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Recently, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans activists joined a downtown Dallas demonstration in favor of increasing the minimum wage.

Doesn't seem like older Americans would care?

Raising the minimum wage means workers would contribute more into the Social Security system and receive more in return. Not to mention, it would improve our economy and assist in balancing gross income inequality in America.

Most workers making the minimum wage are adults, including senior citizens (ie: most minimum wage jobs are not held by teenagers who are earning extra cash; they are disproportionately women). More and more, seniors are delaying retirement or are going back to work because their retirement income is not enough. It's not easy for anyone to get a decent-paying job these days.

Gene Lantz also said, "We are standing up for our children and grandchildren. The more money our children make, the more solvent Social Security and other benefits will be, too. We seniors want to see a successful America, and we wouldn't be doing that if we ignored the younger folks."

KDFW / Al Dia

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  •  Seniors should be Demonstrating! (0+ / 0-)

    Seniors who are concerned about the safety and security of SSN should turn out in force and demonstrate at the Welfare Queens of our Day.  They should be demonstrating at WalMart and MacDonalds demanding that the mass employers of 2014 pay ALL Workers a living wage.  

    Retirees and people near retirement age have a vested interest in more people at or near poverty making more money - and paying more into the SSN Trust Fund - and cutting the Bonuses and Salaries of the Mega Millionaires and Wall Street Billionaires who don't contribute anything into the Social Safety Net that all of us will rely on!

    My wife, daughter and granddaughters should have more privacy in their doctor's office than I have buying another rifle or shotgun.

    by NM Ray on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:57:25 AM PST

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