According to numerous news reports, the White House praised Walmart for raising its minimum wage to $9/hour.
Couldn’t the White House folks have just said something like, “Walmart’s increased wage is slightly less appalling than the old wage” instead?
When you consider that today in the U.S.:
- 1/2 of children grow up in low-income households,
- 1 in 5 kids doesn’t get enough food,
- The richest 1/10th of 1% have more combined wealth than the bottom 90%, and
- Over 99% of new income went to the top 1% between 2009 and 2013,
Outraged, ongoing protest is.