The small print states that you will NOT HAVE the $15 per hour raise until 2024! That is 7 years from now! That is 7 years of inflation making this raise in 2024 a farce. Tell your Senator that you cannot wait 7 years to receive a $15 dollar raise. You must demand that the $15 raise is immediate, not given as small increments spread out over years!
Every raise to $15 per hour by cities and states have this same incremental raise strung out over 5 to 7 years.
The Democratic Party is betraying us. The Republican Party does not support any Minimum Wage.
We, the workers, do not have a political party that supports us. We have no representation in Washington or in our state capitols. Do you know why?
It is because all of our so called representatives are in bed with their rich donors who fund their campaigns and continue to give our so called “representatives” money all during their stays in office.
Our so called reps do not want to do anything that will upset their rich donors. This results in our receiving low wages, which make excessive profits for our ruthless corporations.
Our government is totally corrupted by our allowing the rich to bribe candidates so they will vote for their interests instead of voting for our interests! This corrupt system has made the rich richer and we now have the worst inequality in the history of our country.
Can this be changed?
Certainly, and there are many examples around the globe. Citizens of other nations did not try and change their bribed representatives. They voted all of their crooks out of office!
They built LABOR PARTIES who represented the needs of their workers. Their votes won their Labor Parties majorities of the seats in their Parliaments. Once they won majorities, they gave their citizens FREE HEALTHCARE and FREE COLLEGE.
The Australian Labor Party, many years ago, created a Minimum Wage that increases every year! Today Australians enjoy a Minimum Wage of $17.29 per hour. Our Minimum Wage is only $7.25 per hour and has not been raised in 9 years.
We have 46 Democratic Senators. Less than half of “our” Democratic Senators support the raise to $15. Only 22 support it. And the Democrats are supposed to be friends of Labor!
Governments in many countries are afraid of their citizens. We are the opposite. We, the people, are afraid of our government. We pay very little attention to what our bribed representatives do. We allow our reps to violate our Constitution and not vote for or against the many wars that we are stuck in, around the world.
We have over 1,000 military bases around the world. We have appointed ourselves the world’s policeman.
We do not know that more than half of our taxes are going to wage wars that are NOT giving us more security, but actually much LESS SECURITY! Our bombs are killing thousands of innocent people and they don’t like it. Our bombs are killing their families, their friends, and destroying their infrastructures.
Bombs that we sold to Saudi Arabia are destroying hospitals, schools, and killing thousands of innocent people in Yemen. Our so called defense industry is making huge profits, as our bribed reps allow this war profiteering. We are the largest seller of weapons in the world!
We are betrayed by both parties.
We need to organize in every state. We need to build an American Labor Party whose candidates will not accept bribes from the rich. We need to vote for a Labor Party that will stop the bribery in our governments. We must recruit honest and talented Labor party candidates who will vote for livable wages.
We need a Labor Party that will vote to stop all of our wars and use the war money to give our people FREE HEALTHCARE. Medicare only pays for 80% of medical costs. We need a national healthcare program that pays 100% of medical costs. The trillions of dollars we have wasted on unjustified wars can easily pay for FREE HEALTHCARE.
We need an IRS that stops the rich from hiding trillions of UNTAXED dollars in foreign banks. We can use these taxes to give every student FREE COLLEGE, and forgive the student debts of struggling graduates.
We can a have a Labor Party if we start now organizing in every state. You can learn more by reading and sharing the solutions that are offered in my web site www.BoldThoughts.org
If we start today, we can build a national Labor Party and win back our government in the 2018 elections. We must do this for our children’s futures and for all of the struggling working families in our nation.
I am an 87 year old writer trying to fix our badly broken government. I cannot do this for you. You must gather your friends; get them familiar with my website which has many of my articles to read. It is all free. You can learn easily. I do not use big words that nobody can understand, including me.
Howard M Greenebaum, author of 3 books about the corruption in our government. Winner of the Democratic Nomination to the US Congress in 1984 in Maryland, and winner of the Democratic Nomination to the US Congress in 1988 in California. Delegate for Obama in the 2008 Democratic county and state Conventions in Colorado. Union member of the UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO. (This is the National Writers Union)
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