"Minimum wage is a question of fairness, opportunity, and responsibility."
So I want to challenge myself (and each of us) to become interested in fiscal policy. It’s not just Paul Ryan’s budget; it’s not just one more seemingly impossible, gridlocked debate on the Hill. Ryan’s budget, the Senate’s response, President Obama’s meetings and speeches, they make up a unique story. A story that we could invest in, if we choose it.
Last week, politicians failed to reach a deal regarding the impending sequestration that affects a wide number of basic government services. In doing so, our leaders have ignored the public’s common good, thus failing to uphold the government’s responsibility to ensure public justice for its people.