Raising the minimum wage would reduce government expenditures on current income-support programs by $7.6 billion per year--and possibly more. In Alabama, 45% of single parent families are living in poverty, there are 392,000 children receiving food stamps and 95,636 Alabama households are receiving federal rental assistance. Alabama is well above the national average in every one of these categories. Therefore, we would be among those who benefit the most, yet it is our current leaders who are the largest critics of this necessary reform. I would sponsor legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
From the state's largest cities to the smallest towns, nothing is more important to me than putting people back to work. Because of my steadfast commitment to recruiting jobs for the people of this state, Whether it is 50 jobs in a small town or 1000 jobs in a large city, every job matters to me and especially to that person who will go back to work.
They are the men and women who make up Alabama's greatest economic asset--and that's our workers. I'm proud of our workers, and we should all take pride that the products rolling off the assembly line are stamped "Made In Alabama."
I am creating an Office of Small Business Development. We will continue to aggressively pursue businesses that bring new jobs to our state. That means providing work force training and resources to support companies. Under the Full-Employment Act business will be given a one-time tax credit for each new job they create.
They still have mortgages to pay. If it's not a mortgage, it's rent. They have to live somewhere! We can't just throw them out in the cold. And it's their families too.
Their children shouldn't be hurt. They're innocent! They had nothing to do with that. Why should they be hurt
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