Gary King on Jobs
Increase minimum wage & whole economy will do better
King said, "I think we need to get out there and see what we can do to stimulate the economy in rural New Mexico, in particular. But I did see where Albuquerque, out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., is dead last in economic growth right now, and
job creation, so it's not just rural areas that are struggling."
"I've been proposing an increase in the minimum wage. It's been a long time since we had an increase in New Mexico. We talked to a lot of small business owners who wondered how that
impacted them. I saw a study about a month ago that said of the 22 states that increased minimum wage, their economies all had improved. States where they have not increased the minimum wage have not by and large. I think that really is an indicator that
people living at minimum wage level, if they get more money, they spend it on groceries (or meals and activities within the community). If people at the base level in New Mexico are doing better, the whole economy will do better," he said.
Source: Ruidoso News on 2014 New Mexico governor race
, Jul 31, 2014
End rampant outsourcing of New Mexico jobs
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, GaryKingForGovernor.com
, Jun 1, 2014
- Gary King will fight for strategies to bring investment for jobs to rural communities. He is of rural New Mexico, and he knows rural New Mexicans need jobs too.
- King will end Martinez's rampant outsourcing of New Mexico jobs.
- King has
fought hard to end wage theft in New Mexico. Every year and in every industry, thousands of New Mexicans are the victims of unscrupulous bosses who pay less than minimum wage, refuse overtime pay, and misclassify employees as independent contractors.
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