Picking From The Money TreeWould anyone be surprised to learn that campaign workers gathering signatures to get the minimum wage initiative on the ballot were paid less than the proposed minimum wage to do so?

It’s the classic liberal case of “do what we say, not what we do,” and according to the folks at Keep Colorado Working, liberals were true to form in this case.

Wage reports were pulled, math completed, and it turns out that about 24 workers were not paid the $12 an hour they are hustling Coloradans to pass.

According to their press release issued yesterday:

The proponents of Amendment 70, a job-killing 44% minimum wage increase, are demanding a constitutional amendment to increase Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour – but they apparently don’t believe they should be required to pay that amount to their own campaign staff, if their reports to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office are accurate.

“If the union-led campaign, funded by a million dollars of national labor union money, couldn’t afford to pay their own staff $12 an hour, how do they expect small and family-owned businesses in rural Colorado to afford to?” asked Tyler Sandberg, campaign manager for Keep Colorado Working. “Their one-size-fits-all measure apparently doesn’t even fit their own campaign budget.”

The Washington, D.C. company, Fieldworks, did pay $12 an hour to the employee under investigation by the attorney’s general office for fraud, once it was discovered that many of those signatures looked the same.