Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 9:22 p.m. EST by Odin
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Ralph Nader thinks we should. In a telephone conversation with Chris Hedges recently, Mr. Nader said, "To be able to spearhead a coalition that includes the AFL-CIO, minority groups, and local community groups will show that the movement [Occupy] can leverage power."
Mr. hedges said, "The federal minimum wage of $7.25, adjusted for inflation, is $2.75 lower than it was in 1968 when worker productivity was about half of what it is today", and he then said, "The infusion of tens of billions of dollars into the hands of the working class would increase tax revenue, open up new jobs and lift consumer spending."
Mr. Nader then said, "How much political courage does it take to stand up for guys making $7.25 an hour while the head of Wal-Mart is making $11,000 an hour? What medievel period had that kind of wealth disparity?" Mr. Nader then went on to say, "This campaign if successful, would make the Occupy movement the chief movement in the country. It would be a movement that got something done. It could build on this. This is a winnable issue. It fulfills the 99% motto."