On Jan. 15, the headline was “Lower pay for poor is widening income gap.” The previous headline was about big business successes and million-dollar mergers. Again, Jan. 15, the headline was that Goldman Sachs is to pay $5 billion in a settlement. The headlines are telling it all. Labor is in the gutter. The Supreme Court is predicted to go against unions and the worker will have no decent wage.
With people fighting for $10 and $15 an hour wages, which will not pay the rent by the way, how do we get jobs for working men and women that will let them support their families?
This is the perfect time to call for universal health care. Government and employers are whining that health insurance is too expensive, wages will not let people get it. I think Congress should draw up a plan and if it is good enough for them, give it to all and each pay according to their means, big business included.
I read that 9,000 children in this county are hungry and this weekend a school bus was being stuffed so kids could eat. Housing is so limited and expensive that low wages do not supply enough dollars for affordability. Adult children are staying home longer and can not find wages that allow them to pay student loans and start a life. Think about it.