Info below from US Department of Labor website Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens. Not true: The typical minimum wage worker is not a high school student earning weekend pocket money. In fact, 89 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase to $12 per hour are age 20 or older, and 56 percent are women. Myth: Increasing the minimum wage will cause people to lose their jobs. Not true: In a letter to President Obama and congressiona
For the majority of the population who do not like the idea of a reality TV performer/billionaire businessman as President, we are stuck with it for the next 4 years unless something unforeseen happens. So what do we do? If the Democrats win the House and the Senate in 2018 then the new administration will be curtailed, giving opportunity for a new agenda. It is no good just protesting and name calling, we need to develop a very clear, bold agenda which is easily understood b
The BBC asked in a recent article: Are we living in a post human rights world? Really! Now, more than ever we need to respect and act by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the basis for a civilised society and a guide to good government (as I reiterate in my book: From Here to Prosperity). No excuses please, we all signed up to this (the 192 states who are members of United Nations) so live by it.