Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rep. Grayson: “It’s Pathetic How Far Our Labor Standards Have Fallen”

Appearing on John Fugelsang’s “Viewpoint,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke about raising the minimum wage and stated, “It’s pathetic to see how far our labor standards have fallen behind other countries. I want America to be number one. Not number one in number of foreign countries occupied or…number of people incarcerated. I want America to be number one in wages, benefits, health care and life expectancy.” Grayson compared the situation of American workers to those in Australia and Germany and spoke about the Republicans' dedication to denying health care to the vulnerable. Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

I believe it's been shown that raising the minimum wage substantially would have a limited effect on retail prices. I haven't been asked, but I would not object to paying a little more to afford honest workers a meaningful living wage. We need a significant raise in the minimum wage; and we need it immediately. Besides, if more people had a little disposable income, more might be able to afford my services. Why, this might just be the ultimate win-win situation, with the true winners being the children who will not grow up in poverty.

Jeff Tone said...

It all goes back to Henry Ford saying that he wants to pay his workers enough to afford his cars.