Latest brainstorm by Outgoing Senator Tom Harkin (still love the sound of that). Betty the waitress will get a raise!
But did anyone interview her boss? Would Betty still have a job? What does Betty make in tips per hour (I’ll bet it’s more than $4.65 an hour, or she’s a shitty waitress)? What benefits does Betty get, and why? If $10 is fair, why not $20 an hour, $50 an hour, etc?
Just asking questions here.
Originally posted on WHOTV.com:
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D) of Iowa wants to increase the minimum wage, and that would include the first increase for tipped workers in more than 20-years.
As a waitress, Betty Waters of Des Moines is trying to raise her four sons on just $4.35 an hour plus tips. “Trying to buy food is hard.” says Waters, “I mean, hamburger, macaroni and cheese, hamburger and hotdogs just to make sure that your kids have any kind of food in their stomachs is the best that we can do.”