The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Raise the Wage Act passed 231-199, mostly along party lines. All Alabama Republicans – Reps. Robert Aderholt, Bradley Byrne, Gary Palmer, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers and Mo Brooks - opposed the measure; Democrat Terri Sewell voted in favor of the bill.
Crystal Ball: Raising medium that much would be a disaster. Most places that pay medium wage is fast food restaurants where typically young people work, and the mom and pop business. First these businesses have to make money too, so if it cost more for labor than first you cut back on your labor, which means jobs are going to be lost, and then you raise the cost of the product. Mom and Pop business owners will suffer. Unemployment rates will skyrocket. Raising medium wage is not the answer for our increasingly poverty level, it's only a short term fix. We need to be looking at our mental health care issues that are causing those to turn to drugs. I see it every day in my line of work, women who are getting arrested for drugs and they are diagnosed with bipolar, PTSD, or schizophrenia, they have children that now grandmother has to raise on social security. Addiction is growing rapidly. We need to address why so many Americans are living in poverty, before we make the middle class the next living in poverty
Rosie Pellegrini: Ridiculous!!! We've already seen the damage this does to states that are doing this. Kalifornia is a perfect example. Say NO to $15/hr
Arnell Austin: but it's all smoke and mirrors anyway it's never going to make it