A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

Thank you Mister President for making this happen, I know that progressives have been agitating for your executive order for months now, but I think, based on what I have read, that your target of 50,000 a year surpassed even their expectations. I am equally proud of Bernie Sanders, who supports your decisive action, even though he would have gone even further, making the weekly cap at $1090, instead of $970 as you did. These types of actions are critical to the health and sustainability of millions of working families throughout the United States.  There is something inherently wrong when corporate executives, making 300% more than any of their workers, manipulate job titles and job classifications to purposefully deny workers the fruits of their labors, all to keep their bottom line as healthy as possible. It is clearly almost impossible now, for working families to make any kind of savings for the future no matter how hard they work, what with healthcare costs still an important feature in any person’s life, rental costs climbing due to manipulative practices on Wall Street, former retirement possibilities gone because pensions have become an archaic relic of the past, job security also belongs to the era of old, a nostalgic feature of many conversations held by persons looking towards the past, asking themselves where did it all go wrong? How did labor get swept off to the sidelines in our capitalist environment? We know that it has been over forty years in the making and we are now playing catchup, we have such a long way to go, which is why we need the next President and the next congress to be as progressive as possible, we have played by the neo-liberal economic policies and the Austrian school of economics playbill for far too long and it has hurt us immeasurably, I don’t know how long it will take the middle class to recoup its footing because forty years is a very long time, this generation of young people is already flailing economically, what can be in store for their children? If we continue down the path that the current crop of republican candidates is proposing, there is no economic future for the working class, I didn’t use the term middle class, because I don’t think that there will be one, it will be the wealthy and the working poor, that’s it. This is why we need Bernie Sanders in the White House and progressives in congress.
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