All Democrats (except 6) are for it; all Republicans are against it. What the hell is going on in Washington?
One would think that an increase in Minimum Wage debate would bring both parties together to forge a compromise in the spirit of helping the hourly wage earners, the less fortunate, to earn a little bit more. And it would be just that, a little bit more.
A $7.25 per hour, the current minimum wage, amounts to just $290 per week or simply $15,080 per year.
A $10.10 per hour, the proposed minimum wage, amounts to $404 per week or simply $21,008 per year.
By contrast, members of Congress, the same people who oppose a small increase in the minimum wage, have seen their salary increase year after year:
2001, they earned $145,100 per year (roughly $69 an hour, assuming 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year).
2002, they earned $150,000 per year, roughly $72 an hour
2003, they earned $154,700 per year, roughly $74 an hour
2009-2012, they earned $174,000 per year, roughly $84 an hour
Why are Republicans opposed to minimum wage increase?
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