Raise The Minimum Wage In Georgia
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Catholic Social Teaching says that the economy must serve the people. Individuals have a right to earn a living and provide for their families. The importance of work is higher now than ever, and for this reason we must protect those who are less fortunate by raising the minimum wage. Currently, Georgia's minimum wage is on par with the federal average of $7.25 an hour. We need to set an example by raising the minimum wage to well above this.
The minimum wage should be increased at least to historical highs. For example, the minimum wage in 1968 would be worth over $10/hour in today's money.
Minimum wage should increase in the future to keep up with cost of living increase for poverty stricken individuals.
The minimum wage for tipped workers specifically must be raised. It needs to at least meet historical levels of 60% of the federal minimum wage.
We must eliminate outdated loopholes that exclude deserving people from receiving minimum wage.