And Republican Members of Congress and The Senate!
Let me get this straight — You have all voted to give yourselves raises to keep in line with inflation and to live comfortably without struggle.
The average salary of a U.S. Representative is $175,000 per year!
Yet, you see NO REASON to raise the Minimum Wage to $15/Hour?
And those are “Gradual” raises — are Not immediate! Clearly you ALL have lost touch with the average American wage, with people standing in food lines, receiving Food Stamps to supplement their Full-Time incomes because Minimum Wage DOES NOT support them — And hasn’t since 1990.
Hell, since 1980 the cost of living forty-years ago did Not support Americans working for minimum wage, and launched the beginning of homelessness for the average American Citizen!
Another caveat — The current “State” minimum-wage in Georgia is $5.15/Hour — That’s right — Not even at the Federal Level of $7.25/hour.
In Mitch McConnell’s state, the minimum wage just went up by a measly $0.95ȼ an hour to $8.20! Kentucky couldn’t even make it one whole dollar!
Even if (they) vote to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, it won’t be immediate, and it will be left up to the individual states! This needs to stop, NOW!
How about, NO STATE should have a minimum wage of less than $10.00 an Hour PERIOD — Effective Immediately!
A Federal Minimum Wage should be MANDATORY across each and every State!
Until then, it’s clearly okay for US to live in poverty — But Not yourselves!
Why is it that when Democrats advocate for “The People” it suddenly becomes a ‘Too Expensive, Budget Blowing, Damming our Children to Deficit-Desecration, Pet-Project, Special-Interest” scheme, but when you-all had power, $2.3 Trillion was approved in less than three-weeks, that did NOTHING for “The People,” Outside of a $1,200 Lump-sum and barely $7,200 in additional Unemployment Benefits —
For The ENTIRE 2020 Year!
Cachae A. Thomas
Independent Author of Red White and Poor, How Outsourcing Racially and Economically Divided America!