I think it’s great that the minimum wage is going up to $7.25, but so is gas.
For the Americans that work for minimum wage, the rate will have no effect. To make this pay rise effective, gas prices have to be lowered. Gas runs the economy therefore, everything will cost more. Minimum wage families will not realize the $4,000.00 per year increase, because the cost of living will again override their pay check.
Congress needs to start getting aggressive with the oil company thieves. It’s shameful that the few things Congress is doing right are being wiped out by the items Congress is ignoring.
I suppose it was important for the Democrats to tie the minimum wage bill to the Iraqi bill so they can spin the blank check they gave to Bush. They should have tied the minimum wage bill to the oil price gouging bill.