Precisely. All these reps snd senators bellyaching about the $15 minimum wage are just encouraging bad business practices. If you can’t afford to pay a living wage, your company has grown too fast or you are spending too much. Simple economics. #RaiseTheWage #MinimumWage
@MittRomney y’all seriously don’t want people to make a pathetic $23,000/year. THATS STILL POVERTY. Minimum wage NEEDS to match inflation. #MinimumWage #GOPBetrayedAmerica @SenSanders @RepKatiePorter @RepPressley @RepSwalwell @RepBowman @RepCori @RepJayapal @RepDougCollins @Rep
Today, Chairman Sanders is holding a hearing in the budget committee titled "Why Should Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages at Large Profitable Corporations?". The panel includes workers from Walmart and McDonald's. Bernie always centering the voices of working people. #MinimumWage
@Lee_in_Iowa Sad but true... I’ve defended him when his choices align with his constituency b/c of this truth.
Joe’s stance on #NeeraTanden and the #MinimumWage wage have been frustrating so I call him out on it. but to be clear, getting him primaried is a losing proposition
@tedlieu @coachgramps6 Same. I was working for my gram's in-house delicatessen by age 8...she raised me...for $0.
By age 15, part time jobs at movie theater and @kfc -
*How businesses compete against each other shouldn't be by who can pay the lowest poverty wage*
$15 #MinimumWage is a must.
It's always fun when selfish monsters like John Thune tell us about how life worked when they were a kid and think that life works exactly the same now. Congratulations on making $6 an hour when you were a kid, and fuck you for lying as if that's the same today. #MinimumWage
what doesn't make sense is you defending white supremacist rhetoric - what doesn't make sense is you arguing against a living wage that will mostly benefit black/brown folks - what doesn't make sense is SC residents electing you to represent them. #timscott #MinimumWage
@SenJohnThune, you're just a little younger than I am, and the SUB- #minimumwage for my first job was $1.90 an hour.
That aside, let's stop assuming that everyone is like us.
And any business that can't pay its employees a living wage should not BE in business.
The only thing #MinimumWage sets is
The poverty level
$7 /hr = $14,560 /year
$15 /hr = $31,200 /year
Raising min wage means many more people may never rise above the pottery level
What is achieved by doing that?
Better to focus on visibility of employee advancement paths
Should we feel sorry for #KY05 @RepHalRogers and #NJ04 #RepChrisSmith who will soon have their taxpayer-funded #pension benefit capped at $139,200/year ?
Wonder if they eliminated the cap, they would vote for #HR603 #RaiseTheWage setting the #MinimumWage at $9.50 for 2021 ?
I started working by bussing tables at the Star Family Restaurant for $1/hour & slowly moved up to cook – the big leagues for a kid like me– to earn $6/hour. Businesses in small towns survive on narrow margins. Mandating a $15 minimum wage would put many of them out of business.
As a child who grew up working jobs under the min. wage, & as a business owner that paid over the min. wage, I know this mandate will kill jobs & destroy our small businesses.
In fact, the CBO reports a loss of 1.4 million jobs.
The Dems $15 min wage hike doesn't make sense.
Roger Marshall's argument for not raising the minimum wage is that he had a minimum wage job and it paid for his entire college tuition.
When he graduated from Kansas State University, tuition was $898/year. It is now $10,000/year. The minimum wage then was $3.35. It's now $7.25
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