Friday, April 1, 2016

No Bridges Floating In Fort Worth With A $15 Minimum Wage

This blogging will fall into the category of things I read in west coast news sources, usually the Seattle Times, which I likely would not be reading in my local, Texas, new sources, such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about something of a similar sort happening here.

Propagandizing right wing nut job types have claimed that the Seattle minimum wage hike has wreaked all sorts of havoc, of the businesses closing sort.

Most of those propagandizing such shut up about it when it is pointed out that the Seattle minimum wage is not yet at $15, that the increase is being phased in slowly, not reaching $15 til 2021 and no business has gone out of business due to the wage hike.

Also in the Seattle Times this morning was the news that the new 520 floating bridge is set to open this weekend with a big party.

In Fort Worth there are three simple little bridges being slowly built over dry land with a four year construction timeline.

Meanwhile, up north and west a real big complicated bridge has been built, over water, in about the same four year construction timeline.

I am almost 100% certain that no son of a Seattle congress person had anything to do with the floating of this big bridge.

I am also almost 100% certain that I will never see, in person, the Trinity River Uptown Central City Panther Island Vision bridges completed.

How are crews removing the old floating bridge, I can't help but wonder? Is the bridge going to be sunk? It would not be the first time a Washington floating bridge has drowned.

It would be the third time.

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