A living wage is the right thing to do. Politicians want to campaign on the growing problem of assisting the poor. So when people ask their politicians to give them a raise so they can get off assistance. They say NO. Because politicians are taking the lot of the money in political donations from the very corporations that are not giving you the raise. Seems funny doesn’t it, with the record profits on Wall Street corporate profits are skyrocketing yet sorry little guy theres no money left for YOU!