Wages have been flat for decades, and last year was even worse. Despite the continuing trend of low unemployment, workers in key sectors – production and non-supervisory – saw their wages fall.
Although the U.S. is in a period of strong economic growth, the vast majority of that growth is going to the most wealthy among us. Our policies got us here, and we need a change of policies to finally turn this around. We need a tax cut that puts money into the pockets of people who need and will spend it, not the one the GOP gave us last year, that benefits the 1% and leaves scraps for the rest of us. We need laws that incentivize businesses to pay a good wage and benefits, so that they have a reason to share their profits with the workers who make them successful. We need a minimum wage across the U.S. that gives workers enough to support their families. We need a new approach, and laws designed to directly benefit the people who work hard every day, too many of whom are struggling to get by.
Tom McClintock’s policies benefit the wealthiest among us, leaving the rest of us behind. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.