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Former Governor Tried To Live On The Minimum Wage For A Week, Ran Out Of Baloney
Society & Culture  (tags: minimum wage, society, Americans, ethics, family, interesting, rights, government, politics, humans )

CarrieSIC
- 122 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Ted Strickland tried to live on the minimum wage for a week, and it didn't go so well. "I didn't make it," the former Democratic governor of Ohio wrote in Politico Magazine. Strickland tried to keep his expenses down but said he'd run out of cash by Thurs
CEO Tells Daily Show 'Mentally Retarded' Could Work for $2: 'You're Worth What You're Worth' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, minimum wage, economy, Jon Stewart, media )

CarrieSIC
- 302 days ago - rawstory.com
Would increasing the minimum wage leave the most vulnerable workers with fewer jobs? Financial commentator Peter Schiff thinks so.
It's Not Just For Teenagers: Busting The Myths About The Minimum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, minimum wage, economy, top 1%, society, family, ethics, rights, sadness, violence, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 387 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only reduce the number of Americans who work full-time and still qualify for public assistance, it could also decrease violence. Wages have stagnated for decades while incomes have exploded for the top 1 percent who...
*Take Action* Speak Up to Support the Middle Class
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, education, environment, family, government, Jobs, minimum wage, politics, society )

Kit
- 485 days ago - whitehouse.gov
If we want Washington to focus on the needs of the middle class and everyone working hard to join it, it's going to take more than a great speech from the President. That's just the honest truth. Sign up and tell your story.
The Minimum Wage Doesn't Apply to Everyone -- Moyers and Company
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, Fair wages, family, government, law, minimum wage, politics, rights, society )

Kit
- 485 days ago - truth-out.org
But there's another problem: Millions of working Americans make less than minimum wage. In fact, more Americans are exempt from it than actually earn it.
Republicans Will Appeal to Latinos By Opposing Policies They Support ( a Brilliant Strategy)
Society & Culture  (tags: Latinos, republicans, family, economy, ethics, minimum wage, politics, government, society, education, freedoms, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 652 days ago - prospect.org
In something that shouldn't come as a surprise, at all Republicans have already announced their opposition to a minimum-wage hike. Here's House Speaker John Boehner, throwing cold water on the proposal:
Speaker Boehner Rejects Obama's Proposal To Raise The Minimum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, economy, jobs, minimum wage, family, ethics, government, rights, society, culture, dishonesty, humans )

CarrieSIC
- 652 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Contrary to Boehner's claims, research suggests that minimum wage increases have little or no effect on job creation. One study found "no detectable employment losses," another found "no impact on hours worker or employment levels," and another found ...
Raising the Minimum Wage Is Cheap and Easy
Society & Culture  (tags: minimum wage, americans, economy, ethics, family, government, dishonesty, news, rights, freedoms, politics, society )

CarrieSIC
- 856 days ago - truth-out.org
At the current rate of $7.25 an hour, a full-time, year-round worker would have gross pay of less than $15,000 a year. This is less than half of what the average Fortune 500 CEO makes in a day.
   

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