Our economy is no longer working for middle class Americans. Cost of living continues to sky-rocket while salaries and wages remain stagnant.
Hard working Texans deserve a living wage, and should not have to live paycheck to paycheck.
I fully support a $15 federal minimum wage and I have fought for legislation to raise the minimum wage in Texas. With the staggering increase in income inequality, a single parent has to work 2 or 3 jobs just to afford putting food on the table.
This country can afford to pay workers a dignified, living wage.
To combat income inequality, we also need to make banking available to low income families without making interest rates so high that they continue the cycle of poverty. We must end predatory lending practices and safeguard well-intentioned borrowers who are trying to make their lives better.
Together, we must elect leaders to Washington who will ensure we have an economy that works for all of us — not just big banks and corporations.