Senator Boxer: Minimum wage should be raised to $10 an hour
This would be a great way to increase unemployment among youth and minorities. Unfortunately, that's not the goal that Senator Barbara Boxer has in mind.
Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks minimum wage should be raised to be about $10 an hour to help close the ever-growing gap between the working poor and the rich and to promote a healthy nation.
"We need to raise the minimum wage. That will make a huge difference. ... People are struggling," the California Democrat told Ed Schultz on "The Ed Show" on Monday. "The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown. We raise that minimum wage and we move forward with the vision of this president that we have, which is everyone pays their fair share" of taxes.
"There's one word we always have to focus on and that's 'fairness'. Everyone has to do their part," she said. "I've spoken to people in California who earn a lot who were very anxious to help the country and their state. We've proven the point, you know, a rising tide lifts all boats."
Because the economy in California is doing so well, right?
Please note that Boxer wants to raise the minimum wage and raise taxes on the rich - again. Perhaps she and Obama could give us an idea of just what constitutes a "fair share" of taxes so that instead of ratcheting up the tax rate over few months, we can do it all at once.
A preposterous idea that would aggravate unemployment among those who have the most difficulty finding a job.