Career Calling

October 23, 2013

The Real Minimum Wage

Writing in Daily Kos¸ Laura Clawson analyzes what today’s national minimum wage of $7.25 is really worth.  Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage has declined to the level it was at in 1950.  Clawson adds that many jobs paying this wage are part-time with unpredictable hours.  What’s worse is that many of the loudest voices in the Republican Party are challenging the very concept of a minimum wage.  What kind of country are we living in when poverty wages are equated with “freedom”?  As I said in a recent blog, America is bankrupt – morally bankrupt.

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