It was interesting to note in Sunday’s Centre Daily Times that Pennsylvania has had a law in place since 2005 that automatically adjusts the salaries of legislators, judges and certain officials in the executive branch, including the governor.
As state Sen. Joe Scarnati’s aide suggested in the article, “These are not really raises, they are just adjustments to ensure that these officials do not lose buying power.”
What about the buying power of the individuals who struggle to make ends meet earning the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour? What has happened to their buying power since the last time the Pennsylvania General Assembly raised the minimum wage in 2009?
It’s time to take care of those who need buying power protection the most.