Living Wages

A $15 minimum wage or higher!


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  • commented 2016-01-01 18:59:00 -0800
    Or, better, a guaranteed minimum income. At that point, the minimum wage will take care of itself.
  • tagged this with very important 2016-01-01 18:59:00 -0800
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-25 01:05:10 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-17 14:29:03 -0800
    This is the right thing to do morally to help low-wage workers.
    Also, it would stimulate the economy by putting money in their pockets to stimulate economic demand.
    This would recruit more people to the Green Party, because we are on the side of ordinary working people.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-17 14:29:02 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-13 12:11:23 -0800
    This country supposedly abolished slavery 150 years ago. Slavery still exists in this country through the enslavement of all workers using economic and political means to keep them poor, silent and struggling.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-13 12:11:22 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-13 09:51:21 -0800
    A Living Wage is extremely dependent on the geographical area. As adjusting it for location would probably result in the usual regulatory corruption and abuse, I suggest it be much higher.
    $21 makes more sense. And completely employer-paid benefits need to be mandatory for anyone working over 20% of full time (8 hours/week.) "Part-Time: and “Management” or “Salaried” status are also being abused, and along with rampant ageism, need also to be policed, indicted, tried and punished with jail time – not fines. The anticipated (and already rampant) offshoring of jobs also needs to be ruthlessly curtailed through heavy tariffs, and denial of U.S. residence for those profiting from creating third world slavery and squalor. Make THEM live in it – and make it unprofitable!
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  • commented 2015-12-03 17:55:16 -0800
    I agree with the proposal for a guaranteed income, based on a realistic cost of living. I support fighting for $15 an hour, but fear if we get it $15 an hour will quickly erode into not worth more than $7 is now and the result will be status quo. With a guaranteed income based on cost of living, that income would keep rising to meet basic needs—and we need to liberally define “basic needs” as enough to live with dignity and satisfaction.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-03 17:55:15 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-03 14:38:08 -0800
    Should be one of our key focuses. The Democrats think an increase in the minimum wage is sufficient, it’s not. We should be focused on not only a living wage, but a guaranteed income for all.
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