Debunking The Republicans Lies – ‘Paul Ryan Claims Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Young And Just Starting Out’
I live in Washington State.
In 1998 we passed legislation to begin raising our minimun wage.
The same fear mongering came from the Republicans then.
We now have the highest minimum wage in the Nation. So we should have the highest unemployment rate too.
Washington Stgate’s unemployment rates goes between 30 and 25th in the Nation.
The resturant industry saw an increase, yes increase of 21% in their labor force.
Raise The Wage.
Start Helping The Middle Class Instead Of Making Excuses Why You Can’t.
‘And in Ryan’s own state, 87 percent of workers affected by the proposed minimum wage hike are older than 20, while nearly a quarter-million children would see their family income rise thanks to a $10.10 minimum wage’.
‘The majority of low-wage workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour are not in fact teenagers getting a foothold in the workforce, but rather grown-ups with rent, medical bills, and often children’.
- ‘Nearly 90 percent of these workers are older than 20’.
“The typical worker who would be affected by an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2015 looks nothing like the part-time, teen stereotype,” according to the Economic Policy Institute’.
- “She is in her early thirties, works full-time, and may have a family to support.”
ELKHORN, WI — ‘Raising the minimum wage would destroy the entry-level opportunities that young Americans need to start “climbing the ladder of life,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Thursday at a town hall meeting’.
“The majority of these workers are younger people just getting into the workforce,” Ryan said. “What we don’t want to do is support ideas, especially in this kind of economy, which will reduce the availability of jobs, number one, but more importantly reduce the availability of jobs from the very people we want to get into jobs so they can start climbing that ladder of life, so they can get in and start working their way up and get the skills they need to earn a better job.” He added that his time working at McDonald’s as a young man helped “give me better training to keep moving on in life.”