Tuesday, November 22, 2016

20 Million Trump Voters’ Could Lose Ovetime Pay

St. Louis Trump supporters
The examples of Trump voters putting appeals to their racism and bigotry ahead of their own economic interest keep on rolling in.  The latest comes via a story at The Raw Story that looks at likely pay losses that will be suffered by Trump supporters if  Der Fuhrer Donald Trump and the Congressional Republicans keep their promise to repeal a number of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama.  I would be lying if I said I had a shred of sympathy for these people, but I do feel badly for others who will be negatively impacted if this reverse Robin Hood agenda is implemented.  Here are excerpts:
Millions of Americans who voted for Donald Trump are expected to lose overtime pay rights soon after he is sworn in as president.
Tom Bonier, CEO of the polling firm Targetsmart, pointed out on Monday that “almost 20,000,000 Trump voters would lose time and a half overtime” under a Republican plan to reverse regulations put in place by President Barack Obama.
 According to Politico, House Republicans are already plotting the most efficient way to dismantle Obama-era regulations. An overtime rule requiring companies to pay time-and-a-half to workers who make less than $47,000 a year is expected to be one of the first reversals.
“We have heard over the past year that it would have truly dramatically bad effects, not just on employers but on employees across the country,” Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) told Politico. “I can give you the names of a ton of private-sector businesses who will either have to eat that cost or pass that cost on to their customers.”
Exit polls taken during the Nov. 8 election showed that 41 percent of Trump’s 61 million votes were cast by people who make less than $50,000 a year.
I hope these bigots and "low information voters" enjoy losing overtime pay and having to work 70 hour weeks as "salaried" employees.  Oh, and when they lose their healthcare coverage, that will make for a much deserved double whammy.  

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