Minimum Wage Should Be $22 an hour
May 08,2013 - For folks too young or too unaware what has happened to our economy the past 30 years, here is an answer. Ronald Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and the Republican Party are responsible for what we know as \"Reaganomics,\" an economy that continues today resulting in few \"labor unions” and the resulting low wages and lack of worker benefits. Newly elected Reagan’s (1981) first attack on the middle class economy was his dismantling a labor union representing 11,000 striking air traffic controller employees, whom he “fired.” Their PATCO union was destroyed. Reagan and his rich, conservative friends (not one who needed job security, Social Security, Medicare, wage increases, work safety rules, benefits, pensions, etc.) “cheered” and pressed for more! Reagan disrespected all “labor unions” even though these unions had represented the average workers from the often dangerous, unregulated working conditions, the greed and selfishness of corporations that, even today, are no longer under contract to pay workers a decent living wage...