I will work in Congress to make sure that the money spent is being spent wisely. I will work to tighten the financial belt and make sure more money goes back into the pockets of hardworking Americans while balancing the budget to make sure America can pay back the debt. I want to make sure America can continue to thrive. Money doesn't grow on trees, and the government shouldn't spend recklessly on wish list ideals.
The federal minimum wage today stands at $7.25, while many states have adopted higher minimum wages. In Ohio, the minimum wage goes up from $8.70 for non tipped employees to $8.80 on Jan. 1, 2021. At the same time, tipped employees go from $4.35 to $4.40. This is unacceptable, in my opinion.
Many people who are out working need a livable wage, to where they can self sustain their way of life.
When I get elected, I will work to change all of that. No longer will Ohioans and the country get left behind. I am not saying $15 should be the new minimum wage. I propose starting the minimum wage at $12 per hour and raising it by a set amount per year for the next ten years to keep up with inflation and make sure that it doesn't get behind the cost of living. Each state would then be responsible for setting a minimum wage from this starting point.
With my tax plan and a better minimum wage, this would allow someone to live in a better place and start the American Dream journey. A $12 an hour job should be a starting place for someone as they strive for more in life and want more from their American Dream.
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This is where The Time for Change happens at the ballot box!!
Voting Begins October 6th, 2020!!
If you can't make it out to vote early or on November 3rd, you have the option to vote Absentee in Ohio!!
Change Can and will be made!! Don't wait until the last week to request an absentee ballot, do so early, so that your vote is counted.
Your support will go a long way to make the change possible. I am not asking you to donate, but simply giving you the option to donate if you choose to.