Create Jobs with Livable Wages
Income and wealth inequality in America has increased to levels not seen since the Great
Depression. It is the root of many of the problems we face in the United States.
American workers must earn a living wage. I support increased prosperity for those who work,
beginning with increasing the minimum wage to $15.The recent Republican $1.5 trillion tax
bill will add more than $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, mostly to cut taxes
for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. This is borrowed money that our children and
grandchildren will have to pay back. Less than one-third of the tax cut went to those with
middle and lower incomes. This means that the tax cut could have been a small business and
middle / lower income tax cut only, without increasing our national debt. I will work to
overturn the $1 trillion tax cut the Republicans gave to people and corporations earning
over $500,000 a year.