Thursday, October 16, 2014

Raising the Minimum Wage

DO YOU WANT A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE? 

The current Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25/hour. President Obama and the Democrats want to raise it to $10.10, and progressive activists are pushing to raise it to $15.00/hour. With a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives AND Senate, $15.00/hour is likely.

President Obama, using his executive authority, raised the federal minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10/hour but ONLY CONGRESS can raise it for everyone else. 

Republicans OPPOSE any increase in the minimum wage while at the same time proposing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans who spend their tax savings on luxury items while people who make minimum wage work 40 hours a week and live in poverty. 

If you want Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour and eventually $15.00/hour, then 

VOTE Tuesday, November 4th for Democrats 

You can be mad at politicians, but VOTE for POLICIES