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Jerry Sturgill on Budget & Economy

 

 


Profitability driven by productivity, not pinching pennies

The economy must work for all people, not just the rich and powerful. I have spent my career working to turn companies around and make them profitable. But profitability does not come from pinching pennies and limiting benefits. Profitability is driven by productivity. Workers are more productive when they aren't discouraged by poverty, when they are valued and respected, and when they believe that tomorrow can and will be better.

Many struggle to live and raise a family even when working full time. There is an astounding and unprecedented level of economic inequality today. The top .01% of people in our country control as much wealth as the bottom 80%. How can this be? How can we allow families to live at or below poverty levels when parents work 40 hours a week? The minimum wage simply must be a livable wage, at levels higher than present and appropriate to the cost of living in Idaho. Wage increases should be phased in, to protect our small businesses and not discourage our entrepreneurs.

Source: 2016 Idaho Senate campaign website Sturgill4Senate.com , Aug 31, 2016

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