Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tie the Minimum Wage to Congress' salaries

OK, Let's say the minimum wage gets increased. Will it be annother 10 years before it gets done again?

Since this is Washington DC, probably.

Therefore, I'd like to propose an amendment to the bill that would give near-automatic raises to the minimum wage:

Tie the minimum wage to congreeional pay raises.

If congress gives themselves a 10% raise, the minimum wage goes up.

Minimum wage earners do more than most congressmen, anyway.


1 comment:

Jenni said...

This really is an excellent idea. I'd add that even to go so far as to say that the same percentages are reasonable -- if congress gets upped 10%, so does the minimum wage.