The Vulture Chart

The Vulture Chart

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Thursday that many Republicans in Congress want to wipe the minimum wage law off the books. “These guys not only do not want to raise the minimum wage to all of $10.10 an hour – giving 28 million Americans an increase in wages – they want to abolish the concept of the minimum wage.” Sanders’s comments in an interview with Ed Schultz on MSNBC came one day after by a solid bloc of Republicans blocked the Senate from even debating a bill to raise the “starvation wage” of $7.25 an hour. Sanders said it’s part of a war on working families by the wealthiest Americans whose incomes are rising while working families are losing ground. Those trends are tracked by Ed’s famous “vulture chart.”

Watch the interview here.