Republicans are banding together to put a stop to the latest encroachment of big government — minimum wage for home healthcare providers.
A group of Republican senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at blocking the Obama administration’s controversial efforts to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to 2 million in-home care providers through Department of Labor regulations.
Sens. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., along with 11 other lawmakers, introduced a bill known as the Companionship Exemption Protection Act, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to preserve the current state of the law’s so-called companionship services exemption.
It’s minimum fuckin’ wage! Did Fox News do a segment on spoiled home health workers living in largesse that we all missed?
The only reason the Obama Administration’s regulations are described as “controversial” is because the Republicans seemingly have a problem with people being paid a minimum amount of money for services rendered. Home healthcare providers are currently excluded from minimum wage requirements, which is known as companionship exemption. And while the “Companionship Exemption Protection Act” sounds harmless, it’s nothing more than an attempt to enshrine below-minimum wages for millions of workers.
I happen to personally know several home healthcare providers, and they work harder than anyone else I know and they’re usually on-call day and night.
They take care of your parents and grandparents. Do the Republicans not have parents, or were they long ago replaced by Skrulls? The latter would explain a lot.