The way I see it, my conservative friends, you have three choices:
1. You can raise the minimum wage so that people can actually afford to eat, pay rent, drive, and even buy the occasional birthday present for their kids.
2. You can continue to “subsidize” big corporations, like Walmart, by allowing them to pay poverty wages and forcing their employees to apply for government assistance (average per Walmart store – $904,542), while the executives of said organizations make millions.
3. We can cut government aid (food stamps, etc.), not raise the minimum wage, and continue the fantasy of “churches will take care of these people,” and watch while said churches (the good ones) are overwhelmed with the need and unable to really help AND (the bad ones) deny that we should help “free loaders and lazy people.” And then sit back and ignore the suffering.
Which is it going to be?