Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that caps on the total amount of money an individual can give to political campaigns and PACs are unconstitutional. So, the Koch brothers and other millionaires will be giving a lot more of their money to campaigns without any interference from the Government. Also, it means that with all the money that will be pouring into campaigns candidates will no longer be fighting for the people, they are now fighting for the “donations” of millionaires. I believe that this ruling was a terrible mistake, the effects of having money in politics is negative, candidates become more consumed with working on elections and the not the issues. Because of this ruling, you can expect for Congress to focus less on what matters to the people. Richmond which is a city in the San Francisco Bay area is set to vote on increasing the minimum wage to $12.30, which will be the highest in the U.S. However, it will be raised gradually. It will go from $8-$9 in 2014, $9.60 in 2015 and by 2017 the $12.30 will be fully implemented. It’s long overdue for the minimum wage to be raised, and it is commendable that Richmond is taken the initiative to give their citizens a better living wage.

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