The Missouri prez "dog whistling" to his constituents:"Living wage" is just another liberal/socialist talking point. No matter what the wages currently paid actually are the living wage will always be higher that what's the going rate at the moment. It's another "dog whistle" designed to rake in as many votes as possible.
Socialism is a scareword they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. -- Harry S Truman.