Minimum Wage

St Paul MN Democrats pass $15 minimum wage

On Wednesday, Melvin Carter, the Democratic Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota signed a bill that had been passed via a unanimous vote by the all-Democratic city council to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour starting in 2022 for large businesses…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Trump economic advisor calls for abolishment of federal minimum wage

In case you were still in the dark about how the Trump administration feels about workers, Larry Kudlow, Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, decided he would make it as clear as possible: Washington Post: President Trump’s top economic adviser: ‘A…

Why such stagnant wage growth? Because Ted Cruz, Dean Heller, and Deb Fischer all voted against raising the minimum wage in 2014

As Donald Trump and Republicans continue to tout the economy, most Americans are actually seeing little to no benefit from the economy. The reason: wage growth is stagnant. Forbes: Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling Aside from employment data, the…

Iowa GOP Governor touts economy as food charities see surge in demand

Kim Reynolds, the incumbent Republican Governor of Iowa, has been busy on twitter touting the State’s economy: Iowa’s unemployment rate remains the 2nd LOWEST in the country! Our pro-growth policies are working, wages are going up, taxes are going down,…

PSA for Republican voters: Voting for politicians who oppose the policies you support will prevent those policies from being enacted

This message might come off as condescending, but considering the current reality of our political discourse where the President of the United States is traveling across the country calling an entire political party a “party of crime”, the risk of…

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Illinois GOP Governor falsely blames violence on illegal immigrants – while his own policies are actually contributing to increases in crime

In a debate on Tuesday, the Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to embrace Trumpism by blaming violence on illegal immigrants: Chicago Tribune: In debate with J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Bruce Rauner says illegal immigration contributes to Chicago gun violence…

Trump is using fascist rhetoric in accusing Democrats of being a “party of crime” – yet his own policies actually increase crime

Lately at his MAGA rallies, the current President of the United States has been accusing the opposition party of wanting an increase in crime. Here are a few examples: Donald Trump at Minnesota rally, October 4, 2018 “If you vote…

Remember when Republicans said the tax cut would increase wages? It hasn’t, and here’s why

Most of us can probably recall that when Republicans were passing their massive tax cut for corporations, they were claiming that corporations would take that tax savings and pass it along to their workers: The Hill: Wage growth well short…

GOP candidate for Senate from Mississippi says African-Americans should stop “begging for federal government scraps”

Republican politicians are showing no signs of slowing down in their attempts to use race to divide the country: JS Online: GOP Senate candidate tells African-Americans: Stop ‘begging for federal government scraps’ Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel was booed…

Michigan Republicans embark on underhanded scheme to keep state minimum wage from being increased

A couple weeks ago, the Michigan court of appeals ruled that an increase to the State’s minimum wage could appear on the November ballot. Detroit Eater: Michigan Court Rules $12 Minimum Wage Proposal Should Go on November Ballot Voters may…

Minimum wage increase on the ballot in Missouri this November – Supported by small businesses

Proposition B will be on the ballot for Missouri voters this November. If approved, the minimum wage in Missouri would go from $7.85 to $8.60 in January 2019 and then increase yearly until it gets to $12 an hour in…