Republican Senators are blocking the minimum wage Bill passed 2 weeks ago by the House or Representatives. Why do these rich men hate the idea of people earning a livable wage?
And the new minimum wage isn't even enough anyway to really make that much of a difference. They would have to increase the minimum wage by several dollars to get it to where it really needs to be.
They claim that it will hurt the economy.... Nonsense. This was the same argument that they made before the last minimum wage increase in the mid 90's. The sky never fell. In fact, the economy saw record growth during that period.
The fact is, wages have not kept up with the cost of living, especially for workers on the lower end of the pay scale.