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State Minimum Wage Suppression Laws -- ALEC's new one

Rainbow Girl's picture

It's wonderful to hear Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Obama and all those great "folks" using their respective bully pulpits to condemn this or (god forbid) to make sure it does not happen. Even sweeter is the roaring choir of the AFL-CIO, SEIU, ASFME, et al. in opposition to all this.

Funny -- it would be such an easy case for the US Solicitor General to invoke the Pre-emption Doctrine (viz. wage laws are an area that is comprehensively regulated by the FedGov (D.O.L.) and therefore states cannot pass wage laws). It worked like a charm when OCC invoked it to stop the Seattle AG's office from going after predatory lenders!