The past few years have been very tough for American workers.
The economy has been hit hard by the economic meltdown, and unemployment has been steadily rising, especially among people who lost their jobs in the recession.
Meanwhile, wages have been stagnant and the federal government has struggled to find the money to support the vast majority of its workforce.
The federal government is facing a $16.3 trillion budget deficit, according to a December report from the Congressional Budget Office, a figure that includes $16 trillion in automatic cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
In response, Republicans are proposing a series of tax increases in order to close a $1.2 trillion hole in the budget.
These tax increases would also hit seniors, especially those who rely on Social Security.
One of the biggest tax increases that Republicans are trying to pass is a $2,000 tax hike on people making more than $400,000 per year.
The proposal would also double the rate for individuals making less than $50,000.
Democrats have also been proposing tax increases to help fund infrastructure spending, but the GOP’s tax bill does not include this provision.
Republicans have also proposed a $50-per-hour tax on every American who makes less than one million dollars a year.
“The American people have to be asked, ‘Is this the right way to deal with a crisis?'”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said last week.
While the Senate has failed to pass the Republican tax plan in its current form, Democrats are still trying to force a vote on a measure to raise the minimum wage.
The legislation would increase the minimum hourly wage to $15.10 per hour by 2021.
The Senate is expected to vote on the $15 minimum wage this week.
“We are working toward a deal that will raise the federal minimum wage, and that will give millions of Americans the wage that they deserve,” Schumer said.
“That’s the price of a fair deal.”
The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the $1 trillion package on Thursday.
The measure would allow businesses to deduct the cost of the proposed tax cuts on workers’ wages and other costs.
According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a group of tax experts, it would cost the federal treasury about $1,200 per worker, about the same as the cost to hire a full-time worker, which would cost $4,000 more per worker.