Living Wages Matter — For Everybody

Living wages matter. So, why would state officials not want better for their citizens? What politician, in right mind, wants to deny its constituents good wages? Why not encourage employers be more competitive, by encouraging better wages? Well the state legislature in Missouri doesn’t agree. “To help build incomes, Matthes would favor raising the minimum wage locally, but the state of Missouri, where the minimum wage is $7.85, bars cities from doing so.”

The poverty rate in America is not a realistic marker for the reality of people who are struggling here. But, it remains the standard for this country. Yet, politicians saw fit to lift up the wealthy and lucrative corporations with the recent #TaxScam.

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Very few adults can live with the “minimum wage” as their maximum income. America’s definition We should know better.

Black unemployment is at a record low, yet the imbalance remains, when measured against the national unemployment rate — so, no one should be cheering. And there’s a lot more to the story. So, media outlets, like CNN, are required to myth-bust, since still many Americans prefer tweets to facts. Even some of the people who do even have any stock will believe the hype that the record numbers on the NYSE equal good for everybody — it doesn’t. And the record stock market highs get credited to the current administration — that they brag about.

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But, the recent volatility — manifested in 1,000+ point drops — gets blamed on the last administration. Only the mentally unstable — and/or sadly politically manipulated — would believe that.

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What’s evident is that the chump change that most people will get, because of the #taxscam will pale when compared to the millions/billions given to a sliver of Americans. Don’t hold your breath; it won’t trickle down to you. Any increases will be offset by the increases in payments elsewhere (like Healthcare). They didn’t tell you that, though.

Some cities and states are trying to help those who they were elected to serve. Many in Congress, the White House & some local electeds don’t care about you. And, when people who work for you — and that’s what elected people are PAID WELL TO DO — don’t do their job, it’s time to elect new employees. #PowerToThePolls

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I invite you to take 2 to 5 minutes for a glimpse of what I think about issues of the day. Nonpartisan, yet, some might not agree - just don’t be disagreeable.

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