On Monday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said she wants the federal minimum wage raised to $10 an hour. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
“We need to raise the minimum wage. That will make a huge difference. …People are struggling,” she said to Ed Schultz on The Ed Show, according toPolitico. “The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown. We raise that minimum wage and we move forward with the vision of this president that we have, which is everyone pays their fair share” of taxes.
Boxer spoke about “fairness” and added, “I’ve spoken to people in California who earn a lot who were very anxious to help the country and their state. We’ve proven the point, you know, a rising tide lifts all boats.”