This fails to address women and those who are under paid.
One. Minimum wage is minimum wage regardless of sex. You can’t get paid any less than $7.25/hour, unless you live in a state that does not have a minimum wage.
Also…Every person that is paid at or below minimum wage…is under paid.
THIS is the real problem
When was the last minimum wage increased?
At the federal level, the minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, the last step of a three-step increase approved by Congress in 2007. However, before 2007, the minimum wage had been stuck at $5.15 per hour for ten years.
During the 1990s and 2000s, states raised their minimum wages scores of times in response to federal inaction to raise the minimum wage. During 2004-2006 alone, 25 states acted to raise the minimum wage, including seven states where voters approved ballot initiatives to do so. Ten states have adopted “indexing” for their minimum wages (see above), which results in increases most years to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
Since then gas has increased, causing all other things around it to be raised…except for wages.
And you know what? I’m fucking tired of working bullshit jobs, for bullshit money, while I have to live in my fucking parents house where I can barely afford food and gas on top of my bills.
I hate the vicious cycle of being poor. It’s expensive.