When you think about this "right" to vote though, do you ever think about what we have the right to vote on and vote for?
Do you ever think about how what we vote for is just ignored?
Democrats have a platform their candidates are supposedly beholden to when they are running to get elected--- this is the "bait;" but when it comes to platform positions once they get elected, like making the Minimum Wage a real living wage, they just cleverly pull a "switch"--- in the retail world this is called "bait and switch"... we all hate "bait and switch" in the retail sector, right? Do we like it any better in politics?
This is the platform the candidates of the Minnesota DFL ran on--- I know it well because I wrote the resolution in the Lake Township Roseau County Minnesota Precinct Caucus; it was later approved by delegates to the Roseau County DFL Convention and then approved by the delegates to the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party's State Convention of which I was a delegate along with being a member of the MN DFL State Central Committee at the time:
LABOR And EMPLOYMENT
We promote the American labor movement and the rights of all workers.
A minimum wage that keeps pace with inflation and provides full time workers with an income above the poverty level.
In fact, if there is anyone amongst us who doesn't believe every worker is entitled to a living wage for the work they do, let them stand before Minnesotans and explain their thinking.
The Minimum Wage should be based on all "cost-of-living" factors; this is just plain common sense.
We pay people employed by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics big money to track and record all of this on a quarterly basis. Eight categories and two-hundred sub-categories under each of the eight categories are monitored for goods and services--- this is called the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Inflation is also monitored very closely. All of this is monitored for each region of the country.
You want my donation?
Vote to raise my wages!
Until then, go away.