Republicans love to attack the federal government as a wasteful bloated bureaucracy, but the real waste is coming from corporations that are taking advantage of the federal government by paying poverty wages that tax payers then have to subsidize.
...so, the people who are upset at the idea of fast food workers making $15 hr are not looking at this right. The minimum wage should be $15 hr and people who have gone to college to get a degree should be making $26. It's time we get mad at the right people and stop fighting each other.
YES! Employers don't want to pay US a living wage so they encourage immigration to those they CAN exploit! Such immigrants can still make a better life here at low wages than what they had 'back home.' Meanwhile, the majority of workers struggle on just $8.50/hour before taxes. Me? I am one of these 'working poor' US citizens, and now have 3 PT jobs and still can't save for a decent car or modest home! Live month-to-month.