After today’s Supreme Court decision allowing it to refrain from providing emergency contraceptive coverage to its employees, arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby is not exactly in the left’s good graces.
However, maybe they’ll sing a different tune when they hear how much Hobby Lobby pays its workers. From Young Conservatives:
…Hobby Lobby pay their full-time employees a minimum of $14 an hour. That is nearly double the national average for minimum wage. The hourly wage for part-time employees is also $9.50.
“We are very fortunate to be able to increase hourly wages for our employees, because we know our company would not be successful without the great work they do each day in our stores across the nation,” said the CEO and founder David Green.
The company raised its full-time wages from $13 to $14 per hour – almost double the federal minimum wage – in April of last year. Hobby Lobby also opened more than 30 new stores across the U.S. last year, creating over 1,000 additional jobs.
So, to be clear, liberals are upset about a company that still offers birth control and pays their employees a minimum wage of $14 an hour. Let that sink in for a moment.
As much as some may want to demonize the company for refusing to pay for what it views as abortion, many of those very same people would be happy to hear about Hobby Lobby’s commitment to pay its employees fair, realistic and livable wages.
But how can we expect them to hear that over their own panicked screams concerning yesterday’s decision?