Of Course, Lindsey Graham Would Oppose the $15 Minimum Wage

It has been said that a rising tide raises all ships.

Yesterday, President Biden’s 1.9 trillion stimulus package was passed by the House. Among the individual pieces of the bill, there was a proposal to raise the minimum wage nationally to $15/hr. I wish I could say that it succeeded, but it did not.

From the perspective of a small business owner, I understand that it would a financial stretch. But for a multi million or billion dollar company, paying all of their employees a base salary of $15/hr is not going to force the company to go under. If Costco can pay their workers $16 an hour and still stay open, why can’t other companies?

The problem is that Lindsey Graham and other politicians don’t understand that. A living wage is a human right. I’m not an economist, but I have enough common sense to understand that by paying a fair wage, it helps everyone. The less we have to spend on food stamps and substandard housing, the more we can spend on schools, highways, and other important infrastructure¬†projects.

How we treat those who are less fortunate speaks volumes about our society and culture. By keeping a permanent underclass of poverty stricken citizens alive, it tells a stranger everything they need to know about us.

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2 responses to “Of Course, Lindsey Graham Would Oppose the $15 Minimum Wage

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