Every hardworking American deserves to earn a LIVING WAGE. Every small
business needs CUSTOMERS. By raising the minimum wage, we create more
customers for business--like Henry Ford did when he paid his workers the
unheard-of wage of $5.00 a day so that they could afford to buy Ford cars.
With every employed adult earning a living wage, we reduce the ranks of
those on WELFARE and increase SELF-RESPECT. We protect FAMILIES
by reducing divorce and dysfunction at the lower end of the socioeconomic
scale. Instead of taxing people to pay for welfare, customers pay for this
benefit through a slight rise in the price of goods and services they purchase from
those with minimum wage jobs.