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While Americans Work Harder to Earn Less, 41 Members of Congress Strive to Keep Convicted Terrorists from Getting Food Stamps

Number of years since the federal minimum wage was last increased to keep up with the cost of living: 7

Percent decline in the inflation-adjusted value of the federal minimum wage over that time: 9.4%

Percent increase in labor productivity from 2009 to 2014 (the last year for which data is available): 12.4%

Number of bills passed by Congress this year to increase the federal minimum wage: 0

Number of members of Congress cosponsoring H.R. 4420, a bill to prevent convicted terrorists from filing paperwork for food stamps: 41

value of minimum wage goes down 9.4% while retail worker productivity goes up 12.4% and Congress does nothing: this is the real crisis.

 

One thought on “While Americans Work Harder to Earn Less, 41 Members of Congress Strive to Keep Convicted Terrorists from Getting Food Stamps”

  1. J Clifford says:

    And the number of convicted terrorists actually living in the United States outside of prison is… what? Could it possibly be more than ten?

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