Wednesday, June 21, 2006
How to be a Republican Congressman: Give yourself $32,000 pay raises over the last 10 years.
You know how much they have increased the minimum wage over the last 10 years?
Come on! You can guess! These guys are all about FAMILY VALUES right? Who wouldn't take care of hard working families more than a bunch of Jesus lovers right? The meek shall inherit and all that right?
Let's here it for America's working Families! You're paying for those $32,000 dollar pay raises right! So I guess if you scratch Congressional backs, they'll scratch yours right?
So how much has the minimum wage increased during the last 10 years?
Zero. Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
And the Republican leadership just killed another bill that would have raised the minimum wage again. I guess when you're a Republican, the only family you take care of is your own.
$5.15 an hour for 40 hours a week means you take home $206 dollars a week.
If you work that 40 hour job 52 weeks a year you will earn a whopping $10,712 dollars in a year.
In the last 10 years the average minimum wage worker has earned $107,120 dollars total.
The current salary for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $165,200 per year.
Just something to think about.
Hugs and kisses,