To: U.S. Congress
Enforce Minimum Wage for Social Security and Welfare
Raise Social Security and AFDC benefits
At LEAST: up to MINIMUM WAGE,
to be humane.
Why is this important?
We have minimum wage laws that most businesses can't get away with violating.
But the government can, and does.
They will say "Because benefits aren't wages".
But that is dodging the question of WHY we have minimum wage laws: humaneness, simple morality.
We have laws protecting animals.
Humans need to be protected too!
The fact that so many people receive unconscionably low benefits, IF THEY GET THEM AT ALL!- (Another problem!)-
- is a significant factor creating poverty, homelessness, illness, and an EPIDEMIC OF SUICIDES.
NEITHER PARTY HAS CARED TO ADDRESS THIS FOR DECADES!
SHAME ON B O T H PARTIES!
They will say "We can't afford it!"
But we can always afford bogus wars, and rich people pay ZERO tax for Social Security on income above $128,400, as of 2018!
Stop the Wars, and make the rich pay their fair share!
It is up to the American people to hold "our representatives" ' feet to the fire, or REPLACE THEM!