Minimum Wage. Everyone seems to have an opinion during this election cycle. Bernie Sanders wants a $15 minimum wage. Hillary Clinton says raise it to $12. Cruz is completely against it. John Kasich says let the states decide. And Donald Trump has said both increase it and don’t increase it in the past.
At $15 per hour and a 40 hour work week (something I managed to do easily during High School and College during breaks), would equal $30,000 per year. I wondered what soldiers make and found this listing of Army pay. A private coming into the Army only makes $18,000-20,000 per year. Somehow I think that takes a little more commitment than the guy serving up your burger at a fast food restaurant.
So until the government pays a living wage to our military, they shouldn’t debate what the private sector is doing. And you want to manage the cost of education…mandate that public universities lower tuition to keep in line with inflation (but that is another cartoon)