Thursday, November 12, 2015

Demands For $15.00 Wage!

Demands for higher wages spread across the country.

Prices of food are rising. The average price of milk is $3.39 a gallon. The average price of eggs is $1.85 a dozen. The

The cost of shipping goods and services is rising.

The cost of living has went up.

The average rent for an apartment is $465 a month.

The insurance rates for home, auto and life has increased.

But Republicans think that it's Obama's fault because his policies aren't working. For one thing, his policies are either being blocked by the House or stalled by the Senate. Then every policy was met in the Supreme Court.

When Americans in the service industry demand $15/hour minimum wage, Republicans say that they shouldn't complain. Cause in the mind of Republicans, if we raise the minimum wage, it will destroy jobs. It will make longer term workers struggle even more. Cause the new hires will make more.

Companies will replace cashiers, greeters and underlings with machines. That's how conservatives think about the low wage worker.

When you hear Republicans and conservative agitators say that under President Barack Obama's leadership, 94 million Americans aren't working, 50 million in poverty and 47 million on food stamps, they say that it's a travesty.

When Republicans say that African American unemployment hasn't changed since Obama's been in office, I want to scream.

For over 50 years, African American unemployment has been practically stagnant at 24% in rational terms. It's been like this way before Obama's got into the White House. 

The reasons to why there's unemployment by rational terms.


If an act of nature or man destroys a part of your life, then I guess you're screwed. If these Republicans becomes the president, their policies will not advocate for the safety net. No food stamps. No welfare assistance. No disaster relief. 

You worked for years at a company and you still makes below $23,000 a year. You get a wage increase after working over 800 hours a year, and still have trouble paying the bills. I guess if you're looking forward to relief, then you're screwed. Republicans refuse to raise the minimum wage.  

I agree that raising the minimum wage will leave an after effect. The after effect would usually be long term workers being upset that they don't get a cost of living adjustment. The new hire gets just about the same rate a longer term worker earned. That's not fair.

So if they get hired at $15/hour, then the long term workers should make $20/hour.

Anyway, there was a massive walkout at many fast food restaurants in 270 cities across the country.

Many are demanding Congress raise the minimum wage so things could be affordable.

Republicans have already slammed the notion of raising the minimum wage. Of course, it's a part of the never ending campaign to win the primaries.

I've stated this so many times. The safety net includes social security, disability, food stamps, farm aid, Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare.

The middle class, lower class and those who are too poor are the core of the safety net.

With the rising food and gas prices, people are turning to food stamps, food banks and government assistance to keep themselves from landing in the homeless shelter.

Without a safety net, these people will rob and kill those who have the luxuries of having food in the refrigerator or in the pantry. They would steal fuel, water, bread and meat to keep feeding their families. And yet, these Republicans and their conservative allies are thinking the poor are the reasons for the economic recession. Perhaps those who complain about the poor, should walk a day in that person's shoes!

The Republican Party and its allies in the conservative movement are heartless when it comes to the lower and middle class. In their warped minds, the lower class and those who are too poor are stealing from the taxpayers by accepting food stamps, disability, welfare, disaster relief, student grants and other necessaries.

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