The raising of the minimum wage will do nothing to help anyone. It is another “feel good” move pushed by socialists to maintain control over lower income voters.
The issue is not how much someone is paid. The issue is how much money is taken out of their check by state and federal taxes. Taxes, that it appears especially in CT that we taxpayers have little to no say in how they are spent. Our elected public servants from the Governor on down have forgotten they are our representatives not our rulers. These public servants speak in terms of millions and billions of dollars which are abstract numbers to most people. It is about time they start speaking in numbers we can see, understand and feel in our bank accounts. We should know how much the busway to nowhere takes out of our weekly pay checks? How about exorbitant pensions, drivers licenses for illegals. Let's not forget using tax dollars for electric cars. Do these things take for example $50 a week out of a $400 paycheck? If that is so by removing them from the budget the person making $400 per week would have an extra $200 or more a month in their pocket to spend. That's where the money should be in the wage earners bank account. The raising of the minimum wage will do nothing except raise the amount of taxes you pay. Then businesses will be required them to raise their prices to cover their costs. You will not be able to buy more. You will just have been hoodwinked by the socialists. What needs to happen is the reigning in of government spending which will lower taxes and keep more money in the wage earners bank account.