Organizing for Action wants to raise the minimum wage.
Let’s do something about this:
Even though our economy is on its way back, millions of Americans — people who work full time — are still living well below the poverty line.
That’s because they earn the minimum wage — something designed to help make sure that any American willing to work hard and play by the rules has enough to make ends meet. That’s not the reality right now for way too many people.
If a living wage is something you can get behind, then you should join the fight to raise the minimum wage.
President Obama is helping to lead on this issue — and dozens of allied organizations have been working hard to get a minimum wage increase passed by Congress.
There’s a lot to do, and OFA supporters are going to play a big role in making this happen.
If this is something that matters to you, add your name today and help fight for a better bargain for working Americans:
Thanks — more soon,
Organizing for Action
Actually, thanks to the president’s signature piece of legislation, Obamacare, a lot of people have had to be content with part time work. But I think raising the minimum wage is a terrific idea. Why not increase the cost of labor so that companies have to raise prices or hire fewer people? Maybe we can get unemployment back above 8% again. Maybe, if we raise it enough, we can have another recession. Many people on minimum wage are young people just entering the job market. If we make it harder for them to find jobs, they can live at home with their parents. We could offer them unlimited unemployment benefits and get an entire generation dependent on the government for survival. Sounds like a plan.
What I am going to say now may seem mean. I hope not, since that is not my intention. I think that if you are living on minimum wage and are not just entering the work force, then something is wrong. You should take stock of yourself and consider what skills and experience you may have that will get you a job that pays better than minimum wage. If you do not have such skills or experience, then you need to find out how to get them. You should also take a look at your work ethic. Do you show up for work on time? Do you perform the duties of your job, and maybe a little more? Are you someone your boss can depend upon? If not, than you must become the sort of person that people can rely on. Whatever you do, I think that you can do better than minimum wage.
This is the difference between Jon Carson’s outlook and mine. People like him want you to work for minimum wage and look to the government for any improvement in your pitiful life. I think you can do better than that. I think that if you apply yourself, you can earn a living wage.
- Faultline USA: “Living wage” mentality reflects misunderstanding of business reality (faultlineusa.blogspot.com)
- ‘Do you want to raise the minimum wage?’ (examiner.com) No. I want to lower the number of people on minimum wage.
- Low Wages Can’t Be Solved By Turning Businesses Into Social Service Agencies (forbes.com)
- Minimum Wage won’t help if it rises (badassandersons.com)