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Rethinking Our Minimum Wage


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic inequality, economic policy institute, epi, income inequality, minimum wage, state of the union, widget )

Judy
- 603 days ago - billmoyers.com
Today, a single parent earning minimum wage takes home $15,080 a year. That's $3,400 below the federal poverty line for a family of three.



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Jae A. (323)
Monday February 25, 2013, 11:57 pm
Great read..a lot of useful info. To add insult to injury,so ta say, to what the article is saying...few 'min.wage' earners are not allow a full 40 hrs. a week on the job...my guess is that by now half or more are only allowed part time..making the need for a much higher min. wage one of our nations priorities if our economy is not to continue... being held hostage by Wall Streets most powerful and greedy..
 

Judy C. (108)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:13 am
We do need a living wage, rather than a minimum wage. At least then the wage would be based on reality. I can't believe all the whining by elites, at the prospect of paying a paltry $9/hour! I know people who work 2 or 3 jobs, and still can't make ends meet. Thanks, Jae.
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:58 am
noted
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:54 am
Very sad that it is needed, but we kinow corporations would give slave wages if they could get away with it because they are GREEDY.
 

Nancy L. (139)
Friday March 1, 2013, 1:56 pm
Why would you have a family if the only job you can get is minimum wage?
 
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