Read 140 times

  • gogators!
  • The Legend

    • 3753

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Love of the common man (re: Republican politics in USA)
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:05:36 pm »
is sorely lacking in the republican  party:

Quote
June 16 marked the 12th year that Congress hadn’t raised the federal minimum wage, the longest amount of time the minimum wage has remained unchanged since it was first established in 1938. The last time the U.S. government raised the minimum wage was in May 2007 — that decision increased wages to $7.25 an hour starting July 24, 2009.

Since the minimum wage was created in 1938, it has been irregularly increased at the will of Congress. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the minimum wage has received a boost nine times since 1938. In the last 81 years, the minimum wage has increased from 25 cents to $7.25.

A January poll found that 55% of registered voters said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and another 27% said it should be increased but to a lesser amount.

But despite the popularity of raising the minimum wage, Congress hasn’t acted on any measures in over a decade. EPI’s Senior Economic Analyst David Cooper says there has been “no openness” to do so among Republicans in Congress.

Until 1980, Cooper says, Congress increased the minimum wage “relatively regularly — every five years or so.” But in the last 40 years, he explained, Republicans started to strongly oppose minimum wage increases.

“It wasn’t raised at all during the Reagan administration,” he said. “That’s when we saw nine, 10 years between increases.”

That's  why they have to cater to hate, ignorance and racism to get votes. And ask the russkis for help winning elections.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 10:22:31 pm by VanIslander »


  • T_Rex
  • Adventurer

    • 60

    • April 23, 2019, 08:10:20 am
Re: Love of the common man (re: Republican politics in USA)
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 01:29:42 am »
Both parties have failed. Thus, the openness to electing an unconventional candidate with his promise to make America great again.


  • gogators!
  • The Legend

    • 3753

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Love of the common man (re: Republican politics in USA)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 01:47:00 am »
Both parties have failed. Thus, the openness to electing an unconventional candidate with his promise to make America great again.
Strange. Under Obama millions more had health insurance, the economy was turned around, air and water were cleaner, human rights were recognized and the list goes on.

Your post is a poor excuse for voting for someone you, for some reason, won't even name. 

BTW, trump's big promise, building a wall, won't make America great again. The opposite has happened--trump's immigration policies have shamed america and Americans.   

Then there's the socialism that he's engaging in by paying off farmers.


  • HappyPlanetAbuser
  • Super Waygook

    • 260

    • May 30, 2019, 11:30:16 pm
    • in my car polluting your air
    more
Re: Love of the common man (re: Republican politics in USA)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 02:31:12 am »
Shhh. gogators, I'm shorting the market so I don't want actual smart people to run the USA. I need that economy to go into the crapper some more. Trump 2020!  I'm so hoping for him to start a war somewhere! :smiley:
Who's ready for another 4 years of Trump 2020!