Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Minimum Wage Increase

It is time for the Government to take care of its People. As a voter if you want to change the direction our nation is headed then you must vote to change Congress.

The minimum age has not been raised in 10 years. This Republican Congress whom voted against raising the minimum wage is the same Congress that voted to raise their own salaries. How can this be justified?

It is out right absurd!

In addition within the United States it seems there is great opposition to the idea by ‘Conservatives’ that any U.S. citizen whom works 40 hours a week at any job should be obliged to earn enough to afford basic necessities such as Housing, Food, Education, Transportation & Healthcare. The idea of a ‘living wage’.

A person working a needed job in America making minimum wage makes $880 a month before taxes.

It seems Republicans who claim to be compassionate, and a great deal who claim to be Christian would leave these their constituents to the dogs.

C&B cannot support these interests whom believe we should give tax breaks and financial incentives to the rich and corporations. These interest who believe that Business will always serve the public good. C&B holds that Business interests are out to turn a profit without regard to its contribution to the public. And without regard to the effects of this drive to turn a profit and its drain on the economy.

Such interests even believe there is limited role for the government in regulating business practices such as a minimum wage. The United States of America was founded on the principles of promoting public welfare. It is the role of government to play a part in such matters.

It is believed by some Regan Conservatives that government policy leaning towards government advancement of the Business Sector and the already wealthy will create a trickle down effect. This is utterly false. Such policies are creating a mass of wealth within a small population. And yes, this utopian idea of Regan economics may have held true if the Business Sector would be reinvesting within the United States creating not only more jobs which is not happening, but well paying jobs.

In addition knowing first hand that more services and skilled jobs are being outsourced to specifically India than are being created within the United States.

The Democratic Party must rally around an increase in the minimum ‘living’ wage.


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