For me, and for this country it is an insult to think the minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. Heck when I graduated in ’56 people working at Dupont and other Fortune 500 companies were making half that; almost 6o years ago.
Just think how little things cost then compared to today.President Obama last night in his State of the Union speech proposed a hike to $9, still not enough for a person to survive with any element of comfort. Surely I know the comments coming from the corporate end how such an increase will force them to shut their doors.
What we won’t hear from those same companies are the record profits they are making along with record dividends to their stock holders.
The President pushed his case for the middle class, almost as extinct as the dinosaurs, but I believe in his heart he knows those proposals won’t fly with either side.
Republican Presidential hopeful and rising GOP star, Marco Rubio of Florida instead of offering solutions to the presidents programs, took the same hard-line as his other Republican friends in Congress and just criticized the president’s programs.
Rubio no doubt is trying to shore up conservative support. When are the Republicans going to come up with alternative plans instead of being critical of what is trying to be done to boost the economy?
The only answer I can come up with is..they don’t have a clue!