You're going to make republicans stroke out and die with raising minimum wage.Nine Bucks an Hour? A Call for a Living Wage at $10.50 or More
By Ralph Nader / February 16, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/cuskgkt
How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech,“let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour”?
Back in 2008, Obama campaigned to have a $9.50 per hour minimum wage by 2011. Now he’s settling for $9.00 by 2015! Going backward into the future is the price that poverty groups and labor unions are paying by giving Mr. Obama a free ride last year on this moral imperative. How can leaders of poverty groups and unions accept this back-of-the-hand response to the plight of thirty million workers who make less today than what workers made 45 years ago in 1968, inflation adjusted?
It didn’t matter that the U.S. had the lowest minimum wage of any major western country (Australia is over $15, France over $11, and the province of Ontario in Canada is $10.25 – all of these countries also have health insurance for all).
I think the 10 to 12 hour minimum wage with come with Hillary in 2016 with a New New Deal. Sweeping changes in taxes and unions and such. With Obama and Hillary the country will get closer to back on track.