They call it “Super Tuesday II”, but it’s only six states and a couple are foregone conclusions. Mississippi is almost certainly going Biden, and most of the others are leaning that way. The wins and losses are well known in advance, so don’t expect big surprises.
It’s time. The wage hasn’t gone up since 2009, and a dollar is worth a lot less today. $7.25 an hour in 2009 is $9.50 an hour adjusted for inflation, and add a quarter a year for a while just to stay even.
There’s people who couch their arguments in terms of a living wage. Some talk of morality, of exploitation, of fairness. There’s a big political movement out there supporting $15 and hour on these grounds; they’ve had some success in Seattle. (more…)