Congressional Pay Rises While Minimum Stays Same
This is what happened:
U.S. senators -who draw salaries of $162,100 a year and enjoy a raft of perks- have rejected a minimum wage hike from $5.15 an hour to $6.25 for blue-collar workers.And who voted for and against it?
All the Democrats voted for the wage boost. All the negative votes were cast by Republicans. Four Republicans voted for it.Wow! Four Republicans voted for it. They must really care about the poor. Doesn't it appear so? Well, they don't. They just care about their own re-election.
Three of the four are running for reelection and were probably worried about how voters would react if they knew that their well-heeled senators had turned down a pittance of an increase in the salaries of the lowest paid workers in the country.So, they know that the low income needs the wage hike to survive, but that doesn't matter to them. They are just afraid of the backlash and they only care about it if it helps them to get re-elected. That's exactly what I mean by "deep dirt" which has corrupted most of the US politicians deep to their bones.