The value of the minimum wage is LOWER than it was in the 1960’s.
Remember this next time someone tries to say those pushing for a higher minimum wage are “whiny” or “entitled”.
cost of living goes up…. while wages literally go down.
If you argue against raising the minimum wage, you are literally arguing that some workers do not deserve to live out of poverty, despite having jobs.
No other way around it.
The fact that we need to be having this discusion is just ridiculous. When congress created the minimum wage they should have attached it to the cost of living or inflation - that way the wage would have gone up automatically with inflation and we would not be in the position of trying to get our corporately owned congress to raise the minimum wage to a decent level. No one who works full time should be living in poverty and yet all those working at minimum wage full time are living in poverty - unless they are single and then they are still close. This is just unacceptable.
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I just can’t not reblog this