To Praise or Protest?

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,
it becomes clear: Praise is not what’s needed. 

Outraged, ongoing protest is.