Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror. Christmas is approaching fast. We are bombarded by ads on TV, social and print media for cars, vacations, toys and furniture – everywhere! Ads of family gatherings with tables laden with sumptuous foods also abound. Everyone is targeted by Madison Avenue to have a “Hallmark Holiday.”
Unfortunately for those who earn the minimum wage these scenarios will never happen. Minimum wage does not even cover the basics of shelter, clothing and food. Most minimum wage workers must rely on supplemental government aid to survive.
Gov. Sununu seems to feel this is an acceptable way to live. He has vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum hourly wage to $10 in 2020 and to $12 in 2022. Let Gov. Sununu know this is not the way New Hampshire treats our working poor. Demand he support a living wage for those who are willing to work.
CATHERINE E. GOEGEL