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Living Wage vs. Minimum Wage

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Sure, I support a $15/hour minimum wage because at least it’s better than $7.

But let’s be honest: workers are getting screwed just by the very nature of having to regularly beg for a pay raise that should be happening automatically as the cost of living increases. I support a federal living wage that reflects the real cost of living and adjusts automatically with inflation. This policy ensures that all workers earn a wage that allows them to live with dignity, without the constant struggle for legislative updates.

What is a “living wage?”

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themselves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. Learn more here.


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