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Kentucky Governor Lowers Minimum Wage, Strips Voting Rights

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tea Party, republicans, corruption, lies, voting rights )

- 1268 days ago -
The newly elected governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, filed five executive orders this week. Among them were decisions that will strip former felons of voting rights and will lower the minimum wage for government workers and contractors.


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Roslyn McBride (26)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 12:53 am
How long will this man remain as a Governor?

Rose B (141)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 1:08 am
does he know what human rights mean

Alan Smith (1)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 1:55 am
Hope cuts also apply to him

Animae C (509)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 2:51 am
Tea Party Republican.... nuff said!

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 5:21 am
Governor Bevin is a Tea Party Republican who took office less than a month ago from former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.

Well if the people didn't like the Democratic Governor let's see how much they enjoy the Tea Bag Governor, if the people even notice. He supports Kim Davis so seems too many have their sights on the afterlife and forget about their "today's".

I wouldn't care if they want to self flagellate by going without food, decent housing, and medical care if it was only they, who vote in these Tea Party types would have to live under it, but it's all the other people in forced flagellation that are now also stuck with it. People better wake up and understand that they are in fact voting to save their lives against these people......can't stay home anymore; get off your butts and get politically active.

Tea Bag Governor Rick Scott did the same thing here in Florida, took away the voting rights that were put in place by actually another less extreme Republican. The Floridian Republicans also voted not to accept the Extended Medicaid leaving almost a million people without medical care. Yet, the same State that got together to vote President Obama in a 2nd term was the same State that voted in this Tea Bagger for the 2nd term.......go figure.

Trish K (29)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 6:15 am
And the difference between the moral majority and ISIL is None.
Cross carrying, white hooded terrorist are the ones that that vote down there in that very red state-god bless the good people who must live there and endure

Sheila D (194)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 9:40 am
So glad I live in democratic MN...thanx James.

Cela V (0)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 11:59 am
wow - tyfs

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 1:24 pm
What a prick. Humbug. thx James

Erika Acosta (0)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 12:52 am

Marco C (31)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 4:47 am
It's an amazing cocktail. Lack of education, magical thinking, misinformation and religion with false idols.
Same playbook as the Taliban, ISIS and the rest of them.

Mitch McConnell representing Kentucky is no surprise. Suppression of womens rights will bubble up next in the context of family values, followed by sanctioned homophobic persecution. To protect religious freedom, of course. Unchecked, non whites will become the underclass once more. McConnells behavior and actions have already revealed these undercurrents.

The carefully stewarded shallow minded, undereducated, dependent and frightened will willing go along with it. It happens easily when you believe that having is better than being.

pam w (139)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 8:50 am
A DOZEN stars to Marco!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 11:28 am

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:05 pm
Agreeing w/ Ani Mae C !!!!

tonia Deur (12)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:15 pm
Go ahead elect a Republican. They'll change things alright. You better vote.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:25 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, James.
I agree with Marco's excellent above comment, as well as Dandelions. So, the candidate lied and became Gov. Would be so glad to see the people of KY oust him ASAP. Doing nothing sends a message to other Gov's and potential Gov's that they can lie to their constituents without consequence.
I'd also check those voting machines. As I recall, Bevin was behind in all the polls......until he turned up winning.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:37 pm
Dandelion and Marco say it all. Sadly noted.

Angela Parker (1)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 4:52 pm
In Australia we have our Prime Minister wanting to take our minimum wage down, cut penalty rates, put our GST up I'm sure our Medicare will go up soon after, he's as arrogant as they come and yet with all the cuts they have in mind for the average worker nothing will apply to them because we pay for everything for them plus their high wages as well, and will think nothing of giving themselves a huge wage increase. They are all a disgrace. It is right in what people have said you need people to vote to stop one's like Matt Bevin. I know I have no right to comment on your politics when I'm not American, but I really don't like anyone getting kicked and kept down by Politician's they always tend to forget they work for us not the other way around.

Janet B (0)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 7:03 pm

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 8:08 pm
I see why teachers are so frustrated with students who don't pay attention and don't care about anything. It's this kind of attitude that gets people like this elected. My fear is that if they don't start paying attention, we may just wind up with Donald Trump in the White House.
O well I said my piece, now someone will block my access to Care 2 again.

Julie W (33)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 9:14 pm
I'm willing to bet some of those 'felons' were imprisoned for smoking MJ. Ooh, dangerous criminals! And how can anyone live a halfway-decent life on $7.25 an hour? Have these people no conscience?

Jordan G (37)
Sunday December 27, 2015, 10:06 pm
A 6' POS. Stacked high.

Ken O (55)
Monday December 28, 2015, 2:04 am
Never, ever, for any reason vote Republican.

Ivana D (50)
Monday December 28, 2015, 2:34 am
That's just wrong

Beth M (138)
Monday December 28, 2015, 2:01 pm
You voted him in. Please do better when you vote for the president.

Freya H (345)
Monday December 28, 2015, 5:19 pm
What a creep and a liar! If the people of Kentucky have any sense and/or gumption, they will vote his arse out of Frankfort come the next election.

Hartson Doak (39)
Tuesday December 29, 2015, 8:05 am
One step forward. Two steps back. This is how politics work. I hope he is a one term governor.

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Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:20 am
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