Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s Bad Bill of the Week is a fun, lighthearted way to get people to pay attention to, well, bad bills introduced by his peers. His choice last week created a conversation that was worth having. His choice this week, not so much.
Congratulations to freshman Representative Ortega for winning our 2nd “Bad Bill Of The Week” award!
Rep. Ortega was just sworn into office a few days ago, but she wasted no time at all proposing a horrible bill. HB 840 takes the bad idea of raising the minimum wage and actually makes it worse. She wants every city in Texas to set it’s own higher minimum wage instead of business owners. Conservatives know this will kill jobs, profits, and hurt our economy. That is why I need your help to stop her right now.
Please give her office a call at 512-463-0638 and let her know you don’t want to see big government regulations killing anymore jobs. Tell her to stop pushing reckless legislation and let the free market work.
I suppose in a theoretical way someone could have a conversation about local control but no one really believes that the Republicans elected to the Texas legislature support local control. Other than that, the only thing that will come of this one is that his supporters can say that he doesn’t support the minimum wage and by golly they don’t either. Throw in the obligatory ‘libtard’ slam and his day is done. Yet Stickland urges activists that don’t live in her El Paso district to call her and tell her that her bill will kill jobs, profits and hurt our economy. Like she cares.
Come on Stickland, find something worth discussing. I mean, seriously, a bill giving local control to cities to increase the minimum wage by a freshman Democrat is going to go nowhere in the Texas legislature. You know it, I know it and Rep. Ortega knows it. Sort of like freshman Rep. Valoree Swanson’s bill to eliminate property taxes. There will be no serious discussion, no serious conversation, it will simply disappear into the ether.
Much like this post will.