut Minimum Wage For Waiters


"With the tips that they get to take home, they are some people earning over $100,000 a year. More than the very people providing the jobs and investing not only their life savings but their families' future," Emmer added. Of course, waitstaff earning more than $100,000 a year are hardly reliant on even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and hour, if their employers are even actually paying them at that rate.

In a way, this particular Emmer proposal is quite notable in that it uses federal law as a floor, and seeks to standardize Minnesota with the rest of the country. Indeed, many of his other proposals have involved nullifying most federal laws, and taking Minnesota out of harmony with the rest of the country. But in this one case, believe it or not, he is suddenly pro-Union.

H/T to Jeff Fecke