Not to be confused with the National Rifle Association, I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher and one of his guests was Saru Jayaraman who was introducing one of her books, Behind The Kitchen Door, regarding the National Restaurant Association and how they need to increase the current minimum wage of $ 2.13 for over 10 million workers in the restaurant industry. How is this still so low ? The NRA is the 10th powerful lobbyist, making 4 times the profit margins of Walmart . Something is mathematically wrong !
Senator Elizabeth Warren said “since 1960 as productivity went up wages should have gone up, she stated minimum wage should be at $22.00 an hour today( 53 years later ) it is only at $7.75 today what happen to the other $14.75 ? It did not go to workers, where did it go ?”
We need to think about cost of living, inflation, the amount of people in America that spend all their time working and are barely making it on their working wages. The math, the study of economics, does not add up in our wages versus cost of living. We have been duped, the increase of wages, those $14.00 are going somewhere, not to the working folks. Why did they freeze the minimum wage to $ 2.13 minimum ? Restaurant workers with minimum wage and tips, are still not making that much, and even other industry workers earning $7.75 minimum wage.