As Bernie Sanders and I will probably be elected in November, we know the Liberal and Blue Dig Democrats are un-electable.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney wants voters to decide whether to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Sweeney said at a Statehouse news conference that he’ll aim to put the question on the 2017 ballot, not this year’s. If passed, the wage would climb to $9 an hour in January 2018, then increase $1 each year until reaching $15 an hour in 2024. Inflation adjustments already required under an earlier constitutional amendment would then raise the minimum beyond 2024.
This is nonsense.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday stated in her most clear language yet that she supports a $12 an hour minimum wage, which falls short of the level sought by many labor unions but is higher than the one favored by President Obama.
“I favor a $12 an hour minimum wage at the federal level,” Clinton said at a town hall in Coralville, Iowa. “That would be setting it at a level that would be equivalent to the point in our history where the minimum wage was at its highest” since 1986, she said.
Clinton’s rivals for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, support a call by many labor unions to raise the wage to $15 an hour, a move already made by several cities like Los Angeles and Seattle.
This is why a Socialists in a Democratic Party is necessary. Liberals and Blues Dogs are totally out of touch with their constituents. We need more Socialists to gravitate.
If the Democratic Party where really a Party of the people, they would understand Social Progress much better. Most Democrats who are liberal are Neo Liberalists.
This People can’t wait ten years, and contractors could get money in an instant. Contractors get welfare immediately.
There is a desperate society with needs, where people are losing there homes and possessions. People falling into Starvation. The Democrats in Neo Liberalism are out of touch with reality.
People leave the Democrats for Socialist Party’s and other groups because Democrats.
in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013, according to new Census numbers.
New Jersey was one of three states that saw both a jump in the number of people living in poverty. The data released on Thursday shows that while the poverty rates in most states has plateaued, New Jersey’s poverty rate actually went up from 10.8 percent in 2012 to 11.4 percent in 2013.
The other two states that posted an increase were New Mexico and Washington.
The announcement came two days after the Census released a separate report stating that the nationwide poverty rate declined slightly for the first time since 2006.
“It was a surprise to us, and a bit disturbing”, said Melville D. Miller president of Legal Services of New Jersey, who had predicted that the new Census numbers for New Jersey would either remain stagnant or decrease slightly because of decreasing unemployment rates.
Miller said the increase could be due to the fact that even previously unemployed people who have found work may still may remain at the poverty level.
“I resist making any sweeping generalizations,” he added. But, when combined with some of the other economic trends that he said he has observed such as declining wages, the new data is “worrisome.”
The actual number of people living in poverty increased from 934,943 in 2012 to 998,549 in 2013.
2013 Poverty Rates in New Jersey
Atlantic County- 18%
Bergen County- 8.2%
Burlington County- 5.7%
Camden County- 15%
Cape May County- 9.4%
Cumberland County- 20.6%
Essex County- 17.8%
Gloucester County- 9.8%
Hudson County- 19.7%
Hunterdon County- 3.3%
Mercer County- 11.8%
Middlesex County- 9.5%
Monmouth County- 7.7%
Morris County- 4.3%
Ocean County- 10.2%
Salem County- 18.4%
Somerset County- 5.3%
Sussex County- 5.8%
Union County- 11.5%
Warren County- 9.3%
The South Jersey Counties are the hardest hit, with no meaningful jobs and seven prisons. The Census also included county numbers which show Cumberland had the highest poverty rate in New Jersey at 20.6%, followed by Hudson (19.7%) and Salem counties (18.4%)
This is why the Democrats need a Socialist Revolution.