Having a living wage is only the first step for American workers who have to work 2-3 jobs only to stay under the poverty level. Senator Sanders has said so many times that it is wrong for people to work 40+ hours a week and still not make enough to make ends meet and continue to be under the poverty level. While Iceland has done something truly amazing. Men and women will now be paid equally for doing the same work. If we want our economy to grow we must pay women the same wages as men for the work they do. Yet republicans and democrats who take big donations from corporations like Walmart would rather give big tax cuts to billionaires and the top 1% including hedge fund managers who keep their money in the Virgin Islands to avoid paying taxes. Also, Trump promised to end the carried tax as a candidate but the carried tax is part of the legislation he just signed into law. Carried tax is not earned income neither is it capital gains. Rather it is the fee brokers get for managing portfolios for their customers. As before it will be listed as revenue on their tax forms. We need to fix the damage the republicans and Trump have done. But it is essential that we pass the Constitutional Amendment the ERA (the Equal Rights Amendment) which will give women equal pay. We also have to make sure that African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans males also have equal pay. Workers should not be paid based on their gender or their race but on the work they do. Bernie Sanders has always supported equal pay for both men and women. It is the only way to move our economy forward.
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