‘According to Pew Research, fully half of all US minimum wage earners are 25 years or age or older’.
‘Three quarters are adults‘.
‘The majority of these workers spend their working lives toiling in front-line service industries that are an essential part of the American economy’.
‘While conservatives often claim these are “stepping stone” jobs, the Economic Policy Institute’s State of Working America study found that 35 million Americans, or more than a quarter of the nation’s workforce, earn less than $10.55 an hour’.
But in the Republican World…….
‘California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock’ :
Raising the minimum wage to $10.00 a hour would ‘“rip the first rung in the ladder of opportunity for teenagers, for minorities, for people who are trying to get into the job market for their first job.”
“It’s not supposed to support a family,” he continued. “The minimum wage is that first job when you have no skills, no experience, no working history. That’s how you get into the job market, that’s how you develop that experience, develop that work record, get your first raise, then your next raise, then your promotion.”
“If your labor is an unskilled person just entering the workforce is worth say $7 an hour at a job and the minimum wage is $10, you have just been made permanently unemployable,” added McClintock. “That first rung of the economic ladder has been ripped out and you can’t get on it. That is a tragedy.”
From : http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/gop-congressman-keep-minimum-wage-low-for-minorities/article/424207
HR-7 – The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act the House Republicans just passed :
“Under the SHOP exchange, a part of the Affordable Care Act’,
‘Small businesses receive a tax credit if they include abortion care in their plans’.
‘Roughly 87 percent of private plans include abortion services as part of comprehensive coverage’,
‘Meaning the bulk of small businesses would be hit with a tax hike”.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/22/house-republicans-pass-secret-tax-increase-small-business-abortion-funding-ban-bill.html
‘The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios strongly believes President Obama is a secret Muslim, so much so that she was apparently the only one to catch his subliminal messages to Muslims in the State of the Union address’.
Crazy Sandy Rios :
“The other thing he said that I caught, he has done this before, you know there are five pillars of Islam, and he used the term ‘pillars’ again in his speech last night,” Rios said, completely seriously. “It is just really interesting, language can actually give us some insight, choices of words.”
‘Can’t get one by Sandy’.
‘Of course, if Obama is a secret Muslim, George Bush is a secret super-Muslim given his “three pillars” speech’.
What’s that Sandy? Oh. Bush is white so he can’t be a Muslim……..
From : http://issuehawk.com/igor/2015/01/22/radio-host-obama-used-subliminal-islamic-messages-in-state-of-the-union.html