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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 )

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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 (316)
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 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 (97)
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

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 (141)
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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