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  •  Let me give you an example of the people (9+ / 0-)

    this proposed law benefits. The general store in my village is owned by a very rich woman who is also notoriously cheap. Lots of people are out of work. Lots of moms need part time jobs to help make ends meet when the catch isn't good, and stay home part time to raise the kids and work part time to put supper on the table.

    Let's say she can hire a young teen to run her register and stock groceries for less than minimum wage. Who is she going to hire?

    This hurts families in places like my little fishing village two ways: it robs adults of jobs even at minimum wage, and if their teens get the job mom might have gotten otherwise, they bring less money home to feed the family.

    This is a bad bill. It is bad for Port Clyde, it is bad for Portland, it is bad for Maine families.

    Yep. It's not just anti-child. It is anti-FAMILY. Brought to you by the family values party, the good old
    GOP.

    Craft is what emerges when you hit inspiration over the head with a stick.

    by commonmass on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 08:38:13 AM PDT

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