Posts tagged "Working Poor"
CONSTITUENT: Hi, I’m (inaudible) how are you? Happy Fourth of July. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks and hour. Do you support that?
YOUNG: Probably not.
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.
YOUNG: How about getting a job?
CONSTITUENT: I do have one.
YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.
Conservative compassion. The only reason they’re trying to raise the minimum wage is so it matches the buying power it had when the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1968 - in other words, they’re just adjusting for inflation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: all politicians should be on minimum wage.