Illinois- a scoundrel of a state. Can’t pay its bills, has its credit rating downgraded, her governors try to sell senate seats and gangsters raise empires with little to no resistance.
Folks here are poor, desperately poor, hungry and there is little to no work. So what does Illinois do?
They reward profiting businesses by passing laws that make it perfectly legal to pay people less than minimum wage.
Minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour for those individuals who are 18 years and older. Employees who do NOT receive tips may be paid $7.75 for the first 90 days with employer. Those under 18 years of age may be paid at the rate of $7.75 per hour. For more information, click here. 820 ILCS 105/4.
Seems legit, right?
I can’t help but wonder how much money corporations and businessmen alike have paid to law makers to allow this to be the case. 1 in 6 Americans are hungry but let’s make it okay to pay less than minimum wage.
I’m not okay with this. It’s sickening.
My Dear Illinois Government, if you want to improve anything I suggest you start treating your citizens as though they have the power to vote you out of office instead of as slaves. You aren’t doing anyone any favors by rewarding corporations and businesses for under paying your citizens.
I warn you now: without work, without a decent living, things go to hell and they get there quickly.