Kathy totally nails this and you have to watch this video! How many Americans are really living on a minimum wage?
The narrative we’re hearing by those who support an increase in minimum wage is, “people need a living wage” and “people cannot live on the current minimum wage.”
Our leaders are aware of these numbers, even if their awareness is peripheral. If there is anyone who has limited resources to spend and must be wise about how to spend them, it would be our legislators. Right? We may have one or two major issues to contend with, but they have a thousand and one issues. ISIS at our backdoor, national debt is growing past $18 trillion, 43 million people on food stamps, real unemployment number is hovering around 11%, immigration issues, 22 veterans committing suicide every day, and the list goes on and on. These are all important issues, we as Americans, must contend with.
With this being the case, why do you think our legislators have decided to place their full weight behind a topic that will directly impact, at best, 1.5M Americans? Is it because they care so much?