Mayor DeBlasio makes a great point here. Why should taxpayers subsidize highly profitable corporations through the food stamps, Medicaid, welfare and housing assistance that their poverty-wage employees need to survive? Shouldn't the very companies that benefit from their workers' labor compensate them enough to live without government assistance?
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The federal minimum wage would be $10.76 if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Hard-working Americans deserve more than poverty wages: Raise the minimum wage to at least $11. Raising the minimum wage is the morally and economically right choice. 72% of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage. No family can survive on $7.25- The annual income for a full-time employee…
Obama, Congress and local officials: Living wage is defined by the wage that can meet the basic needs to maintain a safe, decent standard of living within the community and have the ability to save for future needs and goals. Some estimates have the Living Wage as $13.36 per hour.
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