The United States economy is increasingly becoming a service based economy and decreasingly a manufacturing based economy. It's what happens in a maturing economy. In the United States, that has lead to the disparity in income and wealth distribution. It has led to the largest transfer of wealth in the history of this great country that began with the market and economy crash in 2007 and the Great Recession. This country needs to realize that our new service related workforce needs to be justly valued and appropriately compensated or our economy will collapse due to the fact the majority of our workforce will be without the ability to pay for the goods and services produced in this country. If the only way to do that is to increase the pay of the employees and increase the taxes on the employers if they refuse to justly compensate their employees, then so be it. This is what President Eisenhower did in the late 1950's. He set the income tax amount for corporations at 90% and encouraged employers to hire more people and pay those workers more and sink money into research and development by off setting that against the 90% tax rate. If the Republicans refuse to do that, then there has to be an increase of the federal minimum wage indexed against inflation to keep our economy afloat or we will all pay, wealthy and poor alike, through a collapsed economy in the end! So vote YEA for this proposal or incentivize hiring and wage increases for the workforce and reduce a 90% tax rate for businesses and corporation by it, or increase and index the federal minimum wage to CPI, or watch our economy crash and burn over corporate greed as overseen by the Republicans that control this in the House, Senate and White House! We should make the Republicans pay for this by voting them out and turning control of our entire government to the Democrats beginning in The Congressional Election set for 2018 and the White House in 2020!