The High Cost of Poverty Wages

Raising the minimum wage would ensure that corporations don’t reap huge profits at taxpayer expense.

Raising wages for low-income workers would cut government spending and save taxpayers money. A recent study showed that poverty wages for working families in Missouri alone are costing federal taxpayers more than $2.4 billion annually, and Missouri state taxpayers more than $335 million each year.

Our neighbors that get up and go to work every day deserve to stand on their own two feet with a family supporting paycheck.