- As of today, minimum wage workers in the state of New York are getting a raise.
- Tomorrow, twenty more states plus the District of Columbia will raise their minimum wage.
- Delaware and Minnesota are scheduled to raise their minimum wage later in 2015.
- By the end of 2015, twenty-nine states will pay a minimum wage above that approved by the U.S. Congress.
I expect the Republican led Congress to continue their lament over the number of people getting government assistance. I expect they'll continue to blame recipients for being lazy and unmotivated. I expect they'll once again look for ways to make cuts in that assistance, claiming that only by reducing benefits will these people find the motivation to get off welfare.
The real solution is right in front of them; they simply choose not to see it.