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“It is a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers are living in poverty and millions more are forced to work two or three jobs just to pay their bills,” Sanders said during a rally near the U.S. Capitol.
“A job must lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it,” Sanders said. “The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage and must be raised to a living wage.”
originally posted by: ketsuko
Oh eff it! Let's just all in and create a fully centrally controlled command economy already.
I don't need to own anything. You don't need to own anything. We can ALL live on the all-powerful beneficence of the state!
All hail the NWO and our wonderful bureaucratic overlords!
So far the $15 minimum wage has only been passed in a few cities. Seattle led the way in 2014 by gradually increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The city was followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. These cities, however, have already been seeing some problems. For instance, some businesses have had to close and nonprofits in Los Angeles are reporting problems as well.
Nevertheless, Americans for the most part overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage. According to Gallup, upward of 76 percent of people favor raising it to $9 an hour while 22 percent opposed the idea. Studies on the subject have shown varying results.