Senate GOP blocked a minimum wage hike today.

Even though raising the minimum wage would lift nearly 1 million Americans out of poverty

Even though $1BILLION of funding for  Food Stamps is spent helping just the workers in the fast-food industry. And that’s just the fast food industry, not corporate retail stores like Walmart. Raising the minimum wage would reduce the need for safety net programs.

I don’t get it.  The GOP hates “dependency” on food stamps, says people need to get a job. Most people on food stamps who are able bodied DO work and they still need food stamps. Logic defies here.

And no, raising the minimum wage does not mean hamburgers would cost $20 at McDonald’s…


The good news is, Hawaii went ahead and raised their minimum wage to $10.10 anyway. Congress, hmmph.


I highly recommend Robert Reich’s documentary “Inequality For All” as a pretty complete info source and why we need to raise the wage.