Our government on all levels, local, state and certainly federal are all blotted entities that rarely consider the citizens that are funding their desires. Aside from returning unused funds to service the debt needless or antiquated projects Ned to be abandoned. Reducing the size and scope of government needs to be mandatory. They present a budget and stick to it. Just like we the taxpayers have to.
I living wage is not a guarantee in some positions in life. If you know the wage going into a contractual agreement and accept the position you are under contract until or unless you quit. If you don’t like the wage don’t accept the job. You weren’t hired on pretense, tricked into the job only to find the wage promised isn’t delivered.
You want more out of life, you put more into life. Better yourself and wage increases will follow.