We live in the wealthiest country in the world, however, that truth may seem irrelevant to the poor and disadvantaged as wealth is managed by a small group of people. The problem of wealth and wage disparity is a major moral issue and it is not simply an economic issue; it is political. Too many families and children are living in poverty and the number is increasing.
This is not just wrong; it is shameful for the most prosperous country in the world. Thousands of Minnesotans are being paid substandard wages and are forced to work longer hours or several jobs. Women must be paid the same as men for the same job. This means equal pay for women. It’s unacceptable that our wives and daughters earn less than men because of their gender. This is monetary-gender bias. I will end it.