I Support the People’s Platform
A Progressive Platform That Puts the Interests of the American People First.
$15 Minimum Wage
American workers today are paid the equivalent of about half of what similar jobs paid almost 50 years ago. I support raising the minimum wage, which would increase economic activity, spur job growth and reduce government welfare spending. The Economic Policy Institute estimated that an increase to just $10.10 per hour would inject over $22 billion into our economy, and create about 85,000 new jobs over a three-year phase-in period. We saw how ‘trickle-down’ economic ideology failed after Gov. Brownback of Kansas and the GOP-controlled legislature tried to cut taxes, eliminate regulation and shrink government, thinking that after a sprinkle of fairy dust, they would stand back and watch as economic growth soared. Sadly, financial stability is certainly not what “trickled down” to their workforce. It is the time our elected officials declare their “real life experiment” an epic failure, raise our minimum wage, and apply common sense when spending America’s dollars and cents.