Think about it for a second here…the last time Georgia’s minimum wage was increased occurred back in 1997 when I was 14 years old. Now I’m about to turn 23.
It’s been nearly ten years and gas prices have gone up, the price of groceries have gone up, the cost of living has gone up, but the minimum wage hasn’t gone up.
To quote a line from Chris Rock in the movie “Head of State”, that ain’t right.
In 1997, when the Georgia minimum wage was raised from $3.25 to $5.15, it had been 30 years (yeah, that’s right, 30 years!) since the Georgia minimum wage was last increased.
I don’t think the working families of Georgia need to wait another 30 years for another minimum wage increase.
Ten years is long enough.
Let’s give the people of Georgia that extra buck because they’ve earned it.