The Republicans were opposed to an increase in the minimum wage because “it would hurt corporate America.” Now they passed a HUGE tax cut for corporate America, saying corporations would use the additional funds to raise employee pay. This was known as “trickle down economics” when Reagan did it and it never “trickled down.”
If that is what the Republicans really believe, then why not ensure that “trickle down” actually happens by raising the minimum wage as part of their tax plan? This wouldn’t hurt the corporations, nor would it raise prices for the consumer. Maybe they don’t really care about the American worker but only their rich supporters. I think we know the answer to that but why aren’t the media asking this question?
Robert Hirsch, Miramar Beach