Minimum Wage Debate
$10.10 per Hour Minimum Wage Debate
$10.10 = OLD THINKING! We are a nation of over a thousand economies. Common sense dictates a solution that will fix the plight of minimum wage for workers and families across America!
The Universal Living Wage uses existing government guidelines that ensure that if a person works 40 hours in a week (be it from one job or two) they will be able to afford basic food, clothing, shelter (including utilities), public transportation and access to the emergency room, wherever that work is done throughout the nation. This will end homelessness for over 1 million people, and prevent economic homelessness for all 20 million minimum wage workers. It will stimulate the national housing economy, save billions in taxes, and stabilize business.
One size does not fit all! If the goal in raising the Federal Minimum Wage is that we cross the federal poverty always less than the amount needed to reach that goal line, how will we ever escape poverty? We won’t.
“Something is better than nothing” is not true if we are forever economic slaves and if that approach attacks the economic stability small businesses.
Business benefits from labor, they should pay a fair wage for a fair day’s work but not suffer for it. Instead, we must index the wage to the local cost of housing, so that a person can afford the basics in life, wherever that work is done throughout the US.
“You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger in one of the communities of your land. You must pay him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets, for he is needy and sets his life on it; else he will cry to God against you and you will incur guilt.” – Deuteronomy 24:14-15