Three cheers for Obama on his proposal to raise minimum wage to a living wage.
Here in valley even most convenience store workers or fast food workers are paid higher than minimum wage.
If they were paid minimum they would be in extreme poverty. The Republicans call it a job killer. Washington state has a $9.19 minimum wage yet their unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 but their unemployment rate is 8.6 percent. If I have to pay 25 cents more for coffee or a soda so that my fellow citizens can at least have their basic needs covered I would gladly pay more. People who work for these wages put every penny they have back into economy, in the long run I believe it would be a boost to economy.